Susanna Helke

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
A801 Dept. Film, Television and Scenography

Helke is the Professor of Research and director of the Critical Cinema Lab at the department of Film, Television and Scenography. She is an award-winning filmmaker and theorist whose films (American Vagabond 2013, Playground 2010, Along the Road Little Child 2005, The Idle Ones 2001, White Sky 1998, Sin 1995)  have received international recognition and have been screened in major international film festivals. Her work on the theory-praxis interface examines the intersection of the poetics and politics of documentary cinema in dialogue with, for example, contemporary political philosophy and critical theory.

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Phone number
+358504489889

Honors and awards

Q Hugo Jury Special Prize

American Vagabond
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Oct 2013

Jury Award for Best Documentary

American Vagabond film
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Oct 2013

Student prize: Lintu toiselta taivaalta

1st Price, Documentaries under 60min.<br/>
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2013

Student prize: Ainahan ne palaa

Shortlisted from over 1000 submitted student films.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2015

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä

Lisbon: Main prize. Toronto Film Week, Canada: Best documentary short film Award. Venice Film Week, Italy, Best documentary short film Award. Blow Up - Chicago Film Festival, USA: Finalist.<br/>
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä

Best documentary short film Award
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä

Best documentary short film Award
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2016

Student prize: Meri ilman nimeä

Finalist.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2016

Student prize: Unelma sodasta - Minimalen Short Film Festival 2017

In competition
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2017

Student prize: Talousennustajat

In competition
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Film, Television and Scenography Jan 2015

Publications

Lauluja kestävyysvajeesta

Susanna Helke 2022 Repeämän kuvat

Repeämän kuvat

Susanna Helke, Essi Viitanen 2022

Tunteiden ja minän tarinoita

Susanna Helke 2022 Repeämän kuvat

Encountering the Invisible

Susanna Helke 2019 Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media

Testifying for the Invisible

Susanna Helke, Alejandro Pedregal Villodres 2019 VIS - Nordic Journal for Artistic Research

Aaltovaikutus = The Aalto Effect

Minna Hölttä, Andrew Flowers, Riikka Hopiavaara, Riitta Särkisilta-Lundberg, Annamari Tolonen, Helena Seppälä, Niina Norjamäki, Susanna Rosin, Terhi Ollikainen, Krista Kinnunen, Tiina Aulanko-Jokirinne, Sanna Syri, Mari Lundström, Teemu Malmi, Tuukka Saarimaa, Susanna Helke, Samuel Kaski, Markus Mäkelä, Milos Mladenovic, Heikki Remes 2019

Editorial

Harri Laakso, Maarit Mäkelä, Susanna Helke 2019 RUUKKU. Studies in Artistic Research

AIRA in Infolab

Maiju Loukola, Susanna Helke, Harri Laakso, Marko Karo, Aku Meriläinen, Toni Ilo 2019