Pia Andell is a Finnish film director, producer and screenwriter.
She has directed documentary films since 1992, and from 2015 on she has focused on fiction films. With Mina Laamo, Andell has also exhibited a media art installation in Turku Art Museum.
She is the founder of the production company Of Course My Films.
Andell has also worked as a producer in YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, as a commissioning editor in Finnish Film Foundation and AVEK, Centre for Audiovisual Culture, and as a tutor in several workshops.
Andell’s interests are the human mind in it’s complexity, history and art. She is an avid tennis player, a mother of two daughters and likes to sculpt heads from clay.
AWARDS AND MENTIONS
Matchen (The Match)
Awards:Literally Short (Houston, USA) Best Narrative Short 2019, Dublin Short Film and Music Festival (Dublin, Ireland) Best Director 2019, Weyawega International Film Festival (Wisconsin, USA) Best Short Narrative, Dublin Independent Film FestivalBest Short Film 2019, Nomination for the Grand Prix in Indy Shorts (festival in July 2020).
Levyt ja valokuvat (Records and Photographs)
Awards:Minimalen (Norway) Best Nordic Fiction, Baltic Herring IBaltic Region Short film Competition(Rauma), Best Film, The State of Finland’s quality award 2016.
Awards:Arctic GloryMain Prize,, Arctic Glory Special Mention (music), The State of Finland’s Quality Awarda 2014, Tampere Film Festival Diploma of Merit.
Matkustaja (The Passenger)
Awards: Olympia Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Kreikka): Best Short Film, and Youth Jury’s award for Best Short Film, The State of Finland’s Quality Award 2012
Göringin sauva (Göring’s Baton)
Awards: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival: Best Foreign Short Film, Tampere Film Festival Main Prize over 30min., The State of Finland’s Quality Award 2010, Best Int. Short Film, Minneapolis St.Paul International Film Festival
Hetket jotka jäivät (Y in Vyborg)
Awards: Prix Europa non-fictionSpecial Mentio, Special Prize in Tampere Short Film Festival 2006. , Documenta Madrid Honorary Mention , Banff 2006Jury’s First Special Award , The State of Finland’s Quality Award, Arctic Glory Public Award
Père Lachaise – Nekropolis (Père Lachaise – Necropolis) Awards: Special Prize Tampere Film Festival 1996, KOURA–award for the best tv-programme 1996, International FIAT/IFTA award 1997.
Records and Photographs (Levyt ja valokuvat, 2015)
16-year old Martta learns to see. A 30-minute short film.