Maija Blåfield’s retrospective solo exhibition Roadside Narratives at Helsinki Kunsthalle is open from January 21st to 5th of March 2023.

The short film Scenic View will screen at Docpoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 31.1.-5.2.2023.

The Fantastic is on view at EMMA Museum of Modern Art 24.8.–22.1..2023

The Fantastic is screened at Rudnik Festival for Innovative Cinema, held in Belgrade, Serbia 29-31st of July 2022

The Fantastic is screened online at NewFilmmakers NY, New York (US) at Anthology Film Archives on 9 June 2022.

The Fantastic is screened at FIFEQ The International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec (CAN) 11-15 May 2022 and at New Hope Film Festival (US) Jul 22 to 31 2022.

The Fantastic is screened at Brussels International Women’s Film Festival “Elles Tournent” (BE) May 17 to 23 and at L’Europe autour de l’Europe, Paris on March 17th to March 31st at Cinema Le Lincoln.

Maija Blåfield will have an artist talk at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain on December 16th at 7 pm in Luxembourg. Talk will be held in the framework of Stronger than memory and weaker than dewdrops exhibitionby Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron.

In December The Fantastic will tour at 46th Laceno d’oro International Film Festival in Italy and Iran International Documentary Film Festival Cinema Verite in Teheran, which will be the 50th festival screening for the film.

The Fantastic was awarded as Best International Short Documentary at DokuBaku in Baku, Azerbaijan

In November The Fantastic will tour at DokuBaku in Baku, Azerbaijan and at European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnus, Lithuania

The Fantastic received the special mention of the jury at Film Festival of Lanzarote FICL (ES)

The Fantastic was awarded at VideoEx in Zurich with the shared First Prize in the International Competition. Videoex is Switzerland’s largest festival dedicated to experimental film and video.

The Fantastic is on view at Casino Luxemburg during exhibition Stronger than memory and weaker than dewdrops 25.9.2021 — 30.1.2022. Maija Blåfield will have an artist talk on 16 December 2021.

In October The Fantastic is screening at Videoex in Zurich (CH), Antimatter [Media Art] in Victoria (CAN), Chaktomuk Short Film Festival in Cambodia and Film Festival of Lanzarote FICL (ES).

The Fantastic has received the Hybrid Jury Award at Festival Silhouette in Paris (FR).

In August The Fantastic is screening at Festival Silhouette, Paris (FR) and Galichnik Film Festival (North-Macedonia).

The Fantastic  has received First Prize Documentary Danzante Award at Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca (ES). The jury describes the film: “A magnetic reflection on the power of image that brings us to other ways of interpreting the world”.

In June The Fantastic  is screened at Huesca Film Festival (ES), International Short Film Festival Zubroffka (PL) and Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival (South-Korea).

The Fantastic has received jury’s honorable mention at FEMCINE11 International Short Film Competition in Santiago, Chile.

Next festival screenings for The Fantastic are Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK) and Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil et du Val de Marne (FR). The festivals take place online.

The Fantastic is on view for the first time as installation at gallery Forum Box in Helsinki. Solo show in gallery’s Parvi-space is open 5 – 28 March. For safety reasons the audience is limited to 6 persons at time.

Next festival screenings for The Fantastic are at Cine Documental Miradasdoc (ES), International Women Filmmakers Festival (TR), FEMCINE11 International Short Film Competition (CL) and Days of Ethnographic Film (SL). All festivals are taking place online.

The Fantastic will be screened at Luxembourg City Film Festival, held as a hybrid event from March 4–14. The screening at Ciné Utopia is a collaboration with Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporary.

The Fantastic by Maija Blåfield is nominated for Best Short Film at Finnish Film Awards.

The Fantastic has won the award for Best Nordic Film at Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway!

The Fantastic is screening at Uşak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival in Turkey 17-20 December 2020. 

The Fantastic is now on view at Yle Areena and on television at Yle Teema on 1st and 5th of December.

Next festival screenings for The Fantastic  are at Pori Film Festival (FI) and Athens Ethnographic Film Festival Ethnofest (GR) .

Next festival screenings for The Fantastic  are Festival dei Popoli, 15-22 Nov (IT), Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, 11-22 Nov (HU) and Kasseler Dokfest, 17-22 Nov (DE). All festivals are online due to the current situation.

The Fantastic received two awards at Aesthetica Short Film Festival. The film won Best of Festival Award for the best film in all categories as well as Best Documentary Award. Read more here.

At the first week of November The Fantastic is screening at Message to Man (RU), Kurzfilmtage Winterthur (CH), Aesthetica Short Film Festival (UK) and Przeźrocza Festiwal Filmowy (PL). All festivals are taking place online due to the current situation.

In October The Fantastic continues its festival tour at Short Riga International Film Festival (LT), Uppsala Short Film Festival (SE), Sapporo Short Film Festival (JP), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES) and MIDBO Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogotá (CO).The film is distributed by Av-Arkki and Raina Film Festival Distribution.

The Fantastic is screened at Love and Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival in National Competition on Wednesday September 23rd at 8:45pm (Kinopalatsi 7) and on Thursday 24th at 7pm (Kinopalatsi 6).

Guanajuato International Film Festival screens The Fantastic in Documentary Competition in Mexico on September 18–27 2020.

The Fantastic is part of Lima Alterna International Film Festival’s Bridges selection on September 18–27.

The Fantastic is selected for the international documentary film competition at Shorts Mexico held from September 2–9 in Mexico City.

The Fantastic has been awarded as the best short documentary at two festivals during the same week! MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, and Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer.

The Fantastic is screened at Moscow International Documentary Film Festival Doker on August 23rd and at MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival in Skopje on August 26th. Makedox program is also online in Macedonia during the festival week.

On Destruction and Preservation is now online at GuideDoc and available for streaming worldwide by monthly subscription.

This year the program of the Hot Docs Festival is online and available for audiences in Ontario area, Canada. The Fantastic  by Maija Blåfield is available online until June 6.

The Fantastic is part of Midnight Sun Film Festival’s online edition 10–14 June 2020. The screenings are available in Finland.

The Fantastic can be seen next at the 60th Krakow Film Festival on May 31 to June 6. The screenings are available online in Poland.

North American premiere for The Fantastic will be at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. The festival is postponed, but registered professionals can watch films online during the original festival dates are 24th April to 2nd May 2020.

International premiere for The Fantastic will be at Visions du Réel (CH) in International Medium Length & Short Film Competition. Festival dates are 24th April to 2nd May 2020. Festival will take place online due to the pandemic.

The Fantastic  by Maija Blåfield has won the main prize of films under 30 minutes at the Tampere Film Festival today! In addition the film received the prize of the youth jury.

The Fantastic  will be screened at National Competition 8 on Friday March 4th at 1:30 pm (Plevna 2) and on Saturday March 5th at 4 pm (Plevna 5) at Tampere Film Festival. Both screenings with Q&A.

The Fantastic will premiere at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on January 28 at 5 pm and second screening on January 31 at 3 pm. Both screenings are in cinema Kinopalatsi. There is a Q&A after the screenings.

On Destruction and Preservation is screened at Love & Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival as part of Practical Ecologies screening in Kino Engel on Friday September 27 .

Maija Blåfield is taking part in R&A Talks: Pelastetaan maailma panel discussion with Mikko Pelttari, Sini Harkki, Samuli Laine and Anna Cadia on September 23 at festival centre in Bio Rex. Discussion in Finnish.

Golden Age is screened at Le Petit Festival in Hanko August 30 – September 1. Screenings are organised in collaboration with Hangon elokuvajuhlat.

Golden Age is part of The Picture Book group show curated by Veikko Halmetoja show June 12 to August 18 at the former townhall of Nastola, Finland

On Destruction and Preservation on view online at TËNK in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg with English or French subtitles.

On Destruction and Preservation received Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival at 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival!

Works by Geoffrey de Beer, Maija Blåfield, Bram Braam, Stefanie Bühler, Gabriella Disler and Kerstin Honeit at Balzer Projects in Basel (CH) March 29 – May 24, 2019.

On Destruction and Preservation is competing at Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA) March 26-31.

On Destruction and Preservation will be screened on Nov 26th at Corsica Doc festival in Corsica (FR), on Nov 7th, 9th and 11th at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York (UK) and on Nov 9th at 59th Festival dei Popoli documentary film festival in Florence (IT).

On Destruction and Preservation screening in July in Zhou B Art Center, Chicago (USA) at Twisted Oyster New Media & Film Festival.

Short film Golden Age will broadcast again in Finnish television YLE Teema on June 5 at 3:50 pm, June 7 on 11:50 pm and July 7 at 1:25 pm. The film is also available online in YLE Areena (only in Finland).

On Destruction and Preservation will have its world festival premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon in the competition for mid-length and short documentaries. The festival is one of the major events for documentary film in Europe. The screenings take place on April 15th at 20:45 with Q&A and April 16th at 13:45.

The Memory Appendix exhibition with works from Maija Blåfield, Emilio Moreno and Arthur Kleinjan at Van Eyck in Maastricht opens May 5th until June 15th 2018.

Maija Blåfield speaks about context in Creative Mornings talks on Friday 15th December 08:30-10 am at Helsinki Design Museum.

Maija Blåfield talks about On Destruction and Preservation in YLE Morning Television. Watch the program here.

On Destruction and Preservation installation version will premiere in Ars Fennica exhibition in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Exhibition is open 13th Oct 2017 to 18th Feb 2018.

Short film Golden Age will broadcast in Finnish television YLE Teema on 4th and 7th of October. The film is also available online in YLE Areena (only in Finland).

Maija Blåfield is discussing with professor Hannu Salmi in Dialogissa elokuvan kanssa panel at Tampere Film Festival on Friday March 10th at 2-4 pm. Galleria Bertel, Werstas, Väinö Linnan aukio 8, Tampere.

Roadside Narratives has started on February 18th 2017. The series of photographs and writings is a work in Instagram and will be published during one year.

The candidates for 2017 Ars Fennica prize have been published – including Maija Blåfield! The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma from October 13, 2017 to February 2, 2018.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland opens the series of Morning Coffee Clubs with a talk about Golden Age on May 25th at 10 am at Frame, Ratakatu 1, Helsinki

Golden Age is an official selection in New Docs program at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. One of the premier documentary film festivals in USA takes place in Durham, North Carolina April 7-10. Screening times for Golden Age are 8 pm on Friday April 8th and 4 pm on Saturday April 9th.

Golden Age is presented by Av-arkki the Distribution Centre for Finnish Media Art at Moving Image New York contemporary art fair in March 3-6, 2016 in Waterfront New York Tunnel in Chelsea district. Welcome to visit us! Read more here.

Golden Age is participating the documentary film competition of Helsinki Short Film Festival. Screening is on November 14th at 2 pm in Andorra.

Golden Age will screen at Love & Anarchy 28th Helsinki International Film Festival on Sunday 20th of September at 2 pm in Dubrovnik, Helsinki.

Screening of Golden Age at Artova Film Festival 5th of September at 4 pm in Kino Sheryl in Helsinki.

Artist residency at FCINY The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York during August and September in New York, US.

Cultural Kitchen at One Design Week in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 26th and 27th of June and presents Maija Blåfield’s work among others. Cultural Kitchen is a cultural carneval where food, music, arts, travel and design all take their turn.

Golden Age is selected for the documentary film competition of 43rd Huesca International Film Festival in Spain and for the competition of experimental films at Brooklyn Film Festival in New York, US. The screenings are on 6th and 7th of June in New York and 14th of June in Huesca.

Golden Age is part of the international selection of EMAF 28th European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany, 25th of April. The film is also screened at 61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Distributor’s screening by Av-arkki on 3rd of May 2015.

Golden Age was one of the Critic’s Choise films at DocPoint!
John Anderson’s indieWIRE review 3 Finnish highlights from DocPoint.

Short documentary film Golden Age will premiere at DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival on 28th of January 2015.

Maija Blåfield received the Finnish State Prize for Media Arts for 2014!

The Nine Lives Museum at Gallery Sinne in Helsinki from 28th of November to 21st of December 2014. The exhibition of eight artists is collated by Maija Blåfield and Ilona Valkonen.
The Nine Lives Museum is also accessible online.

(Feed)back to Nature, the 25th Anniversary screening of Av-arkki at Love & Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival on 26th of September 2014.

MATTERS OF TIME. ARTISTS FROM FINLAND at Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany from 25th of July to 12th of October 2014. Exhibition of eight artists is curated by Holger Kube Ventura and it is part of Frankfurt International Book Fair.

Maria Hirvi-Ijäs interviewed Maija Blåfield for her book 22 tapaa – taiteellinen ajattelu suomalaisessa nykytaiteessa (192 sivua, Parvs Publishing 2014).

A short documentary film Print and Rescue commissioned by Checkpoint Helsinki and directed by Maija Blåfield is released online in May 2014. The film documents visual artist Ahmet Ögut’s artwork Fahrenheit 451 Reprinted and the firemen performing in it during one week in the summer of 2013 in Helsinki.

Solo show Golden Age 6 at Finnish Museum for Photography from 24th of January to 4th of May 2014. The exhibition is the sixth part of the series of video installation Golden Age 1-6.
(Please note that this is a different work than the short film Golden Age).

Summer exhibition Financial Times at Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi 11th of June to 25th of August 2013.

Seoul Seoul Seoul, Changdong Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea 5th – 25th of June 2013

The Stranger, Gallery Loop, Seoul, South Korea, 9.4.-5.5.2013

Artist Residency at National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South-Korea, 2013

Valon houkutus, Exhibition of Photographic Art at Lahti Art Museum 8th of February to 26th of May 2013.