Summer of Bees

On a particularly hot summer, Eedi, suffering from eco-anxiety, decides to quit their studies and start beekeeping. Eedi gets reluctant help from their mother Anne, who is less afraid of the future than she is of every single little bee. 

  • Finland
  • 2021, 23 min
  • Director: Ida-Maria Olva
  • Director of photography: Heini Mäntylä
  • Editor: Antti Tuomikoski
  • Screenplay: Marjo Airisniemi
  • Music: Emil Sana
  • Sound: Samuli Ala-Lahti
  • Cast: Heli Hyttinen, Irina Pulkka,
  • Art Director: Tinja Salmi
  • Coproduction: YLE, Sari Volanen
  • Producer: Anniina Leppänen, Nora Kuusisto, Jarmo Perälä, Miia Selin, . Ilkka A. Jokinen
  • Production: Aalto University, Elo Film School

4.3. 18:00 Praha | Bio Oko

Ida-Maria Olva

Ida-Maria Olva

Ida-Maria Olva is a director, scriptwriter and a beekeeper based in Tampere, Finland. Olva majored in screenwriting at Tampere University of Applied Sciences and in film directing at Aalto University. Summer of Bees (2022) is their graduation film. Olva’s previous films Orchard Road (2014) and Afloat (2016) have competed at the Tampere Film Festival and Brest Short Film Festival, among others. Olva is currently interested in auto- and docu-fiction, minimalistic films, and comedy.