Mother and Milk

A Film by Ami Lindholm


What happens when a baby is born? What if there is no milk? Or just a drop too much? When a baby is born, the fresh parents are drowning in mother’s milk and nothing is the as it used to be. The film describes the difficulties of breastfeeding and parenting in a hilarious and heartwarming way.


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    Ami Lindholm

    Ami Lindholm is on a mission to make tired parents laugh! She encourages parents to be imperfect and say that you are good enough as you are. Her comic Vauvakirja -”Baby Book” and short film Mother and Milk show the best and worst moments in parenting – in a hilarious yet touching way. Lindholm has directed award winning animations, for example The Irresistible Smile (2006) and animations to docu-mentary Film Lumikko, The Little Snow animal directed by Miia Tervo (2009). Lindholm was episode director at Rovio Entertainment for Angry Birds Stella Tv series seasons 1&2. Ami enjoys creating big moments with a simple visual style. With her art, she always wants to encourage and give hope, however dark the situation might be.

Awards + Festivals

  • 49th GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL (Parental Experience competition, Giffoni, Italy)July 26, 2019
  • 4th TURKU ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (National Competition, Turku, Finland)August 22, 2019
  • 3rd RED CARPET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hyvinkää, Finland)August 27, 2019
  • 26th RAUMA BLUE SEA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rauma, Finland)August 30, 2019
  • 28th IAFF KROK (Official Selection, Kiew, Ukraine)September 22, 2019
  • 32nd HELSINKI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Cut to the chase, the national competition, Helsinki, Finland)September 25, 2019
  • 19th ANIMA (Official Selection, Cordoba, Argentina)October 9, 2019
  • 5th REX ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)October 1, 2019
  • 28th FINNISH FILM WEEK (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Russia)November 1, 2019
    6th NEW CHITOSE AIRPORT INT'L ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hokkaido, Japan)November 1, 2019
  • 2nd DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 1, 2020
  • 12th CORTI A PONTE (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)May 4, 2020
  • 20th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Lanzarote, Spain)May 8, 2020
  • 14th VOX FEMINAE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)May 11, 2020
  • 4th FESTIVAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION DE SAVIGNY (Official Selection, Savigny, Vaud, Switzerland)May 26, 2020
  • 8th GOLDEN GER INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)June 4, 2020
  • 9th BREAKTHROUGHS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 11, 2020
  • 3rd REALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milano, Italy)June 13, 2020
  • 5th LIFF - LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)June 22, 2020
  • 5th INT'L ALEXANDRIA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alexandria, Imathia, Greece)June 26, 2020
  • 2nd GIFF - GEELONG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Geelong, Victoria, Australia)July 17, 2020



Ami Lindholm
JP Saari
Ami Lindholm
Compositing Artist
Juulia Valkola
Art Direction
Ami Lindholm
Sanni Lahtinen
Jani Lehto
Ami Lindholm
Sound Design
Jani Lehto
Väinö Sipilä


Mother (voice actor)
Heljä Heikkinen
Father (voice actor)
Antti LJ Pääkkönen
Grandmothers (voice actor)
Carla Rindell


Running Time
10:34 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16/9, 1:1.85



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Ami Lindholm

+358 443777744