Helene awarded at Camerimage

The Polish Camerimage festival, which focuses on the art of cinematography, held its award ceremony on Saturday, November 21. Helene was awarded with the Silver Frog, the second prize in the Main Competition. Helene, a biopic by director Antti J. Jokinen and cinematographer Rauno Ronkainen, follows the life of the artist Helene Schjerfbeck. Ronkainen is one of …

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Creative documentary workshop: ICE AND FIRE DOCS

Bulletin of the Finnish Documentary Guild and the Estonian Documentary Guild “Ice and Fire Docs” is a documentary workshop for Estonian and Finnish documentary filmmakers with international ambitions. Throughout the three-part workshop the participants will work with different aspects of developing, producing, financing and distributing a feature length documentary film. Estonian and Finnish filmmakers are …

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Tove is the Finnish contender for the Oscars race

The Finnish jury has selected Tove as Finland’s contender for the Best International Feature Oscar. The film is directed by Zaida Bergroth, written by Eeva Putro and produced by Aleksi Bardy and Andrea Reuter for Helsinki-filmi. Spoken in Swedish and set in post-war Helsinki, the film tells the story of Tove Jansson, one of Finland’s …

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Cinematography honouring festival Camerimage screening Själö and Helene

The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE takes place online, November 14–21. The home of Camerimage is Toruń in Poland. Helene, a biopic by director Antti J. Jokinen and cinematographer Rauno Ronkainen, was nominated for the Main Competition. Helene follows the life of the artist Helene Schjerfbeck and it premiered in Finland …

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Four Finnish films at Brest European Short Film Festival

The 35th Brest European Short Film Festival takes place in France, November 10–15. Bunny, directed by Jani Ilomäki and written by Reeta Ruotsalainen, will compete among the 30 short films in the official selection. Bunny follows a teenager Tuukka, who breaks into his little sister’s foster family home one night. Bunny is produced as a …

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Finnish films awarded in Lübeck and London during weekend

Finnish films won five awards in total during the weekend. 62. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck held its award ceremony on Saturday, November 7 and 28. Raindance Film Festival announced this year’s winners on Friday, November 6. Finnish films won three awards in Lübeck. The Best Feature Debut, endowed by the Friends of the Nordic Film Days …

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Finnish films reaching events around the world

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Finnish film has reached many festivals around the world. This autumn, The Finnish Film Foundation has collaborated with several Finnish film weeks. The traditional festival moved online The 31. Finnish film week at St. Petersburg is currently running online, offering a wide range of new Finnish films. The films screening are …

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