WHEN HEROES LIE, LITMANEN, THE KING, SOUNDBREAKER AND MY GODFATHER, HIS THAI BRIDE AND ME SELECTED TO IDFA

Four Finnish documentaries have been selected to the Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA): When Heroes Lie, Litmanen, The King, Soundbreaker and My Godfather, His Thai Bride and Me. When Heroes Lie, which is directed by Arto Halonen, was selected to the Reflection Images: Masters section. In the Masters section the festival keeps track of its …

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FIVE STAR EXISTENCE AWARDED AT BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Five Star Existence by Sonja Lindén nabbed the Jury Prize at Baghdad International Film Festival. Five Star Existence was screened in The Human Image Competition as was After Life – 4 Stories of Torture by Mervi Junkkonen. Five Star Existence has been shown in the past year at approximately twenty international film festivals. In particular, …

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FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION APPOINTS TWO NEW FILM COMMISSIONERS

The Finnish Film Foundation has appointed Mr Hannu Tuomainen and Ms Marjo Valve as the new film commissioners. They are jointly responsible for the production support of the feature films and will start in their new positions on the first of January, 2013. In addition, Hannu Tuomainen will be responsible for the support for the …

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The Awards of the Film Industry Professionals

The awards for the film industry professionals were presented on 28th September in Helsinki in the closing gala of The Finnish Film Week, which was held for the third time this year. The event is organized by The Central Organization of Finnish Film Producers (SEK), The Association of Finnish Film Directors (SELO), The Union of …

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THE PUNK SYNDROME AWARDED THE STATE PRIZE FOR CINEMA

The National Art Council of Cinema has given the State Prize for Cinema 2012 to the production team of the documentary film The Punk Syndrome (Kovasikajuttu): producer Sami Jahnukainen, directors Jukka Kärkkäinen and JP Passi and editor Riitta Poikselkä. The prize amounting to 15 000 EUR was given by The Minister for Culture and Sport …

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Production Support – The Finnish Film Foundation – September 2012

Production Support – The Finnish Film Foundation – September 2012 The Finnish Film Foundation has granted production support to the following productions: Film Commissioner Jukka Asikainen: Feature-length fiction: BOY UPSIDE DOWN (AIKUISTEN POIKA) A tragicomedy about an 11-year-old boy whose parents die in a car accident. The boy refuses to mourn; instead, he gets to …

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