KAISA NIRKKONEN APPOINTED AS ASSISTANT TO MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kaisa Nirkkonen has been appointed as the assistant to the managing director and secretary to the board of Finnish Film Foundation as of February 6th, 2012. Previously Kaisa has worked in the field of communications and digital production in the different divisions of Nokia Corporation. Kaisa Nirkkonen Tel. +358-9-6220 3017 firstname.lastname@ses.fi

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM SHOWS AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF FILMS BY PETER VON BAGH

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is currently screening Signals: Peter von Bagh, a retrospective programme dedicated to the works of Peter von Bagh. The tribute program presents a selection of von Bagh films as well as three rare classics from Finnish cinema history that have been essential in his oeuvre. Most of the films in …

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JUSSI AWARDS

The winners of Jussi Awards (“Finnish Oscars”) were announced in a gala in Helsinki on January 29, 2012. The highest amount of Jussi Awards (six) went to Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki. Jussi Awards are annual film awards for the best achievements within Finnish cinema. The awards are given by Filmiaura, an association of Finnish …

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LE HAVRE BY AKI KAURISMÄKI NOMINATED FOR THREE CÉSAR AWARDS

Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki has been nominated for Best Film at 37th César awards. Aki Kaurismäki was also nominated for Best Director and Wouter Zoon for Best Production Design. Le Havre premiered at the 64th Cannes Film Festival last year and won the FIPRESCI award there. Since then it has won e.g. the ARRI …

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WORLD PREMIERE FOR SAARA CANTELL´S NEW FEATURE STARS ABOVE IN GÖTEBORG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Stars Above by Saara Cantell will have it’s world premiere in this year’s Göteborg International Film Festival. The film has been selected as one of the eight new feature films to compete in festival´s Nordic Competition. The Nordic Film Award consists of SEK 1 000 000 from Region Västra Götaland. The Göteborg International Film Festival …

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1,2 MILLION ADMISSIONS FOR LOCAL FILMS IN FINLAND LAST YEAR

Local films in Finland reached a total of 1,2 million admissions during the year 2011. All in all there were 7,1 million admissions, which made the market share for the local films 17 %. Local films failed to reach the record breaking domestic admissions of the year 2010 (2 075 000 admissions), but performed much …

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KATI NUORA HAS BEEN APPOINTED INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION

Kati Nuora has been appointed International information officer of the Finnish Film Foundation. Nuora will promote Finnish films internationally and communicate the success of Finnish films on a national level. She is also responsible for editing the international publications of the Finnish Film Foundation. Kati Nuora holds a Master’s Degree in Art from the University …

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