Vauhti speeds up Fischer skis
Arguably the world’s oldest still functional ski wax producer, Finnish Vauhti Speed, has signed an agreement with the world’s oldest ski manufacturer Fischer Sports.
London calling Rovio
Finnish game company Rovio is about to open an office in London, where it will build a collaborative team of around 20 members.
Tom of Finland to open Göteborg Film Festival
As the festival’s opening film, Tom of Finland will be shown at 40 locations in honour of the event’s 40th anniversary.
Rovio blasts out a new Angry Birds game
The newbie is described as “the most unputdownable Angry Birds game ever” and “a fun, frantic and all-new balloon-blasting adventure”.
Finnish Alma on Shazam Watch List for 2017
Shazam, one of the world’s most popular mobile apps, predicts that the singer will make headlines in the coming year.
Lightneer is game for future learning
Finnish Lightneer doesn’t want to develop the best learning games in the world; it wants to compete with all games, and help players learn on the side.
New Kaurismäki makes the cut for Berlin
The Other Side of Hope by Aki Kaurismäki has been selected for the Competition and Berlinale Special section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Finland’s enthusiasm for MMA cannot be caged
The sport that pits two fighters with mixed martial arts experience against one another is taking the world by storm. Now the European Fighting Challenge from Finland is setting out to conquer Europe by bringing it together under the one banner.
Finnish boxing film adds to its acclaim
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki has won the ‘European Discovery’ prize at the European Film Awards.
New agency to give Finnish literature a global push
A first-of-its-kind joint literature agency has been founded by three Finnish publishers, with the goal of selling translation rights for Finnish literature.
Finnish writer wins FT prize for burnout book idea
‘Mental Meltdown’ by Nora Rosendahl has won the Bracken Bower Prize as the best business book proposal by a young author.