KopterCam showreel gets gold in New York

March 21, 2017

Finnish KopterCam has won the award for the best showreel at the New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first event dedicated to drone cinematography.

Aki Kaurismäki’s latest film becoming a bestseller

March 20, 2017

The distribution rights of Aki Kaurismäki’s award-winning film The Other Side of Hope have already been sold to 81 countries.

Finnish game company rounds up USD 10 million

February 27, 2017

Armada Interactive, a Helsinki-based mobile gaming company, has collected 10 million US dollars over two funding rounds for its seed stage financing.

Finland’s tax rebate for films gets rolling

February 27, 2017

Finland has announced the first three productions to make use of the country’s new tax incentive, reports Screen Daily.

Technology

Cohu Experience breaks Finnish crowdfunding record

February 22, 2017

Finnish startup Cohu Experience has closed a 3.2 million-euro round for its Space Nation Astronaut Program. Over 500 Finnish private investors were among the crowdfunders.

Finnish actor lands iconic role in new ‘Star Wars’

February 22, 2017

Joonas Suotamo has taken over the reins of much-loved character Chewbacca in next year’s hotly anticipated Han Solo spin-off film.

Aki Kaurismäki awarded at Berlin Film Festival

February 20, 2017

Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki has won the best director award at the Berlin Film Festival for The Other Side of Hope.

Jill and Joy’s Winter wins again

February 15, 2017

Finnish kids’ film Jill and Joy’s Winter has been chosen as the best film for over five-year-olds at the Childrens Film Festival Seattle 2017.

China Film Corp jumps on Iron Sky wagon

February 14, 2017

China Film Corporation is to co-finance and co-produce the European sci-fi franchise movie Iron Sky: The Ark, and has also attained its Chinese distribution rights.

Finnish music app pockets prize in New York

February 14, 2017

The MusiClock app was awarded the main prize in the Express category at the Interaction Awards in New York last week.

Critics award Tom of Finland with coveted prize

February 6, 2017

The film about Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen was handed the FIPRESCI award by the International Federation of Film Critics on Saturday.