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.

Finnish composer scores high at Henri Dutilleux

January 27, 2017

The Finnish composer Hannu Pohjannoro has been awarded at the eighth International Henri Dutilleux Composition Competition for his work ‘images, hommages.’

Chinese to race over the hills – once again

January 27, 2017

Finnish games studio Fingersoft is releasing its hugely popular Hill Climb Racing 2 in China this coming weekend, just in time for Chinese New Year celebrations.

Success catches up with Two Men and a Dog

January 25, 2017

For this Helsinki-based games studio, tapping in to the zombie zeitgeist has come with a comic twist.

Finnish climate change novel goes to the UK

January 23, 2017

Bonnier Publishing UK has acquired the rights to translate Finnish novel Kun aika loppuu by Elina Hirvonen to English.