Finnish trio to compete at CPH:DOX

February 19, 2018

Three Finnish films have been nominated for the Nordic:Dox Award at the 2018 Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX).

Ikitie scoops best Nordic film award in the US

February 13, 2018

Ikitie (The Eternal Road), the story of one man’s struggle for survival amid political tumult in 1930s Finland, has won the Valhalla Award at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Acclaimed Finnish film picked up and Berlin-bound

February 6, 2018

The global sales of Antti-Jussi Annila’s critically acclaimed ‘The Eternal Road’ have been acquired by Stockholm’s Eyewell, which is taking the film to the Berlin Film Festival.

Gigglebug’s Best & Bester cartoon catches the Eye

February 2, 2018

Finnish animation studio Gigglebug Entertainment and London-based Eye Present have signed a co-production deal, after Best & Bester set tongues wagging at the Cartoon Forum 2017.

Finnish heavy metal comedy to premiere at SXSW

February 1, 2018

Hevi Reissu, a comedy about a fictional heavy metal band from a small village in Northern Finland, will have its world premiere at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, in March.

MTV Group joins Nordisk Film & TV Fond

February 1, 2018

Finland’s largest commercial television group, MTV, has become a member of Oslo-based Nordisk Film & TV Fond (NFTVF). The membership is set to open more funding opportunities for Finnish television and film projects.

Angry Birds touchdown at the Super Bowl

January 26, 2018

Rovio Entertainment and the NFL have joined forces to create a timely Super Bowl integration for Rovio’s Angry Birds games.

Finnish film lights up Rotterdam Film Festival

January 24, 2018

A broad selection of Finnish cinema is being screened at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, including an entry that revives a feature film that was thought to be completely destroyed in a 1959 studio fire.

Chinese get in sync with Finnish skating

January 22, 2018

Synchronised skating is a disciplined sport that works for the good of both mind and body. Now, Finnish expertise on ice is travelling to Chinese schools.

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Santa Claus makes home in China

January 17, 2018

Finnish Santa Claus Licensing has a signed an agreement with Chinese Xintiandi Group to build the world’s first outdoor theme park licensed by Santa Claus Foundation.

Finnish film plays to win in Sweden

January 11, 2018

Director Paavo Westerberg’s debut film Viulisti (The Violin Player) is to compete for the title of Best Nordic Film at this year’s Göteborg International Film Festival.