A fairytale that brings out the magic in us
What happens when an eight-year-old girl firmly believes that if she tries hard enough, she will learn to fly? Sure, she won’t touch the clouds – but she’ll grow up to create her own world of wonders.
Maria Kalaniemi strikes a royal chord in Sweden
Finnish accordion artist Maria Kalaniemi has been chosen as a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Finnish films captivate global festival audiences
Activist (Aktivisti) has been named the best documentary at CinemAmbiente in Turin, Italy. Finnish films will also be screened at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea and at Palm Springs International ShortFest in the US.
Platonic Partnership is refreshingly unorthodox
Finland’s Platonic Partnership shies away from established game genres by pushing the envelope visually and thematically.
Finnish film heads Down Under
Finnish director Virpi Suutari will present her documentary film Entrepreneur (Yrittäjä) at the Sydney Film Festival, as part of the Europe! Voices of Women in Film programme.
Finnish film set for Scotland
Directed and written by Hannaleena Hauru, Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara (Lauri Mäntyvaaran tuuheet ripset) is headed to the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it has been nominated for Best International Film.
Finnish orchestra awarded for carbon-neutral goal
Lahti Symphony Orchestra has won the Classical:NEXT 2018 Innovation Award for its efforts to mitigate climate change by becoming carbon neutral.
Finnish-French co-production takes Lapland global
Ailo’s Journey, a forthcoming feature from writer-director Guillaume Maidatchevsky, showcases what Finnish Lapland offers as a filming location.
Hello Ruby creator receives substantial grant
Expo Live, an innovation and partnership programme established by Expo 2020 Dubai, has presented a grant of 100 000 US dollars to Linda Liukas, the Finnish creator of Hello Ruby.
US and Germany get heavy with Finnish film
Finnish heavy metal comedy Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) has been picked up by distributors in the US and Germany.