Finnish debut director awarded in St. Petersburg
Jussi Hiltunen has received the Best Director award at the St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Film Beginning for his debut short film Armoton Maa (The Law of the Land).
Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest winful in Russia
Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, a film by Katja Gauriloff, was awarded the Grand Prix prize at the Northern Character Film & TV Festival in Murmansk last weekend.
Hobbyhorse Revolution continues gallop
The film about young hobbyhorsing enthusiasts hit screens in Sweden last week, with more countries in the waiting line.
Finnish books to reach new ears
Two book series by Finnish authors will be recorded in various new languages on international audiobook service Storytel.
Aku Louhimies puts Finnish bravery centre stage
Finland’s most expensive film of all time broke box office records when it hit cinemas locally in early November. Now, Unknown Soldier is set to take a classic Finnish war story to international markets.
Jörn Donner’s life in film to be honoured at PÖFF
Finnish filmmaker, producer, author, diplomat and much more, Jörn Donner, will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF.
Jasper Pääkkönen joins Spike Lee production
Variety reports that Finnish actor Jasper Pääkkönen, known internationally for his role in Vikings, has been cast in Spike Lee’s Black Klansman.
Moomin animation gets massive Nordic release
A new stop-motion movie featuring the Moomins will hit the screens in December as one of the all-time biggest Nordic releases of a Finnish movie.
Alma chases highs at MTV Europe Music Awards
Finland’s hottest international pop star Alma was one of the Worldwide Act winners, and she also won the title of the Best Finnish Act of the year.
Albi the Snowman melts hearts in China
The Finnish animated series Albi Lumiukko (Albi the Snowman), created by Markus Majaluoma and Mikko Kunnas, is experiencing success on China’s largest online video platform iQYI.