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.
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-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.
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.
Finnish film sets eyes on Sheffield
Four Finnish documentaries will be screened in June at the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest, offering for example a glimpse into the fascinating work of two foley artists behind Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Psycho.
Road leads to Seattle for Finnish film
Finnish film The Eternal Road (Ikitie) is continuing its international success with three screenings at the biggest film festival in the US.
Finnish animated series Pikkuli to Al Jazeera
The licensing rights of the Finnish children’s animated series Pikkuli have been sold to the world’s biggest Arabic-speaking channel, Al Jazeera.
Five for Friday: Film directors
Finnish cinema is reaching an ever-growing audience through screens around the world.
Finnish short film to premiere at Cannes
The Tiger (Tiikeri), a short film written and directed by Mikko Myllylahti, is part of the line-up of the International Critics’ Week at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.