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.

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.

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.

Finnish documentary to bow in Sweden

January 8, 2018

Finnish director Virpi Suutari’s new documentary, Yrittäjä (Entrepreneur), is to have its world premiere at the prestigious Göteborg Film Festival in February.

Finnish filmmaker’s skills bring a prize

December 19, 2017

Cinematographer Teemu Liakka has been awarded a prize for his work for the film Life in Four Elements at Mendi Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain.

The Eternal Road takes to Estonia

November 29, 2017

The movie will be seen in 25 cinemas across the country, which is exceptional visibility for a Finnish film in Estonia.

Finnish debut director awarded in St. Petersburg

November 29, 2017

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).