Ikitie scoops best Nordic film award in the US
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The movie will be seen in 25 cinemas across the country, which is exceptional visibility for a Finnish film in Estonia.