Finnish films awarded in South Korea
Finnish film had a good showing at the 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, with two Finnish productions taking home awards.
Ilja Rautsi’s debut film Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre received its international premiere at the festival and was awarded the main prize in the Short Films category. Teemu Nikki’s Euthanizer (Armomurhaaja) and Juha Kuosmanen‘s The Moonshiners (Salaviinanpolttajat) were also part of the festival schedule.
Three Finnish films also made the roster for the Network of Asian Fantastic Films programme organised in connection with the festival, where film industry professionals were shown 26 films still in production. The films in question were Ilja Rautsi’s vampire-themed Red Snow, Teemu Nikki’s horror film iBnB, as well as Joonas Allonen and Antti Laakso’s Sound from the Deep, which went on to win one of the four main awards of the programme.
The Bucheon International Film Festival is the biggest festival in Asia to focus on fantasy, sci-fi and action films.