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Weekend Wrap

Fascinating films, high-flying gaming and disruption in design

Bottoms up, the weekend is here!Marimekko

The tides are right for the film scene, game studios bathe in funding and praise as design ticks all the right boxes. Click on any photo and take a look at recent creativity from Finland.

Minna Dufton’s Big vs. Small finds the right swell. (Photo: Facebook/BIG vs SMALL/Elina Manninen) Read PBS’ story

Noita is indie gaming at its hardest – and finest. (Photo: Nolla Games) Read IndieWire’s article

Tuija Halttunen’s film How to Kill a Cloud also answers the question of how to tell a story about clouds. (Photo: Facebook/How to Kill a Cloud) Read Cineuropa’s article

Oddlygood is in a positive spin. (Photo: Facebook/Valio) Read Dairy Reporter’s story

Metacore receives meta-level funding from Supercell. (Photo: Facebook/Metacore Games) Read Venture Beat’s article

Musopia takes music learners beyond the intro. (Photo: Facebook/Musopia Apps)

Vaarnii could be the great disruptor in Finnish design, according to Wallpaper. (Photo: Vaarnii) Read the story

Susanna Mälkki conducts herself gracefully in a new piece. (Photo: Stefan Bremer) Read The Arts Fuse’s story

Stepan Sarpaneva’s watches are not for everyone. (Photo: Facebook/Sarpaneva Watches) Read our interview

Marimekko’s new collection welcomes summer with open arms. (Photo: Marimekko) Read Hypebae’s story

By: Samuli Ojala