Raspberry Boat Refugee (2014) - News Poster

News

They Have Escaped wins top Finnish prize

  • ScreenDaily
They Have Escaped wins top Finnish prize
Teenage outcast drama wins four Jussi awards including best film.

J-p Valkeapää’s They Have Escaped (He ovat paenneet) snapped up four prizes at the annual Jussi gala in Helsinki last night (Feb 1). The ceremony is hosted by the Filmiaura Association of Finnish Film Professionals and celebrates Finnish cinema.

Valkeapää’s depiction of two teenage outcasts who leave a custody centre for a cross-country ramble won Best Feature, Best Director, Best Editing and Best Sound Design. The film debuted last year at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

Antti Heikki’s Headfirst received two Jussis (from five nominations) as did Virpi Suutari’s documentary Garden Lovers (Eedenistä pohjoiseen).

Dome Karukoski’s The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja) – last year’s local blockbuster, recording 458,637 admissions – garnered Antti Litja the Best Actor award and an Honorary Concrete Jussi.

Finnish Jussi Winners 2015

Best Film: They Have Escaped (He ovat paenneet). Prod: Aleksi Bardy

Best Director: J-p Valkeapää, for [link=tt
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Concrete Night wins at Finnish Film Week

  • ScreenDaily
Concrete Night wins at Finnish Film Week
Finnish Oscar submission Concrete Night won Director of the Year for Pirjo Honkasalo and Producers of the Year for Mark Lwoff-Misha Jaaari at Helsinki’s Finnish Film Week.

Having already swept the Jussi awards - the Finnish national film prize – winning six categories, including Best Film and Best Director, Concrete Night (Betoniyö), received the two prizes at the closing ceremony of the fourth Finnish Film Week last night (Sept 25) at Helsinki’s Dubrovnik Restaurant, where Finnish industry organisations honoured their members.

“A vital masterpiece, a pure film from the master of Finnish cinema” said the Finnish Film Directors’ Association of Honkasalo’s return to features after 15 years with documentaries.

Lwoff and Jaaari were emphasised by their colleagues for “their exceptional, internationally acknowledged art-house film that carefully follows the story with emphasis on cinematography and quality.”

Organised during the Finnish International Film Festival-Love & Anarchy, the Finnish Film Week screened 12 local features and documentaries, both previews
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Finnish Film Affair unveils line-up

  • ScreenDaily
Finnish Film Affair unveils line-up
Third edition will include pitching of 17 projects and screening of 19 completed features.Scroll down for full lists

The Finnish Film Affair is to host its third edition during the Helsinki International Film Festival (Sept 23-25).

The showcase for new Finnish films will include 17 projects being pitched and the screening of 19 completed films. A Project Development Clinic has been added for first and second-time directors.

The 17 new projects will be pitched to 60 guests including sales agents, festival programmers, distributors and TV buyers, including Fortissimo Films, Wild Bunch, Memento Films International, Films Transit, Sundance Film Festival, Koch Media and Zdf/Arte.

The pitches include The Fencer by Klaus Härö, whose previous film Letters to Father Jacob sold worldwide; and Stupid Young Heart from Oscar-nominated Selma Vilhunen (Do I Have To Take Care Of Everything?).

Other titles include Tsamo by Markku Lehmuskallio, documentary Mother’s Wish by Joonas Berghäll (Steam Of Life), and Cross Your Heart by Petri Kotwica, whose
See full article at ScreenDaily »

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed