For the first time in Finnish film history, the award for best pic was bestowed on an animated film as "Niko and the Way to the Stars," the story of a reindeer boy looking for his dad, won Sunday at…
Finnish documentary filmmaker Arto Halonen has been denied entry to Beijing, where he was to attend the Olympics as part of a delegation of Finnish cultural dignitaries.
Director Rauni Mollberg died of leukemia Oct. 11 in Helsinki.
Banned pic "Man Exposed," from helmer Aku Louhimies, will finally be seen by the public, but only on television and DVD.
German helmer Michaela Kezele's 23-minute short "Milan" won the Grand Prix at Finland's 37th Tampere Film Festival on Sunday night.
"Frozen City," an ensemble drama by Aku Louhimies about the ordeals of a Finnish cab driver, was the big winner at Finland's Jussi Awards on Sunday night.
The Court of Appeal in Helsinki has banned exhibition of helmer Aku Louhimies' film "Man Exposed." The ban is boosted with a fine of 100,000 euros ($129,651) for each violation.
Producer-director Aki Kaurismaki has withdrawn his "Lights in the Dusk" from contention for the foreign-language film Oscar, reportedly because his permission wasn't sought to submit it.
Distrib-exhib Finnkino, which operates Finland's biggest theater chain, has bought all Sandrew Metronome Finland's hardtops.
Jean-Gabriel Periot's short documentary "Eut-elle ete criminelle ..." (Even if She Had Been a Criminal...) took home the Grand Prix at Finland's 36th Tampere Short Film Festival on Sunday night.
Local films usually fare well in Finland, but fewer than 1 million people came to see homegrown pics in 2005, down almost 20%. Aud share of local pics was just 14%, down from the high of 25% recorded…