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…
Irina Krohn will replace the retiring Jouni Mykkänen as managing director of the Finnish Film Foundation June 30.
The 35th Tampere short film festival wrapped Sunday night, with Norwegian filmmaker Pjotr Sapegin taking the Grand Prix for his toon "Through My Thick Glasses."
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Five-time ski-jumping Olympic medalist Matti Nykanen, whose private life provided as much fodder for the scandal sheets as his winter athletics, is the subject of a biopic that will start lensing…
The story of a war veteran who finds his dignity in hard work among lumberjacks dominated the Finnish Jussi awards Sunday night.
The story of a war veteran finding his dignity in hard work among lumberjacks dominated the Finnish Jussi awards Sunday night. "Dog Nail Clipper" earned trophies for Markku Polonen, Kari Sohlberg…
Helmer Aleksi Salmenpera's fertility comedy "Producing Adults" has nabbed seven nominations for Finland's Jussi film awards including picture, director, actress and supporting actress.
The Assn. of Finnish Film Directors named Aku Louhimies its director of the year.
Finland's biggest film and video distributor FS Film and producer Jarkko Hentula have launched production shingle Juonifilmi.
Swedish filmmaker Jens Jonsson's "Utvecklingssamtal" (Headway) took the grand prize Sunday at the Tampere Short Film Festival.