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FINNISH FILMS LATEST FEATURE AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS

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FOREWORD

WELCOME BY Jaana Puskala

| Head of International The Finnish Film Foundation

Our domestic market share for 2015 was 29%, which is something we are very proud of as it is one of the strongest ones in Europe.

FACTS

Finnish audience adores Finnish films. The most watched film was comedy Reunion with 505.000 Finnish admissions, which is the second highest number in this century. But there were altogether eight Finnish feature films, which broke the 100.000 admissions threshold in Finland.

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8,7 million BOX OFFICE

80 million euros DOMESTIC MARKET SHARE

29%

Internationally 2015 was also a successful year for us. The highlight of the year was Klaus Härö’s The Fencer, which advanced

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to the shortlist of the Academy Award and

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was nominated for the Golden Globe. The

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most popular Finnish film at the festivals

45 (of which 10 co-productions)

was the short film Listen by Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni. It was shown in 180 film festivals in 2015, winning over 40 awards. In 2016 we hope to build on this solid FINNISH FILMS 2016

foundation of domestic popularity and international recognition and introduce Finnish films to even wider audiences. The environmental disaster drama The Giant by

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Aleksi Salmenperä is opening at Gothenburg International Film Festival competing for the prestigious Dragon Award. In Berlinale we will introduce Mika Taanila’s experimental Tectonic Plate. In the Cannes Film Festival we will present former Cinefondation winning director Juho Kuosmanen’s first feature film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki. In this catalogue you will find plenty of other eagerly awaited features. There is Little Wing, the first feature by Academy Award nominated director Selma Vilhunen. Timo Vuorensola will bring moon Nazis to a whole new realm with Iron Sky: The Coming Race. The fans of our beloved children’s feature film characters Ricky Rapper, Rolli and Jill & Joy will enjoy brand new films in the series. We invite you to explore the rest of our films

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ABOUT FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION The Finnish Film Foundation supports and promotes the Finnish film industry. The Film Foundation provides support for professional film production and the exhibition and distribution of films. The Foundation is also responsible for the cultural export of Finnish film and provides support for the international promotion of films. The Finnish Film Foundation was founded in 1969 as an independent foundation operating under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Culture. In granting support, the Foundation is guided by the State Aid Act, the Film Promotion Act and Decree as well as the European Commission notification on state funding for film. The Foundation receives its funding from lottery and pools funds allocated for promoting film art.

in this catalogue. The Finnish film catalogue is also kept up to date online at catalogue.ses.fi

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CONTENTS

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Ricky Rapper and The Nighthawk

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02     Foreword 04     Contents 06     Festival Contacts for Feature Films

Golddigger

FEATURE FILMS; CHILDREN & YOUTH 08     Jill and Joy’s Winter 10     Ricky Rapper and The Nighthawk 12     Rolli and The Secret of All Time 14     Tatu and Patu

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Love Records

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Return of the Atom

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The Mine

16     2 Nights Till Morning 18     Alma De Sant Pere 20     Autumn Prince 22     Bodom 24     Born In Heinola 26     Devil’s Bride 28     Flowers Of Evil 30     Golddigger 32     Honey Bunnies 34     Iron Sky The Coming Race 36     It Came From The Desert 38     Little Wing 40     Love Records 42     Off The Map 44     Off-Key 46     Tectonic Plate 48     The Eternal Road 50     The Girl King 52     The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki


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58 Festival Contacts for Documentary Films

DOCUMENTARY FILMS 60      Cheer Up 62      Daddy’s Girl 64      Diving into the Unknown 66      Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest 68      Little Yellow Boots 70      My Father from Sirius 72      My Plato’s Cave 74       Once I Was a Dragonfly 76      Return of the Atom 78      Seamstress

80      Spandex Sapiens 82      Sparrooabbán - Me And My Little Sister 84      Swing Game 86      Tale of a Lake 88      Temples of Dreams 90      The Land of Mine 92      War And Peace of Mind 94      White Rage

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54     The Look Of A Killer 56     The Mine

96      Finnish Production Companies 98      World Sales 99      Notes

DIGITAL CATALOGUE NOW ONLINE catalogue.ses.fi In our digital catalogue catalogue.ses.fi you will find the latest offerings from Finland; it presents not only the Finnish feature films and documentary films but also short films. There is a possibility to play the trailer The digital catalogue is kept up to date around the year whereas this printed catalogue is only published once a year.

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or a teaser of the film to give you a better idea of it.


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FESTIVAL CONTACTS FOR FEATURE FILMS

JAANA PUSKALA HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL jaana.puskala@ses.fi +358 9 62 20 3026

JENNI DOMINGO COORDINATOR OF FEATURE FILM PROMOTION jenni.domingo@ses.fi +358 9 62 20 3032

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KATI NUORA INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION kati.nuora@ses.fi +358 9 62 20 3020


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FEATURE FILMS; CHILDREN & YOUTH 08     Jill and Joy’s Winter 10     Ricky Rapper and The Nighthawk 12     Rolli and The Secret of All Time 14     Tatu and Patu FEATURE FILMS

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16       2 Nights Till Morning 18       A lma De Sant Pere 20      Autumn Prince 22      Bodom 24       Born In Heinola 26      Devil’s Bride 28      Flowers Of Evil 30      Golddigger 32      Honey Bunnies 34      Iron Sky The Coming Race 36      It Came From The Desert 38      Little Wing 40      Love Records 42      Off The Map 44      Off-Key 46      Tectonic Plate 48      The Eternal Road 50      The Girl King 52      The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki 54      The Look Of A Killer 56      The Mine


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ONNELIN JA ANNELIN TALVI ZODIAK FINLAND OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 09.10.2015 DCP | 1.85:1 | 81’

The film Jill and Joy’s Winter is an enchanting story where fantasy and reality meet in a magical way. Jill and Joy might be a little happier than most little girls, as they get to live in their

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own house specifically designed for the two. One December evening a small car, barely the size of a shoebox, pulls up in front of their house; and a teensy-weensy family gets out; the homeless McTiny’s. The family moves in with the girls but soon finds out that not all big people have good intentions towards them.

DIRECTOR: SAARA CANTELL SCRIPT: SAMI KESKI-VÄHÄLÄ (BASED ON THE BOOK JILL AND JOY’S WINTER BY MARJAT TA KURENNIEMI) CINEMATOGRAPHY: MARITA HÄLLFORS EDITING: ANNE LAK ANEN MUSIC: ANNA-MARI K ÄHÄRÄ SOUND DESIGN: PIETARI KOSKINEN SET DESIGN: MINNA SANTAK ARI COSTUMES: AULI TURTIAINEN CAST: AAVA MERIK ANTO, LILJA LEHTO, JAAKKO SAARILUOMA, JOHANNA AF SCHULTÉN, ELINA KNIHTILÄ, KITI KOKKONEN, ALEKSIS KOISTINEN, JOONAS SAARTAMO, ANNA-LEENA SIPILÄ, LEENA UOTILA, SAMULI VAURAMO, INK A K ALLÉN, EIJA AHVO PRODUCERS: TEEA HYYTIÄ, SARI LEMPIÄINEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: ZODIAK FINLAND OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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SAARA CANTELL (1968) is a freelance director and scriptwriter from Helsinki. She has directed numerous awarded short films, a couple of TV series, and seven feature films (Unna & Nuuk, 2006; Heartbeats, 2010; The Stars Above, 2012; The Two and Only, 2013; Jill and Joy, 2014; Jill and Joy’s Winter, 2015; Devil’s Bride, 2016). Saara Cantell has been awarded with State Quality Prize as well as with the State Film Prize together with the cinematographer Marita Hällfors.


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RISTO RÄPPÄÄJÄ JA YÖHAUKKA ARTISTA FILMI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 19.02.2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 72’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: ARTISTA FILMI OY

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RICKY RAPPER AND THE NIGHTHAWK

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When out digging for angleworms one day, Ricky Rapper happens to find a treasure, and an archaeological excavation is initiated at the scene. Soon after it’s found, a valuable ring dating back to the Iron Age disappears and it seems certain that a thieving nighthawk is in the neighbourhood, scavenging the excavation. The case has an astonishing twist when is turns out that Rose Rapper is involved and Leonard Lindberg ends up being arrested and put behind bars. Does Elvy have hidden secrets in her past, and why on earth does even Nelly start acting weird? Ricky intends to get to the bottom of it all. He turns into an international adventurer who embarks on a hunt for the mysterious nighthawk. DIRECTOR: TIMO KOIVUSALO SCRIPT: SINIKK A NOPOLA & TIINA NOPOLA CINEMATOGRAPHY: PERT TI MUTANEN EDITING: JYRKI LUUKKO AND TIMO KOIVUSALO MUSIC: ESA NIEMINEN SOUND DESIGN: JYRKI LUUKKO SET DESIGN: MARKKU MYLLYMÄKI COSTUMES: ERJA MIKKOLA CAST: SAMUEL SHIPWAY, SANNI PAATSO, VESA VIERIKKO, MINT TU MUSTAK ALLIO, RIIT TA HAVUK AINEN, LAURA MALMIVAARA, VILLE MYLLYRINNE, RINNA PAATSO, SULEVI PELTOLA & RISTO SALMI PRODUCER: TIMO KOIVUSALO PRODUCTION COMPANY: ARTISTA FILMI OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANIES: MTV3, FINLAND DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY NORDIC INTERNATIONAL SALES: ARTISTA FILMI OY

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TIMO KOIVUSALO (1963) is a Finnish producer, director, writer and editor. Since 1994 he has directed 15 feature films, both drama comedies such as The Leaning Tower and historic epics such as Sibelius. He has received several awards and has composed music for 7 feature films.


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RÖLLI JA KAIKKIEN AIKOJEN SALAISUUS MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS FINNISH PREMIERE: 10/2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 82’

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ROLLI AND THE SECRET OF ALL TIME

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Rolli and little elf girl Juniper along with the rest of the rollis and other strange creatures lead peaceful and rollishly fun lives in their flourishing Rolli Village. One day they hear incredible news from Malcolm the Maggot: somewhere far away, beyond mountains, forests and the sea, lies a place called The Beginning of All Time. Rolli and little girl Juniper decide to find out the secret route to The Beginning of All Time. They are in for the greatest adventure of their lives. This demands resourcefulness, defiance, courage and open minds.

DIRECTOR: TAAVI VARTIA SCRIPT: TAAVI VARTIA CINEMATOGRAPHY: JYRI HAK ALA EDITING: ALEKSI RAIJ MUSIC: PANU AALTIO ORIGINAL SONGS: ALLU TUPPURAINEN SOUND DESIGN: PEKK A K ARJALAINEN SET DESIGN: PÄIVI KET TUNEN COSTUMES: ANNA VILPPUNEN CAST: ALLU TUPPURAINEN, LINNÉA RÖHR, KRISTA KOSONEN, IINA KUUSTONEN, TURKK A MASTOMÄKI, K AI LEHTINEN, ALINA TOMNIKOV, JARI KOTILAINEN, AMOS BROTHERUS PRODUCER: MARKO RÖHR PRODUCTION COMPANY: MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, EU MEDIA FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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TAAVI VARTIA is a Finnish scriptwriter, director and author. Since 1990 he has directed programs for all of Finland’s national television channels across a range of genres including drama, entertainment, music, profiles and documentaries. Taavi Vartia has also directed three feature films, Rolli and the Golden Key (2013), The Island of Secrets (2014) and Rolli and the Secret of All Time (2016).


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FAMILY COMEDY BASED ON THE BEST SELLING CHILDREN’S BOOK SERIES


KANELIA KAINALOON, TATU JA PATU! DIONYSOS FILMS FINNISH PREMIERE: END OF 2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 75’

Tatu and Patu is a comedy based on the bestselling Finnish children’s book series. Tatu and Patu are clever brothers form Odsville, where things are usually done a bit differently. In the

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movie, Tatu and Patu are invited to the big city to experience the Christmas time with their best friend, Veera. Things get complicated when Veera is late from the railway station and the boys enter the city on their own. What follows is an adventure full of nutty incidents, as the friends try to find each other!

DIRECTOR: RIKE JOKELA SCRIPT: AINO HAVUK AINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: RAUNO RONK AINEN EDITING: JUSSI LEHTO MUSIC: TBA SOUND DESIGN: MICKE NYSTRÖM SET DESIGN: K ARI K ANK AANPÄÄ COSTUMES: MARJO FEDERLEY CAST: ANT TI HOLMA, RIKU NIEMINEN, EEDIT PATRAKK A, PIRJO LONK A, MARI LEHTONEN, SULEVI PELTOLA, TOMMI KORPELA, VILLE MYLLYRINNE PRODUCERS: RIINA HYYTIÄ, MAX MALK A PRODUCTION COMPANY: DIONYSOS FILMS PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM, ELISA INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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RIKE JOKELA is an award winning director, writer, and cinematographer with over 20 years of experience in TV and cinema. He has directed more than 15 TV series and 5 TV films, along with numerous TV-shows, pilots, format, and specials. He has won several Venlas (the Finnish equivalent of the Emmys) and has once been nominated for Prix Europa, twice for Rose d’Or and won Gran Prix at Eurobest in 2014.


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BEST DIRECTOR MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2015

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MEETING POINT, VALLADOLID FILM FESTIVAL 2015


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2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING

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MJÖLK MOVIES FINNISH PREMIERE: 01.04.2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 84’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: WIDE MANAGEMENT

A one-night stand between two strangers without a mutual language in a foreign country takes an unexpected turn when an ash cloud from a volcano prevents all flights from taking off.

DIRECTOR: MIKKO KUPARINEN SCRIPT: MIKKO KUPARINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: TUOMO VIRTANEN F.S.C. EDITING: ANTONY BENTELY SOUND DESIGN: JONAS MAKSVYTIS SET DESIGN: JURGITA GERDVILAITE COSTUMES: IEVA JUODELYTE CAST: MARIE-JOSEÉ CROZE, MIKKO NOUSIAINEN PRODUCERS: FINLAND: MIKKO TENHUNEN, MARKO ANTILA CO PRODUCER: LITHUANIA: KESTUTIS DRAZDAUSK AS PRODUCTION COMPANY: MJÖLK MOVIES CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: ARTBOX PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, LITHUANIAN FILM CENTRE FINANCING TV COMPANY: NELONEN / FINLAND DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: MJÖLK MOVIES INTERNATIONAL SALES: WIDE MANAGEMENT

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MIKKO KUPARINEN (b. 1979) has previously directed two feature-length films. Mobile Horror (YLE, 2010) is a Finnish TV film based on Juha Jokela’s highly popular play by the same title. Kuparinen’s first feature film was the romantic comedy Body Fat Index of Love, 2012. Three of his short films (Homevideo, Truth or Dare, Sirocco) have won main prizes at international film festivals; Sirocco won the H.C. Andersen Award, the Grand Prix at the Odense Film Festival in Denmark in 2013. Sirocco and Mikko were also chosen for the “10 Directors to Watch” DVD published by four Nordic film magazines. 2 Nights till Morning is Mikko Kuparinen’s first English-language work as a film director.


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ALMA DE SANT PERE VEGETARIAN FILMS FINNISH PREMIERE: 03-04/2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 96’

Alma has her own small real estate agency. At her 30th birthday she laughs with her friends Cico, Valeria, Susanna and Ivan that they are still quite far from their dreams of making that first million before they’re all 30. Then Alma finds a project, which could help make the dream come true, a house in Barcelona. The idea: Buy it, turn all the units into luxury apartments and make a lot of money.

DIRECTOR: JARMO LAMPELA SCRIPT: JARMO LAMPELA CINEMATOGRAPHY: AARNE TAPOLA EDITING: OSK AR FRANZEN MUSIC: PEKK A LEHTI SOUND DESIGN: PATRICK BOULLENGER ART DIRECTOR: JUHA FIILIN COSTUMES: MARIA COMBALIA CAST: CARLA DE OTERO, RAUL LLOPART, ARÁNTZASU RUÍZ, JUHA KUKKONEN, LAURA BIRN, REA MAURANEN, SANTIAGO MELIS, JYRKI NOUSIAINEN, ANABEL MORENO PRODUCER: JARMO LAMPELA PRODUCTION COMPANY: VEGETARIAN FILMS PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: TBA INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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After graduatinf ELO film school Helsinki in 1992, JARMO LAMPELA been working as a free-lance director in film and televison for various productions. Since 2007, he has been a professor of directing before starting work for YLE broadcasting company as Head of Drama.


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I AM A HALF A MILLION GIRL IN MINUS. IT’S ABSURD.


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AUTUMN PRINCE

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SOLAR FILMS INC. OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 10/2016 DCP | 1.85:1 | 90’

Autumn Prince (working title) is a story about love so wild and strong it changes the course of one’s life forever. In 1980’s Helsinki, a city just about to burst with young energy and rebellion, two young writers determined to conquer the world fall madly in love. For Inka, their love affair puts everything in motion: she finds her own voice – and becomes a sensation. The intensity of their love has a different affect on Juhana, who starts to lose control. At the height of the relationship Inka starts to suspect that being madly in love may actually be driving Juhana mad.

DIRECTOR: ALLI HAAPASALO SCRIPT: ALLI HAAPASALO CINEMATOGRAPHY: RAUNO RONK AINEN F.S.C. EDITING: TUULI KUIT TINEN MUSIC: GLENN PATSCHA SOUND DESIGN: ANNE TOLKKINEN SET DESIGN: K AISA MÄKINEN COSTUMES: K AROLIINA KOISO-K ANT TILA MAKE-UP DESIGNER: MARJUT SAMULIN CAST: LAURA BIRN, LAURI TILK ANEN, PAULA VESALA, OLAVI UUSIVIRTA PRODUCER: RIMBO SALOMAA EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JUKK A HELLE, MARKUS SELIN PRODUCTION COMPANY: SOLAR FILMS INC. OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: FUTURE FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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ALLI HAAPASALO is a Finnish film director and screenwriter. She received acclaim for writing and directing On Thin Ice, her thesis film for New York University’s famed film school Tisch School of the Arts. This mercenary story won several awards in the United States and was nominated for Prix Europa in 2012. Haapasalo’s debut feature Autumn Prince (working title) is in postproduction and will premiere in 2016.


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BODOM DON FILMS FINNISH PREMIERE: LATE 2016 DCP | 1.85:1 | 85’

A Finnish-language survival horror film inspired by true events. Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire story passed from generation to generation. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute. As night falls, it turns out that not all of them are there to play. Tonight… it’s girls against boys. Let the killing games begin.

DIRECTOR: TANELI MUSTONEN SCRIPT: TANELI MUSTONEN & ALEKSI HYVÄRINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: DANIEL LINDHOLM EDITING: ALEKSI RAIJ MUSIC: SOUND DESIGN: PANU RIIKONEN SET DESIGN: ANNELI ARUSAAR COSTUMES: JÖRGEN TEREPSON CAST: MIMOSA WILLAMO, MIK AEL GABRIEL, NELLY HIRST-GEE, SANTERI MÄNTYLÄ PRODUCER: ALEKSI HYVÄRINEN CO-PRODUCERS: MIK A PAJUNEN, NIKOLAI MIHAILIŠIN PRODUCTION COMPANY: DON FILMS CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: MÜNCHHAUSEN PRODUCTIONS, ESTONIA PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, ESTONIAN FILM INSTITUTE FINANCING TV COMPANY: NELONEN / FINLAND DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: FUTURE FILM / FINLAND INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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TANELI MUSTONEN is a Finnish director whose latest feature The Reunion (2015) smashed B.O. records in Finland, becoming the second most successful local movie ever. His debut film, Ella and Friends (2012), was a local box office hit, launched a franchise and was theatrically released throughout Germany. Variety recently included Taneli in its list of ‘Top Ten Nordic Talents to Track’.


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“ONE OF SCANDINAVIA’S MOST ANTICIPATED ELEVATED GENRE IMPORTS” - VARIETY

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OPTIPARI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 09.09.2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 112’

The story of five Finnish youths growing up during the devastating recession of the 90s. They live in the small, industrial timber town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the five very youths meet by coincidence to form the punk band Apulanta ( fertilizer). Nowadays Apulanta is one of the most famous bands in Finland.

DIRECTOR: TUUKK A TEMONEN SCRIPT: NIISKU HAAPALA CINEMATOGRAPHY: ART TU PELTOMAA, JAN-NICLAS JANSSON EDITING: JUHA K ÄRKK ÄINEN, TUUKK A TEMONEN MUSIC: JANNE HUT TUNEN, TONI WIRTANEN SOUND DESIGN: JARI IKONEN, ANT TI HAIKONEN SET DESIGN: EINARI SAARINEN COSTUMES: RIIA LAMPINEN CAST: TATU SINISALO, IIRO PANULA, TEPPO MANNER, ROOPE SALMINEN, MIMOSA WILLAMO PRODUCERS: OLGA TEMONEN, TUUKK A TEMONEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: OPTIPARI OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: NELONEN DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: KUUSAAN KINO INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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TUUKKA TEMONEN is a well know music video director and documentarian. This is his debut fiction feature.


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DEVIL’S BRIDE TULEN MORSIAN

PERIFERIA PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE 9/2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 100’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: TRUST NORDISK

The story of Anna (16) takes place on Åland Island in 1666, just as the most widespread and systematic witch hunts in Scandinavian history were beginning. To Anna’s misfortune, she falls intensely in love with her friend Rakel’s husband Elias, but his infatuation with her quickly fades. This is the beginning of her lonely battle, a desperate attempt to right her wrongdoing.

DIRECTOR: SAARA CANTELL SCRIPT: LEENA VIRTANEN & SAARA CANTELL CINEMATOGRAPHY: KONSTA SOHLBERG EDITING: MALIN LINDSTRÖM & LARS GUSTAFSON MUSIC: STEIN BERGE SVENDSEN SOUND DESIGN: TORMOD RINGNES SET DESIGN: PIRJO ROSSI COSTUMES: K ATJA WATKINS CAST: TUULIA ELORANTA (FI), MAGNUS KREPPER (SWE), CLAES MALMBERG (SWE), ANT TI REINI (FI), ELIN PET TERSDOT TIR (IS), LAURI TANSK ANEN (FI), K AIJA PAK ARINEN (FI). PRODUCER: MARKKU FLINK PRODUCTION COMPANY: PERIFERIA PRODUCTIONS CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: CHRISTER NILSON,/ GÖTAFILM AS (SWE), KNUT SKOGLUND/POMOR FILM AS (NOR), TOMAS MAK ARAS/ SUN AND MOON PICTURES LTD (LV), JOSEF BRANDMEIER/SCHUBERT INTERNATIONAL FILMPRODUKTIONS GMBH & CO. PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE, FILM3 (NOR), SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, LATVIAN NATIONAL FILM CENTRE, RIGA FILM FUND, ÅLAND REGIONAL GOVERNMENT, NORDIC FILM AND TV FOND, SVENSK A KULTURFONDET, CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION, FÖRENING KONSTSAMFUNDET FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE TV1, SWEDISH YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDIC DISTRIBUTION THROUGH NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TRUST NORDISK

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SAARA CANTELL is a director and screenwriter. She has written and directed numerous short films as well as seven feature films – Unna & Nuuk (2006), the award-winning features Heartbeats (2010) and The Stars Above (2012) and recent box-office hits The Two and Only (2013) and Jill and Joy (2014). Cantell was voted Finland’s best film director in 2010, and she was also awarded a State Film Arts Prize jointly with the cinematographer Marita Hällfors. Her film Heartbeats received 7 nominations at the Jussi Awards, plus a nomination for a best director.


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SOLAR FILMS INC. OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 09/2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 105’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: SOLAR FILMS INC. OY

Breathing with the rhythm of street music, Flowers of Evil is an edgy, topical and ragged story of a family trying to survive the pressures of restlesness. The main character Sipe, 14, has a touching relationship with his stepbrother Juno and his family, which is the main focus of our story. The threat is continuously simmering, until the unrest breaks out into a riot – with fatal results. Flowers of Evil is a social commentary on the problems of suburban life in Helsinki.

DIRECTOR: ANT TI J. JOKINEN SCRIPT: ANT TI J. JOKINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: MAT TI EERIK ÄINEN EDITING: KIMMO TAAVILA MUSIC: KIRK A SAINIO SOUND DESIGN: KIRK A SAINIO SET DESIGN: SANT TU TOIVOLA COSTUMES: JAANA ISOK ANGAS CAST: VILJAMI NOJONEN, JUNO, EERO AHO, DIANA TENKORANG, MIK AEL GABRIEL, ALMA PÖYSTI, TOMMI KORPELA, KRISTA KOSONEN PRODUCERS: JUKK A HELLE, MARKUS SELIN EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: ARI TOLPPANEN, MIKKO LEINO PRODUCTION COMPANY: SOLAR FILMS INC. OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION / HANNU TUOMAINEN FINANCING TV COMPANY: MTV3 DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: FUTURE FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: SOLAR FILMS INC. OY

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ANTTI J. JOKINEN is ranked as one of the most requested music video directors worldwide. During the past few years he has directed the feature films The Resident (2011), Purge (official selection for Oscars, 2012), and The Midwife (Finnish box office hit, 2015).


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GOLDDIGGER ONNENONKIJA

HELSINKI-FILMI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 25.3.2016 DCP | 1.85:1 | 86’

Marja is a fashion blogger who is broke and does not actually make any money with her blog. She is trying very hard to achieve the lifestyle she had envisioned for herself, but she is getting nowhere. She meets Olavi, a heir to a large fortune. Olavi tries hard not to appear rich. He works at a furniture manufacturer’s warehouse pretending to be normal and independent, which he clearly isn’t. Golddigger is a story about a girl who doesn’t know how to be poor and about a boy, who doesn’t know how to be rich.

DIRECTOR: VILLE JANKERI SCRIPT: PEKKO PESONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: JARKKO T LAINE F.S.C. EDITING: HARRI YLÖNEN MUSIC: MARKO NYBERG SOUND DESIGN: JANNE JANKERI SET DESIGN: MAURA PUSA COSTUMES: TIINA WILÉN CAST: MINK A KUUSTONEN, OLAVI UUSIVIRTA PRODUCERS: MIIA HAAVISTO, ANNIK A SUCKSDORFF PRODUCTION COMPANY: HELSINKI-FILMI OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: MTV3 DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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VILLE JANKERI born in 1976. Graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Directing Fiction. In 2007, Ville was chosen to make a short film for the Berlin Today Award competition – The Last Wash premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival in 2008. Sixpack (2011), his first feature film based on an acclaimed novel by Mikko Rimminen, was both a critical and commerical success. Gold Digger (2016) is his 2nd feature film.

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COULD WE TRY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT BETTER. BOTH OF US.


HUH HUH -FILMI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: AUTUMN 2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 90’

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HONEY BUNNIES

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HoneyBunnies is a tragicomedy about two sex addicts: a woman, who knows how to say yes and a man, who definitely won´t say no. She wants only sex without emotions and honesty. That is more than okay for him. What else can a woman hope than a man - honest and naked - and the truth.

DIRECTOR: MAARIT LALLI SCRIPT: MAARIT LALLI CINEMATOGRAPHY: TEPPO HÖGMAN EDITING: HARRI YLÖNEN MUSIC: KEPA LEHTINEN SOUND DESIGN: PASI PENI SET DESIGN: MAARIT LALLI, OTSO LINNALAAKSO COSTUMES: MAARIT LALLI, NIINA PASANEN CAST: ANT TI LUUSUANIEMI, PIHLA VIITALA, DICK IDMAN, ARJA SAIJONMAA, STIG RÄSTA, SEBASTIAN REJMAN, MINNA HAAPKYLÄ, PIRKK A-PEKK A PETELIUS, ONA K AMU, NIINA NURMINEN, ESKO ROINE, TERHI PANULA, TURKK A MASTOMÄKI, ESKO SALMINEN PRODUCER: MAARIT LALLI PRODUCTION COMPANY: HUH HUH -FILMI OY FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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MAARIT LALLI is a Finnish director, screenwriter and producer. In the beginning of her career Maarit Lalli directed several awarded short films and worked as a writer and a director for several popular TV series. Her first feature film Almost 18 won the Jussi Award for best screenplay, best film and best director in 2013.


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65 MILLION YEARS AGO THEY WENT INTO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH.

NOW THEY ARE COMING BACK.


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IRON SKY THE COMING RACE

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IRON SKY UNIVERSE FINNISH PREMIERE: 2017 DCP | 2.39:1 | APPROX 100’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM

20 years after nuclear war has ravaged the Earth, what’s left of humanity lives in a crumbling base on the Dark Side of the Moon... but they can’t survive there much longer. Obi, the daughter of the Moonbase’s leader, finds a glimmer of hope: an ancient map pointing into the Hollow Earth. Now Obi, along with Sasha, the Russian Pilot and her best (and most muscular) friend Malcolm, venture to the center of the ruined planet to face an army of dinosaurs guarding mankind’s last hope for salvation: the Holy Grail. DIRECTOR: TIMO VUORENSOLA SCRIPT: DALAN MUSSON CINEMATOGRAPHY: MIK A ORASMAA EDITING: JOONA LOUHIVUORI MUSIC: LAIBACH SOUND DESIGN: TBA PRODUCTION DESIGN: FLORIAN K APOSI COSTUMES: MARGARETHE PRZYWARA & CHARLOT TE WILLEMS CAST: LARA ROSSI, VLADIMIR BURLAKOV, UDO KIER, TOM GREEN PRODUCERS: TERO K AUKOMAA, OLIVER DAMIAN, PETER DE MAEGD, TOM HAMEEUW PRODUCTION COMPANY: IRON SKY UNIVERSE CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 27 FILMS PRODUCTION, POTEMKINO PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, MEDIA CREATIVE EUROPE, FFA, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRADENBURG, MFG, HIF FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE FINNISH TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: TBA INTERNATIONAL SALES: ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM CONTACT DETAILS: IRON SKY UNIVERSE: TERO K AUKOMAA / PRODUCER / +41 79 253 7638 / TERO@IRONSKY.NET WORLD SALES: MICHEL J. VANDEWALLE / ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM / OFFICE +49 89 2007 1909 / MVANDEWALLE@ATLASFILM.COM & GLENN KENDRICK ACKERMANN / V INTERNATIONAL MEDIA / +1 310 404 8684 / GACKERMANN@VIM-LLC.COM

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TIMO VUORENSOLA was established as one of the leading Finnish directors with Iron Sky (2012), an award winning sci-fi comedy, distributed in over 60 countries and seen by more than 10 million people. He earned a cult following with his first film, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning (2005), also one of the most internationally popular Finnish films of all time. In 2012 Vuorensola was chosen as one of the Euro Directors to watch by Variety.


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IT CAME FROM THE DESERT

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ROGER! PICTURES OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 2017 DCP | 2.35:1 | APPROX 80-90’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: RAVEN BANNER ENTERTAINMENT

It Came From The Desert is a motocross action film with giant ants. The film is inspired by a cult video game from 80’s made by Cinemaware.

DIRECTOR: MARKO MÄKILAAKSO SCRIPT: HANK WOON CINEMATOGRAPHY: JUGE HEIKKILÄ EDITING: TBC MUSIC: TBC SOUND DESIGN: TBC SET DESIGN: TBC COSTUMES: TBC CAST: TBC PRODUCERS: TEEMU VIRTA, TERO K AUKOMAA PRODUCTION COMPANY: ROGER! PICTURES OY CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: BUFO PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: B-PLAN INTERNATIONAL SALES: RAVEN BANNER ENTERTAINMENT

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MARKO MÄKILAAKSO is an internationally known film director with a good reputation for his trademark visual style and strong storytelling. Mäkilaakso has directed three feature films; War of the Dead (2011, USA-Lithuania-Italy), Deadly Descent (2013, USA) ja Ella ja kaverit 2: Paterock (2013, Finland) ranging in genre from action to family comedy.


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LITTLE WING TYTTÖ NIMELTÄ VARPU MAKING MOVIES OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 23.09.2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 85’

Varpu ,12, rides ponies and goes to school. Her mother Siru works as a home care worker and tries desperately to pass her driver’s test. Siru doesn’t know how to treat her daughter as a child. One night Varpu, fed up with her mother complaining and her upper-class riding buddies teasing her, steals a car and drives across the country to find her father she’s never known.

DIRECTOR: SELMA VILHUNEN SCRIPT: SELMA VILHUNEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: TUOMO HUTRI EDITING: SAMU HEIKKILÄ MUSIC: PAULA VESALA, JORI SJÖROOS SOUND DESIGN: TUOMAS KLAAVO SET DESIGN: SAT TVA-HANNA TOIVIAINEN COSTUMES: TIINA K AUK ANEN CAST: PAULA VESALA, LINNEA SKOG, LAURI MAIJALA, SANT TU K ARVONEN, OUTI MÄENPÄÄ PRODUCERS: K AI NORDBERG, K AARLE AHO PRODUCTION COMPANY: MAKING MOVIES OY CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: FINAL CUT FOR REAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, NFTF FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, DR DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: B-PLAN INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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SELMA VILHUNEN (b.1976) is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director. She has won the Finnish competition of Tampere Short Film Festival twice with her documentaries My Little Elephants (2003) and Pony Girls (2008). In 2005 she co-wrote the feature film Homesick with Berlinale Golden Bear nominee Petri Kotwica.

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LOVE RECORDS FISHER KING PRODUCTION FINNISH PREMIERE: 29.01.2016 DCP | 1.85:1 | 110’

Love Records is a true story of three friends in the 60s who decide to set up a record label to introduce rock´n´roll to the Finnish people. When the trio Atte Blom, Otto Donner and Christian Schwindt set up the company they are as uncompromising, radical and alternative as the company’s musical output. Love Records ends up changing the whole country, it frees the youth after the war and creates belief in the future. Love Records is a story of the best friends, bitter rivals and headstrong pioneers.

DIRECTOR: ALEKSI MÄKELÄ SCRIPT: ANT TI PESONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: PINI HELLSTEDT EDITING: KIMMO TAAVILA MUSIC: VARIOUS ARTISTS SOUND DESIGN: JYK Ä RAHKONEN SET DESIGN: SAT TVA-HANNA TOIVIAINEN COSTUMES: AULI TURTIAINEN CAST: JARKKO NIEMI PRODUCERS: MAT TI HALONEN, LEILA LYYTIK ÄINEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: FISHER KING PRODUCTION PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: NELONEN MEDIA DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: FUTURE FILM DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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ALEKSI MÄKELÄ is an experienced filmmaker and one of the most successful commercial directors in Finland. He has directed more that 15 films and most of them have been box office hits in Finland. He has directed films such as Bad boys, Matti Nykänen, Tough Ones, Hellsinki, Vares.


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OFF THE MAP

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SOLAR FILMS INC. OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 26.02.2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 98’

Off the Map is an action-packed road movie that follows the journey of a single career woman and the neglected girl from next door to the girl’s Grandma’s. The journey from Helsinki to the Kainuu countryside brings together three strong women of different generations, who find each other and the solutions to their problems in the Kainuu wilderness.

DIRECTOR: TIINA LYMI SCRIPT: NINA LAURIO, TIINA LYMI CINEMATOGRAPHY: HENA BLOMBERG F.S.C. EDITING: IIKK A HESSE SOUND DESIGN: K ARRI NIINIVAARA SET DESIGN: OTSO LINNALAAKSO COSTUMES: RIIT TA RÖPELINEN MAKEUP DESIGNER: PIA MIKKONEN CAST: LOT TA K AIHUA, JUSSI VATANEN, VILLE TIIHONEN, ANT TI HOLMA, MARJA PACK ALÉN, EEDIT PATRAKK A (CHILD ACTRESS) PRODUCER: NINA LAURIO EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: MARKUS SELIN, JUKK A HELLE PRODUCTION COMPANY: SOLAR FILMS INC. OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: MTV3 DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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TIINA LYMI (1971) is a well known actress, writer and director in Finland. She made her breakthrough role in the feature film Akvaariorakkaus (Love in a Fish Bowl) in 1993. Since then she has had many roles in popular TV shows and films. She has also written and directed several stage plays. In 2014 she directed her first short film “Naisen nimi” (Just a Name) which has been screened at several film festivals around the world. ”Äkkilähtö” (Off the Map) is her first feature film, which will be released in Finland 2016.


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OFF-KEY NUOTIN VIERESTÄ

FREMANTLEMEDIA FINLAND OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 01.01.2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 98’

Arto learns to his horror that his mother Leena has signed up for a karaoke competition. Arto agrees to drive her to the competition with the agenda of talking or even conning her into changing her mind along the way. At the competition Arto realizes how important singing actually is to his mother. He also takes notice of Susanna, a very attractive karaoke judge. Now, instead of sabotaging her mother’s hopes for the competition, Arto devises a battle plan to keep his mother in the competition as long as possible.

DIRECTOR: LAURI NURKSE SCRIPT: JOHANNA HARTIKAINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: JUGE HEIKKILÄ EDITING: PEKKA LEHTIKANGAS MUSIC: LAURI PORRA SOUND DESIGN: OLLI HUHTANEN SET DESIGN: CHRISTER ANDERSSON COSTUMES: JANNE KARJALAINEN CAST: RIKU NIEMINEN, LEENA UOTILA, PIHLA VIITALA, ESSI HELLÉN, JUHA MUJE, ANTTI LUUSUANIEMI PRODUCER: ELLA PIESALA PRODUCTION COMPANY: FREMANTLEMEDIA FINLAND OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: NELONEN MEDIA DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM

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Director/actor LAURI NURKSE has directed several successful TV dramas and comedies in Finland, and he has appeared in numerous roles as an actor. “Offkey” is his 3rd feature film. His previous films (“Playing Solo”, “Hustlers”) performed well at the Finnish boxoffice.


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SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO PLUNGE IN HEADFIRST FINNISH FILMS 2016


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TECTONIC PLATE MANNERLAATTA

TESTIFILMI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: FEBRUARY 2016 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: BERLINALE FORUM EXPANDED DCP | 1.85:1 | 74’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: TESTIFILMI OY

A camera-less leftist film about fear of flying, security checks and time zones. After returning from a trip to Tokyo, the nameless protagonist is inexplicably stuck at a hotel near Helsinki airport. The use of various technical devices slivers the time-management and modifies the jet-lagged consciousness. Photocopy documents related to air travel directly onto clear 35mm film collide with darkroom exposure of objects placed on 35mm reversal film (photograms).

DIRECTOR: MIK A TAANILA TEXT: HARRY SALMENNIEMI MUSIC: MIK A VAINIO SOUND DESIGN: OLLI HUHTANEN GRAPHIC DESIGN: MARKUS PYÖRÄLÄ ENGLISH TRANSLATION: LOLA ROGERS PRODUCER: JUSSI EEROLA PRODUCTION COMPANY: ELOKUVAYHTIÖ TESTIFILMI OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK, ALFRED KORDELIN FOUNDATION, FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: AV-ARKKI INTERNATIONAL SALES: TESTIFILMI OY

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MIKA TAANILA is a film director/visual artist based in Helsinki. His projects address the notion of human engineering. They look curiously at the progress of technological evolution and the intersection of art and science.


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NOTHING SUGGESTS THAT AN ACCIDENT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN


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THE ETERNAL ROAD IKITIE

MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS FINNISH PREMIERE: 2017 DCP | 1.85:1 | 100’

Jussi Ketola lives a peaceful life with his family in a small farm in Finland. One night in the summer of 1930, thugs belonging to a Finnish fascist movement abduct him from his home and force him into their car. The unwanted journey begins along the Eternal Road towards the border of the Soviet Union. On the border, Ketola faces execution but manages to escape to the Soviet Union, where the KGB recaptures him.

DIRECTOR: AJ ANNILA SCRIPT: ANT TI TUURI, AJ ANNILA, AKU LOUHIMIES CINEMATOGRAPHY: RAUNO RONK AINEN EDITING: TBA MUSIC: TBA SOUND DESIGN: TBA SET DESIGN: K ALJU KIVI COSTUMES: TBA CAST: TOMMI KORPELA (REST OF THE CAST TBA) PRODUCER: ILKK A MATILA PRODUCTION COMPANY: MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: TASK A FILM, ANAGRAM PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUDATION, EU MEDIA, NORDISK FILM & TV FOND, ESTONIAN FILM INSTITUTE, FILM I VÄST FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: TBA

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AJ ANNILA (1977) is an award winning director from Finland. His first feature Jade Warrior was a martial art fantasy and the first finnish film to get a theatrical release in China. Second feature Sauna, a psychological horror film, was awarded on a number of international festivals and was nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize. Both films had their world premier at Toronto International Film Festival.


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BEST ACTRESS AUDIENCE AWARD FINNISH FILMS 2016

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THE GIRL KING

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MARIANNA FILMS OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 11.12.2015 DCP | 2.35:1 | 108’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: THE YELLOW AFFAIR

THE GIRL KING is the story of Sweden’s Queen Kristina, an enigmatic young woman who defied convention, challenged tradition and changed the course of history. Torn between reason and passion; between her female body and being raised as a princess; between the ancient and modern worlds and between the brilliance of her educated mind and the terror of the emotions she could not understand.

DIRECTOR: MIKA KAURISMÄKI SCRIPT: MICHEL MARC BOUCHAR CINEMATOGRAPHY: GUY DUFAUX EDITING: HANS FUNCK MUSIC: ANSSI TIKANMÄKI SOUND DESIGN: MICHEL BORDELEAU SET DESIGN: PETE NEUVONEN, MARKKU PÄTILÄ COSTUMES: MARJATTA NISSINEN MAKE-UP: MARJUT SAMULIN CAST: MALIN BUSKA, SARAH GADON, MICHAEL NYQVIST, LUCAS BRYANT, LAURA BIRN, HIPPOLYTE GIRARDOT, FRANCOIS ARNAUD, PATRICK BAUCHAU, PETER LOHMEYER AND MARTINA GEDECK PRODUCERS: MIKA KAURISMÄKI, ANNA STRATTON, RAINER KÖLMEL, WASILIKI BLESER, ARNIE GELBERT, MARTIN PERSSON PRODUCTION COMPANY: MARIANNA FILMS OY CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: TRIPTYCH MEDIA, STARHAUS, GALA FILM, ANAGRAM PRODUCTION SUPPORT: FFF, NFTF, EURIMAGES, TELEFILM, SFI, FFF BAYERN, SODEC, OMDC, WFFC FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, SVT, BR, ARTE, THE MOVIE NETWORK, SUPER ÉCRAN DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: SF INTERNATIONAL SALES: THE YELLOW AFFAIR

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MIKA KAURISMÄKI’s first film Liar (1980) was an overnight sensation. It marked the beginning of a new era in Finnish cinema, in which the Kaurismäki bothers led the way. Since then, Mika Kaurismäki has made a host of feature films and documentaries, including The Worthless, Rosso, Zombie and the Ghost Train, Helsinki Napoli, La Without A Map, Mama Africa, Brasileirinho, Three Wise Men, The House Of Branching Love and Road North, which was one of the most popular films in Finland in 2012 with almost 300,000 admissions.


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KUOSMANEN’S PREVIOUS FILM THE PAINTING SELLERS WON CINEFONDATION IN CANNES 2010


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THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI

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AAMU FILM COMPANY FINNISH PREMIERE: 03.09.2016 DCP | 16:9 | 90’

Olli Mäki had the chance of a lifetime. He was the first Finn ever to fight for the world championship in featherweight boxing, but lost the match humiliatingly in the second round by knock out in front of a packed stadium. He calls it the best day of his life.

DIRECTOR: JUHO KUOSMANEN SCRIPT: MIKKO MYLLYLAHTI, JUHO KUOSMANEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: J-P PASSI EDITING: JUSSI RAUTANIEMI SOUND DESIGN: PIETU KORHONEN SET DESIGN: K ARI K ANK AANPÄÄ COSTUMES: SARI SUOMINEN CAST: JARKKO LAHTI, OONA AIROLA, EERO MILONOFF PRODUCERS: JUSSI RANTAMÄKI, JAMILA WENSKE, SOL BONDY, NICKLAS WIKSTRÖM NICASTRO, SIMON PERRY, K ATARINA KRAVE PRODUCTION COMPANY: AAMU FILM COMPANY CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: ONE TWO FILMS, TRE VÄNNER, FILM I VÄST PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, ARTE SR DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: B-PLAN

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JUHO KUOSMANEN’S previous film The Painting Sellers won first prize in Cannes Cinefondation 2010. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki is his debut feature


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THE LOOK OF A KILLER TAPPAJAN NÄKÖINEN MIES ZODIAK FINLAND OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 05.02.2016 DCP | 2,35:1 | 94’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: EYEWELL AB

A former soldier of the Red Army special troops, Viktor Kärppä, has settled in Finland and would like to be a respectable family man. One day Kärppä, who makes a living doing all kinds of projects, not all of them completely legal, notices that his marriage is almost on the rocks. Before Kärppä manages to solve things out with his wife Marja he finds out that his trails have led him to a great danger as he has unwillingly became a part of the plan to assassinate the new democratic president of the Russia.

DIRECTOR: LAURI NURKSE SCRIPT: MIK A RIPAT TI AND SEPPO VESILUOMA BASED ON BOOK BY MAT TI RÖNK Ä CINEMATOGRAPHY: JARI MUTIK AINEN EDITING: HANNA KUIRINLAHTI MUSIC: LAURI PORRA SOUND DESIGN: VESA MERILÄINEN SET DESIGN: CHRISTER ANDERSSON COSTUMES: ANNA VILPPUNEN CAST: SAMULI EDELMANN (K ÄRPPÄ), MART TI SUOSALO (KORHONEN), VILLE HAAPASALO (ALEKSEI), MARIA YLIPÄÄ (MARJA), KRISTA KOSONEN (PILVI VARIS), ANNI-KRISTIINA JUUSO (JULIJA) PRODUCERS: TEEA HYYTIÄ, SARI LEMPIÄINEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: ZODIAK FINLAND OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, NORDISK FILM & TV FOND FINANCING TV COMPANY: MTV DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: EYEWELL AB CONTACT PERSON: MICHAEL WERNER STREET ADDRESS: UPPLANDSGATAN 69 CITY AND POSTAL CODE: SE-113 28 STOCKHOLM COUNTRY: SWEDEN TELEPHONE NUMBER: MOBILE: +46 707 33 28 55 E-MAIL: M.WERNER@EYEWELL.SE WEB SITE: WWW.EYEWELL.SE

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LAURI NURKSE (b. 1978)is Helsinki-born freelancer director and actor who is known to be versatile talent with wide experience. His filmography as director includes expect for popular feature films, numerous, beloved drama Tv-series, commercials, music videos and even TV-entertainment shows. Nurkse holds a Master’s degree from the ELO/Helsinki Film School (Aalto University).


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THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS

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JÄTTILÄINEN

HELSINKI-FILMI OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 22.1.2016 DCP | 2.39:1 | 96’

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THE MINE

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INTERNATIONAL SALES: YELLOW AFFAIR

Jussi, a young and ambitious civil servant finds himself in charge of the environmental permit of a huge nickel and uranium mine in Northern Finland. The Talvivaara mine, led by a charismatic globe trotting visionary Pekka Perä is introducing an entirely new method of collecting minerals whilst creating jobs in one of Scandinavia’s poorest areas. Jussi slowly discovers that several people have led him astray and that the new method has serious downsides he did not foresee. The mine is causing environmental hazards that are being hushed. A new application for another permit is brought to his desk by the same mine along with an interesting job offer and the chance of a new beginning. Jussi must decide whether he will play along and, if so, with whom.

DIRECTOR: ALEKSI SALMENPERÄ SCRIPT: PEKKO PESONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: TUOMO HUTRI F.S.C EDITING: SAMU HEIKKILÄ MUSIC: VILLE ANSELMI TANT TU SOUND DESIGN: TUOMAS KLAAVO SET DESIGN: OTSO LINNALAAKSO COSTUMES: TIINA WILÉN CAST: JOONAS SAARTAMO, PETER FRANZÉN, JANI VOLANEN, SAARA KOTK ANIEMI, ELENA LEEVE PRODUCERS: ANNIK A SUCKSDORFF, ALEKSI BARDY PRODUCTION COMPANY: HELSINKI-FILMI OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, NFTF FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES: YELLOW AFFAIR

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ALEKSI SALMENPERÄ, the director of The Mine, has been successful in the international festival markets with his previous films, A Man’s Job (2007) and Bad Family (2010).


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FESTIVAL CONTACTS FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMS MARJA PALLASSALO HEAD OF SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILM PROMOTION marja.pallassalo@ses.fi +358 9 6220 3021

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OTTO SUURONEN INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION COORDINATOR / SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS otto.suuronen@ses.fi Mobile +358 50 585 8821


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60      Cheer Up 62      Daddy’s Girl 64      Diving into the Unknown 66      Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest 68      Little Yellow Boots 70      My Father from Sirius 72      My Plato’s Cave 74       Once I Was a Dragonfly 76      Return of the Atom 78      Seamstress 80      Spandex Sapiens 82      Sparrooabbán - Me And My Little Sister 84      Swing Game 86      Tale of a Lake 88      Temples of Dreams 90      The Land of Mine 92      War And Peace of Mind 94      White Rage

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CHEER UP NAPAFILMS DCP | 16:9 | 80’ / 52’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: WIDE HOUSE

Miia, the ambitious coach of Finland’s worst competitive cheerleading team, is sick of losing and stuck in Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle. So she takes a trip to the motherland, Texas, where she’s inspired by the American mindset and focus of the world’s best cheerleaders. Returning to Finland a tougher coach, she pushes her girls to the breaking point… but is that what the team really wants? For Aino and Patricia, the team’s success is the least of their concerns as they struggle to fight painful battles in their teenage lives. For them, the cheerleaders are like another family, a stepping stone and a source of support along the path of life. Miia thinks a winning team is all she needs, until life steps in and surprises her. Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of losing cheerleaders who try their best to get better and look perfect doing it, while really, life just sucks. For Patricia, Aino and Miia, finding out who they are, where they belong and what family means is much more important than any trophy. DIRECTOR: CHRISTY GARLAND SCRIPT: CHRISTY GARLAND CINEMATOGRAPHY: SARI AALTONEN EDITING: GRAEME RING, THOR OCHSNER MUSIC: TOM THIRD CAST: MIIA NORVAPALO, PATRICIA FISK, AINO SELIN PRODUCERS: LIISA JUNTUNEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: NAPAFILMS CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: MURMUR FILM INC. SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK AND OTHERS FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE (FINLAND), SUPER CHANNEL (CANADA), UR (SWEDEN) DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: TBA INTERNATIONAL SALES: WIDE HOUSE

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CHRISTY GARLAND (b. 1968, Canada) is the director of an award-winning documentary The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (Canada/Denmark) garnered rave reviews: “unclassifiable…echoing the work of Bresson and the Dardennes”; Film Threat -“the most poignant true story ever told”, National Post “heart shattering” and Now Magazine called it “cinematic gold.” Before moving to documentary, she directed several awardwinning dramatic and comedy shorts, while working in the film industry as an assistant director. She is currently shooting What Walaa Wants, in the West Bank, with Danish producers Final Cut for Real.


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“WHEN THE ONLY WAY TO LOVE, IS TO DO SO FROM A DISTANCE”


ISÄN TYTTÖ

KLAFFI PRODUCTIONS FINNISH PREMIERE: DOCPOINT 26.01.2016 DCP | 16:9 | 52’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: RISE AND SHINE

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DADDY’S GIRL

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Daddy´s Girl is a tragicomic break-up story between a Turkish father, Cengiz, living in Finland, and his 26-year-old halfFinnish daughter, Melisa. Their symbiotic relationship begins to deteriorate when Melisa moves to Turkey to start a life of her own. Cengiz’s inability to deal with Melisa breaking free starts a chain of events where Melisa cuts her father off and Cengiz - after years of deliberately avoiding Turkey and his dominating mother - travels to Istanbul to meet Melisa, and is thus forced to face his mother and Melisa’s Turkish boyfriend. This creative documentary depicts the use of power on many levels through the idea of a loved and hated father figure. This is a story about rebellion, growing up and letting go.

DIRECTOR & CAMERA: MELISA ÜNERI PRODUCER: MIK A RONK AINEN EDITOR: MESUT ULUTAS SOUND DESIGN: ESA NISSI MUSIC: OLLI TUOMAINEN INTERNATIONAL SALES: RISE AND SHINE / SCHLESISCHE STRASSE 29/30 / D-10997 BERLIN / FON: +49 (030) 47 37 29 8 – 0 / FAX: +49 (030) 47 37 29 8 – 20 / INFO@RISEANDSHINE-BERLIN.DE

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MELISA ÜNERI was born in 1985 and raised in Oulu, northern Finland. After moving to her father’s homeland, Melisa has been working for Turkish production companies, and developing her first creative documentary “Daddy’s Girl” for Finnish Klaffi Productions. Melisa received her MA degree in Dramaturgy and Feature Film Development in 2008 from Exeter University, UK, where she graduated as the top of her class.


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A STORY OF A LIFETHREATENING MISSION AND UNCONDITIONAL FRIENDSHIP WHERE A GROUP OF FINNISH CAVE DIVERS TRY TO BRING THEIR DEAD FRIENDS HOME

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TAKAISIN PINTAAN

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DIVING INTO THE UNKNOWN

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MONAMI AGENCY FINNISH PREMIERE: 19.02.2016 DCP | 16:9 | 85’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: FILMS TRANSIT

In this feature length documentary the viewers are taken into a secret operation where a group of Finnish cave divers try to retrieve the bodies of their friends from deep inside an underwater cave in Norway. Now they must face their own fears during this life-threatening mission.

DIRECTOR: JUAN REINA SCRIPT: JUAN REINA CINEMATOGRAPHY: JARKKO M. VIRTANEN & TUUKK A KOVASIIPI EDITING: RIIT TA POIKSELK Ä & JUAN REINA MUSIC: K AADA SOUND DESIGN: LYDHODENE / HÅKON LAMMETUN CAST: PATRIK GRÖNQVIST, K AI K ÄNK ÄNEN, SAMI PAAKK ARINEN, VESA RANTANEN PRODUCER: JUHO HARJULA PRODUCTION COMPANY: MONAMI AGENCY CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: FUGLENE PRODUCTION SUPPORT: FFA, NFI FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, NRK, SVT, RUV DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: B-PLAN DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL SALES: FILMS TRANSIT

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JUAN REINA is a director/scriptwriter who graduated from the University of Wales, Newport in 2005 and has worked on various different projects in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. His films have achieved awards and nominations at different festivals around the world like IDFA- Amsterdam, Sheffield, Buenos Aires, Tampere, Qatar and Cairo. Juan has directed films and series for National Geographic, Channel 4, YLE, MTV 3 Finland among others.


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A MAGICAL STORY ABOUT THE LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP AND THE CULTURE THAT WAS ALMOST DESTROYED FINNISH FILMS 2016

IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.


KUUN METSÄN KAISA

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OKTOBER OY DCP | 4:3 | 82’

Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest is a poetic study of the friendship between a legendary Skolt Sámi storyteller, Kaisa Gauriloff, and Swiss writer, Robert Crottet. It is set in the interface between truth and fiction, bringing together the age-old legends of the Skolt Sámi people and their destinies as shaped by the Second World War. Though set in the past, the film and its themes are still remarkably current in this present day.

DIRECTOR: K ATJA GAURILOFF SCRIPT: K ATJA GAURILOFF CINEMATOGRAPHY: HEIKKI FÄRM EDITING: TIMO PELTOLA MUSIC: TIMO PELTOLA SOUND DESIGN: TIMO PELTOLA, JUKK A NURMELA PRODUCERS: JOONAS BERGHÄLL, SATU MAJAVA PRODUCTION COMPANY: OKTOBER OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK, YLE, MEDIA SLATE SUPPORT, INTERNATIONAL SÁMI FILM CENTRE, THE SÁMI PARLIAMENT FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE

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KATJA GAURILOFF is a film director, screenwriter and a co-owner of the Oktober production company. Her latest documentary Canned Dreams premiered at Berlinale in 2012. The film has been screened at various festivals around the world including the London BFI Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Silver Docs AFI (USA), CPH:DOX Copenhagen and Planete Doc Review, Poland.


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KELTAISET KUMPPARIT

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LITTLE YELLOW BOOTS

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MILLENNIUM FILM LTD HD | 16:9 | 85’/58’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: DECKERT DISTRIBUTION

Filmmaker John Webster sets out on a road-trip with his imaginary great granddaughter in an attempt to understand the moral and behavioral choices that make tackling climate change so difficult. A documentary film with humoristic overtones asking a fundamental question: what is our responsibility to future generations?

DIRECTOR: JOHN WEBSTER SCRIPT: JOHN WEBSTER CINEMATOGRAPHY: TUOMO HUTRI ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY: JOHN WEBSTER, TUOMO VIRTANEN, PÄIVI KET TUNEN, TBC EDITING: MARIA PALAVAMÄKI, JOHN WEBSTER CONSULTING EDITOR: NIELS PAGH ANDERSEN MUSIC: OLAV ØYEHAUG SOUND DESIGN: PIETARI KOSKINEN PRODUCER: KRISTIINA PERVILÄ-ANDERSSON PRODUCTION COMPANY: MILLENNIUM FILM LTD CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: MA.JA.DE. (GERMANY), SJAU (NORWAY), JW DOCUMENTARIES (FINLAND) PRODUCTION SUPPORT: FFF, AVEK, CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA PROGRAMME, NFTF, VESTNORSK FILMSENTER, FRIT T ORD FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, BR, ARTE, NRK, VPRO, RTS, CZECH TELEVISION, RUV, ORF DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: FINNKINO/TBC INTERNATIONAL SALES: DECKERT DISTRIBUTION

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JOHN WEBSTER’s films are human-interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Typical to his films is a blend of tragedy and comedy, melancholy and exuberance. John lays particular importance on research and documentary structure, and he gives frequent lectures on his speciality of documentary script writing. He has run his own production company JW Documentaries since 1993.


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A FILM ABOUT SPIRITUAL WORLD, BELIEF AND DISBELIEF, FATHER AND SON. FINNISH FILMS 2016


ISÄNI TÄHTIEN TAKAA POHJOLA-FILMI FINNISH PREMIERE: 09/2016 DCP | 16:9 | 80’ / 50’

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MY FATHER FROM SIRIUS

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My Father from Sirius is a film about a boy who grows up believing his father is a messenger between Earth and outer space. Now the boy has become a man who wants to find out what is true in his father’s worldview and what is not. Veikko Paakkanen, the father of director Einari Paakkanen, believes that he’s able to cure people of cancer, see extraterrestial beings and contact the afterlife.

DIRECTOR: EINARI PAAKK ANEN SCRIPT: EINARI PAAKK ANEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: HANNU KOIVURANTA EDITING: HANNA KUIRINLAHTI MUSIC: PESSI LEVANTO SOUND DESIGN: PIETARI KOSKINEN PRODUCER: ELINA POHJOLA PRODUCTION COMPANY: POHJOLA-FILMI PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, ARTE G.E.I.E

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EINARI PAAKKANEN graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Turku University of Applied Sciences (Arts Academy), and did his Master’s in Documentary Directing in Barcelona. Paakkanen has directed both fiction and documentaries. Besides being a film director, Einari is one of the best location managers in Finland and a poet.


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PLATONIN LUOLANI

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MY PLATO’S CAVE

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For Lauri, 20, autistic and unable to speak, the only key to expressing his true thoughts is to write with the help of Pirjo, his personal interpreter. In the midst of the challenges brought on by autism, love is his highest dream. Lauri feels he is like a bear that must be perpetually tamed while, trapped inside, lives a feeling and thinking man. Although Lauri, a lover of philosophical deliberations, fears he will remain bound to the mere yearning of infinite love until the end of his days, he is able to reveal, through his writings, the beauty of life not perceived by everyone.

DIRECTOR: NIINA BRANDT SCRIPT: NIINA BRANDT CINEMATOGRAPHY: NIINA BRANDT EDITING: TUULA MEHTONEN MUSIC: PEKK A LAINE SOUND DESIGN: PINJA MUSTAJOKI PRODUCERS: NIINA BRANDT, SAARA HELENE MURTO PRODUCTION COMPANY: DOUBLE BACK DOCUMENTARIES OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, YLE, AVEK, THE CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: YLE

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Producer Director NIINA BRANDT is a co-owner of Double Back Documentaries, Ltd. She has directed and produced, shot and edited several projects made to order for the company’s clients since its launch in 2008, including TV channels and broadcasting companies. Niina Brandt also produces photographs and films about Finnish Lapland where the special nature of the region becomes part of the works of art.


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ONCE I WAS A DRAGONFLY HENTOKEIJUKORENTO TUFFI FILMS DCP | 16:9 | 60’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: TUFFI FILMS

Once I Was a Dragonfly is the coming of age story about a young man who doesn’t see beauty in society but rather in the microscopic world of dragonflies. Miikka was six when a dragonfly landed on his shoulder and he became obsessed by these delicate insects. Gradually, his inspiration turned into a way of life. Miikka has spent his life researching dragonflies and, at the same time, documenting personal milestones with a camera. The film portrays his journey from young enthusiastic filmmaker to adult and simultaneously follows the violent metamorphosis of a young dragonfly. Will the approaching obligations of adulthood allow Miikka to continue his passion for dragonflies? Miikka leads us into dragonfly universe; a breathtaking, magical universe you can find even in your own backyard.

DIRECTOR: ELLI TOIVONIEMI SCRIPT: ELLI TOIVONIEMI CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANNA ANTSALO, MIIKK A FRIMAN EDITING: OKKU NUUTILAINEN SOUND DESIGN: TUOMAS KLAAVO CAST: MIIKK A FRIMAN PRODUCERS: VENLA HELLSTEDT, ELLI TOIVONIEMI PRODUCTION COMPANY: TUFFI FILMS PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK, FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE

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ELLI TOIVONIEMI is the co-founder and head producer of the Helsinki-based production company Tuffi Films, and a producer of the 2014 Academy Award ® -nominated live action short Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?. Her filmography as a producer includes more than ten films, features, documentaries and shorts, which have been distributed all around the world, awarded and recognized at festivals such as Sundance, Chicago and Berlinale. The first short fiction directed by Elli Role (2014, directed with Jenni Kangasniemi), was officially selected to Locarno IFF 2014 and multiple other festivals. Once I Was a Dragonfly is her feature documentary debut as a director.


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WINNER BEST PITCH -AWARD AT THE FINNISH FILM AFFAIR 2015 FINNISH FILMS 2016


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THE BEST NORDIC DOCUMENTARY NORDIC:DOX AWARD / CPH:DOX COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL


ATOMIN PALUU

KINOTAR FINNISH PREMIERE: 06.11.2015 DCP | 1.85:1 | 110’

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RETURN OF THE ATOM

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Finland was the first country in the west to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster (1986). The OL3 plant in Eurajoki is being built by the French nuclear company Areva and was supposed to be ready in five years (2004–2009), being a calling card for the nuclear industry’s second coming globally. However, the project has faced serious problems in planning, construction and safety automation, and has been delayed over nine years now. Return of the Atom portrays the strange and stressful life in a small “nuclear town” during an era of nuclear renaissance. There’s hardly any anti-nuclear resistance in Eurajoki, which creates a tense, unspoken consensus amongst local inhabitants and leaves room for paranoid scenarios.

SCRIPT & DIRECTING: MIK A TAANILA, JUSSI EEROLA CINEMATOGRAPHER: JUSSI EEROLA EDITOR: MIK A TAANILA SOUND DESIGN: OLLI HUHTANEN MUSIC: PAN SONIC PRODUCER: CILLA WERNING CO-PRODUCER: MEIKE MARTENS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: LASSE SAARINEN PRODUCTION COMPANIES: KINOTAR & BLINKER FILMPRODUKTION

MIKA TAANILA (b.1965) Is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Helsinki. His works take a curious look at the progress of technological evolution, futuristic visions of contemporary science and the intersection of art and science.

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JUSSI EEROLA (b.1969) has worked more than 20 years as a cinematographer. He has worked with directors like Auli Mantila and Kari Juusonen and he is the DOP of all Mika Taanila’s films. His directional debut was a documentary of electrohypersensitive people (Refugees of Technocracy, 2009).


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NO GRANDER A FATE THAN TO DIE FOR HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM

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OMPELIJATAR

ILLUME LTD FINNISH PREMIERE: 25.09.2015 DCP | 16:9 | 93’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: ILLUME LTD

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SEAMSTRESS

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Seamstress is a fim about Martta Koskinen, the last woman who was executed in Finland in 1943. The paranoia by those who had gained power after the civil war in Finland led to Stalinesque systems of persecution. Martta remained devoted to socialist ideals, even though she knew that her actions could lead to capital punishment.

DIRECTOR: VILLE SUHONEN SCRIPT: VILLE SUHONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: PEKK A UOTILA SOUND: PIETARI KOSKINEN EDITING: TUULI KUIT TINEN PRODUCER: PERT TI VEIJALAINEN, VENLA HELLSTEDT, MERJA RITOLA / ILLUME OY FINANCED BY: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION

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VILLE SUHONEN has worked as a freelance film director as well as film and culture critic since 1985. He has directed over 30 films: documentaries, nature films, short fictions, dance and music videos (e.g. by Värttinä and Angelin tytöt). He has also written and co-directed box office hits such as the feature adventure Tommy and the Wildcat and the nature documentary Tale of a Forest. His films have been sold to over 100 countries and screened at over 100 festivals. He has also written three novels and a nature book based on Tale of a Forest.


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“ENCHANTING, HERZOG-LIKE... FINNISH DOCUMENTARY FILM AT ITS MOST ORIGINAL” - KALLE KINNUNEN

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EMERALD GATE INDUSTRIES OY LTD DCP | 16:9 | 90’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: EMERALD GATE INDUSTRIES OY LTD

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SPANDEX SAPIENS

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The son of a Pentecostal preacher, Michael is a bullied boy from Canada. He finds his own world in the spandex-clad heroes of comic books and professional wrestlers on TV. After building his body Michael’s finally able to don the spandex tights himself and introduce pro-wrestling to faraway Finland. But at 40, injuries and age start to cast shadows on his career, while the conservative and old-fashioned Michael still dreams of being the hero. Suddenly a young transgender wrestler, Jessica, infiltrates his wrestling company, contesting him both physically and ideologically. Anger and frustration get to lonely but uncompromising Michael, who’s still searching for a wife. He is looking for love, but first must learn not to hate.

DIRECTOR: OSK ARI PASTILA SCRIPT: ILJA RAUTSI & OSK ARI PASTILA CINEMATOGRAPHY: AARNE TAPOLA EDITING: MARKUS LEPPÄLÄ CAST: MICHAEL MAJALAHTI, JESSICA LOVE PRODUCER: OSK ARI PASTILA PRODUCTION COMPANY: EMERALD GATE INDUSTRIES OY LTD PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE INTERNATIONAL SALES: EMERALD GATE INDUSTRIES OY LTD

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OSKARI PASTILA is a Helsinki-based producer and director. His first feature-length documentary, Basket Case (Täynnä Tarmoa), was released in 2009. His second film, Knucklebonehead, was released 2013. He received his BA from Goldsmiths – University of London and MA from The University of Art and Design, Helsinki.


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OFFICIAL SELECTION IN DOCPOINT, TROMSØ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND SKÁBMAGOVAT


- ME AND MY LITTLE SISTER MINÄ JA PIKKUSISKONI

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VASKI FILMI LTD FINNISH PREMIERE: DOCPOINT - HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2016

DCP | 16:9 | 69’ / 59’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: VASKI FILMI LTD

My Sister, 2 Spirited is a personal film about sisterhood, homosexuality and the search for acceptance. The main characters are two Sámis from Northern Finland, the film’s director Suvi and her baby sister Kaisa. In Sami society, homosexuality remains a taboo and is considered to be shameful. It is a hushed up topic, of which only a small amount of history has been recorded, unlike with many other indigenous peoples. Suvi, the director and storyteller of the documentary film, is unable to understand her own people, the narrow-minded approach of the Sami people towards homosexuality and would like to protect her little sister, Kaisa. This is especially important for her now, as Kaisa is a lesbian who has decided to have a baby. DIRECTOR: SUVI WEST SCRIPT: SUVI WEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ANJA AHOLA EDITING: ERIK ANDERSON MUSIC: VILLE LANGFELDT PRODUCER: JANNE NISK ALA CO-PRODUCER: GRY ELISABETH MORTENSEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: VASKI FILMI LTD CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: KOKOFILM PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK, CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION, INTERNATIONAL SÁMI FILM CENTRE, NORD NORSK FILM SENTER, NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE, SAMETINGET, KULTURNÆRINGSSTFTELSEN SPAREBANK1 NORD-NORGE FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, NRK INTERNATIONAL SALES: VASKI FILMI LTD

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SUVI WEST (b.1982) graduated from the Media Study program of the Sámi Education Institute in 2005. She has worked as a freelance director, script writer and editor. Among others she has directed four 30’ documentaries that have been screened internationally. She is also a creator of the 8-part TV series Märät Säpikkäät, 2012 – which introduced young Sámi people in a humorous way and was nominated for Best TV Series of 2012.


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SWING GAME MEDIATEHDAS DAKAR DCP | 16:9 | 83’ / 55’ INTERNATIONAL SALES: DECKERT DISTRIBUTION

Swing Game is a creative documentary about the fast-growing digital game industry. The filmmakers decide to found a mobile games company and create a hit game. There’s only one problem: they don’t know anything about game development.

DIRECTORS: MIKKO PELTONEN & PASI RIIALI SCRIPT: MIKKO PELTONEN & PASI RIIALI CINEMATOGRAPHY: JUKK A KOSKINEN & HANNU K ÄKI EDITING: MARKUS RASK MUSIC: JUHO NURMELA & OLLI K ARI SOUND DESIGN: VILLE K ATAJALA PRODUCERS: PASI RIIALI & MIKKO PELTONEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: MEDIATEHDAS DAK AR CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: FILMSTONE PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK FINANCING TV COMPANIES: YLE, ARTE G.E.I.E. DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: MEDIATEHDAS DAK AR INTERNATIONAL SALES: DECKERT DISTRIBUTION

MIKKO PELTONEN is a filmmaker from Helsinki. He studied filmmaking at Aalto University School of Art and Design (Film School Helsinki) and is the owner of the production company Filmstone.

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PASI RIIALI is the CEO of Kotka based Mediatehdas Dakar. He has graduated from Tornio Institute of Art and Media.


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“AN ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF THOUSANDS OF LAKES” FINNISH FILMS 2016


JÄRVEN TARINA

MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS FINNISH PREMIERE: 15.01.2016 DCP | 2.35:1 | 75’

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TALE OF A LAKE

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Tale of a Lake is a film about the thousands of lakes that Finland is known for. It takes the viewers on an unprecedented adventure, ranging from crystal clear springs all the way to the basins of the big lakes. It opens a whole new world of underwater nature for the viewers and tells many of the old tales and beliefs that abound in the land of thousands of lakes. The film is told through tales that are based on the myths, legends and old beliefs found in Finnish folklore.

DIRECTORS: MARKO RÖHR AND KIM SAARNILUOTO SCRIPT: ANT TI TUURI AND MARKO RÖHR CINEMATOGRAPHER: TEEMU LIAKK A (DOP), HANNU SIITONEN, MIKKO PÖLLÄNEN, PASI LENSU, JAN HENRIKSSON MUSIC: PANU AALTIO SOUND DESIGN: JUHA HAK ANEN PRODUCER: MARKO RÖHR PRODUCTION COMPANY: MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: NORDISK FILM DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL SALES: LEVEL K

KIM SAARNILUOTO has worked in the television and feature film industry since the late 1990’s making dozens of TV series and documentaries. Tale of a Forest was Saarniluoto’s first feature film.

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MARKO RÖHR is one of Finland’s most experienced film producers. He has produced 25 feature films as well as several documentaries and television programs. Since 1992 Marko Röhr has also been directing underwater documentaries including Underwater Iceland, which won 13 prizes at film festivals throughout the world.


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TUNTEIDEN TEMPPELIT ILLUME OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 04.12.2015 DCP | 16:9 | 82’

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TEMPLES OF DREAMS

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Beautiful and funny stories from cinema old and new. Watching films at the cinema is loaded with strong feelings and powerful memories, erotic encounters, laughter, anger and sorrow - any possible human emotion is only ordinary in these Temples of Dreams. Film also tells the experiences of old projectionists and cinema owners in the era when film changed to digital bytes. A documentary about the common viewing experience, as told by a mixed group of people who are passionate about film.

DIRECTOR: JOUKO AALTONEN SCRIPT: TONI PUURTINEN, HENRI WALT TER REHNSTRÖM, JOUKO AALTONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: TIMO PELTONEN SOUND: MART TI TURUNEN EDITING: TUULI KUIT TINEN MUSIC: MARKKU KOPISTO, ROBI DE GODZINSKY PRODUCERS: JOUKO AALTONEN, MARJANNE MÄKELÄ / ILLUME LTD FINANCED BY: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION / ELINA KIVIHALME, AVEK / OUTI ROUSU, KONSTSAMFUNDET / K AJ-GUSTAF BERGH FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE

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JOUKO AALTONEN (born 1956) is an experienced producer, director and researcher. He has produced for Illume, Ltd. about 30 creative documentaries including several international co-productions. Among them are films by Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui, Peter von Bagh, Kiti Luostarinen and others. He has also directed several awarded documentaries, including Revolution (2006), Punksters and Youngsters (2008), A Man from the Congo River (2009), Battle for the City (2011) and Leap (2012).


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THE LAND OF MINE NÄLKÄMAAN SAMPO LUXIAN PRODUCTIONS OY FINNISH PREMIERE: 08.04.2016 DCP, HD | 16:9 | APPROX 85’

Republic of Finland is promoting clean technology by organizing Green Mining seminars where foreign experts tell us how the development of the world is becoming increasingly expensive by 2050. The Earth is running out of resources and mining companies have to use increasingly lowgrade metal deposits. Finland aims to be a model country for environmentally friendly mining. Its pioneer project is Talvivaara, which uses new biotechnology to extract nickel, zinc and uranium. Through several charismatic characters, the documentary film The Land Of Mine follows the rise of the biggest nickel mine in Western Europe and the ensuing disasters whose effects continue to reverberate in the nation.

DIRECTOR: MIK A KOSKINEN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SAMPSA OINAALA SCRIPT: MIK A KOSKINEN, SAMPSA OINAALA CINEMATOGRAPHY: MIK A KOSKINEN, TOMMI TAIPALE, MIKKO KEINONEN, SAMPSA OINAALA, MIK A MAT TILA EDITING: K AUKO LINDFORS MUSIC: KIMMO POHJONEN SOUND DESIGN: JANNE LAINE PRODUCER: MIK A KOSKINEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: LUXIAN PRODUCTIONS OY PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, AVEK, MEDIA CREATIVE EUROPE, TAIKE, KMS CHURCH MEDIA FUND FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE

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MIKA KOSKINEN lived and worked in China almost 2 decades to film the development of the country. He has directed and produced several internationally broadcasted and acknowledged feature length documentaries such as Zhang´s Diner which premiered at Nyon Visions du Reel main competition 2004 and Red Forest Hotel which premiered at IDFA 2011. After moving back to his old home country Finland he found out that there was a mining boom to produce nickel and other raw materials for China.


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WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, PEOPLE LOSE TRUST IN DEMOCRACY.


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WAR AND PEACE OF MIND

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KINOCOMPANY LTD FINNISH PREMIERE: 11.03.2016 DCP | 1.85:1 | 75’

War and Peace of Mind explores what war does to the human mind and how both, the individual and nation as a whole, survive it psychologically. Finland and WWII, locally known as continuation war, is the backdrop of this documentary.

DIRECTOR: ARI MATIK AINEN SCRIPT: ARI MATIK AINEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: HANNU-PEKK A VITIK AINEN EDITING: MAT TI NÄRÄNEN MUSIC: JANNE HAAVISTO SOUND DESIGN: JANNE LAINE CAST: VILLE KIVIMÄKI, JENNI KIRVES, TUOMAS TEPORA, MARKKU JOKISIPILÄ, JUHA MÄLKKI PRODUCERS: ARI MATIK AINEN, LIISA JUNTUNEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: KINOCOMPANY LTD COPRODUCTION COMPANY: NAPAFILMS LTD. PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE

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ARI MATIKAINEN is a writer, producer, director, and the owner and CEO of Kinocompany, Ltd. He has always been very interested in the reflection of history on the present population and has courageously worked with themes and issues, which have been traditionally shunned or avoided. His works include creative documentaries, TV series, documentaries and fiction.


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WHITE RAGE VALKOINEN RAIVO

ART FILMS PRODUCTION FINNISH PREMIERE: 27.11.2015 DCP | 16:9 | 73’

This is the story of Lauri and, through him, the story of other victims of both school bullying and a separate childhood trauma: victims full of white rage, which may lead to school shootings and other extreme acts of violence. The film is also about our society: a society without sufficient understanding or the desire to address these issues.

DIRECTOR: ARTO HALONEN SCRIPT: ARTO HALONEN CINEMATOGRAPHY: MIK A ORASMAA JA PETER FLINCKENBERG EDITING: OT TO HEIKOLA, ARTO HALONEN MUSIC: KIRK A SAINIO SOUND DESIGN: KIRK A SAINIO CAST: MIRO MÄKELÄ, LINUS TUOMENVIRTA AND JOUKO HOKK ANEN PRODUCER: ARTO HALONEN PRODUCTION COMPANY: ART FILMS PRODUCTION PRODUCTION SUPPORT: THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, THE PROMOTION CENTRE FOR AUDIOVISUAL CULTURE, THE CHURCH MEDIA FOUNDATION, ALLI PAASIKIVI FOUNDATION AND ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND FINANCING TV COMPANY: YLE DISTRIBUTION IN FINLAND: VLMEDIA

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ARTO HALONEN received the Finland Prize in 2005. The prize is awarded in recognition of a notable artistic career and is a major commendation by the Ministry of Culture and the State. He also received the City of Helsinki Cultural Prize for 2010 – only the third time in history the prize has gone to a filmmaker. He has also received the Humanitarian Award of the European Union in 1998. Both Halonen´s documentaries and fiction feature films have been awarded internationally and distributed widely around the world.


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DOCUMENTARY FINNISH PRODUCTION FILMS COMPANIES

FINNISH PRODUCTION COMPANIES AAMU FILMCOMPANY LTD info@aamufilmcompany.fi www.aamufilmcompany.fi

DON FILMS info@donfilms.fi www.donfilms.fi

ILLUME LTD. illume@illume.fi www.illume.fi

ANIMA VITAE LTD info@anima.fi www.anima.fi

EPIDEM ZOT mikael.wahlforss@epidemzot.com www.epidemzot.com

ILOKUVA NAUKKARINEN & CO ilokuva@ilokuva.fi www.ilokuva.fi

ART FILMS PRODUCTION AFP OY info@artfilms.fi www.artfilmsproduction.com

FILMIMAA markku.tuurna@sci.fi www.filmimaa.fi

INLAND FILM COMPANY inland @inland.fi www.inland.fi

ARTISTA FILMI OY susanna@artista.fi www.artistafilmi.fi

OY FILMKOMPANIET ALPHA AB tom@filmkompaniet.fi www.filmkompaniet.fi

IRON SKY UNIVERSE www.ironsky.net

AVANTON PRODUCTIONS OY info@avanton.fi www.avanton.fi BAD TASTE LTD btlimited @ btlimited.fi www.btlimited.fi BUFO LTD mark@ bufo.fi www.bufo.fi BUTTERWORKS tiinabutter@gmail.com CAMERA CAGLIOSTRO katariina.lillqvist@gmail.com www.cameracagliostro.com CINET OY petri.jokiranta@cinet.fi

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CRYSTAL EYE LTD mail@crystaleye.fi www.crystaleye.fi DIONYSOS FILMS OY riina.hyytia@dionysosfilms.fi www.dionysosfilms.fi

FIRST FLOOR PRODUCTIONS OY firstfloor@firstfloor.fi www.firstfloor.fi FISHER KING PRODUCTION OY king @fisherking.fi www.fisherking.fi FREMANTLE MEDIA OY www.fremantlemedia.com GIRON-FILMI OY lapsui@mail.ru GUERILLA FILMS OY info@guerillafilms.fi www.guerillafilms.fi HANDLE PRODUCTIONS OY hanna@handleproductions.com www.handleproductions.com HELSINKI-FILMI OY aleksi.bardy@helsinkifilmi.fi www.helsinkifilmi.fi HUH HUH -FILMI OY maarit.lalli@kolumbus.fi

IT’S ALIVE FILMS info@itsalive.fi www.itsalive.fi JW DOCUMENTARIES OY webster@dlc.fi KAIHO REPUBLIC www.kaihorepublic.com KINOCOMPANY info@kinocompany.fi www.kinocompany.fi KINOPRODUCTION kino@kinoproduction.fi www.kinoproduction.fi KINOSTO OY info@kinosto.fi www.kinosto.fi KINOTAR OY kinotar@kinotar.com www.kinotar.com KLAFFI PRODUCTIONS kimmo@klaffi.com www.klaffi.com


OKTOBER OY joonas@oktober.fi www.oktober.fi

TUFFI FILMS OY tuffi@tuffifilms.com www.tuffifilms.com

LÅNGFILM PRODUCTIONS FINLAND OY info@langfilm.fi www.langfilm.fi

POETRY IN MOTION OY info@terosaarinen.com www.terosaarinen.com

TWISTED FILMS www.twistedfilms.fi

MADE ulla@made.fi www.made.fi MAKING MOVIES OY mamo@mamo.fi www.mamo.fi MARIANNA FILMS OY marianna.films@gmx.net www.mikakaurismaki.com MJÖLK mjolk@mjolk.fi www.mjolk.fi MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS ilkka.matila@matilarohr.com www.matilarohr.com MILLENNIUM FILM LTD. millennium@millenniumfilm.fi www.millenniumfilm.fi MEDIATEHDAS DAKAR info@dakar.fi www.dakar.fi MOUKA FILMI OY mouka@mouka.fi www.mouka.fi MUTANT KOALA PICTURES www.mutantkoala.com

OF COURSE MY FILMS OY pia.andell@gmail.com

PETFILMS OY petfilms@ petfilms.fi POHJANKONNA www.pohjankonna.fi POHJOLA-FILMI elina.pohjola@ pohjolafilmi.fi www.pohjolafilmi.fi RT DOCUMENTARIES OY ilkka.ruuhijarvi@welho.com SILVA MYSTERIUM OY mika.ritalahti@silvamysterium.fi www.silvamysterium.fi SNAPPER FILMS OY snapper@snapperfilms.com www.snapperfilms.com SOLAR FILMS INC. OY markus.selin@solarfilms.com www.solarfilms.com

VASKI FILMI LTD janne.niskala@vaskifilmi.fi www.vaskifilmi.fi VEGETARIAN FILMS info@vegetarianfilms.fi www.vegetarianfilms.fi VERTIGO info@vertigo.fi www.vertigo.fi VIDEOKUU jussi@videokuu.com www.videokuu.com YELLOW FILM & TV jarkko.hentula@yellowfilm.fi www.yellowfilm.fi ZODIAK FINLAND OY/ JAROWSKIJ info@zodiakfinland.fi www.jarowskij.fi ZONE 2 zone2@zone2.fi http://zone2.fi

STUDIO OUTO info@studio.fi www.outo.fi SUBZERO FILM ENTERTAINMENT petri.jokiranta@subzerofilment.fi SPUTNIK OY sputnik@sputnik.fi TESTIFILMI OY jussi@testifilmi.fi www.testifilmi.fi

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NAPAFILMS liisa@napafilms.fi www.napafilms.fi

PERIFERIA PRODUCTIONS OY markku@ periferiaproductions.fi www.periferiaproductions.fi

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KROMA PRODUCTIONS OY kroma@kroma.fi www.kroma.fi


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FEATURE FILMS ATLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM Michel J. Vandewalle +49 89 2007 1909 mvandewalle@atlasfilm.com http://atlasfilm.com/ V INTERNATIONAL MEDIA Glenn Kendrick Ackermann +1 310 404 8684 gackermann@vim-llc.com IRON SKY THE COMING RACE

EYEWELL AB +4670 733 28 55 info@eyewell.se www.eyewell.se THE LOOK OF A KILLER

RAVEN BANNER ENTERTAINMENT 416-778-9090 mpaszt@ravenbanner.ca http://ravenbannerentertainment. com IT CAME FROM THE DESERT

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THE YELLOW AFFAIR Miira Paasilinna +46 76 199 3166 miira@yellowaffair.com http://www.yellowaffair.com THE GIRL KING THE MINE

TRUST NORDISK +45 3686 8788 info@trustnordisk.com http://trustnordisk.com/

FILMS TRANSIT 1-514-844-3358 info@filmstransit.com http://www.filmstransit.com

DEVIL’S BRIDE

DIVING INTO THE UNKNOWN

WIDE MANAGEMENT +33 1 53 95 04 64 infos@widemanagement.com http://www.widemanagement.com/

DECKERT DISTRIBUTION +49 341 2156638 info@deckert-distribution.com http://deckert-distribution.com

2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING

LITTLE YELLOW BOOTS RETURN OF THE ATOM SWING GAME

LEVEL K +45 48 44 30 72 natja@levelk.dk http://www.levelk.dk TALE OF A LAKE

RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES +49 30 4737 2980 info@riseandshine-berlin.de http://www.riseandshine-berlin.de/ DADDY’S GIRL MY FATHER FROM SIRIUS

WIDE HOUSE +33 1 53 95 04 64 pm@widehouse.org http://widehouse.org CHEER UP


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