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THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION

THE 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

distribution is complemented by Finnish

1969 as an independent foundation operating

film weeks organized around the world in

under the supervision of the Ministry of

partnership with Finnish embassies and cultural

Education and Culture. In granting support,

institutes.

the Foundation is guided by the State Aid Act, the Film Promotion Act and Decree as well as

The Finnish Film Foundation participates in

the European Commission notification on state

film markets at the Berlin, Cannes and Toronto

funding for film. The Foundation receives its

Film Festivals together with other Nordic film

funding from lottery and pools funds allocated

institutes under the ‘Scandinavian Films’ banner.

for promoting film art.

To promote short and documentary films, The Nordic film institutes and the Finnish Film

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The Finnish Film Foundation is responsible for

Foundation cooperate at the Clermont-Ferrand

the cultural export and international promotion

International Short Film Festival in France,

of Finnish films. Our aim is to increase

International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA)

the visibility of Finnish films and aid their

in Amsterdam, and at the Nordisk Panorama

international distribution. Major international

event.

film festivals offer Finnish films an important channel to foreign markets. We aim to find the appropriate international venue for each film in order to reach its target audience. Festival


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MANAGING DIRECTOR LASSE SAARINEN MANAGING DIRECTOR Mobile +358 50 596 1763

PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT PETRI ROSSI HEAD OF PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT Mobile +358 50 448 3606

HANNU TUOMAINEN FILM COMMISSIONER FEATURE FILMS, INTERNATIONAL MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS Mobile +358 400 475 285   MARJO VALVE FILM COMMISSIONER FEATURE FILMS Mobile +358 50 436 3820

PIIA NOKELAINEN FILM COMMISSIONER SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARY FILMS Mobile +358 400 733 994

INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT JAANA PUSKALA HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT Mobile +358 50 593 2068

THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION

MEET THE PEOPLE JENNI DOMINGO COORDINATOR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION FEATURE FILMS Mobile +358 40 841 2849

OTTO SUURONEN INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION ADVISOR / SHORT FILMS Mobile +358 45 671 1491

KATI NUORA MANAGER INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION AND PROJECTS Mobile +358 50 568 9191

MARJA PALLASSALO SENIOR ADVISOR / CULTURAL EXPORT OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS Mobile +358 50 338 0635

CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA KERSTIN DEGERMAN HEAD OF OFFICE, CREATIVE EUROPE DESK/MEDIA Mobile +358 50 528 2109

HARRI AHOKAS HEAD OF DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION Mobile +358 500 879 349

INKERI LUNDGREN INFORMATION OFFICER Mobile +358 50 467 0760

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PEKKA UOTILA FILM COMMISSIONER SHORT FILMS, DOCUMENTARY FILMS Mobile +358 400 949 415


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The Finnish Film Foundation

CO-PRODUCTION FUNDING

CO-PRODUCTION FUNDING

Production support is given to an average of 80 films per year. The Foundation’s support makes up around 40 percent of the average feature film budget. The rest of the average budget is made up by television and distribution companies, the producers’ own investment and financing from domestic and international funds and investments. Production support is available for feature films, animations, short films, documentaries and TV-series. International co-productions

The Support Application is made by the Finnish

International co-productions are also eligible

co-producer. There are no fixed deadlines for

for production support from The Finnish Film

applying but it is recommended that the Finnish

Foundation when a Finnish co-producer is

co-production partner is brought in as early as

involved. The Foundation funds around 8 to

possible. The amount of production support for

10 minority co-productions every year with a

minority co-productions has traditionally ranged

support budget of around 1 million EUR.

from 50.000 to 500.000 EUR, depending on the Finnish creative/technical input. There are no

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Support eligibility for co-productions is

spend requirements for the support, nor is the

determined with the following criteria:

support recoupable.

• Involvement of a Finnish co-producer with Finnish distribution rights • Creative and/or technical input from Finland • Distribution of some kind in Finland • Relevance of the project for Finnish audiences • Possibilities for an ongoing co-operation between the parties

For more information: www.ses.fi/en


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www.ses.fi/en

CO-PRODUCTION FUNDING

INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTIONS WITH FINLAND

2011- 2016

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52 LÅNGFILM PRODUCTIONS FINLAND 54 MAKING MOVIES 56 MARIANNA FILMS 58 MJÖLK MOVIES 60 MOUKA FILMI 62 MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS 64 NAPAFILMS 66 OKTOBER 68 POHJOLA-FILMI 70 ROGER! PICTURES LTD 72 SNAPPER FILMS 74 SOLAR FILMS INC. 76 SILVA MYSTERIUM 78 SUBZERO 80 TESTIFILMI 82 TUFFI FILMS 84 TWISTED FILMS 86 VASKI FILMI LTD 88 VERTIGO 90 YELLOW FILM & TV 92 ZODIAK FINLAND OY

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08 AAMU FILM COMPANY LTD 10 ANIMA PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT 12 ART FILMS PRODUCTIONS AFP LTD 14 AVANTON PRODUCTIONS 16 BUFO LTD 18 DIONYSOS FILMS 20 DON FILMS 22 FILMIMAA 24 FILMKOMPANIET 26 FISHER KING 28 FREMANTLEMEDIA FINLAND OY 30 HANDLE PRODUCTIONS 32 HELSINKI-FILMI 34 ILLUME 36 INLAND FILM COMPANY 38 IRON SKY UNIVERSE 40 IT´S ALIVE FILMS 42 KAIHO REPUBLIC 44 KINOCOMPANY 46 KINOSTO 48 LUMINOIR 50 LUCY LOVES DRAMA


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• THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI (Hymyilevä mies) 2016 Drama, Director: Juho Kuosmanen, 94min

AAMU FILM COMPANY LTD Aamu Film Company Ltd was founded in 2001, and we have produced both fiction and documentary films in various lengths. Over the years, we have noticed that the art of cinema is serious fun. If we do not like something, we do not do it. But when we do, we give it everything. That is what we are good at. We aim to build long relationships with directors and screenwriters who have a unique approach to filmmaking. We usually start from short films and proceed to international feature films in order to make their style, content and ensemble to reach their peak. We know that content always shapes the form, and that every film making process has to be custommade for the content in question. Our mission is to change the way of seeing our everyday life by producing truthful films that will be remembered for decades to come.

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AAMU FILM COMPANY LTD HIIHTOMÄENTIE 34 FI-00800 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 40 735 5977 INFO @AAMUFILMCOMPANY.FI WWW.AAMUFILMCOMPANY.FI

1st prize un Certain Regard Cannes 2016 Golden eye at Zurich IFF 2016 Golden Hugo at Chicago IFF 2016 EFA European Discovery - Prix FIPRESCI 2016 Finnish submission to the Oscars • PURITY AND DANGER (2016) Documentary, Director: Elina Talvensaari, 50min

COMING UP • LOVE&ORDER (2017) Miniseries 3 x 50’, comedy, Director: Leea Klemola

IN POST PRODUCTION • THE THICK LASHES OF LAURI MÄNTYVAARA (2017) Fiction, Director: Hannaleena Hauru, 90min

IN DEVELOPMENT • CITIZEN B, 2018 (shooting ), drama, dir. Hamy Ramezan, 90’ • WOODCUTTER’S STORY, 2018 (shooting), drama, dir. Mikko Myllylahti, 90’

CONTACT INFORMATION JUSSI RANTAMÄKI PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 735 5977 rantamaki@aamufilmcompany.fi

EMILIA HAUKKA PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Tel. +358 50 380 4427 emilia@aamufilmcompany.fi


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PHOTOS: SAMI KUOKKANEN ©AAMU FILM COMPANY

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THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI


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• EGGSTREME A rock band adopts five baby birds and teaches them to play music. With their music the little birds get the whole world on their side.

ANIMA PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT Anima Pictures Entertainment - APE - is IP driven entertainment factory with main focus on Asia and armed with advisory board members from Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo, Copenhagen, London and Los Angeles. APE is a joint venture of Rinki and Anima.    

Anima Vitae, Helsinki Finland, founded 2000. Anima Vitae has been one of the leading 3D animation studios in Nordic countries for well past decade.        

RINKI is a creative cluster for storytelling, advertising, animation and entertainment. Company has very strong knowledge on VR and 360 video branding in a global scale. Our core is audiovisual but our job is to bring great ideas alive.   

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AnimaPoint, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, founded 2013. AnimaPoint is producing outstanding quality also for the world’s absolute top companies and brands.    ANIMA PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT VANHA TALVITIE 11 A FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND WWW.ANIMA.FI

• FLEAK - The Giant Discovery The Giant Discovery From Tiny Hurdles to Giant Discoveries. • HUGO It’s a comedy about 90’s tv-star forced to make a comeback, and a story about father who has raised his adopted daughter. • JULIA & PAL What if every child had an all-knowing stuffed toy with a sweet tooth to watch over her when she was feeling scared? •

THE GNOME When you’re 4 inches tall, a puddle becomes an ocean and a mound becomes a mountain. The Gnome tells the story of a reluctant hero facing his ultimate fear.

CONTACT INFORMATION ANTTI HAIKALA PRODUCER, DIRECTOR TEL: +358 400 926 878 antti@anima.fi JANI KURONEN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CTO TEL: +60-13-3346332 kurre@animapoint.net NIKO WAARALINNA   PRESIDENT OF APE’S  TEL: +358 40 5003892  niko@anima.fi PETTERI PASANEN CHAIRMAN OF APE’S CELL, FINLAND   +358 40 5000 571  CELL, HONG KONG +852 5260 9819 WeChat ID: PetteriAnima  petteri@anima.fi


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FLEAK

HUGO

JULIA & PAL

EGGSTREME

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THE GNOME


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• THE LIBERATION OF SKOPJE (2016) Fiction Feature, Directors: Rade Šerbedžija and Danilo Šerbedžija, 110 min

ART FILMS PRODUCTIONS AFP LTD Art Films produces creative quality films which are known for their socially strong-stance subjects. The company is founded by director and producer Arto Halonen whose latest feature film is the critically acclaimed documentary film “White Rage”. Halonen’s fiction feature “Princess” is one of the most viewed films in Finnish cinema within the last decade. Art Films’ movies have been sold to over 30 countries and they have won several international awards. Halonen has also won a number of awards and gained a lot of recognition both domestically and internationally, including the Finland Prize, the Humanitarian Award of the European Union and City of Helsinki Culture Prize. Art Films produces international co-productions as well, including the Macedonian-Croatian-Finnish feature film “The Liberation of Skopje”.

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ART FILMS PRODUCTIONS AFP LTD MERIMIEHENK ATU 10 FI-00150 HELSINKI FINLAND INFO @ARTFILMS.FI TEL: +358 50 465 4046 WWW.ARTFILMSPRODUCTION.COM

• WHITE RAGE (2015) Documentary film, Director: Arto Halonen, 73 min • A PATRIOTIC MAN (2013) Fiction Feature, Director: Arto Halonen, 96 min • WHEN HEROES LIE (2012) Documentary film, Director: Arto Halonen, 119 min

COMING UP • THE GUARDIAN ANGEL (IN PRODUCTION) Fiction Feature, Director: Arto Halonen Based on true events. An investigator and a hypnotist run a life-and-death chase through the world of psychological manipulation, revealing the most incredible series of hypnosis-related crimes in history. •

ZARA (IN PRE-PRODUCTION) Documentary film, Director: Arto Halonen A story about the shady world of human trafficking and the challenging recovery of the identity and human dignity of its survivors.

• ARNOLD CAUTIOUS & LUCKY STONE (IN DEVELOPMENT) Fiction Feature (Family movie), Director: Arto Halonen A tale about the richness of imagination and finding happiness. •

TESLA (IN DEVELOPMENT) Fiction Feature, Director: Arto Halonen Nikola Tesla tries to change the world by creating a wireless system for transmission of free energy, as well as a collective defense weapon, while military forces and energy industries from different nations aim to harness these inventions to serve the purpose of their own interests.

CONTACT INFORMATION ARTO HALONEN PRODUCER - DIRECTOR SCREENWRITER - CEO Tel. +358 40 500 6602 arto@artfilms.fi


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WHITE RAGE

PRINCESS

WHITE RAGE

THE LIBERATION OF SKOPJE

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A PATRIOTIC MAN


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• BLOOD SISTERS (2015) Documentary, co-production, Director: Malin Andersson, 80 min • BECOMING ME (2015) Documentary, Director: Mina Laamo, 75 min • VIVE LA FRANCE (2014) Documentary, co-production, Directors: Helgi Felixson and Titti Johnson • FIVE STAR EXISTENCE (2011) Documentary, Director: Sonja Lindén, 90 min

AVANTON PRODUCTIONS Avanton Productions Oy was created in 2006 to produce artistically ambitious creative documentaries which explore the human soul, humanity and the contemporary world with personal style. It wants to support authors with a strong vision, both content- and formwise. The aim of Avanton Productions is to produce films with international potential and it has also been involved in various international co-productions. During the last years the company has produced several creative documentaries directed by talented female directors. These films have won many international prizes and have been seen at film festivals e.g. in Toronto, Amsterdam, Leipzig and Sheffield.

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AVANTON PRODUCTIONS OY HIETAMÄENKUJA 3 FI-02200 ESPOO FINLAND INFO @AVANTON.FI WWW.AVANTON.FI

COMING UP • A HOME IN MEMORY (2017) Documentary, Director: Helena Öst • TO SIBERIA, MY LOVE (2017) Documentary, Director: Peter Flinckenberg • THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF WAR (2017) Documentary, co-production, Director: Benjamin B. Bertram

CONTACT INFORMATION SONJA LINDÉN PRODUCER, DIRECTOR +358 50 567 1895 sonja.linden@avanton.fi JUSSI LEHTOMÄKI PRODUCER, PRODUCTION MANAGER +358 44 313 0666 jussi.lehtomaki@avanton.fi SANNA ÖSTMAN PRODUCTION MANAGER +358 40 592 2069 sanna.ostman@avanton.fi


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TO SIBERIA, MY LOVE

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A HOME IN MEMORY

BECOMING ME


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• THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (2017) Drama, Co-produced with Sputnik, Director: Aki Kaurismäki, 98min

BUFO LTD Founded in 2007, Bufo has produced a number of fiction films of which many have received international recognition. Based in Helsinki, the ambitious and thrill-seeking company concentrates on plot-driven and meaningful stories that can also entertain big audiences. Bufo has produced such films as Pirjo Honkasalo’s Concrete Night (Finland’s official entry for the Oscars and Golden Globes in 2014), Korso by Akseli Tuomivaara (2014) and The Good Son by Zaida Bergroth (2011). Bufo has also produced Jörn Donner’s film Armi Alive! (2015) about the founder of the iconic Finnish design company Marimekko, and the TV series Northern Mishaps (comedydrama, directed by Janne Reinikainen, 2015). Furthermore, Bufo has been involved in a number of European co-productions.

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Bufo’s latest productions include Aki Kaurismäki’s new film The Other Side of Hope, co-produced with Sputnik, which will premiere in the competition section at the 67th Berlinale, and a sequel to Jörn Donner’s documentary film produced 46 years ago, Fuck Off 2 – Images of Finland. BUFO LTD TYÖPAJANK ATU 2 A R1 D FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND INFO @ BUFO.FI WWW.BUFO.FI

• DEADWEIGHT (2016) Drama, Co-produced with Rohfilm Director: Axel Koenzen, 88min • ARMI ALIVE! (2015) Drama, Director: Jörn Donner, 84min • KORSO (2014) Drama, Co-produced with Tuffi Films, Director: Akseli Tuomivaara, 84min • CONCRETE NIGHT (2013) Drama, Director: Pirjo Honkasalo, 96min COMING UP • THE LAST ONES Drama, Co-produced with Homeless Bob Productions Director: Veiko Õunpuu • MEMORY OF WATER Dystomian drama, Director: Saara Saarela

A story set in a totalitarian future society where the geography and power relations of the world have changed and where most wars are fought over fresh water.

• TAGLI & TELLE Children’s film, Director: Akseli Tuomivaara

After animals from the local circus start to strangely disappear, siblings Tagli & Telle decide to establish their own detective office to solve the mystery.

CONTACT INFORMATION MARK LWOFF PRODUCER Tel. +358 45 131 4652 mark@bufo.fi MISHA JAARI PRODUCER Tel. +358 45 6740 272 misha@bufo.fi HELENA MIELONEN MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION Tel. +358 41 532 3394 helena@bufo.fi MILLA SEVÓN PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Tel. +358 40 771 6656 milla@bufo.fi


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ARMI ALIVE!

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DEADWEIGHT

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE


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• TATU AND PATU (2016) Feature film, Children’s film, Director: Rike Jokela, 70min

DIONYSOS FILMS Dionysos Films is an independent production company founded in 2008 by two award winning Finnish filmmakers, producer Riina Hyytiä and director-screenwriter Johanna Vuoksenmaa. Dionysos Films has established a reputation for high quality productions that reach audiences. The feature comedy “21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage” was the number one domestic film in Finland in 2013 with over 400.000 admissions. Two seasons of TV-series “Click Me” were an audience hit winning five golden Venlas (Finnish equivalent of American Emmys). The remake rights of “Click Me” have been sold to B-reel, in Sweden. Company’s 2016 successes include a drama comedy series “Living with my Ex” which has been a great audience hit reaching almost million viewers on a weekly basis on MTV3. Also company’s first children’s film “Tatu & Patu” based on a hugely popular Finnish book series – had a record-breaking opening in October 2016 and has become a true phenomenon in Finland with over 300.000 admissions.

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Filming of the crime drama series “Deadwind” started in October 2016. The series is a FinnishGerman co-production and will premiere on YLE in 2018.

DIONYSOS FILMS PENGERK ATU 18 A LH 4 FI-00500 HELSINKI FINLAND INFO @ DIONYSOSFILMS.FI WWW.DIONYSOSFILMS.FI

All family comedy based on the bestselling children’s book series.

LIVING WITH MY EX (2016) TV series, Drama Comedy, Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa, 12 x 43min Drama-comedy series about five recently divorced families living in the same apartment building, designed especially for them.

• ADULT CAMP (2015) Feature film, Comedy, Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa, 96min • 21 WAYS TO RUIN A MARRIAGE (2013) Feature film, Comedy, Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa, 93 min • CLICK ME (2011+2014) TV series, Drama, Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa, 24 x 42 min

COMING UP •

DEADWIND (2018) TV series, Crime drama, Director: Rike Jokela, 12 x 52min Nordic crime drama series mixing crime investigation and personal drama of the main character detective Sofia Karppi, a female detective in her 40’s.

VIRTUAL WARRIOR (2017) TV series, youth/comedy, Aleksi Delikouras, 8 x 12min Youth comedy series based on the popular Nörtti-books written by Aleksi Delikouras

• AURORA (2017/2018) Drama-comedy, Miia Tervo, 100min A miracle happens in the arctic ghetto.

CONTACT INFORMATION RIINA HYYTIÄ PRODUCER / CEO Tel. +358 50 350 0754 riina.hyytia@dionysosfilms.fi JOHANNA VUOKSENMAA DIRECTOR Tel. +358 50 592 4747 johanna.vuoksenmaa@dionysosfilms.fi MAX MALKA PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 573 0861 max.malka@dionysosfilms.fi JOJO UIMONEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 703 1213 jojo.uimonen@dionysosfilms.fi


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LIVING WITH MY EX

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DEADWIND

TATU AND PATU


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• LAKE BODOM (2016) Horror, director Taneli Mustonen, 85min

COMING UP • ARRHYTHMIA (2016) Drama, director Boris Khlebnikov, in co- production with delegate producer CTB Film Company, RUSSIA

DON FILMS CONTACT INFORMATION Hailing from Helsinki Finland, comes DON FILMS. Co-founded in 2010 by friends with solid backgrounds in producing, directing and screenwriting, we devote ourselves to characterdriven stories with high stakes and unstoppable momentum. With our 24-episode family fiction series nominated for Finland’s main TV award, and Taneli Mustonen’s horror film LAKE BODOM earning rave reviews and making a splash at the local box office, we’re now zealously working on our next projects.

“LAKE BODOM is an ambidextrous, genrebending thriller of considerable skill and diabolical invention” - BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

“Ingenious, intelligent, playfully nasty” - SCREEN DAILY

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“Layered characters, subtle verbal clues and Hitchcock-style red herrings... A guilty pleasure” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER DON FILMS PURSIMIEHENK ATU 4 A, TOP FLOOR FI-00150 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 4 4700 4800 INFO @ DONFILMS.FI WWW.DONFILMS.FI

ALEKSI HYVÄRINEN PRODUCER, CO-FOUNDER Tel. +358 50 551 4561 aleksi@donfilms.fi TANELI MUSTONEN CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER taneli@donfilms.fi


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BODOM

- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Photo: Daniel Lindholm

“A GUILTY PLEASURE”


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• INTO THE FOREST I GO (2017) Feature length documentary, Director: Anu Kuivalainen • THE WAGES OF WAR (2016) Feature length documentary, Director: Timo Korhonen

FILMIMAA Filmimaa Ltd. was founded in 2007 by producer and documentary filmmaker Markku Tuurna and screenwriter Tarja Kylmä. We are proud to present provoking and beautiful creative documentaries and unique short films. We offer in-house story development for your projects, from shorts to feature-length films. Our mission is to promote different voices in order to give us all something new to think about.

• JOB INTERVIEW (2016) An animation short, Director: Juha Fiilin • SEXY AS HELL (2016) A short film, Director: Kimmo Taavila

COMING UP • ROBBING BURMA Feature length documentary, Directors: Rauli Virtanen and Markku Tuurna • TALK TO ME Feature length documentary, Directors: Saija Mäki-Nevala, Jarkko T. Laine • WHO AM I? Feature length documentary, Director: Virpi Suutari

We look forward for international coproductions. CONTACT INFORMATION FILMIMAA OY SIAMINTIE 14 FI-00560 HELSINKI FINLAND INFO @ FILMIMAA.FI WWW. FILMIMAA.FI

MARKKU TUURNA PRODUCER Tel. +358-50-5666596 markku.tuurna@filmimaa.fi

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INTO THE FOREST I GO (SIELUNMETSÄ)


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• MOOMINS (2013) TV-series Family/Animation, 78x9min • MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE (2010) Family/Animation, Director: Maria Lindberg, 74 min • MOOMIN AND MIDSUMMER MADNESS (2008) Family/Animation, Director: Maria Lindberg, 75 min

FILMKOMPANIET We like to be different, to think out-of-the-box; we develop concepts others have not thought of. Among the firsts, we restored and developed an earlier produced animation master-piece the Finnish heritage brand “The Moomins”, a real vintage-collection with zestful, high-profile, and elegant looks. Later companies as Warner Brothers and Disney followed in our footsteps with productions like Charlie Brown and Cinderella. Now we have new things, too, on our minds, you will hear about them soon...

K APTEENINK ATU 11 B FI-00140 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +359-40-7250318

COMING UP • MOOMINS AT CHRISTMAS (2017) Family/Animation, Directors: Jakub Wrónski & Ira Carpelan A warm-hearted, sincere, family animation with a great story in a fantasy world, the Moominvalley.

CONTACT INFORMATION TOM CARPELAN Tel. +359-40-7250318 tom@filmkompaniet.fi

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MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE

MOOMINS AT CHRISTMAS

MOOMINS TV-SERIES

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FISHER KING

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FISHER KING produces tv-drama and feature film for both international and local markets and keeps the focus on genre driven productions. Fisher King produces content in Finnish, English and Swedish language. Fisher King was founded in 2009 and is owned and led by producer Matti Halonen, producer Leila Lyytikäinen and director/writer Miikko Oikkonen. The owners have brought a joint experience from more than 50 feature films as well as tv-series, commercials and documentaries into this growing company. Fisher King is best known for the fantasy tv-series NYMPHS which has been distributed to more than 65 countries around the world to this date. The recently finished productions are the tv-drama BORDERTOWN (12 x 1h) REPLACEMENTS (12 x 44min.) and the feature films OTHER GIRLS and LOVE RECORDS.

RECENTLY RELEASED • BORDERTOWN tv series 11 x 55min, Creator: Miikko Oikkonen.

FISHER KING FREDRIKINK ATU 34 B 20-21 00100 HELSINKI, FINLAND FISHER@ FISHERKING.FI WWW.FISHERKING.FI

A loud tale about friendship and rock´n roll

• REPLACEMENTS TV series 12 x 45min, Creator: Miikko Oikkonen

How far will you go for love?

• OTHER GIRLS Feature Film, Director: Esa Illi, 90min

When life kicks you- kick back!!

COMING UP • WATCHDOG TV series, Creator Miikko Oikkonen, 10x45min

A Scandinavian thriller series

• BLOODSUCKERS Feature Film, Director: Elin Grönblom, 90min

You will never look at a mosquito the same way again

• BORDERTOWN Season 2, Creator: Miikko Oikkonen

Fisher King, Halonen and Lyytikäinen are members of the European Producers Club, EFA, EAVE and ACE.

A Scandinavian crime series

• LOVE RECORDS Feature Film, Director Aleksi Mäkelä, 120min

A Scandinavian crime series

• NYMPHS (in development) Feature film, Creator: Miikko Oikkonen, 90min

Based on the NYMPHS concept

CONTACT INFORMATION

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MATTI HALONEN PRODUCER, MD Tel. +358 400 693 743 matti.halonen@fisherking.fi LEILA LYYTIKÄINEN PRODUCER Tel +358 50 5206 771 leila.lyytikainen@fisherking.fi MIIKKO OIKKONEN WRITER, DIRECTOR Tel. +358 40 7019 387 miikko.oikkonen@fisherking.fi


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BORDERTOWN

OTHER GIRLS

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NYMPHS

BLOODSUCKERS


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• TOOTH AND NAIL (2016) Tv drama 10 x 21 min, YLE TV2, director Rike Jokela.

FREMANTLE MEDIA FINLAND FremantleMedia is one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television brands in the world. It is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most famous and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces such programmes as: Idols, Got Talent (coproduced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Hole In The Wall, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Through the Keyhole Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeite, Wentworth, Neighbours, Generation War, Salatut Elamat, Grand Designs, Project Runway, Tree Fu Tom and Strange Hill High. 

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FREMANTLEMEDIA FINLAND TELEVISIOK ATU 4 FI-00240 HELSINKI FINLAND WWW.FREMANTLEMEDIA.FI

A man from the future helps a mother save the world.

• OFF-KEY (2016) Feature film 98 min, comedy, director Lauri Nurkse.

Heart warming film about throwing yourself in head first, letting go of shame and that things in life rarely go as planned.

• NIGHTMARE 2 (2014) Feature film 77 min, thriller, director Marko Äijö.

“Did you really think it’s over?”.

• BUY THIS! (2014) Tv drama 10 x 21 min, MTV3, director Rike Jokela.

A sitcom about hectic life in an ad agency.

• NIGHTMARE (2013) Feature film 85 min, thriller, director Marko Äijö. “Who can you trust when you can’t trust anyone?” • FAREWELLS (2010) Tv drama 3 x 55 min, FST, director Ulrika Bengts.

CONTACT INFORMATION ANTERO HARTONEN INTERIM MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel. + 358 (0)207 567 800 antero.hartonen@fremantlemedia.com ELLA PIESALA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, DRAMA Tel. +358 (0)50 414 3635 ella.piesala@fremantlemedia.com MARKO ÄIJÖ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SECRET LIVES Tel. +358 (0) 207 567 700 marko.aijo@fremantlemedia.com


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HANDLE PRODUCTIONS Helmed by producer Hanna Hemilä with 25-years of experience in international co-productions, Handle Productions produces films for global audiences. The hand-drawn animated feature, Moomins on the Riviera, premiered at the London Film Festival in 2014, and has been sold to over 50 countries; the holiday countdown for children, Tommy’s Supersofa aired in Finland and Norway; and the documentary feature about Ingrid Bergman’s former butler, Paavo, a Life in Five Courses opened the 2012 Eurodoc film festival in Oslo, Norway. Handle Productions also manages the film rights of the Lumifilm Classic Collection, including documentaries about the beloved creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson, and the award-winning and recently digitally remastered animation series Tootletubs & Jyro, and Urpo & Turpo.

MOOMINS ON THE RIVIERA, 2014 Animated family feature based on the original Moomin comic strips by Tove Jansson, Xavier Picard, 77 min

TOMMY’S SUPERSOFA, 2013 Children’s comedy-drama series and a countdown for Christmas, Monica Vikström- Jokela, 24x15 min

• PAAVO, A LIFE IN FIVE COURSES, 2010 Documentary feature about Ingrid Bergman’s butler, Hanna Hemila, 71 min

COMING UP • SCHJERFBECK a period feature, Antti Jokinen, 90 min

A heartbroken young artist, Helene Schjerfbeck finds solace in her copying work for master painter Albert Edelfelt, until she musters the courage to pursue an artistic path of her own in the 1880’s Paris. Based on a true story.

• TÄHTI JA KOIVU a comedy feature, Olli Soinio, 90 min

Two fancy, elderly ladies from New York return to their fatherland, Finland, for the first time in 40 years after one of them inherits an island in the Finnish archipelago.

CONTACT INFORMATION HANNA HEMILÄ CEO / PRODUCER Tel. +358 400 512 205 hanna@handleproductions.com BEATA HARJU Tel. +358 50 384 8123 beata@handleproductions.com

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HANDLE PRODUCTIONS OY POHJOISRANTA 20 B 41 FI-00170 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL +358 400 512 205 INFO @ HANDLEPRODUCTIONS.COM WWW.HANDLEPRODUCTIONS.COM


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• GOLD DIGGER (2016) Drama, Director: Ville Jankeri, 87min • THE MINE (2016) Drama, Director: Aleksi Salmenperä, 97min

HELSINKIFILMI Helsinki-filmi is an active and innovative production company. It has participated in several European co-productions with Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Russia and the UK. Helsinki-filmi is known for several domestic box office hits and for films distributed widely in the entire world. Its films have premiered at festivals such as Berlinale, TIFF in Toronto, Venice Days, Karlovy Vary and Idfa. The company was founded in 2002 and is owned by its producers Aleksi Bardy, Annika Sucksdorff (CEO) and Miia Haavisto and Dome Karukoski, one of the most prominent directors in the region. Dedication to the development and constant search of extraordinary stories defines the core of the company. 

HELSINKI -FILMI OY KORKEAVUORENK ATU 25 A 1 FI-00130 HELSINKI FINLAND

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WWW.HELSINKIFILMI.FI

• HEADFIRST (2014) Drama, Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen, 93min • THEY HAVE ESCAPED (2014) Drama, Director: J-P Valkeapää, 102min • PIXADORES (2014) Documentary, Director: Amir Arsames Escandari, 93min

COMING UP • TOM OF FINLAND (2017) Drama, Director: Dome Karukoski A film about a man and his art that changed the world. • MIAMI (2017) Drama/thriller, Director: Zaida Bergroth Two sisters on a road trip to the end of the world

CONTACT INFORMATION ANNIKA SUCKSDORFF CEO/PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 596 8089 annika@helsinkifilmi.fi ALEKSI BARDY Tel. +358 400 467 497 aleksi.bardy@helsinkifilmi.fi

MIIA HAAVISTO PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 527 7172 miia.haavisto@helsinkifilmi.fi


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ILLUME Illume is a multiple award-winning film production company that specializes in creative documentaries and art films and is one of the largest Nordic documentary producers.Illume’s films are entertaining and inspire debate about culture, politics, religion and the human condition. Illume was established in 1987. Since then the company has completed more than 100 documentary and fiction features as well as factual TV series and experimental short films. Illume is unique in its investment in new talent and in co-productions.

ILLUME LTD PALKK ATILANK ATU 7 B FI-00240 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 9 1481 489 FAX +358 9 1481 489 ILLUME@ ILLUME.FI WWW.ILLUME.FI

SEAMSTRESS (2015) Documentary, Director: Ville Suhonen, 93 min A film about seamstress Martta Koskinen, the last woman who was executed in Finland in 1943.

• MONSTERMAN (2014) Documentary, Dir. Antti Haase 85’ & 58’ Produced with JABFilm / Norway, Film i Väst / Sweden, Common Ground Pictures / Sweden A story about a boy who wanted to be a monster and about the heavy metal band Lordi.

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THE STORY OF A MOBILE PHONE (2017) Documentary, Dir. Arto Koskinen, 58/85 min The rise and fall of the Nokia Empire. A story told from the perspective of the inventors and engineers who worked in the company during its heyday.

MOON CHILD (2017) Dir. Anna Korhonen, 75 min A girl is adopted in Thailand by a European family What are the conditions that force a paperless refugee mother to give her child away? A film about two women who are mothers to the same child, and about a child who belongs to two different worlds.

OLD MARINE BOY (2017) Documentary, Dir. Moyoung Jin 89’ & 52’ Produced by My Love Films / Korea, with Illume Myongho was a soldier in North Korea for 20 years before defecting to the South ten years ago. Now as a hard working meoguri – a deep sea diver – he risks his life every day wearing a 50 kg metal helmet in the bottom of the ocean dependant on a single oxygen line. Will the society let Myongho succeed, or will he always stay an outsider?

CONTACT INFORMATION PERTTI VEIJALAINEN CEO / PRODUCER Mobile: +358 50 522 9284 pertti.veijalainen@illume.fi

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JOUKO AALTONEN PRODUCER / DIRECTOR Mobile: +358 50 087 7458 jouko.aaltonen@illume.fi MARIANNE MÄKELÄ PRODUCER Mobile: +358 50 408 3325 marianne.makela@illume.fi JENNY TIMONEN PRODUCTION MANAGER Mobile: +358 50 411 0145 jenny.timonen@illume.fi


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• CHANGES (2014) Drama - youth, Director: Sami Laitinen, 88 min • THE NEW FINN (2014) Documentary, Director: Ville Mäkelä, 75 min

INLAND FILM COMPANY Inland Film Company Oy is recognized as a Finnish independent film production company. Executive producer Klaus Heydemann’s work in Film begins in 1985 and he has 90+ films in his filmography. Inland has currently in production one documentary film “Stories from Finland” for Finnish National Broadcasting Company Yle. And it has just completed the Eurimage coproduction with Mistrus Media in Riga, of the feature film “Chronicles of Melanie” which had its cinema premier on Dec 30th 2016. Completed in 2016 was also the short film “En Autobiografi”. Going into production in 2017 are feature films “Laugh or die”, a co-production with Coin Film GmbH in Cologne and ”Black Sun”. In development is the feature film “Cafe Lehmitz”. All of Inland´s projects have received funding from the Finnish Film Foundation and the Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture/ AVEK. The company motto is simple: script rules.

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INLAND FILM COMPANY K ATAJANOK ANLAITURI 5 FI-00160 HELSINKI FINLAND INLAND @ INLAND.FI WWW.INLAND.FI

• TASKUPARKKI (2014) Drama comedy, Director: Heikki Kujanpää, 11 min • CHRONICLES OF MELANIE (2016) Drama, Director: Viestur Kairiss, 118 min • EN AUTOBIOGRAFI (2016) Drama-comedy, Director: Mari Mantela, 40 min

COMING UP • LAUGH OR DIE (2017) Drama, Director: Heikki Kujanpää, 100 min • BLACK SUN (2017) Drama, Director: Maria Ruotsala, 90 min • CAFE LEHMITZ (2018) Drama, Director: Kari Paljakka, 90 min

CONTACT INFORMATION KLAUS HEYDEMANN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tel: +358 400 279 255 klaus@inland.fi


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EN AUTOBIOGRAFI - DIRECTOR MARI MANTELA & HER CREW @ THE SHOOT

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• IRON SKY THE COMING RACE Adventure/Sci-fi, Director: Timo Vuorensola

IRON SKY UNIVERSE IRON SKY UNIVERSE is established by Tero Kaukomaa and Timo Vuorensola in late 2013 to develop Iron Sky Franchise as films, tvseries, games and other licensing. Also digital applications and platforms are part of the Universe. The ideology is to offer our audience a chance not just to experience the end product, but also take part building it. As a result from a successful crowdfunding emission in 2014 Iron Sky Universe has about 500 shareholders from 30 different countries.

IRON SKY UNIVERSE OY TYÖPAJANK ATU 2 B E, 2ND FLOOR FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 50 388 9479 INFO @ IRONSK Y.NET

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WWW.IRONSKY.NET

65 million years ago they went into the centre of the Earth. Now they are coming back.

• IRON SKY: THE SPACE RACE (TV-SERIES) Drama, Director: Timo Vuorensola In the height of the cold war Helen joins her test pilot husband stationed in West Germany - only to get caught in a web of lies culminating in the greatest hoax ever: faking the Moon landing.

CONTACT INFORMATION TERO KAUKOMAA PRODUCER Tel. +41 792 537 638 tero@ironsky.net TIMO VUORENSOLA DIRECTOR

ANNIINA LEPPÄNEN PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Tel. +358 45 630 1717 anniina@ironsky.net


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• LOVEMILLA (2015) Comedy, anarchy of genres, Teemu Nikki, 96 min • FANTASIA (2016) Comedy, Teemu Nikki, 9 min

IT´S ALIVE FILMS

• THE LOG (2016) Comedy, Teemu Nikki, 8 min • MENTAL – pitch black comedy, Teemu Nikki, TV- series, 4 x 28 min • MENTAL – pitch balck comedy, Teemu Nikki, web series, 12 x 5 min & 3 x 15 min

COMING UP We make films. We love it. Teemu Nikki, a director and a film maker and Jani Pösö, a producer and a writer, met for the first time in 2001 through commercial work. In 2007, they wrote and produced their first fiction, short film titled ”A Mate”. It got nominated for over 50 film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival. They wrote and produced their first feature film 3Simoa (Simo times three) short after that. Their best known work is an award winning TV/web format #lovemilla – a huge blockbuster with over 12 million views only from Finland. In 2016 It’s Alive Films released two short films The Log and Fantasy and one TV/web series MentaI which became immediately a big hit in Finland.

IT’S ALIVE FILMS OY TYÖPAJANK ATU 2 A R1 D FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND

• EUTHANIZER - 2017, violent finnish summer noir, Teemu Nikki, 80 min • LA RAMBLA – 2018, TV-series, Teemu Nikki • NIMBY 2019, comedy, Teemu Nikki

CONTACT INFORMATION TEEMU NIKKI PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER Tel. +358 50 526 4304 teemu.nikki@itsalive.fi JANI PÖSÖ PRODUCER, WRITER, CEO Tel. +358 50 582 9495 jani@itsalive.fi

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EUTHANIZER (COMING UP)

I T ’S AL I V E F I L M S E S I T TÄ Ä

JIMI YLÖSTALO HENNA HAKKARAINEN HANNU SALMINEN pukusuunnittelu TIINA KAUKANEN kuvaus SARI AALTONEN äänisuunnittelu TUBE SEPPÄNEN musiikki JANNE HUTTUNEN käsikirjoitus, lavastus, ohjaus, leikkaus TEEMU NIKKI linjatuottaja TUULA NIKKOLA tuottaja JANI PÖSÖ

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KAIHO REPUBLIC Kaiho Republic is an independent Finnish production company. It has been established by Pete Eklund, Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen and Samuli Edelmann. They have brought together long experience in film, music and television and aim to produce high quality content for various platforms. Kaiho Republic works in close co-operation with experienced national and international talent and other production companies.

KAIHO REPUBLIC PÄLK ÄNEENTIE 19 A FI-00510 HELSINKI WWW.KAIHOREPUBLIC.COM

EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (2015) Directed by Peter Greenaway. Produced by Submarine, Paloma Negra Film, Fu Works. Co-produced by Liisa Penttiä-Asikainen, Potemkimo, Mollywood.

BOY UPSIDE DOWN (2014) Directed by: Juha Lehtola. Produced by Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen. Co-produced with First Floor Productions.

THE BOYS OF BENSONHURST, BROOKLYN (documentary, 2014) Directed by Inderjit Kaur Khalsa. Produced by Pete Eklund.

• OPEN UP TO ME (2013) Directed by: Simo Halinen. Produced by Liisa Penttilä, Edith Film. •

NAKED HARBOUR (2012) Directed by: Aku Louhimies. Produced by Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen, Co-produced with First Floor Productions.

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EAST OF SWEDEN (suspence drama, in production) Directed by Simo Halinen. Produced by Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen.

What happens when good deeds and bad luck meet in a way no one can control.

DAOUD’S WINTER (drama, in production) Directed by Koutaiba Al Janabi. Produced by OAK Motion Pictures, Co-produced by Kaiho Republic, Alcatraz Films, 42film Daoud’s Winter is a story of 22 year old soldier who deserts his army base to return the body of a survivor to his home. Set on the backdrop of the Iraqi war.

• SKI GRLS (comedy, in development) Directed by Marja Pyykkö, produced by Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen License to chill.

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CONTACT INFORMATION LIISA PENTTILÄ-ASIKAINEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 505 0015 liisa@kaihorepublic.com PETE EKLUND PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 309 9915 pete@kaihorepublic.com


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KINOCOMPANY Kinocompany is a production and distribution company located in Helsinki, Finland. We feel passionate about quality content and meaningful stories. At the moment most of our productions are creative documentaries or documentary series but we also produce music videos, advertisements and fictional films. Strong images play a big role in our productions and we are always creating new ways of expressing ourselves to make best possible impact with our films. We are interested in producing international co-productions and as a distributor we work mainly with the Finnish cinemas. KINOCOMPANY OY PURSIMIEHENK ATU 23, INNER COURTYARD 00150 HELSINKI FINLAND WWW.KINOCOMPANY.FI

CONTACT INFORMATION ARI MATIKAINEN HEAD OF PRODUCTIONS TEL. +358 50 551 2235 ari@kinocompany.fi

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MARIA VILKKI PRODUCER TEL. +358 40 647 4777 maria@kinocompany.fi MATTI NÄRÄNEN EDITOR matti@kinocompany.fi

ARTO HEISKANEN SALES MANAGER arto@kinocompany.fi

• THE UNFORGIVEN (2017) Documentary, Director: Lars Feldballe-Petersen, 80 min • WAR AND PEACE OF MIND (2016) Documentary, Director: Ari Matikainen, 72 min • DUSCHEN (2016) Co­p roduction, Short fiction, Director: Stefan Constantinescu, 23 min • RUSSIAN LIBERTINE (2012)

Documentary, Director: Ari Matikainen, 82 min

COMING UP • RODEO Documentary, Director: Kiur Aarma & Raimo Jõerand, 75/52 min Estonia 1992. Youngest prime minister in Europe has to face a crisis after another. • CRANK Feature film, Director: Ari Matikainen, 90 min When the end of the world is your daily job. A story based on the most recognised climate science. • HELPING HANDS Short fiction, Director: Ari Matikainen, 15 min Rose wants to save the world, but who’s going to save Rose? A short film about the complexity of charity work. • AND THERE WAS SILENCE Feature film, Director: Emilia Putkinen, 110 min Trapped with debts. Surrounded by sorrow. Another loved one to lose. A true story of a mother and daughter fighting for their future. • SO LONG SOVIET UNION Feature film, Director: Lauri Randla, 100 min A humorous story about Johannes, whose destiny is to be always separated from his loved ones by “iron curtain”. Est/Fin/Swe co-production


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• EILA, RAMPE AND BABYGIRL ( 2014 ) Comedy, dir Taru Mäkelä, 95 min • AUGUST FOOLS ( 2013 ) Cold War comedy, Finnish-Norway-Czech co-production, dir. Taru Mäkelä, 103 min

KINOSTO Kinosto is a production company dedicated to quality. The company is owned by film director Taru Mäkelä and director of photography Jouko Seppälä. Kinosto produces both fiction and documentaries for domestic and international market. Kinosto was founded in 1920 by the grandparents of Taru Mäkelä.

• THE STORAGE ( 2011 ) ( Un- ) romantic comedy, dir. Taru Mäkelä, 100 min • VIRU - STORIES FROM HOTEL ( 2013 ) Documentary, Finnish-Estonian coproduction, dir. Taru Mäkeä & Johanna Onnismaa

COMING UP • THE STORAGE 2 Comedy, Director: Taru Mäkelä, 90 min

• THE STORY OF HOTEL KÄMP Documentary, Director: Taru Mäkelä, 90 min

KINOSTO OY LINNANKOSKENK ATU 23 A 12 FI-00250 HELSINKI FINLAND

They are here again: men are pigs, women are snakes, life goes on.

If You only knew, what these walls have seen...

• ALL COLOURS OF LOVE Drama, Director: Taru Mäkelä, 90 min

So strong is the will of a teenage girl. A true and mad love story from 18th century.

INFO @ KINOSTO.FI WWW.KINOSTO.FI

CONTACT INFORMATION TARU MÄKELÄ Tel. +358 50 3727136 taru.makela@kinosto.fi

JOUKO SEPPÄLÄ Tel. + 358 50 541 3187 jouko.seppala@kinosto.fi

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• DEVIL’S BRIDE (2016) Drama, Director Saara Cantell, 110 min, Produced by Markku Flink

LUMINOIR Luminoir is a Helsinki based production company founded in 2015 by two seasoned producers, Pauli Pentti and Markku Flink. We are developing and producing TV series and feature films for international market. Luminoir also provides production services for international productions working in Finland. We pick up projects that we like and that we believe the audience would like. Our philosophy is to support writer’s passion and encourage personal view with clear vision and sense of humour. We make films and drama series that are emotionally engaging, entertaining and can be shared with audiences in any culture. We always seek new ideas, break new grounds and try to learn from past. When building cohesive working teams we encourage diversity and intrinsic motifs. Luminoir works in collaboration with the writers and directors and creative teams internationally.

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LUMINOIR OY TYÖPAJANK ATU 2 B E 00580 HELSINKI LUMINOIR@ LUMINOIR.FI WWW.LUMINOIR.FI I

• FINLANDIA AGAIN! (2016) Documentary, Director Mikko Mattila, 83 min, Produced by Pauli Pentti • MISS BLUE JEANS (2012) Drama comedy, Director Matti Kinnunen, 86 min, Produced by Markku Flink • NAKED HARBOUR (2012) Drama, Director Aku Louhimies, 118 min, Produced by Pauli Pentti, Co-produced with Edith Film

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ME AND MAX Comedy drama, Director Matti Kinnunen A tragicomic story about a timid man who, after decades of exhausting silence, sets off to join other people and starts uninhibitedly to reveal his taints.

BLACK ANGEL Film noir, Director Sakari Kirjavainen A violent incident makes 30-year-old Adele leave Berlin in search of her roots in remote Lapland

THE MAN WHO DIED Black comedy, Director TBA Thriller and black comedy about life and death, love and betrayal based on the critically acclaimed novel by Antti Tuomainen (award winning author of The Healer).

COLD COURAGE Crime series, Director TBA Two determined women and a team of specialists bringing down those who think they are above the law.

CONTACT INFORMATION MARKKU FLINK Cofounder / Producer markku@luminoir.fi +358 40 516 6504 PAULI PENTTI Cofounder / Producer pauli@luminoir.fi +358 50 382 2024 KAISU ISTO Producer kaisu@luminoir.fi +358 40 562 8139


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ME AND MAX

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LUCY LOVES DRAMA Lucy Loves Drama is a production company with a passion for stories, people and the art of cinema. We want to tell stories about important issues, stories that are universal and in any genre. We create our film making processes with the individuals creating the stories. We aim for the highest quality content. We want to tell stories that make us laugh, cry and above all, bring comfort to the audience and help us get through everyday life. We want to make cinema that makes the world a better place to live. We want to entertain, bring joy and warmth, make an impact on people both emotionally and intellectually. Lucy Loves Drama is a new production company established in autumn of 2015 by group of experienced producers and multi-award winning screenwriter Paavo Westerberg. Lucy Loves Drama´s mother company Lucy Loves Stories is also a part-owner of production service company Münchhausen Productions operating in Tallinn, Riga and Barcelona.

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LUCY LOVES DRAMA OY HERNESAARENRANTA 3 L, 3RD FLOOR 00150 HELSINKI FINLAND WWW.LUCYLOVES.FI

• WHITE HUNGER (2018) f eature fiction / adaptation of Booker-nominee novel by author Aki Ollikainen / Director- Screenwriter: Mikko Kuparinen / In production 2018 / co-producers: Dragonfilm Sweden, Beofilm Denmark / Distribution Scandinavia: Scanbox • BEAST drama series 10 x 45mins / in development “Small town in the eastern border of Finland gets tangled in international power politics and hybrid warfare between the East and the West” • MY HUSBAND’S WIFE drama series 10 x 45mins / In development / Dir. Inari Niemi / Screenwriter: Juuli Niemi “Drama-comedy about a man who’s death in a car crash leaves behind two shocked wives and families, forced to move together to live in the same household.” • SOMETHING TO BITCH ABOUT 30 x 3-7mins teenage drama for online platforms / Screenplay by Tiina Tanskanen, Aino Lappalainen, Kira Poutanen / Pilot directed by Heidi Lindén “If you got no followers, you got no life”

CONTACT INFORMATION OSKARI HUTTU PRODUCER, HEAD OF DRAMA +358 50 3253353 oskari.huttu@lucyloves.fi

MIKKO RÄISÄNEN CEO, PRODUCER +358 40 507 0630 mikko.raisanen@lucyloves.fi

MARKO ANTILA PRODUCER +358 40 547 2997 marko.antila@lucyloves.fi

PAAVO WESTERBERG CREATIVE DIRECTOR +358 50 5478640 paavo.westerberg@lucyloves.fi


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LÅNGFILM PRODUCTIONS FINLAND Långfilm Productions Finland Ltd was founded in 2001 and has since that produced more than 40 filmprojects and worked as co-producer in three productions. The production company´s main interest is to produce fiction in all forms (feature films, TV-series, TV-films, shorts). Långfilm Productions Finland Ltd is also known as a producer of creative documentaries. Långfilm Productions Finland Ltd is situated in Helsinki and offers production services to companies interested in shooting in Finland.

LÅNGFILM PRODUCTIONS FINLAND LTD UUTISK ATU 5 SUUNNITTELUTALO, 1:ST FLOOR FI-00240 HELSINKI FINLAND

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TEL. +350 10 4404800 FAX +358 10 4404809 INFO @ LANGFILM.FI WWW.LANGFILM.FI

LOLA UPSIDE-DOWN (2016) TV-series 6 x 58 min Written by Ulrika Bengts - Annina Enckell Based on a novel by Monika Fagerholm Directed by Ulrika Bengts

• ARCHIPELLINA (2016) Animation 29 min Written by Antonia Ringbom Directed by Antonia Ringbom • MOSAIK (2016) Documentary TV-series 13 x 7 min for children Concept created by Tuomo Leino and Anna Blom Directed by Anna Blom

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I AM ANNA M Feature film, Directed by Thomas Roth, 90 min After a failed protest action on the premises of a nuclear power plant, the environmental activist Anna M. is hunted by an invisible regime.

12 OBJECTS Documentary TV-series / Directed by Henrietta Clayhills, 12 x 28 min A documentary TV-series, which ambition is to tell the history of the 100 years of Finland´s independence through 12 objects.

CONTACT INFORMATION MATS LÅNGBACKA Tel. +358 50 5710951 mats@langfilm.fi

JUKKA KÄRKKÄINEN Tel. +358 50 308 4322 jukka@langfilm.fi

TUOMO LEINO Tel. +358 400 800 489 tuomo@langfilm.fi


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LOLA UPSIDE-DOWN

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• LITTLE WING (2016) by Selma Vilhunen • THE GOOD POSTMAN (2016) by Tonislav Hristov

MAKING MOVIES Making Movies Oy is a production company founded in Helsinki in 1996. Its founders and shareholders are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho. The company has produced 10 feature films and more than 50 documentaries, Tv-drama and short films. Approximately half of the films have been international co-productions. The films produced by Making Movies have been broadcasted or distributed in more than 40 countries and screened at A-festivals including Berlin, Sundance, Toronto, Venice, Tribeca, IDFA, Karlovy Var, Sarajevo, Shanghai, HotDocs, Visions du Réel etc. Making Movies produced the Academy Award® shortlisted and Golden Globe® nominated THE FENCER (2015). MAKING MOVIES OY TORKKELINK ATU 3 FI-00500 HELSINKI FINLAND

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WWW.MAMO.FI

• THE FENCER (2015) by Klaus Härö • TSAMO (2015) by Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui • LOVE & ENGINEERING (2014) by Tonislav Hristov • THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT (2013) by Jan Forsström • RAT KING (2012) by Petri Kotwica

COMING UP • LAW OF THE LAND (2017) Action - Arctic Western, director Jussi Hiltunen • IMPALED REKTUM (2017) Comedy, directors Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio • TIRLITTAN (2018) Children’s animation, director Kari Juusonen

CONTACT INFORMATION KAI NORDBERG Tel. +358 40 507 3936 kai.nordberg@mamo.fi

KAARLE AHO Tel. +358 40 725 3936 kaarle.aho@mamo.fi

CAMILLA O’CONNOR Tel. +358 40 7465315 camilla.oconnor@mamo.fi


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• THE GIRL KING (2015)

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• HOMECOMING (2015)

MARIANNA FILMS

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Marianna Film was founded in 1987 in Helsinki by Mika Kaurismäki. Marianna Films produces or coproduces mainly Mika Kaurismäki’s own projects, but it has also produced some Finnish debut films and participated in Nordic co-productions. Mika Kaurismäki’s Road North (2012), a drama comedy starring two Finnish icons Vesa-Matti Loiri and Samuli Edelmann, was one of the most popular films in Finland in 2012 with almost 300 000 admissions. Mika Kaurismäkis latest films are The Girl King and Homecoming that were released in 2015. The Girl King, Finnish-Canadian-German-Swedish co-production won the Best Actress Award (Malin Buska) and an Audience Award at the Montreal Film Festival 2015. Also it won a Jussi-award for the best costume design in Finland. The Girl King starring Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Laura Birn, Lucas Bryant, Francois Arnaud, Hippolyte Girardot, Patrick Bauchau and Martina Gedeck, is a film about the controversial Queen Kristina, who reigned Sweden in the 17th century. Finnish drama comedy HomeComing (Elämältä kaiken sain) is starring Vesa-Matti Loiri, Armi Toivanen and Peter Franzén. Both films were released in Finland in 2015.

MARIANNA FILMS PÄLK ÄNEENTIE 19, 2 KRS. FI-00510 HELSINKI FINLAND MARIANNA.FILMS@ GMX.NET WWW.MIKAKAURISMAKI.COM

• ROAD NORTH (2012) Drama comedy, 107 min • MAMA AFRICA (2011) Documentary, 90 min, Panorama Audience Award Berlinale 2011 • THE HOUSE OF BRANCHING LOVE (2009) Comedy, 103 min

CONTACT INFORMATION MARIA KAURISMÄKI Tel. +358 50 346 2277 maria@mariannafilms.fi


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• 2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING (2015) Director: Mikko Kuparinen, 84 min • DISTRACTIONS (2015) Director: Aleksi Salmenperä, 86 min

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MJÖLK MOVIES Mjölk Movies is a production company that was established in 2013. Since then we have completed two feature films: Distractions (2015) by Aleksi Salmenperä and 2 Nights till Morning (2015) by Mikko Kuparinen. We are also the proud producers of two short films: Miss Zahra (2015) by Markus Lehmusruusu and Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) by Miia Tervo. 2 Nights till Morning had its premiere at the Montreal International Film Festival where it won the Best Director -award. Distractions had its international premiere at the Tallinn International Film Festival and it was successfully released in Finland in September 2015. Mjölk Movies’ short film Miss Zahra (2015) had its world premiere at Palm Springs Short Film Festival. It was also selected to Moscow international Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama. The other short film Clumsy Little Acts of Tenderness (2015) had its premiere at Nordisk Panorama.

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We have several feature films in development, including Paavo Westerberg’s The Violin Player that will start its principal photography in March 2017.

MJÖLK PÄLK ÄNEENTIE 19 A 00510 HELSINKI FINLAND MIKKO @ MJOLK.FI WWW.MJOLK.FI

• THE VIOLIN PLAYER (2018) Drama, Director: Paavo Westerberg

A passionate triangle drama between an ambitious violin teacher, her talented student, and music.

CONTACT INFORMATION MIKKO TENHUNEN Tel. +358 40 506 9435 mikko@mjolk.fi

ALEKSI SALMENPERÄ aleksi@mjolk.fi

YRJÖ NIEMINEN Tel. +358 40 527 4521 yka@mjolk.fi


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2 NIGHTS TILL MORNING

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• IN DEPENDENCE (2015) Documentary film, Director: Henriikka Hemmi, 58min • ONCE I DREAMT OF LIFE (2014) Documentary film, Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen & Sini Liimatainen 58 & 78min

MOUKA FILMI Mouka Filmi was founded in 2006 for the passion for filmmaking. The company produces films that share a warm human touch, unique artistic vision and excellent quality.

MOUKA FILMI VANHA TALVITIE 2 A12 00580 HELSINKI FINLAND FINLAND

• THE LENGTH (2014) Documentary film, Director: Iván Torres Hdez, 13min

COMING UP • BOILING POINT (2017) Documentary film, Director: Elina Hirvonen, 90min

Xenophobia, poverty and hybrid warfare are shaking the foundations of Europe. “Boiling Point” reflects these issues through Finland. Are we reaching a point where dialogue ends and violence starts?

• POST-PUNK DISORDER (WORKING TITLE, 2017) Documentary film, Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen & J-P Passi, 58 & 85min

Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät (PKN), a band of four educationally challenged men, is Europe’s n:o 1 punk-rock -act. But the end is in sight.

TEL. +358 (0)40 731 4354 MOUKA@ MOUKA.FI WWW.MOUKA.FI

CONTACT INFORMATION SAMI JAHNUKAINEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 7314354 sami@mouka.fi JUKKA KÄRKKÄINEN DIRECTOR jukka@mouka.fi

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”POST-PUNK DISORDER”: PHOTO BY J-P PASSI

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MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS is a well known feature film company run by two experienced film professionals, Marko Röhr and Ilkka Matila. Since 1990 it has produced over 40 feature films in Finland and abroad. Several internationally known films and numerous award winning documentaries exhibit the talent and the vision of the company. Many of these films have been major box office hits and have collected a respectable number of awards around the world. MRP is also the leading underwater film production company specializing in UW shooting in the Arctic. MRP Matila Röhr Productions is connected to a network of top European media professionals and an experienced coproduction partner in Scandinavia, Baltic and Russia. MRP brand is well-known and respected within and beyond the film industry.

ROLLI AND THE SECRET OF ALL TIME (2016) Director: Taavi Vartia A lighthearted and touching adventure to the great mysteries of life.

• TALE OF A LAKE (2016) Nature documentary, Directors: Marko Röhr and Kim Saarniluoto, 76 min •

LIFE IN FOUR ELEMENTS (2017) Director: Nathalie Halla Life in four elements is a documentary that tells about the four classical elements - Earth, Water, Air, Fire - via four unique characters. The unforgettable life stories of our protagonists tell about friendship and dreams, birth and death. About people behind extreme experiences.

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THE ETERNAL ROAD (2017) Director: AJ Annila The Red Americans building a new society in Stalin’s Russia of 1930’s.

• THE DISSIDENTS (2017) Director: Jaak Kilmi Adapt or run over the Iron Curtain. • GRACE (2018) Director: Mika Ronkainen Imperfect families, new chances, and a runaway dog. •

TALE OF THE SLEEPING GIANT (2019) Director: Marko Röhr Tale of the Sleeping Giant is a movie filmed entirely in Lappland in the most mythical wilderness: the mountains, lakes and rivers of Lapland. It is a journey into the rich mytology of ancient Scandinavians and Lapps told in the form of a nature movie.

• ICEPRINCESS (2019) Director: Marja Pyykkö • NEVER ALONE (2020) Director: Klaus Härö • CHINESE WATER STORY (2020) Director: Marko Röhr Mythological story shot in the Tibetian mountain lakes.

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CONTACT INFORMATION MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS OY TALLBERGINK ATU 1 B 124 FI-00180 HELSINKI FINLAND

MARKO RÖHR PRODUCER / CEO Tel. +358 400 416 634 marko.rohr@matilarohr.com

WWW.MATILAROHR.COM ILKKA MATILA PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 501 1025 ilkka.matila@matilarohr.com


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• CHEER UP (2016) Documentary, Director: Christy Garland, 82 min • WAR AND PEACE OF MIND (2016) Director: Ari Matikainen, 75 min

NAPAFILMS Napafilms produces films that help to understand the different kind of phenomena and people in the world and thus ourselves. Since 2009 napafilms has produced award winning documentaries in all formats and lenghts; short, web, interactive and feature. We produced our first short fiction films in 2015 and the first interactive documentary From Pen To Plate in 2015. Projects are developed for international audiences and we work extensively on international coproductions with countries such as Norway, Croatia, Canada, Lithuania, SouthKorea, India etc. The latest feature documentary film Cheer Up premiered at Hot Docs 2016 and co-production produced by Liisa Juntunen War and Peace of Mind premiered at Edinbourgh International Film Festival 2016.

NAPAFILMS RAHAK AMARINPORTTI 3 A 00240 HELSINKI

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WWW.NAPAFILMS.FI NAPA@ NAPAFILMS.FI

• BEAST / ZVERJKA (2015) Fiction, Director: Daina O. Pusic, 20 min • MOTHER (2015) Fiction, Director: Otto Kylmälä, 11 min

COMING UP • GREY VIOLET - ODD ONE OUT Documentary, Director: Reetta Aalto, 56 min Russian art-activist and scientist seeks for asylum in Europe after being attacked by Putin -minded people. We follow Grey Violet settling to Europea and being separated from his Mother. His story reminds us how repressing the human rights of minorities can lead to dangerous results in our society. • BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS Documentary, Director: Inka Achté, 75 min “Making the world safer for women - one boy at a time”. Film about the indian men fighting for gender equality.

• THE OTHER SIDE OF MARS D ocumentary, Director: Minna Långström, 45 min An insight to NASA’s Mars mission and how pictures used in it are shaping our reality.

CONTACT INFORMATION LIISA JUNTUNEN Tel. +358 41 536 7636 liisa@napafilms.fi


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CHEER UP

THE OTHER SIDE OF MARS

BOYS WHO LIKE GIRLS

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• KAISA’S ENCHANTED FOREST (2016) Documentary film, Director: Katja Gauriloff, 82 min

OKTOBER Oktober Oy - A Finnish production company established in 2004 is located in Helsinki and Rovaniemi. It has created a reputation as a creative production house producing quality documentaries focusing on strong social issues. Internationally Oktober has developed strong international connections through co-production and distribution of its films. Oktober’s films have been contracted for distribution globally and the films have been screened in the last few years all around the world in over 130 festivals, winning numerous awards in many categories.

• THE WAR SHOW (2016) Documentary film, Directors: Andreas Dalsgaard & Obaidah Zytoon, 100 min Co-production with Fridthjof Film & Dharmafilm • MOTHER’S WISH (2015) Documentary film, Director: Joonas Berghäll, 52/85 min • WOLFMAN (2013) Documentary film, Director: Juha Suonpää, 52/75 min • CANNED DREAMS (2012) Documentary film, Director: Katja Gauriloff, 80 min • STEAM OF LIFE (2010) Documentary film, Director: Joonas Berghäll & Mika Hotakainen, 84 min

COMING UP • ENTREPRENEUR Documentary film, Director: Virpi Suutari, 90min • BABY JANE Fiction feature, Director: Katja Gauriloff, 90 min

OKTOBER OY ORVOKKITIE 15B FI-00900 HELSINKI FINLAND

• TOUCH OF LIFE Fiction feature, Director: Joonas Berghäll, 85 min

WWW.OKTOBER.FI

CONTACT INFORMATION JOONAS BERGHÄLL PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR Tel. +358 40 709 3331 joonas@oktober.fi

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KATJA GAURILOFF DIRECTOR Tel. +358 50 321 6727 katja@oktober.fi SATU MAJAVA PRODUCER Tel. +358 44 581 9910 satu@oktober.fi


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KAISA´S ENCHANTED FOREST

CANNED DREAMS

STEAM OF LIFE

MOTHER´S WISH

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• HERE FOR A WHILE (2015) Feature film, Director: Oskari Sipola, 100 min

• MY FATHER FROM SIRIUS (2016) Documentary Film, Director: Einari Paakkanen, 52/80 min

POHJOLAFILMI Pohjola-filmi is a film production company that specializes in northern cinema. We make features and short films, documentaries and fiction. What counts is not the form but the content: we want to say something important about this world and the people in it. Pohjola-filmi was founded in 2009 by producer Elina Pohjola and screenwriter Mike Pohjola. Pohjola-filmi’s productions have been presented and winning prizes at festivals like IDFA, Prix Europa, Montreal World Film Festival, ClermontFerrand, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Odense International Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh, amongst others.

POHJOLA-FILMI OY RAHAK AMARINPORTTI 3 A FI-00240 HELSINKI FINLAND

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POHJOLAFILMI@ POHJOLAFILMI.FI WWW.POHJOLAFILMI.FI

A film about spiritual world, belief and disbelief, father and son.

COMING UP • MAIDEN OF THE LAKE Web documentary, Director Petteri Saario

Maiden of the Lake is a web documentary that uses 360° technique to tell a story of 12-year-old Emika spending her summer on a small island in the lake called Saimaa.

• PONY AND PIGEONBOY Childrens film, Director: Mari Rantasila, 75 min

Pony and Pigeonboy tells a story of seven-year- old girl named Mai, nicknamed Pony, who’s afraid of starting school, and about Pigeonboy, who’s afraid of nothing.

CONTACT INFORMATION ELINA POHJOLA CEO / PRODUCER TEL. +358 44 503 1881 elina.pohjola@pohjolafilmi.fi

PASI HAKKIO PRODUCER TEL. +358 50 359 3512 pasi.hakkio@pohjolafilmi.fi


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MY FATHER FROM SIRIUS

W E ’ V E C O M E F R O M FA R A W AY. F R O M B E Y O N D T H E S TA R S . A N D W E H AV E A M I S S I O N F O R YO U.

MAIDEN OF THE LAKE

A FI L M BY EI N A R I PA A K K A N EN E I N AR I PAAK K AN E N C I NE MAT O GR APHY H A N N U KOI V U R A N TA ED ITING H A N N A KU I R I N L A H T I LIG HT PAINTING J A N N E PA RV I A I N E N P I E TAR I KO S K I N E N MU S I C P E S S I L E VAN T O A ND M A R K KU K A N E RVA G R APHIC D ESIG N S E E R A RY T KÖL Ä PR OD U C ER E L I N A P OH J OL A / P OH J OL A - F I L M I F E S T I VA L D I S T R I B U T ION F I N N I S H F I L M F OU N DAT I ON / OT T O S U U R ON E N

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MY FATHER FROM SIRIUS

HERE FOR A WHILE

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• IT CAME FROM THE DESERT Action-horror-comedy Marko Mäkilaakso

ROGER! pictures ltd Based in Turku, Finland and founded in 2013, Roger! Pictures Ltd. is a production company focused on action and horror movies with strong storylines and excellent visual storytelling. The company founders, producer Teemu Virta (Ella and Friends 2), director Marko Mäkilaakso (War Of The Dead, Deadly Descent) and executive producer Tero Kaukomaa (Dancer in the Dark, Iron Sky), all have strong backgrounds in international film production.

ROGER! PICTURES LTD K AUPPIASK ATU 10 D 74 20100 TURKU FINLAND

A motocross action movie with giant ants

CONTACT INFORMATION TEEMU VIRTA PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 566 3354 teemu@rogerpictures.com MARKO MÄKILAAKSO DIRECTOR +4917699144579 marko@rogerpictures.com TERO KAUKOMAA EXECUTIVE PRODUCER +41792537638 tero@ironsky.net

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• ZARRA’S LAW (2014) Crime Drama, 80 min. • ELLA AND FRIENDS 2 (2014) Family Feature, 89 min. • ELLA AND FRIENDS (2013) Family Feature, 81 min.

SNAPPER FILMS Snapper Films is a Helsinki and Los Angeles based production, distribution and financing company founded in 1998. We specialize in feature-length films and TV-series and are currently developing several English-language projects as well as a slate of European Finnish-language films. Several of our projects are supported by, among others, the Finnish Film Foundation and the MEDIA programme of the European Union.

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The latest productions include Zarra’s Law, an English language crime drama set in New York starring Tony Sirico (The Sopranos), Brendan Fehr (Roswell) and Academy Award nominated Burt Young (Rocky). The latest Finnish productions have been highly successful family features Ella and Friends (2013) and Ella and Friends 2 (2014). Christmas Story, an award-winning family film, was the top-grossing Finnish film of 2007, racking up more than 1 million admissions globally. The film sold to more than 120 countries with theatrical releases in several territories.

SNAPPER FILMS OY WTC HELSINKI, ALEKSANTERINK ATU 17 PL 800, FI-00101 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 (0)10 231 0710 SNAPPERFILMS.COM

• HELLA W (2011) Drama, 82 min.

COMING UP • VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER (2018) Family Feature, Director Juha Wuolijoki

Based on the beloved book, Vinski and the Invisibility Powder is a magical action-comedy for all ages.

• SHERLOCK NORTH (2018-2019) TV Series, Creator Juha Wuolijoki, 10 x 60min

Consulting detective Mr. Sherlock Holmes in subzero Northern Scandinavia, featuring a female Dr. Watson from Finland, and the coldest Moriarty you have ever seen.

CONTACT INFORMATION JUHA WUOLIJOKI CEO / DIRECTOR, PRODUCER juha@snapperfilms.com

LAURA SALONEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 586 0169 laura@snapperfilms.com JARNO VIRTANEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 45 671 6480 jarno@snapperfilms.com


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VINSKI AND THE INVISIBILITY POWDER

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• FLOWERS OF EVIL (2016) Drama, director: Antti J. Jokinen, 105 min • LOVE AND FURY (2016) Drama, director: Alli Haapasalo, 94 min • REUNION 2 – BACHELOR PARTY (2016) Comedy, director: Taneli Mustonen, 83 min

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SOLAR FILMS INC.

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Solar Films is a Helsinki-based production company founded in 1995. It is the leading production company in Finland in the field of feature films, domestic market share being 36,6%. Solar Films concentrates primarily on films with strong commercial and international potential with wide range of genres and with wide audience. Solar Films produces and co-produces also art house films, films from upcoming talent and TV drama. Besides feature films and television drama, Solar Films has also produced thousands of hours of varied TV entertainment for all Finnish TV channels. Solar Films has a long history in international co-productions and its films have been distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. Solar Films is owned by Scandinavian media company Egmont and Mr. Markus Selin. Films by Solar Films have been awarded both in Finland and internationally: Altogether 40 Jussi Awards (Finnish Oscar), eight audience poll wins and several prizes at tens of film festivals worldwide. The most successful producer in the recent re-birth of popular Finnish cinema, Markus Selin, was chosen as the producer of the year in Finland in 1999. Under his management, the company has become the leading production company in Finland in the fields of drama and entertainment.

SOLAR FILMS INC. VENEENTEKIJÄNTIE 20 00210 HELSINKI FINLAND +358 29 3700 390 WWW.SOLARFILMS.COM

UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (SAATTOKEIKKA) Drama, director: Samuli Valkama A story of a road trip in Finland, full of surprises, during which a stubborn old man and a young immigrant boy learn valuable facts of life – from each other.

MAN AND A BABY (YÖSYÖTTÖ) Drama comedy, director: Marja Pyykkö A comedy about a man, left alone. Well, not quite alone, but with a baby.

WINNING TICKET (KAIKKI OIKEIN) Drama comedy, director: Lenka Hellstedt Eevi Puttonen gets the jackpot in lotto. She decides to carry on with her life as if nothing happened. Yet, everything changes.

• HOMELAND (OMA MAA) Drama, director: Markku Pölönen A story about rebuilding war-torn Finland, told through the eyes of a persistent young couple in love. • KALEVALA – STORY OF KULLERVO (KULLERVO) Adventure / drama, director: Antti J. Jokinen An epic adventure of a slave fighting for his spiritual freedom.

CONTACT INFORMATION MARKUS SELIN HEAD OF PRODUCTION Tel. +358 400 470 332 markus.selin@solarfilms.com JUKKA HELLE MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel. +358 400 438 905 jukka.helle@solarfilms.com NINA LAURIO PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 336 6393 nina.laurio@solarfilms.com RIMBO SALOMAA PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 550 1770 rimbo.salomaa@solarfilms.com


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MAN AND A BABY

KALEVALA - STORY OF KULLERVO

UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

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• ONLY PUSSIES SCREW (NELIAPILA) (2016) fiction, 19 minutes, director Juha Lankinen • THE LEGACY (PERINTÖ) (2015) fiction, 27 minutes, director Jussi Hiltunen • WHO CARES? (KUKA VÄLITTÄÄ?) (2014) documentary, 58 min, director Mikko Piela TV and DVD distribution, broadcaster YLE TV-1 / Finland

SILVA MYSTERIUM Silva Mysterium, founded over twenty years ago, has produced fiction both for cinemas and TV and documentaries. The company also produces industrial films and radio plays. It is run by producers Mika Ritalahti and Niko Ritalahti, who both have an extensive experience in the film industry. Silva has produced feature films such as Lenka Hellstedt’s Overseas and Under Your Skin (2009) and Miika Soini’s Thomas (2008). Silva Mysterium is releasing in the Autumn 2017 feature film Star Boys, directed by awarded documentary director Visa Koiso-Kanttila, as his first feature film. The film tells about what happens when sexual revolution arrives into a conservative and religious small town in Northern Finland.

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SILVA MYSTERIUM OY PULTTITIE 16 FIN-00880 HELSINKI FINLAND WWW.SILVAMYSTERIUM.FI

COMING UP • BIRDS OF A FEATHER horror drama, director: Hanna Bergholm, writer: Ilja Rautsi Tinja is about a 12-year-old perfectionist girl, who hatches a bird-like doppelganger out of an egg to carry out all her buried worst impulses. • THE COORDINATOR political thriller, director and writer: Juha Mustanoja A Finnish information security company is sold abroad and it turns out that the deal has been rushed, and everything is soon falling apart. Film is set in Finland with an international context and cast.

CONTACT INFORMATION MIKA RITALAHTI PRODUCER Tel + 358 40 7074848 mika.ritalahti@silvamysterium.fi NIKO RITALAHTI PRODUCER Tel + 358 400 446 555 niko.ritalahti@silvamysterium.fi


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• BIG GAME (2014) Action/Adventure, Director: Jalmari Helander, 90min

SUBZERO Subzero Film Entertainment was established in 2012 by producer Petri Jokiranta and director Jalmari Helander after the success of their previous film Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Cinet 2010). Under their Subzero banner, Jokiranta and Helander concentrate on developing high-concept genre projects for Helander to direct and Subzero to produce. Subzero’s latest production, Big Game (2014), was at a EUR 8.6M budget and with a cast including Samuel L. Jackson and Jim Broadbent, by that time the most expensive film made in Finland. The film has been sold and released worldwide.

SUBZERO FILM ENTERTAINMENT PUOLIPÄIVÄNK ATU 4 C 12 FI-00160 HELSINKI FINLAND

COMING UP • UNTITLED HELANDER MOVIE The next film from director and producer of Big Game

CONTACT INFORMATION PETRI JOKIRANTA Tel. +358 40 841 7442 petri.jokiranta@cinet.fi

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• ABENDLAND (HOURS, YEARS, AEONS) (2015) Animation, 43min • TECTONIC PLATE (2016) Experimental, Director: Mika Taanila, 74 min

TESTIFILMI Elokuvayhtiö Testifilmi Oy is a Helsinki-based production company focusing on ambitious film art. The company was started in November 2014 by director & visual artist Mika Taanila, cinematographer Jussi Eerola and artist duo IC-98 (Patrik Söderlund and Visa Suonpää). The company’s goal is to emphasize the vast potential of cinematic possibilities over traditional storytelling. Their first release, the cinema version of Abendland by IC-98, premiered in Sundance 2015. The second release, experimental feature by Mika Taanila, premiered in Berlinale 2016.

ELOKUVAYHTIÖ TESTIFILMI OY RAUTJÄRVENTIE 3-5 C 12 FI-00950 HELSINKI FINLAND INFO @TESTIFILMI.FI WWW.TESTIFILMI.FI

COMING UP • BLUE HONDA CIVIC (2017) Experimental short, director: Jussi Eerola, Minimalistic road movie. • REALMS (2017) Experimental short, Director: IC-98, A poetic film about the continuum of geological epochs • MONICA IN THE SOUTH SEAS (2017) Feature documentary, Directors: Sam van Ingen & Mika Taanila Questions of truth, fake, authenticity and cinematic grammar.

CONTACT INFORMATION JUSSI EEROLA PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, DOP +358 400 718268 jussi@testifilmi.fi

IC-98 (PATRIK SÖDERLUND & VISA SUONPÄÄ) ARTISTS, DIRECTORS +358 40 7783860 ic-98@testifilmi.fi MIKA TAANILA PRODUCER, DIRECTOR +358 40 5339488 mika@testifilmi.fi

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• HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION (2017) Documentary, Director: Selma Vilhunen, 90min • ONCE I WAS A DRAGONFLY (2016) Documentary, Director: Elli Toivoniemi, 63min

TUFFI FILMS Tuffi Films is an award-winning film production company based in Helsinki, Finland. The films of the company have enjoyed international success at the Academy Awards, and at festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale and Locarno. The company is formed of three producers and three writer-directors. The company develops feature films with a wide range of genres from contemporary drama to comedy, as well as versatile creative documentaries and cross media series for television. The company produces quality films and series on contemporary topics with a human touch, made to stand the test of time. Content with an international appeal that dares to make that crazy jump. Tuffi Films received the Creative Europe programme’s Media Slate Funding in 2016 for four projects.

• THE COMMITTEE (2016) Fiction, Jenni Toivoniemi & Gunhild Enger, 13 min

COMING UP •

NEVER AGAIN (In production) Documentary, Director: Aino Suni, 58 min Linda is a rapper and a Finnish Romani woman, who after getting brutally assaulted by her boyfriend, decided to leave the drug scene and started to pursue her dreams and build a new life.

EUROPE, MBENG! (In development) Documentary, Director: Veera Lehto-Michaud, 75 min A story of three young, adventurous Africans, who after a long and dangerous journey arrive in Europe to make their dreams come true.

STUPID YOUNG HEART (In development) Feature, Director: Selma Vilhunen, 90 min An edgy and warm drama about suburban teenagers, who unexpectedly have to deal with grown up problems of pregnancy, while extreme right ideas enter their multicultural neighbourhood.

SOCIAL GAME (In development) Feature, Director: Jenni Toivoniemi, 90 min. A bittersweet comedy about a group of 30-something friends who gather to celebrate an unwanted surprise birthday party and are soon tangled in paranoid nostalgia.

• CONDUCTIVITY (In development) Documentary, Director Anna-Karin Grönroos, 90 min Young conducting students at Sibelius Academy try to discover their place in the hierarchical world of classical music, while old European values are crumbling around them •

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TUFFI FILMS VANHA TALVITIE 2 A 12 FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 469349782 WWW.TUFFIFILMS.COM FB, IG, TWITTER: @TUFFIFILMS

ONE-OFF INCIDENT X 10 (In development) A series of short films, an anthology film and a campaign to raise awareness of the invisible exercise of power towards the female body, in private lives as well as in the society.

• SIHJA (In development) Feature, 90 min. A live action film with fantasy elements about the friendship of a boy and a quintessential fairy.

CONTACT INFORMATION ELLI TOIVONIEMI HEAD PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 172 1778 elli@tuffifilms.com

SANNA KULTANEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 400 595 286 sanna@tuffifilms.com

VENLA HELLSTEDT PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 930 9905 venla@tuffifilms.com


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HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION

SOCIAL GAME (IN DEVELOPMENT)

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• NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM (2013) post-apocalyptic/sci-fi, CHRZU, 24min. • CONTRACT (2014) comedy, CHRZU, 8min. • WURMLOCH (2015) animation, Turun Anikistit, 12min.

TWISTED FILMS Twisted Films is a production company specialized in animation, film and motion graphics. Twisted Films was established in Finland 2006. Driven by passionate people with backgrounds in motion pictures, advertising and music. The films we produce are inspired by creative ideas and fusion of digital and traditional formats. Our offices are situated in central locations in Helsinki and Turku. The production workflow is optimized for digital cinema from shooting to postproduction and delivery.

TWISTED FILMS OY (HELSINKI) FREDRIKINK ATU 61 A, 6. KRS FI-00100 HELSINKI FINLAND TWISTED FILMS OY (TURKU) ITÄINEN RANTAK ATU 64 FI-20810 TURKU FINLAND

COMING UP • SOUND FROM THE DEEP, 2016, sci-fi/thriller, Joonas Allonen/Antti Laakso, “Sound From the Deep is a journey to the unknown” • NIGHTSATAN -FEATURE FILM, 2018, post-apocalyptic/sci-fi, CHRZU,

“Nightsatan is a post-apocalyptic science fiction in a world where only music keeps the living sane”

CONTACT INFORMATION JUPE LOUHELAINEN DIRECTOR / PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 509 0559 jupe@twistedfilms.fi

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• ME AND MY LITTLE SISTER (2016) Documentary, Director: Suvi West, 66/58 min • 8000 MILES FROM HIP HOP (2015) Documentary, Director: Kuang-chong Yu, 85/55 min

VASKI FILMI LTD

• ANA AND I (2013) Documentary, Co-production, Director: Primavera M. Ruiz, 83/55 min • PLANET OF SNAIL (2011) Documentary, Co-production, Director: Seung-jun Yi, 88/58 min

COMING UP Vaski Filmi ltd is an independent film production company founded 2002 in Finland. So far we have mainly produced full length documentaries and short films. Our main mission is to make films with high quality of content for both domestic and international audiences. Most of our films have so far been observational style follow-ups with long time spans of shooting. We like to work with co-productions and are open and flexible to different kind of new initiatives. We like to work with cool and groovy projects that intrigue us as an audience and have the potential to travel across borders. One of the recent big successes has been a co-production with South Korea named Planet of Snail, which won IDFA main competition 2011.

VASKI FILMI LTD. LIIK ASENTIE 35 FI-90540 OULU FINLAND

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MOB.+358 40 5432 264 JANNE@VASKIFILMI.FI WWW.VASKIFILMI.FI

• HOCKEY DREAMS (2018) Documentary, Directors: Janne Niskala, Oskari Pastila, 90 min • THE BOSS (2018) Documentary, Co-production, Director: Kuang- chong Yu, 80/55 min

CONTACT INFORMATION JANNE NISKALA tel. +358 40 5432 264 janne@vaskifilmi.fi


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• ABSOLUTION (2015) Drama, Director: Petri Kotwica, 90 min Warsow Film Festival main competition in 2015

IN DEVELOPMENT

VERTIGO Vertigo´s main aim is to develop, co-produce and produce internationally high end crime series and independent cinema. Vertigo has a deep passion for telling touching, intriguing and daring stories. Currently Vertigo has several feature films and high end crime series in pre-production or in various stage of development based on best-selling books and on original stories. Minna Virtanen has directed and co-created the Finnish top rated crime series “In Cold Blood”, and produced several Nordic crime thrillers, such as “Alamaailma”. The feature film “Absolution” (2015) had its international premier in Warsow film festival main competition.

VERTIGO KORKEAVUORENK ATU 30, 3RD FLOOR FI-00130 HELSINKI FINLAND

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TEL. + 358 50 4904119 INFO @VERTIGO.FI SK YPE: VERTIGOPRODUCTIONSOY WWW.VERTIGO.FI

• LAYLA Adventure drama, Director: Karzan Kader LAYLA is an adventure drama, a modern Grimm fairytale about a 15 years old Kurdish girl who runs away on her wedding, and ends up north to Finland, “the land of white lilies”.

TV DRAMA SERIES • BULLETS TV series, Drama Thriller, 10 x 50 min. An exceptionally gifted undercover cop Mari Saari delves dangerously deep in the roles that she is playing. • EMPEROR TV series, Drama Thriller, 10 x 50 min THE EMPEROR is based on the true story of the awarded hero cop, Jari Aarnio, who busted dozens of notorious drug lords. Now he is arrested himself, accused of smuggling one thousand kilos of Hashish from Holland to Finland.

CONTACT INFORMATION MINNA VIRTANEN CEO, PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 490 4119 minna@vertigo.fi Skype: vertigoproductionsoy


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ABSOLUTION

BULLETS

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LAURA BIRN EERO AHO MARI RANTASILA TEIJO ELORANTA

MAKE UP MARI VAALASRANTA COSTUMES KAROLIINA KOISO-KANTTILA SET DESIGNER ANTTI NIKKINEN SOUND DESIGNER KIRKA SAINIO MUSIC STEPHEN McKEON CINEMATOGRAPHER HARRI RÄTY F.S.C. EDITOR ISOBEL STEPHENSON SCRIPTWRITERS PETRI KOTWICA, JOHANNA HARTIKAINEN LINE PRODUCER SAARA KANKAANPÄÄ CO PRODUCERS JACKIE LARKIN & LESLEY McKIMM PRODUCER MINNA VIRTANEN DIRECTOR PETRI KOTWICA


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• LAPLAND ODYSSEY 2 (2015) Comedy, Director: Teppo Airaksinen, 86 min

COMING UP • LAPLAND ODYSSEY 3 Comedy, Director: Tiina Lymi

YELLOW FILM & TV Yellow Film & TV group is a creative community based in Helsinki, Finland. We are a group of individuals who share the same belief in allowing ideas and creativity flourish. Interesting engagements lead to insightful and entertaining content. On top of Yellow’s creative prowess it has joined together two business models. Yellow has successfully produced movies as well as TVprogramming, creating a financially stable set-up. The model has led to Group becoming the most successful company in its home market.

YELLOW FILM & TV HERMANNIN RANTATIE 10 FI-00580 HELSINKI FINLAND TEL. +358 40 195 0299 WWW.YELLOWFILM.FI

Sometimes one needs to walk the walk

• HYPER HAMSTER Family, director: Joona Tena

Emilia’s pet hamster bites her finger and she gets a secret superpower to transform into Hyper hamster.

• QEDA Sci-fi, co-production, Director Max Kestner Borg/ McEnroe drama, co-production, Director Janus Metz Pedersen

CONTACT INFORMATION OLLI HAIKKA CEO Tel. +358 500 456766 olli.haikka@yellowfilm.fi JARKKO HENTULA HEAD OF FEATURE FILMS Tel. +358 40 705 0603 jarkko.hentula@yellowfilm.fi MARKO TALLI PRODUCER Tel. +358 40 514 6778 marko.talli@yellowfilm.fi

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LAPLAND ODYSSEY 2

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• JILL AND JOY’S WINTER (2015) Family film, Director: Saara Cantell, 81min • THE LOOK OF A KILLER (2016) Crime-thriller, Director: Lauri Nurkse, 94min

ZODIAK FINLAND Since being founded in 2000 Zodiak Finland is widely considered to be one of the leading independent television production companies in Finland. The company has a long tradition of producing TV drama and in recent years it has produced big hits like Detective Maria Kallio (13x45´), Look of a Killer (8x42), and Life is a Big Party (10x42). In 2013 Zodiak Finland produced its first feature film Jill and Joy, which premiered in cinemas in January 2014. After Jill and Joy feature film, Zodiak Finland has successfully produced three other feature films: Jill and Joy´s winter, The Look of a Killer and Jill, Joy and the Mysterious Stranger

ZODIAK FINLAND KUTOMOTIE 6A 00380 HELSINKI WWW.ZODIAKFINLAND.FI

• JILL, JOY AND THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER (2017) Family film, Director: Saara Cantell, 75min

RECENTLY RELEASED • THE PRESIDENT (2017) TV drama, Director: Lauri Nurkse, 12x42min

CONTACT INFORMATION TEEA HYYTIÄ CEO, PRODUCER Tel. + 358 40 831 2758 teea.hyytia@zodiakfinland.fi

SARI LEMPIÄINEN PRODUCER Tel. +358 50 350 3732 sari.lempiainen@zodiakfinland.fi

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JILL, JOY AND THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER

THE PRESIDENT

THE LOOK OF A KILLER

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FINNISH FILM FESTIVALS 96 DOCPOINT HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 97 TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL 98 ESPOO CINÉ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 99 MIDNIGHT SUN FILM FESTIVAL 100 HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – LOVE & ANARCHY 102 NIGHT VISIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 103 OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

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DOCPOINT – HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 29.1.-4.2.2018 DOCPOINT OFFICE | SIMONKATU 12 B 13 | FI-00100 HELSINKI | FINLAND
 TEL: +358 10 501 5770 | INFO@ DOCPOINT.INFO WWW.DOCPOINT.INFO

Founded in 2001, DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordic countries. In Finland, it is the only festival solely dedicated to documentary films. DocPoint expanded to Tallinn in 2010, which makes DocPoint the world’s only film festival happening in two

CONTACT INFORMATION ULLA BERGSTRÖM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tel. +358 10 501 5775 Mob. +358 50 455 8448 ulla.bergstrom@docpoint.info

countries at the same time. The aim of DocPoint is to give the FINNISH FILM INDUSTRY 2017

people an opportunity to see some of the most talked-about documentary films of the past year. New Finnish Documentary Films Selection includes annually some of the most anticipated premieres of the year. In addition to film screenings, DocPoint includes also seminars, lectures, clubs and a Masterclass. A Documentary Film Event for Children and Youth called DOKKINO has also been an essential part of DocPoint since the beginning of the festival. DocPoint also organises a documentary film club Doc Lounge Helsinki once a month.

IRIS OLSSON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Tel. +358 10 501 5777 Mob. +358 50 455 8442 iris.olsson@docpoint.info

EMILIA WAHLBERG PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Tel. +358 10 501 5776 Mob. +358 50 455 8446 emilia.wahlberg@docpoint.info


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TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 8.-12.3.2017 MARCH 7.-11.3.2018

TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL | TULLIKAMARIN AUKIO 2 | FI-33100 TAMPERE | FINLAND OFFICE@TFF.FI WWW.TAMPEREFILMFESTIVAL.FI

The oldest and the grandest short film festival of Northern Europe was already on the map in 1970, but still offers something new annually in Tampere. Both International and Finnish competitions present the crème de la crème of

CONTACT INFORMATION JUKKA-PEKKA LAAKSO FESTIVAL DIRECTOR tel. +358 40 703 8599 festdirector@tff.fi

short films. Special programmes screen the highlights of all genres. Seminars, exhibitions and clubs bring together film memorable days.

JUHANI ALANEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR tel. +358 223 5681 juhani.alanen@tff.fi

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ESPOO CINÉ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MAY 5–14, 2017

P.O. BOX 95 | FI-02101 ESPOO | FINLAND OFFICE@ ESPOOCINE.FI WWW.ESPOOCINE.FI

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival has established itself as a showcase of modern European cinema in Finland. The festival is dedicated to screen films that demonstrate the variety of European filmmaking with an emphasis

CONTACT INFORMATION MIA VAINIKAINEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tel. +358 50 585 2525 mia.vainikainen@espoocine.fi

on new talent, discovery and artistic quality. During the 10-day festival over 100 feature films are screened to FINNISH FILM INDUSTRY 2017

the cinemaloving public in three different locations with attendance figures up to 25.000 each year. Espoo Ciné International Film Festival’s goal is to create a unique

MICKAEL SUOMINEN HEAD OF PROGRAMMING Tel. +358 50 570 4287 mickael.suominen@espoocine.fi

experience and an inspiring meeting place for distinct audiences, film professionals and media as well as to promote films otherwise unavailable on Finnish screens. 28th Espoo Ciné takes place 5th to 14th of May 2017 in Espoo, Finland. Deadline for sumbmissions is in March 17th, 2017.

TIMO KUISMIN CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Tel. +358 50 548 0666 timo.kuismin@espoocine.fi


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MIDNIGHT SUN FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 14-18, 2017

KANSANOPISTONTIE 5 | FI-99600 SODANKYLÄ | FINLAND TEL. +358 400 856 080 | OFFICE@ MSFILMFESTIVAL.FI WWW.MSFILMFESTIVAL.FI

Some 120 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, this exceptional festival was founded in 1986 by the Finnish directors Aki and Mika Kaurismäki and Peter von Bagh. It boasts one of the most unique atmospheres of any festival

CONTACT INFORMATION TIMO MALMI ARTISTIC DIRECTOR timo.malmi@msfilmfestival.fi +358 503 015 550

in the world: top directors, up-and-coming talent, an international audience and the average person on the street to immerse in cinema. Altogether about 90 feature films are presented in over 130 screenings. Without any formal restraints, the festival is best characterised by its pure love for the art of filmmaking.

MILJA MIKKOLA PROGRAMME MANAGER milja.mikkola@msfilmfestival.fi +358 400 856 080

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30TH HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – LOVE & ANARCHY SEPTEMBER 14-24, 2017 SIMONKATU 12 B 13 | FI-00100 HELSINKI | FINLAND +358 10 3156100 | OFFICE@ HIFF.FI | #LOVEANDANARCHY WWW.HIFF.FI

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The Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy is known and loved for its high quality film programme and rich accompanying package of cinema related events. The HIFF, held yearly in September since 1988, promotes the artistry of filmmaking with controversial and visually stunning new films. The HIFF is the largest film festival in Finland with 500 screenings and over 60.000 admissions. Each year HIFF invites both established filmmakers and emerging talents to Helsinki to discuss their works with audiences and industry professionals. The festival has had the honour of welcoming guests such as Danny Boyle, John Woo, Gaspar Noé, Tilda Swinton, Baz Luhrmann, Philip Ridley and Nicolas Winding Refn. The festival’s industry event FINNISH FILM AFFAIR showcases annually recent and upcoming Finnish films to the buyers, festival programmers and the press.

CONTACT INFORMATION PEKKA LANERVA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR +358 40 5326204 pekka@hiff.fi SARA NORBERG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR +358 405916171 sara@hiff.fi OUTI REHN PROGRAMME COORDINATOR +358 50 3721607 outi@hiff.fi VEERA KOTILA FESTIVAL TOUR & SHORT FILMS +358 40 7423523 veera@hiff.fi


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6TH FINNISH FILM AFFAIR SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2017

SIMONKATU 12 B 13 | FI-00100 HELSINKI | FINLAND +358 10 3156100 | INDUSTRY@ HIFF.FI | @ FFA _FINNISHFILM WWW.FINNISHFILMAFFAIR.FI

The Finnish Film Affair is an initiative of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy offering an industry sidebar to the festival. The event is a showcase of Finnish films and a networking platform for attending industry professionals.

CONTACT INFORMATION SARA NORBERG MANAGING DIRECTOR +358 405916171 sara@hiff.fi

The country’s main film industry event takes place yearly in a welcoming and laid-back but highly efficient and

LAURA LAAKSONEN PRODUCER +358 503486132 laura@hiff.fi

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NIGHT VISIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 19-23, 2017 | NOVEMBER 1-5, 2017 TYÖPAJANKATU 2B E (2ND FLOOR) | FI-00580 HELSINKI | FINLAND FESTIVAL@ NIGHTVISIONS.INFO WWW.NIGHTVISIONS.INFO

The biggest genre film festival in the Nordic region focuses on fantasy, horror, science fiction and cult cinema, but bravely also crosses genre boundaries and expands its offering towards documentaries, animated product and

CONTACT INFORMATION MIKKO AROMAA FESTIVAL DIRECTOR mikko.aromaa@nightvisions.info tel. +358 40 510 5889

other unusual suspects. Founded in 1997, it now celebrates the best of the international genre cinema in Helsinki FINNISH FILM INDUSTRY 2017

with two editions a year, one in April and one in October/ November. Night Visions introduces the audiences to a total of about 80 feature films annually. The festival is noncompetitive, but the coveted Night Visions Audience Award is presented every year at the fall edition of the event. Since 2015, THE NORDIC GENRE INDUSTRY DAYS event held in

PETRI MAURANEN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMER & COORDINATOR petri.mauranen@nightvisions.info tel. +358 44 327 1996 SAKARI MÄÄTTÄ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMER sakari.maatta@nightvisions.info tel. +358 40 737 7242

conjunction with the spring edition of the festival has been catering to the genre industry professionals from the region and beyond.

MATTI RÄMÖ INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMER matti.ramo@nightvisions.info tel. 358 40 576 8897


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36TH OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 12-19, 2017 HALLITUSKATU 7 | FI-90100 OULU | FINLAND WWW.OULUNELOKUVAKESKUS.FI/LEF

Oulu festival - founded in 1982 - was the first of its kind in the Nordic countries. It is an annual competitive international festival showcasing full-length films (fiction, animation, documentary) for children and youth. Besides

CONTACT INFORMATION ANNA ASPLUND FESTIVAL DIRECTOR tel. +358 8 881 1293 anna.asplund@oufilmcenter.fi

the competition programmes the festival have sections for shorts, retrospectives (tributes to established film latest trends in children’s film production, to encourage Finnish film makers and find distributors for children’s films. Festival has a media education seminar (“what’s up media literacy?”), exhibitions, youth concerts and an opportunity for the film-makers to meet the young audience. The festival’s main prize, Star Boy, is given by a children’s jury. The deadline for the entries and screeners is this year 6.9. The deadline for the prints is 10.10.

MIKA ANTTOLAINEN FESTIVAL COORDINATOR tel. + 358 445 881134 mika.anttolainen@oufilmcenter.fi

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FINLAND FILM COMMISSION www.filmfinland.fi info@filmfinland.fi

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Finland Film Commission offers a single

vibrant cities, old wooden towns, industry

point of contact for any queries related to

milieus and 39 national parks – Finland has it all.

filming in Finland and link to the regional film

commissions.

If you consider shooting in Finland, Finland Film Commission is an excellent first point of

Finland offers diverse and unique landscapes

contact. We will help you in finding the most

and filming possibilities throughout the year,

suitable production service companies and

with unique nature conditions – from the

qualified crew that are able to work on time and

midnight sun and summer heat to long winters

on budget. We will find you the best locations

with 200 days of guaranteed snow.

for your productions and give guidance about

different funding possibilities in Finland,

A thousand of kilometers of coastline, 188 000

including Finland’s 25% cash rebate.

lakes and almost as many islands, modern


FINLAND FILM COMMISSION CONSISTS OF 5 REGIONAL FILM COMMISSIONS

NIINA MYLLER niina.myller@josek.fi Mobile +358 50 374 5417

WEST FINLAND FILM COMMISSION | www.wffc.fi TEIJA RANINEN teija.raninen@turku.fi Mobile +358 50 559 0549

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FINNISH LAPLAND FILM COMMISSION | www.filmlapland.fi TEIJA-LIISA PAANANEN | until March Tel. +358 40 350 8322 teija-liisa@filmlapland.fi

ANNA NIEMELÄ | On a maternity leave until March 2017 Film Commissioner Tel. +358 40 820 7575 anna.niemela@houseoflapland.fi

NORTH FINLAND FILM COMMISSION | www.nffc.fi ANNE LAURILA info@nffc.fi Mobile +358 44 703 7523

MARKO KARVONEN marko.karvonen@kao.fi Mobile +358 44 797 4515

SAMI RISTINIEMI Sami.ristiniemi@cursor.fi Tel. +358 40 190 25 44

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Fast to get and simple to apply

Qualifying production formats:

Qualifying applicants:

- feature films - scripted tv-drama

- Finnish and foreign production* companies

- documentaries - animation *If the applicant/recipient is a foreign company, it is required that the recipient concludes a written service contract with a production coordinator who has a Finnish business ID.

Feature Film

Documentary

Tv drama, animation

Minimum spend in Finland (euros)

150 000

50 000

250 000

Minimum total budget of the production (euros)

2 500 000

325 000

5 500/minute

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All costs are local expenditure. Payment of funding - possible also during production - after the auditor´s report and cost statement - payment in 21 days after the submission of the cost statement and appendices

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TEKES – THE FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR INNOVATION Tekes funding service expands in 2017 to cover

Tekes is a member of Team Finland network

the administration of production incentive for

which brings together all state-funded actors

the audiovisual industry. The objective of this

and the services they offer to promote the

incentive is to promote audiovisual culture and

internationalisation of Finnish companies, to

the related competencies, and to drive business

attract foreign investments to Finland, and to

growth and internationalisation. The production

promote Finland’s country brand.

incentive bases on cash rebate of 25 % of the spend in Finland. Both international and Finnish production companies can apply cash rebate for long feature film, documentary film, serial fiction and animation productions. Tekes is the most important publicly funded FINNISH FILM INDUSTRY 2017

expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. We boost wide-ranging innovation activities in research communities, industry and service sectors. Research, development and innovation funding is targeted to projects that create in the long-term the greatest benefits for the economy and society.

WWW.TEKES.FI

FOR MORE INFORMATION MERJA SALONEN PRODUCT MANAGER +358 29 50 55 974 merja.salonen@tekes.fi


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Finnanimation is the association of Finnish

Finnanimation is one of the founding

animation producers. It promotes Finnish

members of Europe Animation Federation,

animation productions and production services

which was established in late 2016.

globally. Finnish animation production studios both producing and co-producing features, series, games, apps and VR for multi-platform over 50 companies, many of which are well established in the international scene. Finnanimation organises promotional activities at international events from Mifa in France to Tokyo Anime Fair.

WE ARE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF HELSINKI, SHARING AN OFFICE WITH SATU, THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS OF FINLAND.

CONTACT INFORMATION: LIISA VÄHÄKYLÄ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR liisa@finnanimation.fi liisavahakyla (skype) mobile +358 400 997 266

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environments. The organisation includes

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FILMS ONLINE DIGITAL CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE 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 or a teaser of the film to give you a better idea of it. The digital catalogue is kept up to

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date around the year.


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Showcasing new Finnish Films and the Industry THE 6th FINNISH FILM AFFAIR Helsinki 19.-21.9.2017

Photo: Jussi Hellstén / Visit Finland

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LAYOUT BY KRYON DIVISION | COVER PHOTO BY VISIT FINLAND

THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION PRODUCTION COMPANIES AAMU FILM COMPANY LTD ANIMA PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT ART FILMS PRODUCTIONS AFP LTD AVANTON PRODUCTIONS BUFO LTD DIONYSOS FILMS DON FILMS FILMIMAA FILMKOMPANIET FISHER KING FREMANTLEMEDIA FINLAND OY HANDLE PRODUCTIONS HELSINKI-FILMI ILLUME INLAND FILM COMPANY IRON SKY UNIVERSE IT´S ALIVE FILMS KAIHO REPUBLIC KINOCOMPANY KINOSTO LUMINOIR LUCY LOVES DRAMA LÅNGFILM PRODUCTIONS FINLAND MAKING MOVIES MARIANNA FILMS MJÖLK MOVIES MOUKA FILMI MRP MATILA RÖHR PRODUCTIONS NAPAFILMS OKTOBER POHJOLA-FILMI ROGER! PICTURES LTD SNAPPER FILMS SOLAR FILMS INC. SILVA MYSTERIUM SUBZERO TESTIFILMI TUFFI FILMS TWISTED FILMS VASKI FILMI LTD VERTIGO YELLOW FILM & TV ZODIAK FINLAND OY FILM FESTIVALS DOCPOINT HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL ESPOO CINÉ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MIDNIGHT SUN FILM FESTIVAL HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – LOVE & ANARCHY FINNISH FILM AFFAIR NIGHT VISIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

TOP PHOTO BY VISIT TURKU. LOWER PHOTO BY WEST FINLAND FILM COMMISSION.

FINLAND FILM COMMISSION TEKES – THE FINNISH FUNDING AGENCY FOR INNOVATION FINNANIMATION

KANAVAKATU 12 | FIN-00160 HELSINKI, FINLAND | TEL. +358 9 6220 300 | FAX +358 9 6220 3050 | SES@SES.FI

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Finnish Film Industry  

Finnish production companies and co-production funding. Information on the new cash rebate system included.

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