Nepali students making short films on Finnish women

Four students from Oscar International College (College of Film Studies), Sukedhara, are producing four different short films, each centered on the situation of women in Finland, upon the initiation of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Students Sujata Koirala, Sagar Gahatraj, Saroj Shrestha and Romi Tandukar had recently been to Finland with Binod Poudel, […]

One of top Nordic filmmakers, Dome Karukoski, talks neo-Nazis and iconic gay artist

“Are you a f*cking foreigner?” the tight-knit group of troubled young men in a boys’ home ask the taciturn newcomer, Juhani, in the 2008 Finnish film The Home of Dark Butterflies (Tummien perhosten koti). Later that night, they urinate on him as a way of showing him his place. It was Dome Karukoski’s second film as director, […]

Finnish Film Foundation Production Support June 2014

  The Finnish Film Foundation has granted production support to the following feature-length films:   Feature-length fiction:   LAPLAND ODYSSEY 2 (NAPAPIIRIN SANKARIT 2)   It’s been three years since we last met Janne (Jussi Vatanen) and Inari (Pamela Tola).  After that, they’ve had a daughter named Lumi. Janne meets up with his old friends […]

Russian Films Take Spotlight in Finland

The Midnight Sun Film Festival in the Finnish town of Sodankylä has been welcoming Russian films since it was founded in 1986, with the help of Aki and Mika Kaurismäki, the country’s most famous directors. Last week, the festival, which takes place in the constant sunlight of the Arctic Circle and attracted 25,000 people, opened with veteran filmmaker Gleb Panfilov’s classic 1970 film “Debut” about a provincial factory […]

Scandinavian Film Festival: The Coolest Place to be in July

The inaugural Scandinavian Film Festival is the ~coolest~ place to be this July as films from Sweden, Denmark,Norway, Finland and Iceland hit Australian screens. Promising the best drama, crime and comedy of the region, Australian audiences will get to experience all the style, humour, action and mystery that Scandinavian film has to offer. Kicking things off is colourful Swedish comedy The 100 Year Old […]

Nordic films coming to Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a new addition to the film festival calendar with the first Nordic film week set to take over cinema screens from June 2 to 6. The Nordic Film Festival will showcase six films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with one Luxembourg co-production also in the mix. However, if you’re expecting a […]

Finnish Film Affair unveils 2014 dates

Third edition of Finland’s leading international showcase to take place Sept 23-25. An initiative of the Helsinki International Film Festival (HIFF), the Finnish Film Affair has announced its third edition will run Sept 23-25. During this year’s HIFF (Sept 18-28), Finland’s leading international showcase will present new films and works-in-progress for sales agents, buyers and […]