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Central European co-productions receive Finnish funding

FNE Staff 2009-04-29

Co-productions from Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria have received grants totaling €270,000 Euros from the Finnish Film Foundation.

Rules of Single Life, a €330,000 documentary about four Bulgarian emigrants on the search for girlfriends in Finland, receives €120,000. The romantic documentary, directed by a starring Tonislav Hristov, completes a 12-month shoot in September 2009 and is scheduled to air in September 2010. The is co-produced by Bulgarian National TV (bnt.bg), YLE TV1 (yle.fi ), and NRK Norge (www.nrk.no), and distributed in Finland by Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland. Producer is Kaarle Aho & Kai Nordberg / Making Movies, co-producer is Martichka Bozhilova / Agitprop, Bulgaria This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Letters to Ingela, a €1.15 million co-production from Estonia, Finland and the Netherlands, receives a grant of €90,000. The feature film about an Estonian who returns home after spending 15 years living as a Muslim in the Soviet Union, shoots in 2009 for a 2010 release. Producer is Olli Soinio / Frame Productions (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Father, Son and Holy Cow, a €1.14 million feature receives a grant of €60,000. The film about a widower who thinks his wife has returned as a cow will film in June and July, with release to be announced. The film is produced by Christoph Hahnheiser / Black Forest Films (Germany) (www.black-forest-films.de) & Fabian Casmia & Henning Kamm / DETAiLFILM (Germany) (www.detailfilm.de) and co-produced by Malgorzata Retei / Café Production / PAISA (Poland) (www.paisafilms.pl) and Juha Wuolijoki / Snapper Films (Finland)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Distribution is through Farbfilm Verleih (Germany) and TIMs (Poland). Bavaria Film International (www.bavaria-film-international.de) handles international sales.

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