According to the jury, this film "has a distinguished visual look that believably recreates the atmosphere of past times and gives a sense if inescapable doom. It is a physical journey, which becomes a spiritual one, revealing the good and evil in everyone of us. In the end we must all suffer the consequences of our worldly deeds - in the darkest place of our existence - the Sauna".
The competition included 12 feature films, which were evaluated by an international jury. Sauna is produced by Jesse Fryckman and Tero Kaukomaa / Bronson Club. International sales are handled by Bogeydom licensing.
Kaisa Rastimo's family film Stormheart (Myrsky) got an audience award at the 21st edition of the European Youth Film Festival of Flanders in Belgium (February 21 - March 1, 2009).
Stormheart is produced by Antti-Veikko Salo and Pekka Levola / Stormheart Oy Ltd. International sales are handled by NonStop Sales.