FNE IDF DocBloc: Ten Films Compete for Koutecky Award

{mosimage}PRAGUE: Ten Czech documentary films have been selected to compete for the 2012 Pavel Koutecky Award, named for the respected Czech documentary filmmaker who died in 2006 while working on…

EFP Producer on the Move: Liisa Penttila

HELSINKI: For Liisa Penttila, whose introduction to production was coproducing Lars von Trier's Dogville in 2001, it is "absolutely essential" to work with good professionals in order to grow.

Record Premiere for Punk Syndrome

{mosimage}HELSINKI: The Punk Syndrome was released on 4 May 2012 on 45 screens in Finland, a record for a domestic documentary.

Finland Grants 50/50 Support to Four Films

In the second round of a new funding initiative, the Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) selected four feature films, including two children/youth films, to receive grants of up to 50%.

PRODUCTION: Shanghai Gypsy in Postproduction

{mosimage}LJUBLJANA: Director/screenwriter Marko Nabersnik is in post production with Shanghai Gypsy, a love story involving a gypsy family during the break-up of Yugoslavia.

Finnish Films Top One Million Admissions

Domestic films claimed 44 percent of the Finnish market, with over one million admissions.

Finns Fund Czech Films

Two Czech-themed films have received funding from the Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi).

Iron Sky Sells Worldwide

{mosimage}Iron Sky, a Finnish-Austrian-German sci-fi coproduction directed by Timo Vuorensola, has been sold to over 70 countries, production company Blind Spot Pictures (www.blindspot.fi) announced.

Domestic Film Attendance Soars in Finland

Domestic attendance for Finnish films increased 52 percent in the first two months of 2012, reaching 670,000 admissions.

Finland Announces Film Grants

The Finnish Film Foundation will give 1,805,000 euros in production funding to three feature-length films.

Noura Promoted at Finnish Film Foundation

HELSINKI: Kati Noura has been promoted to International information officer at the Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi).