FNE at Berlinale 2017: Review COMPETITION The Other Side of Hope

BERLIN: Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki arrives in Berlin with a story a Syrian refugee in Helsinki that could not be more topical with his The Other Side of Hope which…
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FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Tapiola, Finland

This month we speak with Hannele Pellinen, the manager of Kino Tapiola, located in the suburbs of Tapiola in Espoo, just outside Helsinki. Opened in 1955, the beautiful Kino Tapiola,…

Finland Selected Finnish, Estonian, German Coproduction The Fencer as Oscar Bid

HELSINKI: The Fencer by Klaus Härö has been selected as the official Finnish feature candidate for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Oscar Awards. This…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Kuvakukko

This month we speak to Paul Staufenbiel, the head of Kino Kuvakukko from Kuopio, Finland. Located in the centre of the town, the cinema theatre was founded in 1939 and…

Iron Sky Team Share the Script with Crowd Funding

HELSINKI: The makers of Iron Sky. The Coming Race, the sequel to 2012 film Iron Sky, also by Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, are sending the script for their new film…

PRODUCTION: Kätilö finishes filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Popular Finnish director Antti J. Jokinen is shooting the feature film Kätilö (Wildeye) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The director is known for his work on The Resident (2011), Puhdistus (2012)…

PRODUCTION: Stalin Era Chronicles of Melanie in Production

RIGA: The Latvian-Finnish coproduction of Viesturs Kairiss’s historical drama Chronicles of Melanie (Melanijas hronika) resumes shooting in April with another filming segment scheduled for August 2014.

FNE Europa Distribution - Distributor of the Month: Tommi Salmelainen

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series in recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face -…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month - Arthouse Cinema Niagara, Tampere

TAMPERE: This month we speak with Juha Elomäki, theatre manager of Arthouse Cinema Niagara, Tampere. The theatre opened in 1985, but it is has been operating under its current name…

Iron Sky Sequel Succeeds With Crowdfunded Script

The team behind crowdfunding pioneer Iron Sky has announced they have raised more than 139,000 EUR via the same source, using IndieGoGo, to develop Moon Nazi sequel Iron Sky II…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Mika Siltala

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face, especially…

GRANTS: Finland Funds Three Films

The Finnish Film Foundation announced production grants to three feature length films, including one animated film.

Day and Date Release for American Burger

American Burger, a horror comedy about American student on a bus trip through Europe by first time directors Bonita Drake & Johan Bromander, will have a global multi-platform day-and-date release…

GRANTS: Finland Supports Four Films

The Finnish Film Foundation announced 1,130 000 EUR in grants for two feature films and 265,000 EUR for two documentaries.

FNE TV: Finnish director Timo Vuorensola speaks about crowd-funding

FNE spoke to Timo Vuorensola director of Iron Sky about crowd-funding and how to do it at the at Sofia Meetings 2013. Click HERE to see the interview on FNE…

Five Finnish Films in box office top 20

HELSINKI: Finnish films have scored an impressive five out of the Top 20 at the box office with the domestic thriller Nightmare/Painajainen merellä topping the fox office this week.

Finnish Film Foundation announces production grants

HELSINKI: Three features are receiving 1,072,000 EUR from the Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) in December 2012 with Kaisu Isto as film commissioner.

Domestic Films Conquer Dynamic Finnish Market

HELSINKI: Finnish film admissions are on track to equal or surpass the 2010 record, with 2.05 m admissions to date, a 30 percent share of the 2012 market.

Finnish Attendance Continues to Climb

HELSINKI: Cinema attendance is up 14 percent over 2011 admissions, at 3.5 million, with domestic films attracting 1.3 million viewers, or 37 percent of all tickets sold.

GRANTS: Finland Funds Six Films

HELSINKI: The Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) awarded over 1.6 million euros in funding for six feature films in the May grants round, and an additional 675,000 euros funding for one…