B-Plan is a distribution company established by Bufo and based in Helsinki, Finland. The company was founded in the fall of 2013 for adapting with the ever-changing funding and distribution practises in the industry. B-Plan engineers a custom-made, unique distribution plan for each movie, utilizing its marketing resources and know-how in a targeted manner. In effect, B-Plan aims to further streamline the steps in between production, selling and distribution.
The first film in B-Plan’s roster was Korso, Akseli Tuomivaara’s first full-length feature film, which had its Finnish premiere in cinemas on February 28th 2014. B-Plan also distributed the Oscar nominated Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?, which was presented together with Korso in Finnish cinemas, and the black comedy Swedish Moment, which opened in Finnish Cinemas in Fall 2014. Other B-Plan’s titles include the Finnish documentary Men of Talvivaara Mine directed by Markku Heikkinen (premiere on February 2015), Academy Award winner Jörn Donner’s film Armi Alive! about the founder of Marimekko, Armi Ratia (premiere on March 2015), Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato (September 2015), The Visit, a scifi documentary by the Danish Michael Madsen (October 2015), Return of the Atom by Mika Taanila and Jussi Eerola (November 2015), Juan Reina’s documentary Diving into the Unknown (February 2016), Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which won the Un Certain Regard award in Cannes in May 2016, and Oscar nominated Selma Vilhunen’s first feature Little Wing (September 2016).
B-Plan’s forthcoming titles include Aki Kaurismäki’s new film The Other Side of Hope (premiere in February 2017), Jouni Hiltunen’s nature documentary Matka merelle (premiere on March 2017) and European 3D animation Richard the Stork (premiere in April 2017).