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Juha Lehtola starts shooting “The Human Part” inspired by Kari Hotakainen’s bestselling novel

Writer-director Juha Lehtola has started shooting his second feature film, The Human Part. The comedy-drama is inspired by the bestselling novel with the same name written by Kari Hotakainen. The shooting will continue until mid-December in Uusimaa area. The Finnish premiere will be in the Christmas time in 2018. The film will star beloved Finnish… Read more »

Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting “The Last Ones” in Lapland

Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting his new feature film The Last Ones tomorrow in Lapland. The western flavoured modern crime drama will be shot in August and September in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, and in October in Tallinn, Estonia. The story is set in a small mining village, and the cast includes Estonian Pääru… Read more »

Armi Alive! wins Jussi Awards for Best Script and Best Set Design

The best Finnish Films were awarded in the Jussi Awards gala held last Saturday. Armi Alive! was awarded with two Jussi Awards: Best Script by Karoliina Lindgren and Best Set Design by Otso Linnalaakso. Bufo congratulates Karoliina and Otso! Jussi Awards, the Finnish equivalents of the Oscars, were given out by Filmiaura, the association of Finnish film professionals.

Deadweight co-produced by Bufo premieres at the 66th Berlinale

Axel Koenzen‘s feature film Deadweight will premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film, co-produced by Bufo and starring Finnish Tommi Korpela, will be screened in the festival’s Forum programme. The film is produced by German Rohfilm. Festival’s press release:  Forum 2016 Programme

DoP Peter Flinckenberg receives the ASC Spotlight Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has awarded Peter Flinckenberg, the DoP of CONCRETE NIGHT, with their annual Spotlight Award. The award recognises features and docs screened at festivals, released internationally or shown in limited theatrical release.  This is the first time a Finnish film and cinematographer receive an ASC award.              … Read more »

Reunion receives Special Mention at the 65th Berlinale

A short film by Iddo Soskolne and Janne Reinikainen, Reunion (Tuolla puolen), has received a Special Mention from the International Jury of the Generation 14Plus Programme at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The jury  states: “Using ambiguity and cheeky humor to deal with grief, the international jury applauds the visual dexterity and light touch… Read more »

ASC Spotlight Award Nomination for DoP Peter Flinckenberg

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated Peter Flinckenberg, the DoP of CONCRETE NIGHT for their annual Spotlight Award. The award recognizes features and docs screened at festivals, released internationally or shown in limited theatrical release. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since… Read more »

Short film Reunion selected to Generation 14Plus Competition at Berlinale

Bufo’s new short film Reunion directed by Iddo Soskolne and Janne Reinikainen will have its world premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be screened in the Generation 14Plus programme, where it will be competing from the main prizes of the section with 18 other shorts. Reunion is a directorial debut in… Read more »