Together with 4 other films, Concrete Night has been nominated for Nordic Council Film Prize 2014, the region’s most important film award. The five films were selected by national juries and the winner will be announced in the award ceremony on October 29th in Stockholm. Read more from here. The film has also been selected… Read more »
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Pula Film Festival, one of Croatia’s most important film events, finished last Saturday with the awards ceremony and the main prize of the international programme going to Concrete Night. The jury stated that the Golden Arena award was awarded for the film ‘for successfully creating a unique atmosphere in a poetic and visually impressive manner.’
A Film about Armi Ratia (1912–1979) starts shooting today. Armi Alive! tells a story about a theatre company that is rehearsing a play about Armi Ratia. Lead by the main character (Minna Haapkylä) who plays Armi, they ask who this remarkable woman really was? Ratia is one of the best known Finnish entrepreneurs and corporate executives. She created… Read more »
Actor Jari Virman has been awarded from his supporting role in Concrete Night at European Cinema Festival in Lecce, Italy. The festival, organised now for its 15th time, awarded him with the Officine Lab Award to the Best not leading Actor prize. Read more about the festival awards from here.
Youth film Korso, a debut feature by Akseli Tuomivaara will have its world premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival. The film will be screened in the new Teen Spirit programme presenting 6 feature and 6 short films aimed at the 15- 26 year old audience. The 68th edition of the festival will take place on June 19th-28th.
Kilpisjärvellä, a fulldome film directed by Axel Straschnoy and produced by Bufo, has been presented a Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists 2014. The film receives a prize money of 3000 euros as well as participation in the forthcoming Ehdit-Russ-Haus Media Art exhibition opening on September 18th in Oldenburg, Germany. The jury stated that ”Kilpisjärvellä won over… Read more »
The best Finnish Films were awarded in the Jussi Awards gala held on February 2nd. Concrete Night received 6 Jussi Awards in the following categories: best film, director – Pirjo Honkasalo, cinematography – Peter Flinckenberg, set design – Pentti Valkeasuo, sound design – Jan Alvermark, editing – Niels Pagh Andersen. The awards were given out… Read more »
Pirjo Honkasalo’s Concrete Night has been selected for the main competition of Göteborg International Film Festival. The film will compete together with seven other Nordic films from the main prize, Dragon Award, worth 1 million Swedish krona. The festival will be organised in Göteborg, Sweden, on 24st January – 3rd February 2014. Later in February… Read more »
Concrete Night has been nominated in 10 different categories for the Jussi Awards. Concrete Night was nominated for best film, director (Pirjo Honkasalo), screenwriting (Pirjo Honkasalo, Pirkko Saisio), cinematography (Peter Flinckenberg), editing (Niels Pagh Andersen), production design (Pentti Valkeasuo), sound design (Jan Alvermark), costume design (Saija Siekkinen), supporting actress (Anneli Karppinen) and supporting actor (Jari… Read more »
Akseli Tuomivaara’s first full-length feature Korso, a youth film about Mikko who dreams to one day make it in the NYC streetball scene, will be released in cinemas in Finland on February 28th 2014. Korso is produced by Bufo and Tuffi Films and will be distributed in Finland by B-Plan, a new distribution company established by Bufo. Further information: Helena… Read more »