Founded in 2007 and led by producers Misha Jaari and Mark Lwoff, Bufo has produced a number of films of which many have received international recognition. Based in Helsinki, the ambitious and thrill-seeking company concentrates on plot-driven and meaningful stories that can also entertain big audiences. Bufo’s films all share the elements of clear artistic vision, innovation and high quality.
Bufo has produced such films as Concrete Night by Pirjo Honkasalo (Finland’s official entry for the Oscars and Golden Globes in 2014), The Good Son (2011) by Zaida Bergroth and Academy Award winner Jörn Donner’s The Interrogation (2010) and Armi Alive! (2015). Bufo’s latest productions include Aki Kaurismäki’s Berlinale Silver Bear Winner The Other Side of Hope, co-produced with Sputnik, Aleksi Salmenperä’s Void and Juha Lehtola’s The Human Part. Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones, currently in post-production, is co-produced with Estonian Homeless Bob Productions.
Bufo has also produced a number of short films (such as Reunion by Iddo Soskolne and Janne Reinikainen, which received a Special Mention from the Generation 14Plus Jury at the 65th Berlinale, and Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre by Ilja Rautsi that has been awarded at number of festivals) and tv series Northern Mishaps by Janne Reinikainen (2015). Furthermore, Bufo has been involved in a number of International co-productions.
B-Plan Distribution is an independent import and distribution company 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.B-Plan releases approximately five films in cinemas every year. The company’s line-up includes domestic art house and commercial films as well as highlights from the world cinema. Recent highlights are, among others, Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato, the Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki and Aki Kaurismäki’s Silver Bear Winner The Other Side of Hope.
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