Film Production since 2007


Founded in 2007 by producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff and scriptwriter Vesa Virtanen, 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 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 tv series Northern Mishaps by Janne Reinikainen (2015). Furthermore, Bufo has been involved in a number of International co-productions.

Bufo’s latest productions include Aki Kaurismäki’s Berlinale Silver Bear Winner The Other Side of Hope, co-produced with Sputnik, and two films currently in post-production: Veiko Õunpuu’s The Last Ones co-produced with Estonian Homeless Bob Productions and Juha Lehtola’s The Human Part.

Films & Series


Khadar Ahmed to shoot his debut feature The Gravedigger in September in Djibouti

Writer-director Khadar Ahmed’s feature film The Gravedigger is set to shoot in Djibouti, East Africa, in Autumn. This is the ...
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The Human Part premieres in the Official Selection Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Director Juha Lehtola's new film The Human Part will premiere in the Official Selection Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival ...
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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.

Forthcoming releases include East of Sweden by Simo Halinen, Pony and Pigeon Boy by Mari Rantasila and The Human Part by Juha Lehtola.

Further information:

General Inquiries & Marketing: Helena Mielonen, tel. +358 41 532 3394
Bookings: Peter Toiviainen, tel. +358 40 541 8663


Misha Jaari


+358 45 6740 272

Mark Lwoff


+358 45 131 4652

Helena Mielonen

Marketing & Distribution

Bufo & B-Plan Distribution
+358 41 532 3394

Milla Sevón

Production Coordinator

+358 40 771 6656

Vesa Virtanen


+358 50 307 6493

Karri Niinivaara

Sound Designer, B/Sound

+358 400 321 217

Työpajankatu 2 A R1 D, 00580 Helsinki, Finland