Film Production since 2007


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 Aki Kaurismäki’s Berlinale Silver Bear Winner The Other Side of Hope (2017, co-produced with Sputnik), Academy Award winner Jörn Donner’s Armi Alive! (2015) and The Interrogation (2010), and Pirjo Honkasalo’s Concrete Night (Finland’s official entry for the Oscars and Golden Globes in 2014). Furthermore, Bufo has been involved in a number of international co-productions, such as Tarik Saleh’s Boy from Heaven (best screenplay award at Cannes 2022) and Oscar Nominee Eskil Vogt’s The Innocents (world premiere in Cannes 2021).

Bufo’s latest productions include Khadar Ayderus Ahmed‘s multiple award-winning The Gravedigger’s Wife (Somalia’s official entry for the Oscars in 2022) and Akseli Tuomivaara’s mystery drama series Next of Kin (2022). In addition, Bufo is releasing Saara Saarela’s dystopian drama Memory of Water (based on Emmi Itäranta’s successful novel) in 2022.

Films & Series


Memory of Water to compete in Trieste’s Main Competition

Saara Saarela's dystopic drama Memory of Water, based on the best selling novel by Emmi Itäranta, will have its international ...

The Gravedigger’s Wife wins top prize at Fespaco

Khadar Ayderus Ahmed's The Gravedigger's Wife has been awarded with the prestigious main award, The Golden Stallion, at the Pan-African ...


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

Pilvi Waltzer


+358 44 364 4736

Helena Mielonen

Head of Marketing & Distribution

Bufo & B-Plan Distribution
+358 41 532 3394,

Milla Sevón

Production Manager & Office Manager

+358 40 771 6656

Elina Teinilä

Production Coordinator

+358 44 747 0717

Minna Panjanen

Head of Content Development

+358 50 3288 443

Karri Niinivaara

Sound Designer, B-Sound

+358 400 321 217

Peter Toiviainen

Head of Sales / B-Plan Distribution

+358 40 541 8663

Eleonoora Rinnekangas

Marketing Coordinator / B-Plan Distribution

+358 40 545 7064

Työpajankatu 2 A R1 D, 00580 Helsinki, Finland