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.