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Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting “The Last Ones” in Lapland

Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting his new feature film The Last Ones tomorrow in Lapland. The western flavoured modern crime drama will be shot in August and September in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, and in October in Tallinn, Estonia. The story is set in a small mining village, and the cast includes Estonian Pääru…

VEIKO ÕUNPUU STARTS SHOOTING “THE LAST ONES” IN LAPLAND

Acclaimed Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu starts shooting his new feature film The Last Ones tomorrow in Lapland. The western flavoured modern crime drama will be shot in August and September in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland, and in October in Tallinn, Estonia. The story is set in a small mining village, and the cast includes Estonian Pääru Oja and Finnish Tommi…

The Other Side of Hope, a new film by Aki Kaurismäki, will premiere in cinemas in Finland in February

The Other Side of Hope, a new film directed by Aki Kaurismäki and co-produced by Bufo, will have its premiere in cinemas in Finland on February 3rd 2017. The film, titled Toivon tuolla puolen in Finnish and shot in early autumn in Helsinki, tells the story of a Finnish travelling salesman (Sakari Kuosmanen) and a Syrian…

Armi Alive! wins Jussi Awards for Best Script and Best Set Design

The best Finnish Films were awarded in the Jussi Awards gala held last Saturday. Armi Alive! was awarded with two Jussi Awards: Best Script by Karoliina Lindgren and Best Set Design by Otso Linnalaakso. Bufo congratulates Karoliina and Otso! Jussi Awards, the Finnish equivalents of the Oscars, were given out by Filmiaura, the association of Finnish film professionals.

Deadweight co-produced by Bufo premieres at the 66th Berlinale

Axel Koenzen‘s feature film Deadweight will premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The film, co-produced by Bufo and starring Finnish Tommi Korpela, will be screened in the festival’s Forum programme. The film is produced by German Rohfilm. Festival’s press release:  Forum 2016 Programme

DoP Peter Flinckenberg receives the ASC Spotlight Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has awarded Peter Flinckenberg, the DoP of CONCRETE NIGHT, with their annual Spotlight Award. The award recognises features and docs screened at festivals, released internationally or shown in limited theatrical release.  This is the first time a Finnish film and cinematographer receive an ASC award.              …

Reunion receives Special Mention at the 65th Berlinale

A short film by Iddo Soskolne and Janne Reinikainen, Reunion (Tuolla puolen), has received a Special Mention from the International Jury of the Generation 14Plus Programme at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The jury  states: “Using ambiguity and cheeky humor to deal with grief, the international jury applauds the visual dexterity and light touch…

ASC Spotlight Award Nomination for DoP Peter Flinckenberg

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated Peter Flinckenberg, the DoP of CONCRETE NIGHT for their annual Spotlight Award. The award recognizes features and docs screened at festivals, released internationally or shown in limited theatrical release. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art of filmmaking. Since…