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27th Midnight Sun Film Festival celebrates screen gems

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The 27th Midnight Sun Film Festival (13.-17.6.2012) will be graced by the presence of two female actors who began their career in the 1950s: Finland's only Hollywood star Taina Elg, and Ingmar Bergman's protégé Harriet Andersson. Of directors, together with their productions, the American cult movie maker Alan Rudoph, Hungarian Béla Tarr, whose quite personal films never fail to cause a stir, two Swedish talents of a younger generation - Ruben Östlund and Axel Petersén - and the Portugues...

IFFR to honor Finnish film maker Peter von Bagh

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IFFR to honor Finnish film maker, film historian and festival director Peter von Bagh The International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012 will pay tribute to Peter von Bagh by presenting a selection of his films, as well as showing three rare classics from Finnish cinema history that have been essential in his oeuvre. The tribute program, with Peter von Bagh in attendance, will be part of IFFR’s main Signals section.With over fifty film titles under his belt, Peter von Bagh may still be the better ...

Focus On Finland In Tallinn

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  A narrow body of water separates Estonia and Finland and the two cultures have been intertwined for centuries. This special relationship is again being played out with the Focus On Finnish Cinema program at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which continues through the weekend in the capital city of Estonia. The effort is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Soome Instituut and the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn. The program is a mix of contemporary and classi...

Helsinki International Film Festival highlights

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The 23rd Helsinki International Film Festival ? Love & Anarchy launches off on the 16th September with the total line up of 125 films. International filmmaker guests attending the festival include film producer Christine Vachon and directors Silvio Soldini, Janus Metz and Jaco van Dormael.Christine Vachon (Happiness; Kids; I?m Not There) will be arriving to Helsinki as a guest both to the festival and to the Faculty of Cinematic Arts at the Aalto University. Vachon will be presenting her new fil...

DocPoint will celebrate the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan

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  DOCPOINT CELEBRATES THE PIONEERS OF FINNISH DOCUMENTARY FILM The Festival will kick off with Dreamland on Saturday the 23rd of January, at Maxim.   The 9th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will take over the cinemas of Helsinki on the 26th-31st of January. This year DocPoint celebrates the pioneers of Finnish documentary film: producers Aho & Soldan. Year 2010 marks the 85th anniversary of the respectable company. In honouring the occasion, the festiva...

Mika Kaurismäki Is Coming to Motovun Film Festival!

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Mika Kaurismäki, a renowned Finnish film director and a member of the famous Kaurismäki family of filmmakers, is coming to Motovun Film Festival! Mika Kaurismäki is also the older brother of the world famous Finnish filmmaker Aki. In the first decade of their work, the Kaurismäki brothers marked the new era of Finnish cinema with their joint projects. Their joint works accounted for almost one third of Finnish film production of the time! Although Mika Kaurismäki started worki...

Mika Kaurismäki Is Coming to Motovun Film Festival!

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Mika Kaurismäki, a renowned Finnish film director and a member of the famous Kaurismäki family of filmmakers, is coming to Motovun Film Festival! Mika Kaurismäki is also the older brother of the world famous Finnish filmmaker Aki. In the first decade of their work, the Kaurismäki brothers marked the new era of Finnish cinema with their joint projects. Their joint works accounted for almost one third of Finnish film production of the time! Although Mika Kaurismäki started working on film by...

HONORARY CEREMONY FOR ARTO HALONEN in the HONORARY CEREMONY FOR ARTO HALONEN

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The 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival honored one of the most important directors of the new generation of Finnish documentary makers, Arto Halonen. The special event took place on the evening of Tuesday, March 11, in the Olympion's Pavlos Zannas theater. Introducing the Guest of Honor, the Director of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Dimitris Eipides said: "Each year, it is the tradition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival to honor the work of a distinguished documentary ma...

Helsinki Doc Apollo Award to Jôrn Donner

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DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival awards Jörn Donner, the noted Finnish talent of cinema and a documentary film maker, with Apollo Award at the upcoming DocPoint Festival for his contributions to Finnish documentary cinema. To celebrate the award the festival showcases a selection of Donner’s films. DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival is held 23rd-28th January 2008 and the Apollo Award will be given to Donner at the festival opening in Bio Rex, Helsinki on January 23rd.T...

Helsinki is hit by documentary fever: DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s website The jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale. Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Docume...

DocPoint’s Finnish Selection Published

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The 6th edition of DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival takes place in 24-28th of January 2007. Accreditation for the festival has started on the festival’s websiteThe jury of DocPoint’s domestic programme has made its selection. This year’s jury included DocPoint’s artistic director Kristina Schulgin, journalist and director Reijo Nikkilä, director Pia Andell, author Sofi Oksanen and member of Finnish parliament Ilkka Taipale.Films selected for DocPoint’s New Finnish Documenta...

The 47th Nordic Film Days Lübeck

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The 47th Nordic Film Days Lübeck will open on November 3rd, screening a total of 130 films from the Nordic and Baltic countries between November 3 and ­ 6, 2005. The feature film competition has a very strong line-up, including such works as 'Manslaughter', the third part of the trilogy on Danish society by two-time top prizewinner Per Fly; 'Mother of Mine', the moving story of the evacuation of Finnish children to Sweden during World War II by Klaus Härö, whose Finnish children's film Elina...

Mar del Plata festival film reviews

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REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION"The Three Rooms of the Melancholia" directed by Pirjo Honkasalo.This year diverse proposals in the official section in competition have appeared, among them stands out: The Three Rooms of the Melancholia directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, from Helsinki. Pirjo stands out as an excellent documentalist what is demonstrated in his film. The Three Roms of the Melancholia is a different documentary about the war between Chechen and Russians. The first room shows...

Sundance: a few good women directors

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This year, the Sundance Festival is presenting 57 films that are DIRECTED BY WOMEN. The works created by these talented women span all manner of genre and style, and truly offer viewpoints that are sorely needed today.Melissa Painter Steal MeAdrienne Weiss Love, LudlowAlice Wu Saving FaceMarion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt The Education of Shelby KnoxHeather Rae TrudellEllen Perry The Fall of FujimoriEric Black, Frauke Sandig Frozen AngelsJessica Sanders After InnocenceHenry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam...
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