Close to 2,5 million euros of production support to 13 new projects from The Finnish Film Foundation

October 20, 2020

The Board of The Finnish Film Foundation granted production support to 13 new productions in October. The total sum of production support amounted to 2 457 000 euros. Two of the projects are feature films, five documentaries (one minority co-production), three short films and three series.

The two feature films supported are both debut features for their directors. The children’s film The Hullabaloos!, which was developed at the Cinekid Script Lab, will be directed by Reetta Huhtanen. Huhtanen recently won the national Jussi award for Best Documentary with Gods of Molenbeek. Kikka! is a biopic of a local 1990s pop star, and it will be directed by Anna Paavilainen who also recently won a Jussi award for Best Short Film with Two Bodies on a Beach.

Feature Films

The Hullabaloos! (Kiljuset!)
children’s film
Director: Reetta Huhtanen
Screenwriters: Jenny Dahlström, John Lundsten
Producers: Melli Maikkula, John Lundsten
Production company: TACK Films
Support sum: 700 000 €

Director: Anna Paavilainen
Screenwriter: Maarit Nissilä
Producer: Kaisla Viitala
Production company: Komeetta
Support sum: 800 000 €

Documentary Films

short animation
Director & screenwriter: Hanna Haaslahti
Producers: Hanna Haaslahti, Harmke Heezen
Production company: Fantomatico
Support sum: 70 000 €

The First 53 Years
minority co-production
Director & screenwriter: Avi Mograbi
Finnish co-producers: Elina Pohjola, Leila Lyytikäinen
Finnish co-production company: Citizen Jane Productions
Production company: 24 Images (France)
Support sum: 30 000 €

Guardians of Creation (Luomakunnan vartijat)
Director & screenwriter: Iiris Härmä
Producer: Visa Koiso-Kanttila
Production company: Guerilla Films
Support sum: 140 000 €

Director, screenwriter & producer: Virpi Suutari
Production company: Euphoria Film
Support sum: 45 000 €

Two Forests (Kaksi metsää)
Director & screenwriter: Jan Ijäs
Producers: Jan Ijäs, Alf Hemming
Production company: Atalante
Support sum: 27 000 €

Short Films

Flower Show
Director & screenwriter: Elli Vuorinen
Producer: Kimmo Sillanmikko
Production company: Böhle Studios
Support sum: 55 000 €

The Human Torch (Ihmissoihtu)
Director & screenwriter: Risto-Pekka Blom
Producers: Pasi Hakkio, Niina Virtanen
Production company: Wacky Tie Films
Support sum: 15 000 €

Kuinka käänsin Rabobeston kylkiasentoon
Director & screenwriter: Mari Mantela
Producer: Roosa Stenroos
Production company: Inland Film Company
Support sum: 40 000 €


Best & Bester
children’s animation
Director: Joonas Utti
Screenwriters: Kyle Hart, Anttu Harlin, Joonas Utti
Producer: Anttu Harlin
Production company: Gigglebug Entertainment
Support sum: 340 000 €

Freezing Embrace (Kylmä syli)
Director: Petri Kotwica
Screenwriter: Veli-Pekka Hänninen
Producer: Rimbo Salomaa
Production company: Solar Films
Support sum: 150 000 €

Longing (Längtan)
Directors & screenwriters: Anna Blom, Ville Tanttu
Producer: Mete Sasioglu
Production company: ja media production
Support sum: 45 000 €