Void, directed by Aleksi Salmenperä, won four Jussi awards including best picture. Salmenperä and his editor Samu Heikkilä also received the new Nordisk Film Award, worth 20,000 euros, for their contribution to Finnish cinema.
Star Shaped Scar by Vuokko Kunttu and Virva Kunttu was named best short film, and Virpi Suutari’s Entrepreneur won best documentary.
The lifetime achievement award Betoni-Jussi was given to actor Hannele Lauri, known for her diverse roles in film and TV, especially in comedy.
The audience award went to My Brother’s Keeper by J-P Siili.
The Jussi Awards are given by Filmiaura since 1944.
THE JUSSI AWARD WINNERS 2019
Void, producer Aleksi Salmenperä
Aleksi Salmenperä, Void
Oona Airola, Land of Hope
Hannu-Pekka Björkman, The Human Part
Female supporting role
Satu Tuuli Karhu, Happier Times, Grump
Male supporting role
Paavo Kinnunen, Laugh or Die
Kirsikka Saari, Stupid Young Heart
Aarne Tapola, The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen
Sanna Salmenkallio, Entrepreneur
Tuomas Klaavo, Void
Samu Heikkilä, Void
Antti Nikkinen, Land of Hope
Susse Roos, The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen
Riikka Virtanen, The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen
Yrittäjä, director Virpi Suutari, production Oktober Oy, producers Joonas Berghäll and Satu Majava
Star Shaped Scar, director Virpi Kunttu and Vuokko Kunttu, production Franckforstén
Pictured: the team of Void, photo by Lauri Laukkanen photography