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LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) is Finland’s nominee for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017

13.9.2017 Making Movies production “Little Wing” (“Tyttö nimeltä Varpu”) is selected as Finland’s nominee for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017. 12-year-old Varpu, is rapidly approaching adulthood while her mother Siru refuses to grow up. The jury says twelve-year-old Linnea Skog gives a nuanced performance in the lead role, while Paula Vesala radiates female strength… Continue Reading

Linnea Skog won Best Actress Jussi Award!

27.3.2017 Linnea Skog won Best Actress Jussi Award! 13-year-old newcomer Linnea Skog won her first Jussi Award last Friday in Helsinki at Jussi Gala. Linnea got the award from her role as “Varpu” in the Making Movies production “Little Wing”, directed and written by Oscar-nominee Selma Vilhunen. Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who’s… Continue Reading

Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) is nominated for 10 Jussi Awards

20.1.2017 Making Movies production Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) has been nominated in 10 categories for a “Finnish Oscar” called the Jussi Award. This is the most prestige Finnish film award, and it is handed out yearly in 15 categories for the most most accomplished films. Little Wing is nominated in the following categories: BEST… Continue Reading

Making Movies is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary

19.1.2017   Production company Making Movies Oy has reached the honoured age of 20 years. The managers, founding members and shareholders of Making Movies are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho. Making Movies has produced 10 feature films, like “Black Ice”, “The Fencer” and “Little Wing”. Company is also behind more than 50 documentary and short… Continue Reading

“Little Wing” and “The Good Postman” are nominated for Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival

11.1.2017 Two Making Movies productions are competing for The Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival. “Little Wing” (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) by Selma Vilhunen is part of the Best Nordic Film -category and Tonislav Hristov’s documentary “The Good Postman” is competing at Best Nordic Documentary -category. Göteborg Film Festival is taking place from 27th of January… Continue Reading

“I love Anna” is part of International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

14.12.2016 Making Movies production “I love Anna” (orig. Rakastan Annaa) by Joonas Rutanen is part of International Competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. The Clermont-Ferrand is the world’s leading film festival dedicated to short films. Synopsis Making Movies production “I love Anna” (orig. Rakastan Annaa) by Joonas Rutanen is part of International Competition at… Continue Reading

‘The Good Postman’ will be competing at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival

‘The Good Postman’ will be competing at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival Press release 1.12.2016 The Good Postman, a documentary film by the Finnish production company Making Movies and directed by Tonislav Hristov, has been chosen to the International Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Competition. Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City Utah and… Continue Reading

Official trailer of Law of the Land (Armoton maa) is released!

Press Release 11.11.2016 Making Movies, Nordisk Film Official trailer of Law of the Land (Armoton maa) is released! Law of the Land (Armoton maa) is actiondrama set in modern-day Lapland, where Ville Virtanen and Antti Holma are starring as strong main characters. Scenes from the film are now in view on the official trailer. You… Continue Reading

The Fencer awarded for Best Feature Film in New York

  ‘The Fencer’ has been awarded the Jury Award for Best Feature Film at Stony Brook Film Festival. The festival takes place in Long Island, where producer Kai Nordberg accepted the award. ‘The Fencer’ has been a success in United States and earlier this year was nominated for a Golden Globe and shortlisted for the… Continue Reading

Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) music video is released

Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) music video is released! 15.7.2016 No questions asked, Paula Vesala (artist name “Vesala”) is one of the biggest stars in Finland’s music scene at the moment. In collaboration Vesala and Making Movies made a music video for the song Älä droppaa mun tunnelmaa and video includes scenes from the Making… Continue Reading

The Fencer (Miekkailija) awarded in Luxembourg

  PRESS RELEASE 10.6.2016, Making Movies The Fencer (Miekkailija) awarded in Luxembourg The Fencer (Miekkailija), directed by Klaus Härö and produced by Making Movies, has won the Audience Award chosen by the festival goers at Nordic Film Festival in Luxembourg. Nordic Film Festival is focusing on screening movies from the Nordic countries and it was now held… Continue Reading

The Fencer (Miekkailija) is the best Finnish film of the year!

    A Making Movies production The Fencer (Miekkailija), co-produced with Kick Film and Allfilm, wins two Jussi Awards for Best Picture and Best Cinematography last Saturday evening. Jussi Award, “Finnish Oscar”, is the most prestige Finnish film award, and it is handed out yearly in 15 categories for the most accomplished films. Märt Avandi, star of The… Continue Reading

The Fencer official selection of Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival 2016 in Norway

  The Fencer (Miekkailija) has been officially selected to the 13th Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival 2016 in Norway. The screenings will be on 8th March 6:10PM and 11th March 4:00PM. “Klaus Härö has directed a general-behavioural drama that is characterized by great actors and great performing children. Härö has remarked himself with films that has… Continue Reading

Media Luna New Films acquired upcoming MaMo feature Little Wing

  Media Luna New Films acquired Making Movies Oy production Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu), directed by Oscar-nominated Selma Vilhunen. Variety writes exclusively: http://variety.com/2016/film/global/media-luna-little-wing-selma-vilhunen-1201702033/ Media Luna New Films website: http://www.medialuna.biz/…/new_acquisitions/little_wing.html “Little Wing” centers on Varpu, a 12-year-old girl who doesn’t know who her father is. The relationship between her and her mother, Siru, is good and warm,… Continue Reading

Academy Award nominated Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature Little Wing presented at Nordic Film Market

  Academy Award nominated Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) will be one of the chosen Works in Progress films presented at the Nordic Film Market in 38th Göteborg Film Festival today! More information about the biggest film festival and co-production forum in Scandinavia here: http://www.giff.se/en/nordic-film-market-0   Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu)… Continue Reading

Joonas Rutanen’s I Love Anna selected to the National Competition at Tampere Film Festival

  The latest Making Movies short film production I Love Anna (Rakastan Annaa), directed by Joonas Rutanen, is selected to the National Competition at the oldest and largest short film festival in Northern Europe, 46th Tampere Film Festival 2016! The competition films listed here: http://tamperefilmfestival.fi/national-competition-2016/ I Love Anna (Rakastan Annaa) is a short film about teenage… Continue Reading

Making Movies co-production The Look of Silence nominated for Oscar – Klaus Härö’s The Fencer didn’t receive the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination

  PRESS RELEASE 14.1.2016 Making Movies co-production The Look of Silence nominated for Oscar – Klaus Härö’s The Fencer didn’t receive the Best Foreign Language Academy Award nomination Helsinki-based Making Movies’ co-production The Look of Silence, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, has been nominated for Oscar in the Best Documentary Film category. The World’s most-known film awards… Continue Reading

The Fencer shortlisted for Oscar

  PRESS RELEASE 18.12.2015, Making Movies   The Fencer (Miekkailija), directed by Klaus Härö and produced by Making Movies, has made it to the the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nine shortlist among the Foreign Language films. The final five Oscar nominees will be announced on 14th January 2016. “The Fencer’s historic success… Continue Reading

Tsamo selected to the 38th Créteil International Women’s Film Festival

  Tsamo, directed by Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio, has been officially selected in Section GRAINES DE CINEPHAGES in the frame of the Films de Femmes – 38th Créteil International Women’s Film Festival that will run from 18th – 27th March 2016 at the Maison des Arts of Créteil – France. http://www.filmsdefemmes.com/en “The Créteil International Women’s Film… Continue Reading

The Fencer selected as the Opening Gala Film at the 27th Palm Springs Film Festival

  Golden Globe nominated and Oscar Shortlisted Making Movies production The Fencer (Miekkailija) has been selected as the Opening Gala Film at the prestigious 27th Palm Springs Film Festival. Read more here: http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=25955&fid=78 “When is it taking place?: Jan. 1 – 11, with the awards gala happening on Jan. 2. Why is it important?: It’s… Continue Reading

Predict The Fencer to the Oscars and win money at GoldDerby.com!

  “Next week, the academy will unveil the nine films still in the running for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars. Over the last two months a screening committee, divided into groups, has been watching the 81 submissions and rating each from 6 to 10. Those ratings will determine a top six which will… Continue Reading

The Fencer nominated for Golden Globe Award

  PRESS RELEASE 10.12.2015, Making Movies The Fencer nominated for Golden Globe Award A Making Movies production The Fencer (Miekkailija), directed by Klaus Härö, has been selected for the Golden Globe Award in the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category. Prestigious Golden Globes will be announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and… Continue Reading

Making Movies’ co-produced documentary film shortlisted for the Academy Awards

  PRESS RELEASE – publishing free 02.12.2015, Making Movies Making Movies’ co-produced documentary film shortlisted for the Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary The Look of Silence as one of the 15 shortlisted films for the Best Documentary category. The final nominees for the Oscars will be… Continue Reading

The Fencer is the Finnish Entry on the road to the Golden Globes Awards 2015

  “Part of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s mission is to foster greater understanding through world cinema. This year 72 Foreign Language films were submitted for Golden Globes consideration.” – goldenglobes.com The Fencer is the Finnish Entry on the road to the Golden Globes Awards 2015. Read the article about the film here: http://www.goldenglobes.com/articles/foreign-film-submissions-2015-fencer-finland Continue Reading

Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature Little Wing shooting has started

  The shooting of Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu), a debut feature film by Academy Award® nominated Selma Vilhunen, has started. The movie tells a story about a child who wants to find her father and be a child. The actors in the film are Linnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Outi Mäenpää, Antti Luusuaniemi and Lauri Maijala, among… Continue Reading

The Fencer wins the Audience Award at Arras Film Festival in France

    We are delighted to inform you that The Fencer has won the prestigious Atlas d’argent – Prix du public (Audience Award) at Arras Film Festival in France. Arras Film Festival held its 16th edition this year and it has become one of the most popular annual European film festivals for discovering new talent. Almost… Continue Reading

Nordic Film- & Tv-Fund supports Little Wing

  Nordisk Film- & Tv-Fund has joined the financiers of Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu). The shootings of Little Wing will start on Wednesday the 11th of November and will be finished before Christmas 2015. Little Wing will be directed and written by Selma Vilhunen, an Oscar nominee 2014 for the… Continue Reading

NFI and Filmcamp join Law of the Land by Jussi Hiltunen

  Norwegian Film Institute and Filmcamp are financing Jussi Hiltunen’s debute feature Law of the Land. The film will be shot in Northern Norway in spring 2016. The Norwegian co-producer is Joachim Lyng/Sweet Films from Tromssa. Well done, Joachim!!! Starring Ville Virtanen, Law of the Land is a story about a retiring police officer who… Continue Reading

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence shortlisted for EFA awards

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence (Denmark-Indonesia-Norway-Finland-U.K. A Final Cut For Real presentation of an Anonymous, Making Movies Oy, Piraya Film production in association with Spring Films) has been nominated for a candidate for the Best European Documentary by the European Film Academy. You can find all the nominees here: http://europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/selection-documentation-current and more information about… Continue Reading

The Fencer receives German Film Award for Peace

  German Film Award for Peace – The Bridge – 2015 Munich, July 2nd, 2015 http://bernhardwickigedaechtnisfonds.de/friedenspreis/ This international award stands for peace, enlightenment, understanding between nations and the inviolability of human dignity of every individual in any society, no matter what culture or religious heritage, no matter what kind of sex,  race or flesh-coloured.  It… Continue Reading

Miekkailija-elokuvalle arvostettu saksalainen elokuvapalkinto

  Klaus Härön ohjaama Miekkailija saa arvostetun saksalaisen Bernhard Wicki elokuvapalkinnon. Palkinto luovutetaan Klaus Härölle 2. heinäkuuta Münchenin elokuvajuhlien yhteydessä järjestettävässä palkintogaalassa. Miekkailija saa jyryn erikoispalkinnon. Bernard Wicki –säätiöstä lisää tieto täältä: http://bernhardwickigedaechtnisfonds.de/friedenspreis/ Miekkailija-elokuva saa Saksassa elokuvateatteriensi-iltansa 22.9.2015. Elokuvan levittää Saksassa Zorro Film GMBH ja yhtiön edustaja Werner Fuchs toteaa, että palkinto lisää Miekkailijan kiinnostavuutta… Continue Reading

Tsamo in theaters

  Markku Lehmuskallio´s new feature will be premierin 17. Aprill in Finland. The movie tells a incredble story of a young eskimo girl who lived in Alaska and Finland. Continue Reading

Tsamo elokuvateattereihin

  Markku Lehmuskallion uutuuselokuva Tsamo avaa elokuvateattereissa 17. huhtikuuta. Elokuva kertoo Tsamo tytön uskomattoman tarinan hänen elämästään Alaskassa ja Suomessa. Continue Reading

Miekkailija

Vuosikymmenen ehdoton kotimainen arvostelumenestys Klaus Härön elokuva MIEKKAILIJA avasi elokuvateattereissa 13. Helmikuuta 2015. Elokuvassa nuori tuntematon mies, Endel, saapuu pikkukaupunkiin ja perustaa lapsille miekkailukerhon. Pian lapset, joista useimmat ovat menettäneet isänsä sodassa, kiintyvät voimakkaasti opettajaansa. Nuori opettaja on kuitenkin salaisen poliisin jahtaama ja pian verkko hänen ympärillään kiristyy. Endelin täytyy valita: lapset vai pako? Ohjaus:… Continue Reading

Miekkailija

Vuosikymmenen ehdoton kotimainen arvostelumenestys Klaus Härön elokuva MIEKKAILIJA avasi elokuvateattereissa 13. Helmikuuta 2015. Elokuvassa nuori tuntematon mies, Endel, saapuu pikkukaupunkiin ja perustaa lapsille miekkailukerhon. Pian lapset, joista useimmat ovat menettäneet isänsä sodassa, kiintyvät voimakkaasti opettajaansa. Nuori opettaja on kuitenkin salaisen poliisin jahtaama ja pian verkko hänen ympärillään kiristyy. Endelin täytyy valita: lapset vai pako? Ohjaus:… Continue Reading

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