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LAW OF THE LAND (Armoton maa) wins in Saint Petersburg

‘Law of the Land’ (Armoton maa) by Jussi Hiltunen has won the award for best directing at International Debut Film Festival The Beginning in Saint Petersburg, Russia. ‘Law of the Land’ is the debut feature from Hiltunen whose short films have been awarded in several festivals. Director Hiltunen and producer Kai Nordberg accepted the award on Friday November 24.

During the past years Making Movies has invested strongly in young directors. Our previous production Little Wing was also a debut film and it won the Nordic Council Film Prize. A generation of new filmmakers who fulfil the international standards is growing in Finland and we have had the chance to be part of this international breakthrough”, comments producer Nordberg.

The Beginning film festival was organised this year for the 16th time with over 100 films in the program. The jury for feature films consisted of chairman and film director Aleksandr Proshkin, director/actor/artist Aleksandr Aalabashjan, festival producer Sergei Nonazhilov, Haiker Stadler from Munich film school, Latvian film director Renaus Vimba, and Nina Romonadovskaja from film site Profcineman.

‘Law of the Land’ is a drama set in a small village in Lapland at the Finnish-Swedish border. Main cast includes Ville Virtanen, Antti Holma, Mikko Neuvonen, Outi Mäenpää, Malin Buska, Andreas af Enehielm, Jørgen Langhelle and Pernilla August. Producers of the film are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho from Making Movies and cinematography is by two-time Jussi Award winner Tuomo Hutri F.S.C. ‘Law of the Land’ premiered in Finland January 2017 and is distributed by Nordisk Film.

Producer Kai Nordberg and director Jussi Hiltunen accepting the prize for ‘Law of the Land’.

 

THE FENCER (Miekkailija) by Klaus Härö awarded in The United States

‘The Fencer’ (Miekkailija) has been awarded with Special Recognition Award for Narrative Film at Coronado Island Film Festival in San Diego, US. The film is directed by Klaus Härö, written by Anna Heinämaa and produced by Making Movies. The jury chose to give ‘The Fencer’ the special recognition award because “the film was beautifully shot,… Continue Reading

LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) won The Nordic Council Film Prize 2017

1.11.2017 Director Selma Vilhunen and producers Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg from Making Movies accepted the prize at the award ceremony in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 1 November. Making Movies production LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) by Selma Vilhunen won The Nordic Council Film Prize 2017. The Nordic Council Film Prize is an annual film… Continue Reading

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

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