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Triple win week for Turku Arts Academy alumni

Saturday March 11th film alumna Pilvi Hämäläinen (Film 2005-2009) won the Finnish sketch comedy television show Comedy Combat with her character Aina Inkeri Ankeinen. Sunday March 12th film alumna Selma Vilhunen (Film 1998-2002) won the Tampere Film Festival grand prix … Continue reading

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Alumna Elli Toivoniemi wins Critic’s Choice at Helsinki DocPoint Film Festival

Film Critic Neil Young’s Choices from New Finnish Documentaries 29.1.2017 The film critic Neil Young has picked his favourites from the new Finnish documentary films shown on our festival. His choices are Purity and Danger (dir. Elina Talvensaari) and Once I Was a … Continue reading

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First Year students win the Finnish Youth Video Award

wave-stepup.org: Finland Chooses Winner for Youth Video Award The winner of the Finnish Youth Video Award was announced on Saturday the 10th of December. The ceremony was held in Sokos Hotel President in Helsinki, and Sokos Hotels sponsored the competition. … Continue reading

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Alumn Einari Paakkanen’s first feature-length documentary opens at Warsaw Film Festival

“Einari’s childhood could have been like that of any other Finnish boy. His father, Veikko, was an ordinary guy with a job at the local tax office and his mother worked as a radio journalist. Everything changed when Einari was … Continue reading

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Alumna Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature opened at TIFF

Variety reviews Selma Vilhunen’s (Alumna Film gradute of 2002) Little Wing at the Toronto International Film Festival: A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style, the Finnish drama “Little Wing” centers on a resourceful adolescent raised by an … Continue reading

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