Category Archives: Film

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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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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Turku Arts Academy Film Production Alumnus to do an MFA at the USC

Turku Arts Academy film production alumnus Paul J. Vogel (BA’08) has been accepted as the first Finn to do a graduate degree at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. American-born Paul J. Vogel is at the helm … Continue reading

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Film alumnus wins at Cannes

Turku Arts Academy Film alumnus Mikko Myllylahti co-wrote the script for this year’s Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize winner ‘The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki’ Running time: 93min. (Original title: “Hymyilevä mies”) “Finnish boxing biopic … Continue reading

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