First Year students win the Finnish Youth Video Award 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. The winner is ‘Speak’ by Noora Tossavainen (Arts Academy 1st year film student), Miikka Lautkoski (Arts Academy 1st year film student), Matias Tanner and Helmi Hytönen (Arts Academy 1st year drama student), with the main prize awarded at 1000€. The video can be seen on the Women’s Line Facebook page.

The Finnish jury consisted of:

Elina Nikulainen, Women’s Line

Leena Marila-Penttinen, The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters

Hanna-Maija Rämä, Amnesty International Finland

Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, a textile and conceptual artist making political disability arts

Elina Knihtilä, an actor and a professor at Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki

Riku Rantala & Tunna Milonoff, directors, documentarists and citizens of the world

Tiina-Rakel Liekki, a journalist and an artist

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