Category Archives: Film

Mika Kurvinen interviewed at Cannes for his Invisible Heroes

Variety interviews our film alumn Mika Kurvinen, who directed a TV-series for the international market:                       Variety: HOME > TV > FESTIVALS APRIL 8, 2019 11:13PM PT “MipTV: Eccho Rights Brings … Continue reading

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Variety: “Finnish Director Miia Tervo Brings Out Fresh New Voice With ‘Aurora’”

Film alumna Miia Tervo interviewed in Variety by Elsa Keslassy February 1, 2019 2:33AM PT Finnish Director Miia Tervo Brings Out Fresh New Voice With ‘Aurora’ With “Aurora,” a female-centric romantic comedy with social undertones, Miia Tervo has emerged as … Continue reading

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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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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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