The Chinese Peanut Man, Alvaro Pardo, 2002

Selected awards and press

Even though films should not be raced like horses, it is sometimes nice to be awarded.

The Finnish State Quality Production Award

  • Insha Allah by Visa Koiso-Kanttila
  • The Stars' Caravan by Arto Halonen
  • The Kings of Recycling by Alvaro Pardo
  • A Bride of the Seventh Heaven by Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio
  • The 3 Rooms of Melancholia by Pirjo Honkasalo

Prix Italia

The Producer of the Year 2005

The 3 Rooms of Melancholia by Pirjo Honkasalo

  • Jussi Award for the Best Cinema Documentary, Finland
  • Jussi Award for Best Music, Finland
  • VII Festival Internacional De Cine y Video, Argentine, First Prize
  • Anonimul International Film Festival, Romania, Special Mention for Documentary Film
  • Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Armenia, Grand Prix Golden Apricot for Best Documentary Film
  • 19th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia, Grand Prix
  • One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, Best Director
  • Chicago International Documentary Festiva, USA, Arie & Bozena Zweig Innovation Award
  • DocAviv, Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, Special Mention in category Best International Film
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, NC, USA, Seeds of War Award
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Images of the 21st Century, Greece FIPRESCI Award
  • 20. Festival Internacional de Cine del Mar del Plata, Argentine, ACTA Prize by Signis, Fuena Prize "Visión Artistica"
  • Tampere International Short Film Festival, Grand Prix in the category Finnish films over 30 minutes
  • 8th Annual Documentary and Short Film Festival Vera, Åland, Finland Vera Prize
  • Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia, Grand Prix
  • IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amnesty International's Doen Award
  • cph:dox Documentary Film Festival, Denmark, First prize (shared)
  • Mostra Internazionale D'arte Cinematografica, Italy, The Human Rights Film Network Award, The Lina Mangiacapre Award, EIUC Special Mention

Shepherd by Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui

Rooms of Shadow and Light by John Webster

  • The Best Documentary Film, Academia Film Olomouc, The Czech Republic

The Three Smiths by Pekka Uotila

  • Diploma of Honour, Festival International du Documentaire, Fictions du Réel, France

A Bride of the Seventh Heaven by Anastasia Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio

Selected festivals 2004 - 2005

Our films have travelled quite a lot. Here are a few of the festivals they have visited.

  • New Nordic Films, The Norwegian International Film Festival, Haugesund
  • Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Berlinale, International Forum of New Cinema, Germany
  • Panorama, Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, France
  • The Sámi Filmfestival, Kautokeino, Norway
  • European Cinema Festival, Lecce, Italy
  • Vilnius Spring, Lithuania
  • Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA
  • Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
  • Motovun Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
  • IV World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples, Tallinn, Estonia
  • The Native Cinema Showcase, Santa Fe, NM, USA
  • 10th Athens International Film Festival, Greece
  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
  • The 20th Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
  • The National Geographic All Roads Film Festival,Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
  • Seville Film Festival, Spain
  • International Festival of Auteur Films, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • Finnish Film Week, Moscow, Russia
  • Finnish Film Week, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
  • Children Film Festival Ciné Junior, Paris, France
  • Travelling Film Festival, Rennes, France
  • Birds Eye View, London, UK
  • 23nd Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, MN, USA
  • First Nations, First Features, A Showcase of World Indigenous Film and Media, New York, USA
  • First Nations, First Features, A Showcase of World Indigenous Film and Media, Washington DC, USA
  • Ecocinema, Athens, Greece
  • XIII Barcelona International Women~Rs Film Festival Spain
  • Terre en Vue, Montreal, Canada
  • Scandinavian Film and Jazz festival, Rotterdam and Haag, The Netherlands
  • Suomalaisen elokuvan päivät-festivaali, Ukraina
  • Arctic Peoples Alert, Haag Filmhuis, The Netherlands
  • Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Kolkata Film Festival,India
  • 61. Mostra International D'Arte Cinematografica, Venice, Italy
  • cph:dox Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • TEMPO Dokumentärfestival, Stockholm, Sweden
  • IDFA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • DocPoint ~V Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, Finland
  • Sundance, Park City, Utah, USA
  • Adelaide International Film Festival, Australia
  • ZagrebDox, Croatia
  • Short and Documentary Film Festival VERA, Åland, Finland
  • Tampere International Short Film Festival, Finland
  • Amnesty Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nordic Film Days, Rouen, France
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Chicago International Documentary Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
  • Istanbul International Film Festival
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC, USA
  • DocAviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Hot Docs Toronto, Canada
  • One World International Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Warsaw Doc Review, Poland
  • Cracow Film Festival, Poland
  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Oslo
  • 19th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia
  • Golden Apricot International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia
  • FIC Brasília
  • ANONIMUL International Film Festival, Romania
  • VII Festival Internacional De Cine y Video / Derechos Humanos, DerHumALC, Santiago del Estero, Argentine
  • Edinburgh Film Festival, Scotland
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finland
  • Prix Italia, Milan, Italy
  • Nordisk Panorama
  • TriContinental Film Festival, Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan
  • Sheffield International Documentary Festival, UK
  • DocLisboa, Portugal
  • Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
  • IDFA Flies Tropics, Suriname
  • The Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • 19th Singapore International Film Festival