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Tuffi Films receives nine nominations at the national film awards

Tuffi Films’ feature film Games People Play (Jenni Toivoniemi) received eight nominations and documentary Conductivity (Salla Luhtanen) received one nomination at the Jussi awards.

Games People Play, a comedy about the tragedy of being forever young, is nominated in the following categories; Best Film (producers Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi and Tuffi Films), Best Director (Jenni Toivoniemi), Best Actress (Emmi Parviainen), Best Supporting Actress (Ida-Maria Heinonen), Best Supporting Actor (Samuli Niittymäki), Best Screenplay (Jenni Toivoniemi), Best Editing (Samu Heikkilä) and Best Costume Design (Jouni Mervas).

Luhtanen’s documentary Conductivity got nominated for Best Original Score. Conductivity tells the story of three young conductors in the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Tuffi congratulates all the nominees!

Jussi Awards are Finland’s biggest annual recognition in the film industry. There are 16 categories for the Awards altogether, from which Tuffi Films is competing in nine.

Meren tuomat DocPoint avajaiselokuva

DocPointin avajaiselokuvana nähdään Anna Antsalon Meren tuomat, joka seuraa kolmea rantojen aarteiden etsijää. Sen, mitä jätämme taaksemme, meri säilyttää ja sylkee tulevaisuuteen viestinä menneistä ajoista.

Meren tuomat nähdään keväällä 2021 myös erikoisnäytöksissä ja elokuvateattereissa. Tuffi Films tekee yhteistyötä Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry:n kanssa kannustamalla ja opastamalla kaikkia tutkimaan rantoja uusin silmin.

20-vuotisjuhlavuottaan viettävä DocPoint – Helsingin dokumenttielokuvafestivaali järjestetään tänä vuonna valtakunnallisena verkkofestivaalina 29.1.–7.2.2021.

Lisätiedot ja haastattelupyynnöt:

Sini Hormio
Vaikuttavuustuottaja
sini@tuffifilms.com

Tuffi Films Receives The Finnish State Prize for Cinema

The government’s committee of the audiovisual arts, which is part of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, has awarded Tuffi Films the Finnish State Prize for Cinema. The award includes a 14 000€ grant. Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) states that their decision was based on the Force of Habit anthology series produced by Tuffi Films. The anthology was made together with 15 filmmakers, artists, researchers and social influencers.

In their arguments Taike mentions they were impressed by the anthology’s fresh and surprising view points sparking conversation and its usage of multiple different media platforms, which have brought the anthology for a wide audience.

“The Force of Habit anthology series is evidence of the power of community and equality. The acknowledgement belongs to all of the authors and supporters. It is especially delightful that the committee has noted both the societal significance and the anthology’s artistic merits,” states the producer, director, writer Elli Toivoniemi.

The anthology series is a film sensation created collectively by fifteen filmmakers, artists, researchers and social influencers, that reveal the hidden way power is exercised on women in both private life and in society.

The collection film by seven directors, Force of Habit (orig. Tottumiskysymys, 2019) was nominated for four national film awards at the 2020 Jussi gala. At the gala the film won the Nordisk Film Prize, which is awarded annually for an extraordinary effort within Finnish film. The jury stated that the film provides cinematic excellence, many different perspectives and a new way of viewing the norms.

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