SIHJA, THE REBEL FAIRY

2020

Feature film

A story of an unconventional fairy and an eccentric boy who overcome their own fears and obstacles in order to save the nature.

A live action film for children from 7 to 12.

FESTIVALS

Castellinaria Festival del Cinema Giovane, Switzerland, 2021
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2021
Festival Internacional de Cine Para Niños, 2021
Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2021
Youngabout International Film Festival, 2021
Your Cinema, IDDF, Siberia, Russia, 2021
Filmfestival Cottbus, Germany, 2021
Children’s Rights Film Festival, Croatia, 2021
Cinemagic International Film Festival Belfast, Ireland, 2021
Zlín Film Festival, Czech Repuclic, 2021
Schlingel International Film Festival, 2021
Kids Kino International Film Festival, 2021
LUCAS International Festival for Young Film Lovers, Germany, 2021
BUSTER Film Festival, Denmark, 2021
Kino Dzieci, Poland, 2021
Busan International Children and Youth Film Festival, Busan 2021
Barnefilm festivalen, Kristianstand 2021
Leeds Young Film Festival, 2021, UK premiere
BUFF International Film Festival, Malmö 2021
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy 2021

AWARDS

Lucas Audience Award, Lucas International Festival for Young Film Lovers; Germany 2021
Nordic Star Award, Elina Patrakka, BUFF IFF; Malmö 2021

PITCHED AT

Finnish Film Affair, Helsinki IFF 2020
Nordic co-production and finance market, Haugesund 08/2018 Cinekid
The Financing Forum for Kids Content Malmö 03/2018
Warsaw Kids Film Forum 09/2017

Credits

SCREENWRITER

Kirsikka Saari & Jenni Toivoniemi

DIRECTOR

Marja Pyykkö

PRODUCER

Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt / Tuffi Films

CO-PRODUCERS

Windmill Film Netherlands, Den Siste Skilling Norway

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Remko Schnorr

EDITOR

Jon Endre Mørk

SET DESIGNER

Otso Linnalaakso

COSTUME DESIGNER

Emmi Leeve

MAKE-UP DESIGNER

Pia Mikkonen

SOUND DESIGNER

Hugo Ekornes

COMPOSER

Jan Inge Berentsen Anvik

MAIN CAST

Elina Patrakka, Justus Hentula, Pirjo Lonka, Eero Ritala, Elena Leeve, Elmer Bäck, Paola Bärlund

DISTRIBUTION

SF Studios, YLE, Dutch features global entertainment

FUNDING

Church Media Foundation, Business Tampere, Creative Europe Media, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Suomen elokuvasäätiö, Dutch Film Fonds, Norsk Filminstitutt, Eurimages

 

MOVIE THEATRE DISTRIBUTION IN THE NORDICS

SF Studios: Timo Räisänen timo.raisanen@sfstudios.fi

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Dutch Features Global Entertainment: Fulko Kuindersma fulko@dutchfeatures.com