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Vinski has been granted pre-production support


The Church Media Foundation in Finland has granted a pre-production support for the upcoming live-action family adventure feature Vinski ja näkymättömyyspulveri (Vinski and the Invisibility Powder), directed by Juha Wuolijoki, produced and distributed by Snapper Films. Vinski ja näkymättömyyspulveri was one of the 16 supported productions from the record amount of 102 applications. Earlier, Vinski

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Vinski has been granted development support


The upcoming live-action family adventure feature Vinski ja näkymättömyyspulveri (Vinski and the Invisibility Powder), directed by Juha Wuolijoki, produced and distributed by Snapper Films, has been awarded two development subsidies in April 2016. Vinski ja näkymättömyyspulveri has been granted a development support of 50.000 euros by Creative Europe MEDIA Programme last week. At the same

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Snapper Films will release The Boy on February 19, 2016


The Boy (2016), an American psychological horror film directed by William Brent Bell and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), was released by STX Entertainment in the United States on January 22nd 2016. Snapper Films distributes the film in Finland. The Finnish premiere will be on February 19th 2016. The Boy is a story about

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Bollywood film Shamitabh shot partly in Finland released worldwide


Shamitabh, directed and written by R. Balki (Paa, Cheeni Kum), the first ever Bollywood film shot partly in Finland, had its world premiere last weekend. The film proved to be a critical and box office success in India where the opening weekend gross was EURO 2.7 million. Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush are starring.

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Ella and Friends travels successfully


The beloved Finnish family hit Ella and Friends has won the top prize at Kryla, the international film festival for children and youth, in Ukraine. In addition, both Ella and Friends features have been sold to Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. A family adventure comedy, Ella and Friends, produced by Juha Wuolijoki’s Snapper Films

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Ella and Friends will have the international premiere at Toronto


Ella and Friends, having almost 100 000 admissions in the local cinemas, has been chosen as the only Finnish contender to participate this year’s Toronto TIFF Kids film festival. The family adventure comedy Ella and Friends, directed by Taneli Mustonen and produced by Juha Wuolijoki’s Snapper Films Oy, will have its international premiere in Toronto

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Tony Sirico and Brendan Fehr start shooting “Zarra’s Law” in New York


The drama feature Zarra’s Law, starring The Sopranos star Tony Sirico, starts shooting in New York. Finnish film maker Juha Wuolijoki (Christmas Story, a Scandinavian box office and sales phenom) directs. Joseph Scarpinito, who also co-wrote the script with Charles Kipps, produces alongside Wuolijoki for Scarpe Diem Productions and Snapper Films. Alongside Sirico (Goodfellas), Zarra’s

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FilmSharks nabs ‘Hella W’


Buenos Aires -based world sales agent FilmSharks announced its most recent acquisition of a high quality film from Finland, entitled HELLA W, for the international marketplace outside Scandinavia and Estonia. HELLA W, a visually stunning drama directed by the award-winning Finnish director Juha Wuolijoki, recounts the true story of Hella Wuolijoki, an internationally acclaimed businesswoman,

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Only Hearts nabs Christmas Story for Japan


Only Hearts has acquired the Japanese rights for CHRISTMAS STORY, the Finnish family hit by director Juha Wuolijoki. The award-winning family film has spread wider than any Finnish feature, selling to 120 countries with theatrical releases in several territories including China, Spain and Scandinavia, and racking up more than one million admissions worldwide. The DVD

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