Young Anja’s task is to accompany the dead from her hometown to the afterlife, comforting the newly deceased with a smile and good music…


13-year old Oskari is about to face the initiation ritual that will make him from a boy into a man. He has to prove himself as a hunter. Only armed with bow and arrow, he must go deep into the Finnish woods and come back in 24 hours with the biggest possible trophy. No pressure,… Continue reading BIG GAME


18 year old Juri is seriously addicted to online gaming, so much so he becomes isolated from his single mother and pushes his girlfriend to the brink of leaving him. He decides to quit, but is soon lured back by one of his net-mates, Niki, who – when they meet for the first time –… Continue reading RAT KING

Timo Vuorensola

With his one meter 98, this native of the country of a thousand lakes is part of a bunch of Finnish film makers that we dig at the BIFFF, such as A.J. Annila (Timo lent him a hand for SAUNA) and Jalmari Helander (RARE EXPORTS). Timo Vuorensola had a hell of a time with his… Continue reading Timo Vuorensola


Jeremia, a sharp shooter in the Estonian army, was sent to Afghanistan to fight against the Taliban. Instead he found himself taken prisoner by them. During his years of captivity, he converted to Islam. Now the man everyone thought was dead has returned home. Jeremia is looking for his daughter Angel. His only leads are… Continue reading LETTERS TO ANGEL


Those who thought that everything ended in 1945 with a shot in a bunker under the ruins of Berlin, are in for a nasty surprise. The secret space program of the Nazi’s really existed ! The evil bastards fled to the dark city of the moon, where they quickly started to multiply and come up… Continue reading IRON SKY


In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies Christmas’s most closely- guarded secret ever. But the time has come to dig it up! Way up north in Finland, right on the border with Russia, lies one of Santa Claus’s supposed homes. For the last couple of months, an international team of “archaeologists,”… Continue reading RARE EXPORTS : A CHRISTMAS TALE


Tony is completely stuck in a mid-life existential crisis since his father died. He watches the world around him and notices a slight smell of the apocalypse. His fellow men seem to be bored stiff and pass the time by organizing nihilistic orgies or by metaphysically giving the same importance to questions like e.g.“Give me… Continue reading THE TEMPTATION OF ST TONY

Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää

Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää was born in Porvoo, Finland, in 1977 He studied directing at the film department of the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. He has directed two award-winning short films (Eyes Closed no Hands, The Fall) and a number of commercials. He has also worked in the field of graphic design and illustration. In… Continue reading Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää