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Tampere Grand Prix to Finnish Film

Miia Tervo's Lumikko has won the Grand Prix of the Tampere Film Festival's International Competition. The film is based on a phone conversation with a young girl and psychologist Pekka Sauri in the YLE radio programme Yölinja (Nightline). Lumikko is only the third Finnish film that has ever received the Grand Prix.

Vaaleahiuksinen tyttö katsoo sivulleen tupakka kädessä ja kahvikuppi edessään.
Image: Päivi Kettunen

Previously, the same award has been won by Hannu Peltomaa's Rantojen miehet (1971) and PV Lehtinen's Hyppääjä (2000).



Lumikko also won the prize for the best short Finnish film in the competition and received the EFA Tampere Nomination and so will be competing for the title of the best European short film.



Organisers say that this year, 40th Jubilee Year of Tampere Film Festival, was a box-office success. As usual, the best films of the Tampere Film Festival will be screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki on 23rd March.

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