Thursday, March 03, 2005


A discussion in the series "Six scenes in the media" by Laajakuva ry (organization of the media culture students), Vostok ry (organization of the students of communication studies) and the film society Monroe. The speakers were I and Lasse Saarinen, Chairman of The Central Organisation of Finnish Film Producers. Hosted by Anton Asikainen, with Sanna Kyllönen and Liina Härkönen. At the Old Tampere Library, 2 March 2005. The discussion took place next to the Mäkelä Cabinet, where the 1950s Mäkelä Circle met, with decisive inspiration to Väinö Linna. - During the last ten years Finnish cinema has enjoyed a long wave of success among the audiences. There is a range of young talent available. However, the financing is frugal, and the current situation is threatening: less films are being made, and under more impoverished conditions. The budgets of films in Finland are a half of Sweden's and a third of Denmark's.

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