First Hand picks up Finnish documentary HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION

Academy Award-nominated Selma Vilhunen‘s new documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution has found an international distributor in First Hand Films.

HobbyHorse Revolution tells the story of a group of teenage girls who ‘hobbyhorse’, that is, compete in competitions where they perform jumps similar to real horses, but use stuffed toy horses. We spoke to Selma Vilhunen about the documentary here (and reviewed it here).

The film was originally released by Tuffi Films in Finnish cinemas in March and will head to Sweden later this year. It also screened at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Vilhunen’s debut fictional feature Little Wing played at Toronto 2016 and won the Golden Camera Taodue Award in Rome.

Vilhunen was Oscar nominated for her short film Do I Have To Take Care of Everything? She is a partner in all-female production company Tuffi Films, which is based in Helsinki.



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.