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The nominees for the Finnish Film Awards, the Jussi Awards

The nominees for this year’s Finnish film awards, titled the Jussi Award, has been announced, with the most nominations going to AJ Annila’s The Eternal Road with thirteen nominations.

This year also marks the return of the award for Best Short Film, which hasn’t been handed out since 1980.

The first Jussi Awards took place in 1944, making it one of the oldest film awards in Europe. The winners will be announced on the 23rd of March 2018.

Here are the nominees. Click on the names to learn more about them:

BEST FILM
Euthanizer – Producers Jani Pösö, Teemu Nikki
The Eternal Road – Producer Ilkka Matila
Wonderland – Producer Miia Haavisto
Miami – Producer Miia Haavisto
The Other Side of Hope – Aki Kaurismäki
Unknown Soldiers – Producers Aku Louhimies, Mikko Tenhunen, Miia Haavisto

DIRECTING
AJ Annila – The Eternal Road
Aki Kaurismäki – The Other Side of Hope
Aku Louhimies – Unknown Soldier
Teemu Nikki – Euthanizer

ACTRESS
Milka Ahlroth – Wonderland
Krista Kosonen – Miami
Sonja Kuittinen – Miami
Pihla Viitala – Star Boys

ACTOR
Eero Aho – Unknown Soldier
Sherwan Haji – The Other Side of Hope
Tommi Korpela – The Eternal Road
Petteri Summanen – Man and a Baby

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sidse Babett Knudsen – The Eternal Road
Malla Malmivaara – Star Boys
Hannamaija Nikander – Euthanizer
Anna Paavilainen – Wonderland

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hannu-Pekka Björkman – The Eternal Road
Tomi Enbuska – Star Boys
Aku Hirviniemi – Unknown Soldier
Jussi Vatanen – Unknown Soldier

SCRIPTWRITING
Aki Kaurismäki – The Other Side of Hope
Inari Niemi – Wonderland
Teemu Nikki – Euthanizer
Antti Tuuri, AJ Annila, Aku Louhimies – The Eternal Road

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Lasse Frank, DFF – Tom of Finland
Jarkko T. Laine – Star Boys
Mika Orasmaa – Unknown Soldier
Rauno Ronkainen – The Eternal Road

MUSIC
Tytti Arola – Wendy and the Refugee Neverland
Lasse Enersen – Unknown Soldier
Timo Kaukolampi, Tuomo Puranen – Euthanizer
Ian Person, Kalle Gustafsson Järneholm, Panu Aaltio, Tuomas Kantelinen – The Eternal Road

SOUND DESIGN
Fredrik Dalenfjäll – The Eternal Road
Jussi Honka, Enos Desjardins – The Thick Lashed of Lauri Mäntyvaara
Kirka Sainio – Unknown Soldier
Niklas Skarp, Christian Holm – Tom of Finland

EDITING
Samu Heikkilä – The Other Side of Hope
Ben Mercer – Unknown Soldier
Riitta Poikselkä – Punk Voyage
Tambet Tasuja – The Eternal Road

SET DESIGN
Saara Joro – Star Boys
Kari Kankaanpää – The Thick Lashed of Lauri Mäntyvaara
Kalju Kivi – The Eternal Road
Christian Olander – Tom of Finland

COSTUME DESING
Tiina Kaukanen – Miami
Tiina Kaukanen – The Other Side of Hope
Eugen Tamberg – The Eternal Road
Anna Vilppunen – Tom of Finland

MAKE UP
Johanna Eliason, Lars Carlsson – Tom of Finland
Marjut Samulin – Miami
Riikka Virtanen – The Eternal Road
Salla Yli-luopa – Unknown Soldier

DOCUMENTARY
Hobbyhorse revolution – Director Selma Vilhunen
The Good Postman –  Director Tonislav Hristov
Punk Voyage – Directors Jukka Kärkkäinen & JP Passi
Angle of the North – Director Jean-Michel Roux

SHORT FILM
Ceiling- Director Teppo Airaksinen
Penelope – Director Heta Jäälinoja
Moonshiners – Director Juho Kuosmanen
Fucking Bunnies – Director Teemu Niukkanen

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.