The theme of the issue is fairy tales, and it presents stories from Lapin Satumaa -writing contest that could not be published in the children’s storybook gathered from the winning stories due to their adult content.
Valkeapää’s and Bardy’s previous co-operation They Have Escaped won Jussi-prizes (Finnish Oscars) for best directing and best film, and is in my opinion still the best Finnish film of the decade. I’m eager to see whether they top themselves.
My romantic comedy script Honey Trap became 3rd in The End -screenwriting contest arranged by Solar Films. Almost 500 scripts took part in the competition, and according to the jury the awarded scripts stood out clearly.
The previous national screenwriting competition in Finland was arranged in 1990 by the Finnish Film Institution. In that time the winner was Juha Lehtovuori’s Goodbye, Trainmen. Also Iiro Küttner’s The Prodigal Son got made into a film.