Finnish Film Days’ popularity in Budapest continues
The Finnish Film Days brought this year once again a large number of Hungarians in front of silver screens in Toldi cinema. Altogether the film days held between 17th and 21th October had over 670 visitors.
During the Finnish Film Days, which were organized already for the fourth time in the heart of Budapest, the Hungarian audience was offered to see in total 10 Finnish documentary and feature films. Among the screened films were for example Tonislav Hristov’s documentary Love & Engineering which was chosen the best Finnish documentary in DocPoint filmfestival earlier this year, and an Academy Award nominated feature film Concrete night by Pirjo Honkasalo.
Alongside the opening film of the film days, Love & Engineering, which filled every seat in Toldi cinema, the most popular films were Above Dark Waters by Peter Franzén and Patriotic man by Arto Halonen. On average the movies of the Finnish Film Days had 75 visitors per film.
Finnagora, the Finnish Institute in Hungary, organizes the Finnish Days each year in cooperation with the Finnish Film Foundation.
Cita Högnabba-Lumikero to lead Finnish Institute in Budapest
Finnagora’s, the Finnish Institute in Budapest, new director from 1st January 2015 is Cita Högnabba-Lumikero. Högnabba-Lumikero who currenty works as a project manager at the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center in Espoo Finland will start in her new position in Budapest at the beginning of next year as the current director Leena Pasanen was chosen the artistic director of Germany’s biggest documentary film festival DOKLeipzig.
Cita Högnabba-Lumikero has worked during her career as a journalist and correspondent in Finland’s national public service broadcasting company YLE as well as culture and press counsellor at the Finnish embassies in Berlin and Stockholm. Currently she is working as the communications and project manager for the programme department of the Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Center in Espoo Finland.
Högnabba-Lumikero’s work experience in many different areas was the key factor why she was chosen to become the new director of Finnagora:
- Högnabba-Lumikero’s great experience in the fields of culture and communications and knowledge in cultural export and administration of foreign affairs give her a good basis to lead the Finnish Institute in Hungary and take part in the cooperation with other Team Finland members, says Kalevi Kivistö, former Minister of Education and Culture and the chairman of the board for the Finnagora foundation.
Altogether 33 people applied for the open position. Director’s tenure lasts for three years and it can be extended with two years with a mutual agreement between the director and the Finnagora foundation.
Finnagora is an independent cultural institution operating in Hungary and in the Central East European region. Relying firmly on its civil society backgrounds, Finnagora is an active networking member of Team Finland. Finnagora’s background is provided through Finnagora foundation. Finnagora’s aim is to make Finnish culture, scientific research, business innovations and civil society’s activities known. Its ultimate objective is to enhance and constantly update Finland’s attraction, networks, and relations in and around Hungary. In Finnagora we focus on contemporary arts, promising new scientific talents and openings. We are constantly in search of innovative, fresh projects, which represent the newest forms of Finnish culture and research.
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