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08 May 2011

Cinemaker Oy

Cinemaker Oy is a film production company founded in 1990. It is owned by producer-director Hannu Tuomainen and its central focus is on independent fictions and on films for children and young audience.

Cinemaker produced the feature length GGI-animation Niko & The Way To The Stars, which premiered in Finland October 2008. NIKO  has reached over 3 million cinema viewers world wide and its distribution rights have been sold to over 100 countries. NIKO was also nominated in 2009 by European Film Academy with two other movies as Best European Animation. In Finland Niko won Jussi-statue (national Oscar) for Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

Before NIKO, Cinemaker produced in 2002 a youth film One-Way Ticket To Mombasa, a feature that has been well received both at home and abroad; it has won altogether 26 international awards. During 1990’s Cinemaker produced nine short films, directed by Arto Koskinen, Paul-Anders Simma, Ville Suhonen, Hannu Tuomainen and others. The company also acted as a co-producer for five international documentaries together with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Belgian and French companies.

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