NEWS AND UPCOMING SCREENINGS
Northern Travelogues will be screened at Universität Hamburg in Germany on Tuesday May the 30th. The screening is part of the Ethnological cinema series.
Northern Travelogues will be screened on Friday November the 25th as the opening film of the Eyes and Lenses Ethnographic Review in Warsaw.
Northern Travelogues will be screened on Saturday April the 9th at the Astro Theatre in Iqaluit as part of the favourites from Nunavut International Film Festival.
Northern Travelogues has been selected for German International Ethnographic Film Festival in Göttingen 26.-29.5.2022. The festival was founded in 1998 and acts as a successful forum for filmmakers and anthropologists from around the world.
Northern Travelogues will have its Canadian premiere at the Nunavut International Film Festival 21.-27.2.2022. The festival program will be available at www.taku.tv
The Cello documentary project is part of DocPoint Finest Market during the film festival in Helsinki 31.1.-13.2.2022
The Cello documentary project receives a second development grant from the Finnish Film Foundation. The film is produced by Oona Saari and Jouko Aaltonen from Illume Oy.
Northern Travelogues screening at Verdensteatret in Tromsø on December 2nd. The screening is part of the Polar Vin og Viten-series and is arranged in cooperation with the Polar Museum of Tromsø.
Northern Travelogues screening at the Arctic Film Fest in Grand Marais, Minnesota 20.-21.11.
Northern Travelogues will be shown as part of the official competition at Mostra Internacional de Cinema Documental ‘Mares da Fin do Mundo’ in Outes, Spain 29.10.-1.11.2021
The Cello documentary film (in development) receives Documentary Association of Europe's Development Support Prize at the Baltic Sea Docs Forum in Riga.
The Cello documentary film (in development) is among 18 film projects selected for the 25th edition of Baltic Sea Docs Financing Forum held in Riga and online in September.
Northern Travelogues will be shown as part of EthnoKino Film Festival in Bern 17.-20.6.2021. On Sunday 20th Kira will participate in a panel discussion about working with archives in film organised in cooperation with Museum Cerny Bern and Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern.
The Cello documentary project (in development) is among six film projects selected for the DocCelerator Story workshop held online in June 2021.
The Cello documentary project (in development) is among twelve film projects selected for the Nordisk Panorama Doc Forward Workshop 2021.
Northern Travelogues will have its French premiere at the Festival de films "Pêcheurs du Monde" 22.3.- 5.4.2021. The festival's 13th edition will be online. Northern Travelogues will be shown in the main competition category.
Northern Travelogues has been selected for Documentary Competition at the 12th Northern Character International Film Festival held in Murmansk and Online 18.-22.11.2020.
Kira will be in the jury for scientific docs during Pärnu International Film Festival in Estonia 17-25.10.2020. The festival is the oldest of its kind in the Baltic Countries and is about to happen for the 34th time in 2020. Last year Northern Travelogues won the prize for the Best Scientific Documentary.
Northern Travelogues will be shown in Estonia as part of Pärnu Film Festival's Summer Retrospective. The screening will be on July 23rd at 18.00. in Heimtali Museum. You are welcome!
The Cello documentary project receives a development grant from the Finnish Film Foundation. The film will be produced by Jouko Aaltonen and Illume Oy.
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company screens Northern Travelogues on Tuesday 14th of April at 15.40.
Finnish Film Foundation lists Northern Travelogues as one of the Finnish documentaries that received most international festival prizes in 2019.
Knud Rasmussen Society in Copenhagen screens Northern Travelogues and Sakari Pälsi's Travelling in the Arctic as part of their focus on the Bering Strait cultures. The screening will be on February 2nd in Kraemers hus.
Helsingin Sanomat writes about Northern Travelogues and Kira's expeditions to Chukotka.
TV-premiere of Northern Travelogues will be on Finnish Broadcasting Company's YLE Teema on December 17th with reruns on December 19th and December 25th.
Special mention by the jury to Northern Travelogues at the Anchorage International Film Festival in Alaska 5.-14.12.2019.
Two special prizes for Northern Travelogues at the 10th International Film Festival Rendezvous with Russia in Vologda 20.-25.11.2019.
Viscult Ethnographic Film Festival in Joensuu shows Northern Travelogues as part of the Visual Anthropology of the North program.
Northern Travelogues has been selected for the Arctic Open International Film Festival in Arkhangelsk 4.- 8. December!
Northern Travelogues screening at Arthouse Cinema Niagara in Tampere 16.10.2019
Northern Travelogues screening at Cinema Orion in Helsinki 5.10.2019
Screenings of Northern Travelogues at the Northern Character: Green Screen Film Festival in Kirkenes (Norway) and Nikkel (Russia).
Northern Travelogues screening at Portaan Nahkurinverstas Summer Festival on Saturday August 24th 15.00. More special screenings coming around Finland during the autumn.
Põhjala reisikirjad (Northern Travelogues in Estonian) to be screened in Esna on July 13th as part of Pärnu Film Festival's Estonian tour.
Northern Travelogues rewarded for Best Scientific Documentary at XXXIII Pärnu Film Festival in Estonia!
GRAND PRIX of International Feature-Length Competition at Golden Raven International Arctic Film Festival in Chukotka goes to Northern Travelogues!
Filmoholic magazine writes about Northern Travelogues.
Northern Travelogues has been selected for National Competition at Tampere Film Festival 6.-10.3.2019!
Prepremiere of Northern Travelogues will be at the Skabmagovat Indigenous Film Festival in Inari 24.-28.1.2019.
Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters broadcasted on YLE Teema on July 14th 15.00 and July 16th at 12.00. The documentary will also be available on YLE Areena Internet platform.
The Chukotka based newspaper Krajny Sever writes about our expedition in the footsteps of Sakari Pälsi.
Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters to have a rerun on Finnish Broadcasting Company's YLE1 on February 20th at 23.55. The documentary will also be available on YLE Areena Internet platform.
Kira's new documentary film Northern Travelogues has been selected for the Suomi Finland 100 program, when Finland celebrates its 100 years of independence.
Kira's documentary Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters will be part of the First Nations & Indigenous Geographies course at University of Northern British Columbia. The course is taught by Professor Gail Fondahl.
Kira will be in the national competition jury during Tampere Film Festival 8.-13.3.2016
Kira's new film project Northern Travelogues has been selected for EDN's Below Zero workshop and pitching during Tromsø International Film Festival 20.-23.1.2016
Tagikaks Once Were Hunters to be broadcasted on Finnish YLE Teema on June 22nd
Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters will have the Norwegian TV-premiere on NRK December 3rd 2014
Hufvudstadsbladet's review about Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters
28.2.2014 Helsingin Sanomat writes about Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters
Special Prize by the Jury goes to Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters at SiciliAmbiente - Documentary Film Festival 22.7.2013
Tagikaks - Once Were Hunters has been selected for the 8th Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival in Kathmandu.
Ilona Laurikainen interviewed Kira about her work for YLE Radio 1