News

Tomorrow's filmmakers supported by Suomi-Filmi Ltd. donation

Suomi-Filmi Ltd. has made a donation to Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture as part of its 100th anniversary celebration.
Suomi-Filmi Oy

One of the giants of the early film industry in Finland, Suomi-Filmi Ltd., has made a donation to Aalto University's Film, Television and Cinematography department. The funds are earmarked for supporting film directing students.

The donation to the school will be awarded to film directing students. “We salute Aalto’s excellent performance in film directing education,” says Ilari Pihl, CEO of Suomi-Filmi Ltd. “With this donation we want to express our appreciation to the current education, but first and foremost support the creative ambition of the new generation of film directors.”

Targeted gifts to Aalto is a great way to promote what matters the most to you. “Donations allocated to students are important encouragement in their professional development. This particular gift is an honour, because it is given by historically notable company in the film industry,” said Anna Heiskanen, the head of the department. 

At its peak in the silent film era, Suomi-Filmi Ltd. was the leading company in Finnish film industry. Suomi-Filmi directors such as Erkki Karu, Risto Orko and Valentin Vaala, were pioneers of Finnish cinema.

With the donation, we want to support the creative ambition of the new generation of film directors.

Ilari Pihl, CEO, Suomi-Filmi Ltd

Text: Pirita Posti
Photo: Suomi-Filmi Ltd

Siltalan pehtoori was the first Finnish movie to reach one million viewers. In the photo (left to right) Hanna Taini, Theodor Luts and Risto Orko

 

Further information

Film Directing studies at Aalto University

Brief history of Suomi-Filmi Ltd. (Wikipedia)

Give for the future
  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Related news

Veronika Honkasalon puku
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Member of Parliament Veronika Honkasalo’s independence day dress reflects feminism and ecological values

Aalto University FaCT MA student Heidi Karjalainen has designed MP Veronika Honkasalo’s (Left Alliance) dress for the President’s Independence Day Reception 2019.
wärtsilän nimikkoluentosali aalto-yliopisto
Cooperation Published:

Sponsored lecture hall makes Wärtsilä visible to future talents

Since competition for future talent is tough, it's important for a technology company to collaborate with the university and be visible among students.
Alumni Tauno Voipio kuvattuna Otakaari 1 -rakennuksen aulassa. Kuvaaja: Mikko Raskinen.
Aalto Magazine, Cooperation Published:

Otaniemi, like coming back home

Tauno Voipio, godfather of the Electric Workshop course, believes in learning through doing.
Bone china made of reindeer bone remain
Cooperation, Research & Art Published:

Utilizing local reindeer bone waste from Lapland in ceramics

The recycling of reindeer bone remain can create new possibilities and collaborations in the Lapland region.