Aku Louhimies

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Aku Louhimies
Aku Louhimies in 2012.jpg
Aku Louhimies in 2012.
Born (1968-07-03) July 3, 1968 (age 46)
Helsinki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 2000 - now

Aku Louhimies (b. 3 July 1968) is a Finnish film director and screenwriter.

Education[edit]

Louhimies has graduated from Billings West High School, MT, USA 1986 and studied at the University of Helsinki and in University of Art and Design Helsinki.

Career[edit]

Louhimies has directed eight feature films, among them Lovers & Leavers (2002), Frozen Land (2005), Man Exposed (2006), war-film Tears of April (2008), multi-narrative drama Naked Harbour (2012) and hard-hitting crime-drama 8-ball (2013). He has also directed the multiple award-winning television series FRAGMENTS (2003) among other television projects.

In 2004, Aku was elected Director of the Year by the Association of Finnish Film Directors.

Filmography:

He has also directed short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials since 1995.

His 2000 film Restless was entered into the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival.[1] In 2005 his film Frozen Land was entered into the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

In 2012, Louhimies accepted the role of jury member for the first Saint Petersburg international film festival and his film Naked Harbour (Vuosaari) was added to the festival's non-competition programme "Screenings in honour of filmmakers".

Selected awards[edit]

  • Naked Harbour (Vuosaari), 2012 Festroia International Film Festival 2012 CICAE Award
  • Naked Harbour (Vuosaari), 2012 Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2012 The Interfilm Church Prize
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Jussi Awards 2007 Best Director
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Ghent International Film Festival 2006 Best Director
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006 Don Quijote Award – Special Mention
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006 FIPRESCI Prize
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2006 Label Europa Cinemas
  • Frozen City (Valkoinen kaupunki), 2006 Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2006 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Honorable Mention
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Jussi Awards 2006 Best Director
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Jussi Awards 2006 Best Script
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Athens International Film Festival 2005 Best Screenplay
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Bergen International Film Festival 2005 Jury Award
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Göteborg Film Festival 2005 Church of Sweden Film Award
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Göteborg Film Festival 2005 FIPRESCI Prize
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Göteborg Film Festival 2005 Nordic Film Prize
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Leeds International Film Festival 2005 Golden Owl Award
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2005 NDR Promotion Prize – Honorable Mention
  • Frozen Land (Paha maa), 2005 Moscow International Film Festival 2005 Special Jury Prize

IRTIOTTOJA (2003) Venla Awards 2004 Venla Best Director

  • Lovers & Leavers (Kuutamolla), 2002 Durango Film Festival 2003 Jury Award Best Narrative Feature
  • Lovers & Leavers (Kuutamolla), 2002 Cinequest San Jose Film Festival 2003 Best Feature

References[edit]

  1. ^ "22nd Moscow International Film Festival (2000)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  2. ^ "27th Moscow International Film Festival (2005)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-04-09. 

http://www.lisarichards.ie/directors/aku-louhimies-director

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