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Jussi Awards winners 2011

The best local films of the year 2010 were awarded in Jussi Gala in the 6th of February. The awards were given by Filmiaura, the association of Finnish film professionals. Jalmari Helander´s Rare Exports collected a total of six awards for its ambitious technical solutions (Best Costume Design, Best Set Design, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Music, Best Cinematography). Lapland Odyssey collected four awards (Best Film, Best Direction, Best Script, Public Favorite). The legendary director Matti Kassila, 87, was awarded with Concrete Jussi for his life-time work in the service of the Finnish cinema.

Rare Exports

The winners in categorical order:

Best film:
Lapland Odyssey – producer Aleksi Bardy

Best direction:
Lapland Odyssey – Dome Karukoski

Best actor in a leading role:
Bad Family – Ville Virtanen

Best actress in a leading role:
Princess – Katja Küttner

Best actor in a supporting role:
Heartbeats – Sampo Sarkola

Best actress in a supporting role:
Run Sister Run – Sara Melleri

Best Script:
Lapland Odyssey – Pekko Pesonen

Best cinematography:
Rare Exports – Mika Orasmaa

Best music:
Rare Exports – Juri Seppä and Miska Seppä

Best sound design:
Rare Exports – Tuomas Seppänen, Timo Anttila and Jussi Honka

Best editing:
Rare Exports – Kimmo Taavila

Best set design:
Rare Exports – Jalmari Helander

Best costume design:
Rare Exports – Saija Siekkinen

Best documentary film:
Steam of Life – Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

Public Favorite:
Lapland Odyssey – Dome Karukoski

Jussi Awards have been given since 1944 and they are considered as the oldest European film awards. The gala was broadcast live via Finnish TV channel Nelonen.

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