Film poster by Elina Warsta
Photos by Kuokkasen Kuvaamo.

Salaviinanpolttajat | The Moonshiners is Juho Kuosmanen's (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki) latest short film.

The film is a remake of Salaviinanpolttajat from 1907, which is described to be the "first Finnish film" ever made. This silent film will be performed with live music by Ykspihlajan Kino-orkesteri and live foley from Heikki Kossi. The film stars Jaana Paananen, Juha Hurme, Tomi Alatalo, Jarkko Lahti, Aku-Petteri Pahkamäki and Iiro the Pig.

Salaviinanpolttajat is produced by Otso Film in collaboration with Aamu Film Company and financed by The Finnish Film Foundation and Finnish National Broadcasting Company YLE.

It has been nominated for the Finnish Oscars / Jussit for Best Short Film . Make sure you watch the Jussi Gaala 2018 on Friday, 23 March! Learn More

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Loud Silents Festival- Tampere, April 2017
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen, May 2017
Korjaamo, Helsinki, August 2017
CPH PIX, Copenhagen, September 2017
Kettupäivät, Helsinki, November 2017
Barbican Centre, London, November 2017
Berlinale (SES screening), Berlin, February 2018
Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, March 2018
More to come...