State grant awarded to Hannaleena Hauru for 2016


The National Council for Audiovisual Art in Finland has awarded Hannaleena Hauru with a state grant for 1 year.

Ok ok, there will be some kind of celebration for this event later this summer.

Here’s the press release in Finnish by Arts Promotion Centre Finland with all the grants:


Writing and developing “the feature” in Finnish Archipelago

For summer 2015 Hannaleena Hauru will be writing and developing her feature film “Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara” in two artist residencies. In June-July Hannaleena will be working at the Helsinki International Artist Residency HIAP, in Suomenlinna, Helsinki, with the support from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. In August, Hannaleena can be found in Korppoo, Finland, at the Archipelago Art Residency AARK. Any location or contact links in there areas are highly welcome!Finlande-Suomenlinna-Sea-Fortress

Finnish multiplex Finnkino screening the 30 min “Mercy all the way” from May 2015


Hannaleena Hauru’s and Tanja Heinänen’s film “Säälistäjät” (Mercy all the way) can be seen in Finnish cinemas from May onwards.

In Helsinki the film will shown in Finnkino Kinopalatsi from 1 May onwards. Check the screening times here:

Tickets are 4,5 euros,

In addition to Helsinki, the film can be seen in Tampere, from 8 May at Niagara, Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus.

Short films rarely get cinema distribution. The whole Säälistäjät-team is really happy for the flexibility and openess of Finnkino and Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus for this opportunity to share “Säälistäjät” to new audiences. Welcome to watch the film! The screenings at Finnkino and in Niagara have English subtitles.


“Mercy all the way” at Brussels Short Film Festival

Säälistäjät, (Mercy all the way) is part of the International Competition at Brussels Short Film Festival in Belgium 2015. The festival takes place 23 April – 3 May. You can see the film in the International 2 -screening. Director Hannaleena Hauru and screenwriter-actress Tanja Heinänen are attending the festival 24-28 April.


April 25 at 10pm in Le Vendôme
April 27 at 6.30pm at Flagey.


Development Grant for feature film “Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara”

Hannaleena Hauru’s feature film “Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara” got a development grant (20 000 euros) from the Finnish Film Foundation. Producer: Jussi Rantamäki, Aamu Filmcompany Ltd.
The project is part of Torino Film Lab Script&Pitch 2013, and Cannes Cinefondation 29th Residence Session 2014-2015. Time to start finishing the script!



Hannaleena Haurun essee Suomen taidepoliittisessa käsikirjassa

Suomen taidepoliittinen käsikirja julkaistiin 9.4.2015.Suomen taidepoliittinen käsikirja on opas taide- ja kulttuuripolitiikan tekemiseen, ymmärtämiseen ja aktivoimiseen Suomessa. Kirjasta löytyy Hannaleena Haurun kirjoittama essee: “Miesten ja päättäjien miellyttämisestä – eli miten taidepolitiikka liittyy orgasmien teeskentelyyn”.

Kirja on maksuton, ja tästä voit tilata sen perille postitettuna toimituskuluja vastaan.

“Säälistäjät” awarded with Special Prize at Tampere Film Festival 2015

Säälistäjät (Mercy all the way) was awarded with a Special Prize at Tampere Film Festival 2015.

Big thanks to the crew, the jury, all the audience in Tampere and the organizers of the Festival!

The awared films in the category were:

Tampere Film Festival (Under 30 minutes)

Main Prize: 5000 e (Finnish Broadcasting company) + Statuette “Kiss”
Risto-Pekka Blom: Teemapuisto

Special Prize: 1500 e (Pond5)
Hannaleena Hauru: Säälistäjät

Diploma of Merit
Jesse Jalonen: Pauli

Student Award: Festival Trip (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK)
Isabella Karhu: Pojat

Prize of the Youth Jury: Golden Moro
Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni: Kuuntele