NEWS 08/02/2018

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Magia's sound design wins in India's biggest film festival for documentaries and shorts

We're happy to announce Magia's sound design has been awarded the Best Sound Design award in the Mumbai International Film Festival 2018!

MIFF is the largest film festival for non-feature films in whole South Asia. The Best Sound Design award was awarded to our Pinja Mustajoki for the film My Secret Forest. The film is produced by Double Back Documentaries.

Here's MIFF's press release: The much awaited Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Film or MIFF as it is known popularly, was a week long fiesta of best documentary, short fiction and animation films from across the world.

The response to the 2018 MIFF was told to be overwhelming as the festival directorate received a record 790 entries, with 194 entries from 32 countries in the International competition and 596 entries in the National competition!

What the jury had to say about Mustajoki's winning sound design was: "The deliberate sound design is used as a cinematic treatment to bridge the audience to personally connect with the inner world of a young autistic man coming of age."

Congrats to our Pinja Mustajoki and thanks to the film crew. Go Finland and documentary sound design!

You can find more info on the MIFF 2018 awards here: http://miff.in/miff-awards-2018/

NEWS 05/04/2017

 
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Magia's sound design awarded by KOURA

KOURA – the education fund for the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yleisradio and MTV Oy –have granted their annual KOURA awards of 2017, which are respected prizes of the field in Finland. We're happy to announce that the radio drama Hännänsyöjä won the KOURA honorary award in the drama competition series!

The drama was sound designed by Magia Music & Media's Pinja Mustajoki, written & directed by Milla Pelkonen and starred Minka Kuustonen in the lead role. The drama was produced by Yleisradio. You can find more info on the 2017 awards here (in Finnish only):

https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2017/03/23/koura-palkitsi-vuoden-2016-parhaita-ohjelmia

Go KOURA and imaginative radio storytelling!


NEWS 01/02/2017

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Two DocPoint awards for films sound designed & composed by Magia

We're happy to tell two films featuring sound design and music by us have been awarded at DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival. Over 31 000 tickets were sold this year at DocPoint so it seems Helsinki loves film!

The DocPoint audience award went to director Niina Brandt's My Secret Forest (2016), which tells the story of 20-year old Lauri, an autistic young man. The film was produced by Doubleback Documentaries. Sound design was done by Magia and our music was used together with Splendid Laine's music.

The DocPoint Critic's choice award was awarded for Puhtaus ja vaara (2017), directed by Elina Talvensaari. The film was produced by Aamu Film Company. The full soundtrack was made by us. We're excited about its release. The film has generated pretty much media interest in Finland and has an innovative way of dealing with its controversial topic. Go, Finnish film!

More info from DocPoint's press releases:

http://docpoint.info/en/blog/2017/01/29/docpoint-audience-award-goes-to-my-secret-forest/

http://docpoint.info/en/blog/2017/01/29/film-critic-neil-youngs-choices-from-new-finnish-documentaries/


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