Jussi Awards

The Jussi Awards are Finland's premier film industry event, recognizing annually the past year's excellence in Finnish film making by directors, actors, and writers.[1]

Jussi Awards
Award winners Katja Küttner and Ville Virtanen at the Jussi Awards ceremony in 2011.
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
Presented byFilmiaura
First awarded16 November 1944

The first Jussi Awards ceremony was held on 16 November 1944 at the Restaurant Adlon in Helsinki. The award is one of the oldest films awards in Europe.[2]

The award trophy is a gypsum statuette depicting a standing man with a hat. It was designed by sculptor Ben Renvall.

All winners except in the public favorite category are chosen in a closed vote by Filmiaura, an association of roughly 260 film professionals. The categories are:

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Editing
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Documentary
  • Audience Award


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