Mar12

SUPER FINLAND

By EU@SXSW

Add to My Calendar 12/03/18 12:00 PM 12/03/18 3:00 PM Central Standard Time SUPER FINLAND

Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will feature Superwood Festival style performances of Tuomo and Markus, Lone Deer Laredo and New Silver Girl. Winter swimmer Erkki – latest documentary film by Paola Suhonen – will screen continuosly in the space. The film follows a 93-year-old Erkki Makkonen as he prepares for Winter Swimming World Championships, an event where people swim in a hole in the ice of a frozen lake. The film is a story about sisu – Finnish concept maybe best translated as a stoic resoluteness in the face of adversity – and lust for life and ice holes. And a little bit about women, too.

Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will also feature a special section promoting the Northern City of Oulu. There will be a performance by Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, who is promoting Air Guitar World Championships at the event.  Air Guitar World Championships, organized annually in Oulu since 1996, is a celebration of love, peace and showmanship. There will also be a screening of best bits of SXSW official selection feature film Heavy Trip by directors Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio. Filmed partly in Oulu, where the directors originate, the film tells a story of a young man trying to lead his unknown heavy metal band to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey, which includes not only heavy metal but also some grave robbing, will culminate on an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.
During Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear the hungry festival-goers will be fed by the delicious latest innovation from Finland – Pulled Oats® Mini Burgers by Gold&Green.

Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will take place at House of Scandinavia (Cafe Blue Downtown Austin, 340 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701) on Monday, March 12 between noon and 3 PM.  Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear is produced by Creative Export Innovations, IVANAHelsinki and Grandpop with Visit Finland and Business Oulu. Marketing partners are Vizor and Radio Helsinki.

 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-finland-registration-43620922353

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Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will feature Superwood Festival style performances of Tuomo and Markus, Lone Deer Laredo and New Silver Girl. Winter swimmer Erkki – latest documentary film by Paola Suhonen – will screen continuosly in the space. The film follows a 93-year-old Erkki Makkonen as he prepares for Winter Swimming World Championships, an event where people swim in a hole in the ice of a frozen lake. The film is a story about sisu – Finnish concept maybe best translated as a stoic resoluteness in the face of adversity – and lust for life and ice holes. And a little bit about women, too.

Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will also feature a special section promoting the Northern City of Oulu. There will be a performance by Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, who is promoting Air Guitar World Championships at the event.  Air Guitar World Championships, organized annually in Oulu since 1996, is a celebration of love, peace and showmanship. There will also be a screening of best bits of SXSW official selection feature film Heavy Trip by directors Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio. Filmed partly in Oulu, where the directors originate, the film tells a story of a young man trying to lead his unknown heavy metal band to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey, which includes not only heavy metal but also some grave robbing, will culminate on an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.
During Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear the hungry festival-goers will be fed by the delicious latest innovation from Finland – Pulled Oats® Mini Burgers by Gold&Green.

Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear will take place at House of Scandinavia (Cafe Blue Downtown Austin, 340 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701) on Monday, March 12 between noon and 3 PM.  Super Finland – Frozen lakes, guitar tunes and a polar bear is produced by Creative Export Innovations, IVANAHelsinki and Grandpop with Visit Finland and Business Oulu. Marketing partners are Vizor and Radio Helsinki.

 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/super-finland-registration-43620922353

  • 12th March 2018
  • 12:00PM–3:00PM
  • House of Scandinavia

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