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Autlook nabs global rights to “The Punk Syndrome”

The Vienna-based distributor has acquired global rights to Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi's music doc (pictured), which follows a Finnish punk band whose members have mental disorders.
October 29, 2012

Vienna-based distributor Autlook has acquired global rights to The Punk Syndrome (pictured), a music documentary by filmmakers Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi.

The doc looks at Finnish punk band Name Day, whose members have mental disorders. The film opened in cinemas in Finland in May, and has screened at eight film festivals, including Hot Docs, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Silverdocs.

November Films in the United Kingdom and Cinelibre in Switzerland have theatrical rights.

The film won the special jury prize at Visions du Réel festival in April and the main prize at the T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival in Poland. It will get a theatrical run in the UK next year.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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