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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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