The Fencer, Finland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards next February, has launched the first ever Finnish crowd-funded Oscar campaign. The campaign, which opened on 18th November, subsequently announced it had already reached 10% of its goal within five days.
Director Klaus Härö and producer Kai Nordberg, the filmmakers behind the picture, have launched the campaign via Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowd-funding platform, as part of their extensive Oscars promotion plan. The goal is to raise funds for marketing efforts to help The Fencer secure its nomination.
Klaus Härö is one of Finland’s most internationally respected film directors, and The Fencer is his fourth film to be selected as Finland’s official Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Produced by Making Movies, The Fencer is a touching drama about love and a man who finds meaning in his life through the children who need him.