The documentary film The Punk Syndrome (Kovasikajuttu in Finnish) has had a succesful year so far! Last weekend the film won the Audience award in SXGlobal category last weekend at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
Earlier this year the documentary won the audience award at One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Czech Republic and last fall in Moscow it received the documentary films special award at 2Morrow Film Festival and the award for best documentary film at Breaking Down Barriers film festival.
The Punk Syndrome also won the main award in Poland at T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, which is one of the most important and largest film festivals in Central Europe.
The film has also been screened at film festivals in Taiwan, South-Korea, Australia, Canada and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Punk Syndrome tells the story of Pertti Kurikan nimipäivät, a punk band consisting of four mentally handicapped men.