FINNISH FILM AFFAIR presents: Nordic Flair – a workshop focusing on career development for filmmaking talent

Sept 21st 2017 in Helsinki

A new sidebar event to the Finnish Film Affair industry event will be launched in 2017. An event called Nordic Flair welcomes Nordic filmmaker talents to come and meet industry experts and discuss topics related to their career development. The event takes place in Helsinki in Sept 21st from 10:00 to 20:00 (TBC).

The program includes a panel discussion, roundtable sessions, a master class and networking events. Attendees will learn from and get to meet top industry professionals in a laid back yet professional setting. Experts include managers, agents, producers and development executives from Europe and North America. Attendees are also welcome to take part in FFA opening reception and Works in Progress showcase.

Nordic Flair will hopefully become an annual event focusing on serving Nordic talent. We warmly welcome talented and ambitious Nordic individuals working in film who are interested in networking and career development, and in 2017 especially actors and directors.

The program is free of charge and two nights’ hotel accommodation is offered to international attendees. Apply by filling out this form HERE. (limited number of spots)

Preliminary program:

(19.9. FFA Opening Reception ja 20.9. FFA Works in Progress showcase event)

Thursday 21.9.


Radisson Blu Plaza

10:00-11:30 Roundtable sessions with international producers and development executives

Radisson Blu Plaza

Industry Experts (TBC):

Ryan Wickers (former Europacorp), John Zois (IM Global), Tom Chesover (BBC Films), Kyle Benn (Lionsgate), Oliver Damian (27 Films Productions), Einar Loftesnes (Madmonkey Productions)

11:45-12:45 Lunch

13:00-14:30 FFA Industry Panel: Being Repped

G Livelab (Yrjönkatu 3)
Do you need an agent or manager to advance your career? How do you get one? If you have one, how can you make the most of your working relationship? In this panel, internationally recognized agents and managers share personal stories and step-by-step plans for how to work best with talent representatives. (Adam Leipzig, CEO, Entertainment Media Partners, moderator)

Dana O’Keefe, manager/producer (Cinetic Media)
Camille McCurry, talent agent (United Agents)
Justin Littman, manager (Gotham Group)

15:00-16:30 Roundtable sessions with agents and managers (TBC) Radisson Blu Plaza


Dana O’Keefe, manager/producer (Cinetic Media) Camille McCurry, talent agent (United Agents) Justin Littman, manager (Gotham Group), Rose Aykroyd, agent (ICM Partners), Aram Tertzakian (XYZ Films), Gudrun Giddings (G4C Innovation), Peter Trinh (ICM Partners)

17:00-18:30 Award Ceremony & Interview at Gloria

19:00-20:00 Networking Mixer at Radisson Blu Plaza

Attendees get to hang out in a laid-back setting with speakers and industry guests Radisson Blu Plaza