This year’s Finnish Film Affair takes place September 17th to 19th, 2019. The Finnish Film Affair is an initiative of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy offering an industry sidebar to the festival. The event is a showcase of Finnish films and a networking platform for attending industry professionals. Finland’s main film industry event takes place yearly in a welcoming and laid back but highly efficient and professional setting.


Preliminary Program:

Industry screening schedule will be announced in August.


18.30-20.30 Opening Screening sponsored by the city of Helsinki

20:00-23.00 Opening Party of the Finnish Film Affair for domestic and international accredited guests of the Finnish Film Affair at Finlandiatalo hosted by the city of Helsinki


09.30-18.00 Works in Progress -showcase at Kinopalatsi 2 and Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza

09.30-10.00 Registration (Finnish guests’ accreditation at Kinopalatsi, international delegates’ at the hotel)

10.00-10.15 Welcoming words

10.00-12.15 Works in Progress -projects

12.15-13.15 Networking lunchat Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Restaurant Pääkonttori)

13:15-13:45 The Best of Finnish TV right now (TBC) presented by Audiovisual Producers Finland

13.45- 14.15 Works in Development –showcase

14:15- 15:15 Documentaries in Progress and Development

15.15-15.30 Moving to Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza and organizing meetings with the pitched projects

15.30-17.50 One-on-one meetings between pitched projects and international guests (10-20 min each) at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza

NOTE! Meetings with international delegates in this slot are organized only for filmmakers with projects by Marta Balaga, the FFA Matchmaker.

18.00-23.00 Sauna Dinner at Löyly

19:00 Opening Words by sponsor

19:15 Announcing the Works in Progress -winner

Food and drinks served. Bring your own bathing suit!

NOTE: BY INVITATION ONLY! (attendance limited to international delegates and invited Finnish participants)


10.00-11.30 Industry Panel 1

11:45-12.45 Networking lunch  

13:00-14:30 Industry Panel 2

FRIDAY 20.9.

Nordic Flair –Program (TBA)