WELCOME TO THE 8TH FINNISH FILM AFFAIR!

 

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.

TUESDAY 17.9.

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

WEDNESDAY 18.9.

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)

THURSDAY 19.9.

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)