FINNISH FILM AFFAIR 2016

Catalogue 2016 (PDF, 9 MB)

Program

 

MONDAY 19.9

17:00-18:30 Meet The Nordic Council Film Prize Nominees 2016 at Kulturkontakt Nord

http://hiff.fi/en/tapahtumat/meet-the-nordic-council-film-prize-nominees/

 

TUESDAY 20.9.

The Finnish Film Affair screenings run throughout the day in festival theatres.

See the program in FFA Handbook or at finnishfilmaffair.fi and the full festival program at hiff.fi 

CANCELLED: 15.00-17.00 How to build a Successful Golden Globes and Academy Awards Campaign at Radisson Blu Plaza Library Bar 

18.30-20.30 Opening Screening of the Finnish Film Affair: Flowers of Evil by Antti J. Jokinen at Savoy Theatre  

20:00-23.00 Opening Party of the Finnish Film Affair for domestic and international accredited guests of the Finnish Film Affair at Restaurant Pääkonttori at Radisson Blu Plaza

 

WEDNESDAY 21.9.

The Finnish Film Affair screenings run throughout the day in festival theatres.

See the program in FFA Handbook or at finnishfilmaffair.fi and the full festival program at hiff.fi

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 by Jaana Puskala from Finnish Film Foundation

10.15-10.45 Who is who – presentation of participants of the day (international delegates and Finnish professionals)

11.00-12.30 First round of Works in Progress -projects (6 projects)

12.30-13.30 Networking lunch at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Restaurant Pääkonttori)

13.30-14.45 Second round of Works in Progress -projects (5 projects)

14.45-15.15 Works in Development / Two-minute pitches (10 projects)

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 (20 min each) at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Plaza Lounge, 2nd floor)

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 – Organized in collaboration with regional film commissions from Lapland, north, west, and south-east Finland and Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

19:00 Opening Words by Meher Tatna, the Vice President of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

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 22.9.

The Finnish Film Affair screenings run throughout the day in festival theatres.

See the program in FFA Handbook or at finnishfilmaffair.fi and the full festival program at hiff.fi

09.30-11.30 Industry Panel: Finding Concepts and Stories That Travel at Kinopalatsi 2

Note: The main target audience of the panel is Finnish film professionals.

11:45-12.45 Networking lunch at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Restaurant Pääkonttori)

13:00-15:00 Project Consulting Sessions at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Plaza Lounge, 2nd floor)

Note: Participation by invitation only!

19:30-23:30 The Wrap Up Party of the Finnish Film Week at Astoria

The main audience is Finnish film industry – programme in Finnish only – rsvp required. 

Note:

This programme is aimed at invited international guests of the Finnish Film Affair. Even though the Panel and the Wrap Up Party on Thursday are aimed mainly at Finnish industry professionals, international guests are welcome to attend if they are interested.

The screening schedule of the Finnish Film Affair will be published on September 2nd.

All films in the Finnish Film Affair programme have English subtitles.

The Panel, the Works in Progress -showcase and the Development Workshop and Project Consulting Sessions will be conducted in English.

Changes in the program are possible.

 

Main venues:

Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Restaurant Pääkonttori): Mikonkatu 23

Kinopalatsi Cinema: Kaisaniemenkatu 2

Savoy: Eteläesplanadi 14

Löyly: Hernesaarenranta

Astoria: Iso Roobertinkatu 14

Kulturkontakt Nord: Kaisaniemenkatu 9

 

 

Additional info on the events:

 

Opening Party of the Finnish Film Affair

Tues 20.9. 20.00-23.00

The Opening Party kicks off the industry event and creates an opportunity for Finns and international guests to get to know to each other in a casual atmosphere. The event is open to everyone with a Finnish Film Affair accreditation.

 

Works in progress: Finnish Films in Development

Wed 21.9. 09.30-15:30, Kinopalatsi 2(around the corner from the hotel)

The Works in Progress -showcase presents a selection of some of the most exciting upcoming Finnish productions to international sales agents, distributors, buyers, festival programmers and representatives of industry press. The showcase will highlight a selection of 21 titles pitched by the filmmakers. The day is moderated by Sweden-based film journalist of Finnish origin, Andrea Reuter. Finnish film professionals with a Finnish Film Affair accreditation can attend the showcase event as observers. The meetings with buyer guests after the pitching session are reserved for the selected works in progress projects only.

 

Industry Panel: Finding Stories and Concepts That Travel

Thu 22.9. 09.30-11.30, at Kinopalatsi 2 (around the corner from the hotel)

The topic of this year’s Industry Panel at the Finnish Film Affair is finding stories and concepts that travel. Adam Leipzig will moderate the panel. Panelists include Claudia Lewis (former Fox Searchlight), Mike Goodridge (Protagonist), Mike Runagall (Altitude Film Sales) and Laura Munsterhjelm (Actors in Scandinavia). Even though the panel is aimed mainly at Finnish industry professionals, international guests are welcome to attend if they are interested. The panel in conducted in English and audience is expected to participate.

 

Project Consulting Sessions

Thu 22.9. 13:00-15:00, at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Plaza Lounge, 2nd floor)

Meetings organized between filmmakers with projects and selected international guests.

NOTE! By invitation only!

 

Wrap up Party of the Finnish Film Week

Thu 22.9. 21.00-02.00, Astoria, Iso Roobertinkatu 14

The Finnish Filmmakers’ associations celebrate the closure of the Finnish Film Week casually by awarding prizes to successful colleagues. NB. The language of the award ceremony is Finnish.

Check for additional info and updates: www.finnishfilmaffair.fi

Questions: industry@hiff.fi

 

The Finnish Film Affair is an initiative of the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy organized with partners such as Audiovisual Finland, the Finnish Film Foundation, Creative Europe / Media, the Central Organisation of Finnish Film Producers SEK, Tekes and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture, and regional film commissions from Lapland, north, west, and south-east Finland.