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

A new sidebar event to HIFF’s industry event, the Finnish Film Affair, was launched in 2017, called Nordic Flair. Nordic Flair welcomes Nordic actors to come and meet industry experts and discuss topics related to their career development. The event takes place in Helsinki in Sept 26-27.

The program includes a simulated audition with some of Scandinavia’s and Europe’s top casting directors, panel discussion, one-on-one meetings and networking events. Attendees will learn from and get to meet top industry professionals in a laid back yet professional setting. Experts include casting directors, managers, agents, producers and development executives from Nordic countries, Europe and North America.

Confirmed international Casting Directors (more to be confirmed):

Debbie McWIlliams (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale)

Tusse Lande (The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Millennium trilogy)

Jeannette Klintberg (Becoming Astrid, Sami Blood, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Bron/Broen, Midnight Sun)

Catrin Wideryd (My Skinny Sister, Gåsmamman)

Cornelia von Braun (Return to Montauk, Renegades)

Ellen Sofie Michelsen (Norsemen, Lilyhammer)

Alex Johnson (Absolutely Fabulous, The New World, The Pianist, La Vie En Rose)

Anders Nygaard (Bron/Broen, The Danish Girl, Il premio)


For more information contact Elina Hakala ( or Roosa Toivonen (