Il Finnish Film Affair presenterà 20 film e 15 nuovi progetti
- In inglese: Con sei film a Cannes quest'anno, l'evento professionale di Helsinki ha annunciato il ricco programma della sua quinta edizione che si terrà dal 20 al 22 settembre
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The number of films finding international representatives at the Finnish Film Affair – the industry sidebar of the Helsinki International Film Festival–Love & Anarchy – continues to grow. “The Finnish Film Affair has found its place in the market,” said executive director Sara Norberg ahead of the fifth edition of the event, which takes place between 20 and 22 September.
At the same time, Finland is producing more and more films with international appeal – large-scale productions currently shooting include Finnish directors Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky: The Coming Race, Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland and Oscar nominee Selma Vilhunen’s Little Wing [+leggi anche:
While Finland’s biggest festival screens 180 features and 160 shorts to more than 60,000 visitors annually, the Finnish Film Affair is a networking platform for 300 sales agents, distributors, festival programmers, TV buyers and members of the press. This year’s programme includes 20 features and 15 new projects, which are either works in progress or one-minute pitches. Announced last year, Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen's The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+leggi anche:
intervista: Juho Kuosmanen
scheda film] will have its premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Another five films from the Finnish Film Affair will be presented at the Cannes Film Market: Oskari Sipola’s Urban Family [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (Summerside), Pekka Karjalainen’s Heavysaurs [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (EastWest Distribution), Esa Illi’s Other Girls [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (EastWest), Look of a Killer (a series of four thrillers, adapted from novels by Finnish author Matti Rönkä – Eyewell), Mikko Kuparinen’s 2 Nights till Morning [+leggi anche:
intervista: Mikko Kuparinen
scheda film] (Wide) and Vilhunen’s Little Wing (Media Luna).
This year’s all-star industry panel, which will be moderated by industry veteran Adam Leipzig (Disney, National Geographic), will comprise Claudia Lewis, former vice-president of Fox Searchlight Productions; Mike Goodridge, CEO of Protagonist Pictures; Mike Runagall, co-founder and sales chief of Altitude Films; and agent Laura Munsterhjelm, of Actors in Scandinavia (who represents such stars as Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander). The subjects for the panel include “Concepts and Stories that Travel”.
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