Magazine article Screen International

Women Take Centre Stage in Finnish Film Affair Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

Women Take Centre Stage in Finnish Film Affair Line-Up

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Industry event will present 50 projects at various stages; Punk Voyage to open.

The Finnish Film Affair will present 28 completed films, two completed TV series and 20 upcoming projects at its sixth-annual edition (Sept 19-21).

This year’s edition sees women directors well represented, with 22 out of 50 projects made by women. Those include Selma Vilhunen with work in progress Stupid Young Heart and Kaisa El Ramly with pitch Scenes From A Dying Town.

Punk Voyage

Other upcoming projects to be discussed include Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky: The Coming Race and Jakub Wrónski and Ira Karpelan’s Moomins And The Winter Wonderland.

The FFA will open with Punk Voyage, which shared last year’s Best Pitch Award.

The industry event for sales companies, festival programmers, and distributors, will welcome companies such as The Match Factory, Altitude, StudioCanal, Lionsgate, Wild Bunch, XYZ, Films Boutique, New Europe and Cinetic. Festival programmers will attend from the likes of Palm Springs and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Danish actor Pilou Asbaek will attend to accept an award from The Nordic Flair, a new programme aimed at rising Nordic talents. …

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