Executives from Arthaus, Finnkino, LevelK, Yle and Nordisk Film will take part in the Nordic Flair career boost programme Nordic Flair in Helsinki.

Launched in 2017 by Helsinki’s film industry showcase Finnish Film Affair, in collaboration with Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Finnish Film Foundation, Nordic Flair is meant to offer career opportunities and/or training to selected Nordic industry professionals.

This year’s leadership training programme organised by Sten Saluveer (CEO at Storytek Innovation and Venture Studio) and Nordic Factory will help a group of professionals hone their skills in distribution and sales and in scouting new filmmaking talent.

The selected professionals are:

  • Fredrik Scholze, Arthaus’ Digital Media & Promotion Manager, Norway
  • Jutta Hopp, Marketing Manager at Finnkino Theatrical Distribution, Finland
  • Niklas Teng, LevelK’s Head of Traffic & Festivals, Denmark
  • Veronica Rossi, Nordisk Film’s Senior Marketing Manager, Finland
  • Elina Pohjola, Yle Team Leader and Film Commissioner, Finland

For further information on Nordic Flair CLICK HERE.

The Helsinki International Film Festival’s industry event Finnish Film Affair has also revealed the four TV projects in early development to be showcased at New Nordic Narratives. Those are:

  • Maria Lizelia (Svenska Yle Drama) by Ulrika Bengts, co-written by Hanna Åkerfelt
  • Monster (Svenska Yle Drama) by Eva-Maria Koskinen, produced by Aamu Film Company’s Jussi Rantamäki (Compartment No6)
  • Spiral (Yle Drama) from head-writer Tua Harno, co-writer Maaria Nuoranne, produced by Oskari Sipola, with producer/writer Ronja Haikka
  • Under the Clock (Elisa Viihde) from head-writer Katri Manninen, produced by Tiina-Mari Pitkänen.

Finally, the jury of the Pitch competition for Best Fiction and Nordic Project includes Christian Jeune, Cannes Film Festival’s Film Department Director, Eleonora Pesci, Acquisitions Executive, Curzon UK, and Claire Willats, Director, Film Nordics, Netflix.

The jury of the Documentary competition includes Pierre-Alexis Chevit, Head of Cannes Docs, Marché du Film, Cannes, Polly McAlister, Sales Manager, TVF International and Shane Smith, Artistic Director, Hot Docs.

This year’s Filmmaker in residence is Venezuela’s Mariangela Pluchino.

More than 400 industry delegates are set to attend Finnish Film Affair unspooling physically in Helsinki between September 21-23.