Focus on Finland will promote some upcoming and fresh documentaries at the start of the Finnish Film Affair in Helsinki. Documentary Lunch event will be held on the Island of Lonna, just a short boat ride from the Helsinki mainland. International guests (festivals, sales agents, buyers, distributors and media) have been invited in collaboration with Finnish Film Affair.
At the Lonna Island event Finnish producers will present upcoming and fresh documentaries, including renowned director Virpi Suutari’s work in progress Once upon a time in a forest by Euphoria Film. In addition, there will be presented the European Film Award shortlisted Karaoke Paradise (Napafilms), Lynx Man (Wacky Tie) and The Last Seagull (Making Movies). The showcase will be followed by lunch and networking (and sauna!) with selected Finnish industry representatives. (Please note that this event is private and needed pre-registration.)
Focus on Finland is the first joint export venture for the key players in the Finnish Audiovisual Industry. The project’s aim is to strengthen the promotion of Finnish content in international industry events and increase the opportunities for Finnish content creators to get international funding, sales and distribution.
In the documentaries scheme the partners joining Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI are Yle, Finnish Film Foundation and AVEK. This joint venture of promotional events is unique in the history of Finnish audiovisual industry.
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