This Tuesday more than seventy international delegates are set to attend the Finnish Film Affair for a two-day trade fair where US-Finnish collaborations will be under the spotlight. The Finnish mini-market is held as part of the Helsinki International Film Festival (Sept 17-27).
One of the highlights of the market is the discussion ‘How to Develop a Film for the US Market’, which will include a round table with senior US executives. Other festival programmers from SXSW, Seattle and a delegation of nine journalists from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are attending the Finnish Film Affair presenting this year 29 finished films and 19 works in progress.
Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.