Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim is a French actor born in 1981. He comes to HIFF to present THE PAST, the new film by Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi, where he plays one of the leading male roles. Rahim’s acting career started in 2006, when he got a role in the Canal+ series Le Commune. He got international recognition for his leading role in Jaques Audiard’s A… Read Tahar Rahim »


Clara Segura

Clara Segura (b. 1974) is a Spanish actress, who started her career in musical theatre. She became know to a greater audience in 2004, when she starred in Alejandro Amenábar’s The Sea Inside (Mar adentro), which received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. At HIFF Segura can be seen in Cesc Gay’s A GUN IN EACH HAND (Una pistola en… Read Clara Segura »

Syvyys-elokuvan tuottaja Agnes Johansen. Kuva: Sami Heiskanen

Agnes Johansen

Agnes Johansen is a producer who began her career as a TV host for children’s programs at the Icelandic TV, and headed the children’s program section between 1991 and 1996. Johansen was chosen as “Producer on the move” in Cannes in 2004. She comes to HIFF with THE DEEP (Djúpi), which she produced and Baltasar Kormákur directed. The film… Read Agnes Johansen »


Craig Charland

Craig Charland is the producer of the film MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS, which will be screened at HIFF this year. Previously Charland has  worked as an assistant producer on the documentary American Meat and as an assistant on several other productions. Craig Charland in Helsinki from September 24th to 27th


Claudio Giovannesi

Claudio Giovannesi (b. 1978) graduated as director from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy’s national cinema school, in 2005. Before that, he had worked at the Rai Tre television channel, among others. His first feature La casa sulle nuvole (2009) won the Special Jury Prize at Brussels European Film Festival. Giovannesi’s new… Read Claudio Giovannesi »


Inigo Westmeier

Inigo Westmeier’s first feature documentary DRAGON GIRLS was awarded as best documentary film at the 2013 Hot Docs International Film Festival. The German director was born in 1973 in Brussels, and attended several schools in Belgium, the United States and Germany before starting his film studies in Moscow and the Baden-Württemberg film… Read Inigo Westmeier »


Kieran Evans

Kieran Evans has directed music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries for the past twenty years. He brings his first long fiction to HIFF. The film KELLY + VICTOR is based on Niall Griffiths’ popular novel which tells the story of a Liverpool-based couple’s passionate romance but also stirs up darker moods. Evans, who is… Read Kieran Evans »


Kadri Kõusaar

Kadri Kõusaar (b. 1980) rose to the cast of Estonian front row filmmakers in 2007 when her debut Magnus was the first Estonian film chosen for the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The depiction of a young boy’s suicide became a scandal in Estonia, as its screening and distribution was banned until March 2009. The young… Read Kadri Kõusaar »


Havana Marking

Havana Marking is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker, who has directed and produced numerous blockbuster films and TV series. HIFF has the chance to present her latest film, SMASH & GRAB: THE STORY OF THE PINK PANTHERS, a documentary with some animated features. The film depicts a Balkan-based league of jewel thieves who are… Read Havana Marking »

Srdjan Koljevic

Srdjan Koljević

Srdjan Koljević  (b. 1966) is a Serbian writer and director. Koljević will visit HIFF as a writer for the movie CIRCLES. In 2007, he directed his self-scripted film, The Woman with a Broken Nose (2007). Koljevic works as screenwriting professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Srdjan Koljević will be in Helsinki from September 19th to… Read Srdjan Koljević »