The Finnish Film Affair is the industry event of Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy and an international showcase of Finnish films. Organised yearly since 2012, Finland’s most prominent industry event takes place in a welcoming and laid-back but highly efficient and professional setting. Our word-of-mouth speaks for itself: 100% of our international guests would have recommended the event to a colleague in 2020.

Attending sales agents, distributors, festival programmers, TV buyers, and representatives of the press get an opportunity to find out more about upcoming Finnish features and documentaries, as well as a chance to network. Approximately 400 film industry professionals from Finland and abroad attend yearly.

Finnish Film Affair is also the home for Nordic Flair, a training programme that provides valuable career development opportunities for Nordic filmmaking talent. The event culminates in a public award ceremony for the Nordic Flair Award, granted annually to an individual working in the film industry whilst boosting recognition of Nordic talent internationally.

The 10th Finnish Film Affair will take place in Helsinki and online 22-24 September 2021.

Finnish Film Affair is a joint venture of Ministry of Education and Culture, Finnish Film Foundation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Audiovisual Producers Finland and AVEK, and it’s 2020 edition is also supported by the City of Helsinki, Business Finland, Creative Europe / Media and Women in Film and TV Finland. Nordic Flair’s main supporter is Nordisk Film og TV Fond.