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Discover Finnish Lapland at Film Lapland Webinar

 

Discover filming in Lapland in a free  Zoom webinar followed by Q&A 14th of September!

Join us to hear more about all the unseen locations, Film Friendly services and facts and figures regarding to filming in Lapland.

Agenda & speakers

Filming in Lapland – Kirsikka Paakkinen, Film Commissioner, Film Lapland
Finnish filming incentive – Hanna Vuorinen, Business Finland
Sustainable Production in Finland – Anni Wessman, Head of International, Audiovisual Producers Finland APFI ry

Webinar Info

14th September 2021
5-6:15 PM UTC/GMT (8PM in Finland, 10AM in Los Angeles)
Sign up here. Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the event.

About Filming in Lapland

Finnish Lapland offers versatile filming locations in the Arctic. Whether you are looking for mighty fells, tundra-like wilderness, large lakes, city ambience or an industrial setting, we’ve got options to present you with. Our northern location makes our changing seasons vastly different; our summers provide 24/7 daylight, and our winters come with a snow guarantee. All of this combined with easy accessibility and the 25% cash rebate offered by Business Finland makes Finnish Lapland the destination for your next production.

The Finnish Lapland Film Commission is happy to help you find the ideal locations, service providers and crew members for your production. Our services are free of charge, and we always work with a non-disclosure attitude.

Kirsikka Paakkinen
Film Commissioner
+358 40 354 53 22
kirsikka.paakkinen@houseoflapland.fi

 

Guest Speakers

Hanna Vuorinen - Head of Audiovisual Production Promotion, Business Finland

Hanna Vuorinen works in Business Finland as the Head of Audiovisual Production Promotion. She has previously worked as producer, production manager, screenwriter, and marketing specialist. She is currently responsible for developing and promoting of “Location Finland” globally and coordinating nation-wide enquire management for requests. She also advices and supports both national and international companies with Business Finland related funding for audiovisual industry.

Anni Wessman - Head of International, APFI ry

“I work as Head of International at Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI, Finland’s producers association, where my aim is to internationalize the country’s audiovisual industry and act as your link to it. APFI’s members include nearly 100 production companies who create all kinds of content, from scripted, unscripted, documentaries, features, animation, in addition to post-production, production service and equipment rental companies. APFI’s vision is to help producers expand their international networks, help them finance, realize and sell their content globally, as well as increase the number of international co-productions and international productions shot and serviced in Finland. APFI has an extensive network of partners across key decision-makers, funding bodies, financiers and broadcasters. My job is to help you navigate Finland’s industry, explain what opportunities we have to offer and subsequently help you find the right partners for your project.”