Meet the Finns at Berlinale & European Film Market 2023

Here you can learn about the Finnish films, projects and filmmakers taking part in Berlinale and the European Film Market in 2023. 

And most importantly, discover the latest and upcoming Finnish films!

Finnish film catalogue

Go to: Family Time / Events / Market films / Shooting Star

Meet us in Berlin

We are thrilled to return to Gropius Bau together with our Scandinavian Films colleagues! Come meet us there or send us a message if you’d like to discuss Finnish films for your festival, have ideas for cooperation, or are interested in the Finnish film industry.

Scandinavian Films room in EFM:
Gropius Bau, 1st floor (Niederkirchnerstraße 7)


Berlinale Encounters

Family Time (Mummola)

Directed and written by Tia Kouvo
Production company: Aamu Film Company
International sales: The Match Factory

Family Time is a humorous and sharp study on family relations: on how we try to find connection, but don’t always succeed.

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Finnish events during Berlinale

Thursday Feb 16

17:30–18:30 Scandinavian Films Happy Hour in Gropius Bau (market badge required)

Friday Feb 17

Finnish Reception (by invitation only)

  • Organizers: Finnish Film Foundation & Audiovisual Producers Finland – APFI 

Saturday-Sunday Feb 18–19

HARPA Nordic Film Music Days (registration required)

  • Organizers: the HARPA partners

Monday Feb 20

13:00–13:45 Focus on Finland Drama Showcase: Why so series? (CinemaxX/EFM, market badge required)

Nordic Monday (registration required)

16:15 Family Time premiere in Akademie der Künste (ticket required)

18:15 Presentation of the European Shooting Stars / Berlinale Special Gala of Golda in Berlinale Palast (ticket required)

  • Featuring European Shooting Star from Finland, Alina Tomnikov
  • Buy tickets

Screening in European Film Market

European Film Market


By Aleksi Salmenperä
Sales: The Yellow Affair
Film in catalogue

Mon, Feb 20 11.00 CinemaxX 12

Family Time

By Tia Kouvo
Sales: The Match Factory
Film in catalogue

Four Little Adults

By Selma Vilhunen
Sales: LevelK
Film in catalogue

Thu, Feb 16 16.30 CinemaxX 12
Mon, Feb 20 12.45 Virtual Cinema 3

Hit Big

By JP Valkeapää
Sales: Charades
Film in catalogue

Sat, Feb 18 12.30 dffb Cinema
Sat, Feb 18 16.15 Virtual Cinema 13
Sun, Feb 19 11.00 Virtual Cinema 13
Tue, Feb 21 12.30 CinemaxX 17

The Hullabaloos!

By Reetta Huhtanen
Sales: SKOOP Media
Film in catalogue

Mon, Feb 20 12.50 dffb Cinema
Mon, Feb 20 14.30 Virtual Cinema 13

My Sailor, My Love

By Klaus Härö
Sales: Global Screen
Film in catalogue

Sun, Feb 19 15.00 Arsenal Cinema 2

Rangers of the Lost Ring

By Taavi Vartia
Sales: Media Move

Sat, Feb 18 14.45 Virtual Cinema 7

Tale of the Sleeping Giants

By Marko Röhr
Sales: Keshet International

Fri, Feb 17 12.35 Marriott 1
Sun, Feb 19 11.15 Virtual Cinema 11


By Jussi Hiltunen
Sales: SKOOP Media

Power of Love

By Jonas Rothlaender
Sales: The Yellow Affair


By Rane Tiukkanen
Sales: SKOOP Media

European Shooting Stars 2023

Alina Tomnikov

Alina Tomnikov (b. 1988) is a versatile actor who has many roles both in film and TV under her belt. She had a leading role in the comedy series Donna (2018) and her international career includes the Russian epoch series Ekaterina (2017–2019) and the German psychological drama series Funeral for a Dog (2022). Her role in the upcoming comedy drama The Worst Idea Ever, directed by Pamela Tola, got her a spot on the European Shooting Stars. 

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Co-Pro Series

Finnish project in Co-Pro Series

Tipping Point

Head Writer: Brendan Foley
Director: AJ Annila (pictured)
Production companies: ReelMedia (Finland), Maipo Film (Norway)

Berlinale Talents 2023

Niina Virtanen


Salla Luhtala


Finnish HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award nominee

Anna-Mari Kähärä

For the film Ruthless Times – Songs of Care


Anna-Mari Kähärä

Film in Finland

The site, operated by Business Finland, tells you all need to know about finding reliable partners and services, not to mention great filming locations!

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Co-producing with the Nordics

Interested in working with Nordic talent or filming in the north? Read about the funding opportunities on Nordisk Film & TV Fund’s site:

Co-producing with the Nordics

Finnish production companies attending the EFM

Anima Vitae
Art Films production AFP
Aurora Studios & Finnish Impact Film Fund
Delta Stories Scandinavia
Dionysos Films
Don Films
Aamu Film Company
Film Service Finland, Valofirma
Fisher King
Greenlit Productions
Inland Film Company
It’s Alive Films

Kenno Filmi
Making Movies
MRP Matila Röhr Productions
Rabbit Films
Solar Films
Son of a Pitch
Sons of Lumière
Subzero Film Entertainment
Tekele Productions
Time Films

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