Minority co-pro Afterwar to Berlinale’s Panorama

February 6, 2024

Finns are once again active at the European Film Market.

Image: from the film Afterwar

Afterwar, directed by Birgitte Stærmose, has been selected to Berlinale’s Panorama section. The film is a co-production between Denmark, Kosovo, Sweden and Finland, and it received production support from the Finnish Film Foundation. Not a traditional fiction or documentary film, it was made over 15 years in co-creation with the lead characters, survivors of the Kosovo War.

The Finnish co-producers are Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari for Bufo, with Finland handling some of the post-production including color grading and VFX.

European Film Market, February 15–21, 2024

Finnish Film Foundation joins the European Film Market (EFM) as part of Scandinavian Films. We are located in our usual spot at the Gropius Bau (Niederkirchnerstraße 7).

This year, we have also supported Fiction ToolBox, EFM’s program for inclusion and diversity, together with Academy of Moving People & Images (AMPI). Filmmaker Roxana Sadvokassova will take part in the program with her feature project Prodigal Daughter. This is the third time AMPI collaborates with ToolBox.

Four Finnish films have market screenings during EFM:

There are two events at the market highlighting Finnish talents:

Finland-based Iranian animator Maryam Khalilzadeh and Icelandic-Finnish actor Magnús Mariuson will take part in Berlinale Talents this year.

Berlinale EFM