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News 30.01.2023

Finns at Berlinale and European Film Market

Berlin TV tower. Image by wal_172619 from Pixabay

Finnish film and TV professionals along with industry organizations and Film in Finland representatives are keen to meet up with you in Berlin! Join the numerous events by Finns or simply book a meeting with us. Come and learn how Nordic Noir is turning into dark comedy or catch up with our amazing talent nominated for different categories during the film festivals.

Finnish participation summarized

The key events, nominations, contacts and more has been summarized to this Finnish Film Foundation's website.

Finnish events and highlights 

Focus on Finland: Dark Comedy in Spotlight at EFM 2023 on Monday February 20

The beloved Nordic Noir has evolved and one of its new flavours is dark comedy. And there is no better place to look for darkness than Finland – a nation drenched in it for six months every winter.

Join the Why So Series? panel discussion on Monday February 20, 2023 at 1:00-1:45 PM! The panel participants are talking about about how a niche comedy genre travels and excites across territories. Experts in panel: writer Brendan Foley, producer Jackie Larkin, commissioner Arttu Nurmi and distribution executive Jean- Michel Ciszewski.

Their series Mister 8, Stop Nyqvist, The Man Who Died and 66th North Precinct have delighted audiences across the world. Mister 8, the modern neo noir of Maria (Krista Kosonen), premiered in Canneseries 2021 and came home with two of its coveted prizes: Best Series and Best Performance. Stop Nyqvist was nominated for the Rose d’Or while newcomers The Man Who Died and 66th North Precinct are both distributed internationally and have already attracted wide interest.

Join us to discover the secret behind the success of dark comedy with our panel of pokerfaced masters of sarcasm!

More on Focus on Finland event page

Film in Finland at your service 

Please don't hesitate to contact us during the festival dates!

Hanna Vuorinen
Head of Film in Finland
tel. +358 46 810 1899
email. hanna.vuorinen (at)

Lotta Hanski
Film in Finland marketing
tel. +358 44 976 9852
email. lotta.hanski (at)