Head start to the festival with the short film screening “Connected”

Wednesday 22nd of March at 19:00 in Café Kolo. Free entrance. Age limit 16.
Season introduces new and contemporary Finnish short films in Café Kolo (Kahvila Kolo, Pengerkatu 9, Helsinki).
Charming Blessings presents a day in the social media life of a teenage girl, hilarious Social Connection draws its dialogue from online forums. Valmentaja is a touching short film, set in the boxing world. Mixteip – The Greatest Tape Ever Told is a story about memories and life once shared in a broken relationship told from the perspective of a C-cassette. In dance movie Cold Storage a lonely ice fisherman finds an extraordinary friend, and Letters Home gracefully depicts a longing for home.
More information on the films on the event’s facebook page!

Gender Struck: Equality in Film and Television production in the Nordic Countries Seminar

Friday 24th of March, 10am-12pm in Kinopalatsi 2, Helsinki

WIFT Finland, WIFT Nordic and Season Film Festival hold a discussion focusing on the affirmative actions taken in each Nordic country in order to achieve a more equal and diverse cinematic landscape on and off-screen. The discussion aims to look at the concrete measures that can be taken to increase equality in the audiovisual sectors. What are the ever-important numbers behind statistics about equality and diversity? What can we do to share the knowledge, support and learn from each other in this important global issue?

Panelists are Lasse Saarinen, CEO of Finnish Film Foundation; Kristina Börjeson, Head of Film Funding of Swedish Film Institute, Laufey Guðjónsdóttir, Head of Icelandic Film Centre, Petri Kemppinen CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond; Silje Riise Næss, Film Commissioner from Norwegian Film Institute and Dorthy Rasmussen, Head of Secretariat from the Danish Film Institute. The discussion is moderated by professor Anu Koivunen from the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University.

The panel is organised by WIFT Finland ry, WIFT Nordic and Season Film Festival and it is sponsored by Finnkino, SELO ry Association of Finnish Film Directors, Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild; and the Union of Film and Media Employees in Finland.

The panel is financed by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Nordic Culture Point.
Please note: as an update to the information on the print catalogue, Anna Serner from Swedish Film Institute will be replaced by Kristina Börjeson, the Head of Film Funding of Swedish Film Institute.
Free admission. The event will be held in English.