Seminar by SELO: A New Way to Direct

SAT 12.3. | 12:30–14:30 | FESTIVAL CENTRE; FACTORY | IN FINNISH| FREE ENTRY TO ACCREDITATED GUESTS

Association of Finnish Film Directors SELO celebrates its 40th birthday in March 2023. During the jubilee year, there will be many seminars regarding the profession, education, and organisation of film directors.

The topic of the first jubilee seminar is new directorship, which will be discussed with directors who are just starting their careers. In 2018, a debate flared up concerning the methods and the despotic behaviour of some directors within film and television productions. The behaviour that once was deemed acceptable is not that anymore. However, there is not just one right way to direct, and each director must find their own methods. So what do the beginners think about their profession and the artistry of directors in the 2020s?

The seminar is held by Oskari Sipola, the chairman of SELO and Saara Saarela, the professor of film directing at Aalto University. The panelists are Aino Suni, Siiri Halko and Aleksi Delikouras.