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Promotion of local film capacities for regional development of the bordering territories of the Republic of Karelia and Finland (KA3008)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Creating an operational model unlocking the potential of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia as a strong area of film culture.

Main activities

• Improving information, awareness and networking resources. - Collecting an information about filmmaking industry in the Republic of Karelia and Finnish bordering regions to identify film professionals, companies, evaluate infrastructure and to determine potential areas for filmmaking. • Local education programs, training and experience exchange activities. - Developing and introduction of training programs for professionals from film-related spheres, career guidance programs for scholars and students in Karelia and Finland in a form of the film school. • Cultural products and events development, area marketing activities based on cinematography. - Developing and promoting Drive and Rock Festival in Hyvarilla; - Developing thematic exposition and navigation system with special signs at the popular film sites in Medvezhiegorsk region - Organize international bloggers and mass media trip. • Joint professional practice-oriented activities - Producing at least 3 short films reflecting attractiveness and potential of border areas in the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia in Finland. • Introducing new services for filmmaking industry on both sides of the border. - Establishment the Film incubator in Petrozavodsk on the basis of the center “Premier”and development of available services of the East Finland Film Commission


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