The East Finland Film Commission (EFFC) is part of Business Joensuu Oy’s service operations. EFFC coordinates both national and international film and television productions. North Karelia and the Joensuu region have strong production expertise, strong cooperation skills, and an unfailing service orientation.
The filming locations on offer range from the Koli summit to the mines of Outokumpu, with an abundance of nature and guaranteed snow cover. These are the region’s visible assets that are valued by both national and international production teams.
In winter 2019, the third season of Sorjonen, a Finnish crime drama, was filmed in the Joensuu region. The production involved local companies as well as Riveria, which received much praise for its response speed, flexibility, and willingness to serve.
There are over 300 creative companies in Joensuu and the region of North Karelia. These businesses bring added value to companies in other sectors in terms of product development, service design or digital visibility. The creative industries play an important role also in terms of the area’s visibility and image.
Production companies in the Joensuu region:
“Joensuu’s positive attitude towards culture can be clearly seen in its film and television producers – in their flexibility, willingness to serve and genuine passion for developing their field”
- Perttu Mutka, Film Productions Project Manager, Business Joensuu Oy –