Professionals, trainees & extras

Professionals and trainees

West Finland Film Comission maintains a database of professionals working in the Turku region. The database contains information about professionals, equipment, trainees, and local businesses interested in cooperation.

Turku is an ever-growing film city and there's a number of professionals working in different fields. Ask for the full professional database from West Finland Film Commission.

The Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences collaborates with the film commission and provides productions with trainees with various skillsets.


The WFFC also collects and maintains a database of extras and background actors in the Turku region. This database can be used by productions filming in Turku. Being extra doesn't require experience, if you are interested in being an extra in films, you can add your own information and pictures to the database on Lyyti.

For more information, please contact: wffc(a)


Study Film in Turku

In Turku, you have the chance to study Film and Animation in the University of Applied Sciences, the Arts Academy. Turku's animation program is one of the best in the whole of Europe.
The film degree equips the students with the skills and basic knowledge to work in many different roles and fields in film industry, and also offers an opportunity to focus their studies in editing, cinematography, screenwriting, sound design or producing.
The Arts Academy relys heavily on a "learning by doing" mentality, and from the first year, students have the chance to learn about the field and craft through different projects. Over the years, students from the school have been working in live screenings, movie productions, television productions, and workshops.


The Arts Academy frequently invites teachers and professionals from different fields and countries to hold workshop and lectures. In addition to a media degree, the Arts Academy also provides degrees in visual and performing arts, which offers the rare opportunity for students in different fields to collaborate and also benefit from each other.  The Arts Academy constantly cooperates with other film schools around the world, offering the opportunity to do exchange studies abroad.

The West Finland Film Commission and the Arts Academy frequently collaborate, and many of the students have done internships at the WFFC or in movie productions.

See the Arts Academy blog for more information about the Academy.




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