Maria Pirkkalainen

Marketing & Events Officer

Maria joined the ICO in April 2018 from the distribution marketing team at the British Film Institute, having worked on the UK-wide campaigns for classic and new releases such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hotel Salvation and Ingmar Bergman’s The Magic Flute. Prior to that, she worked for the BFI’s Festivals team and in marketing, PR and sales for film distribution and festivals in both the UK and Scandinavia. Her Master’s thesis for the University of Helsinki researched how the film programming policy of the Finnish Broadcasting Company’s culture channel Yle Teema had developed during the digital era of television. In 2018, she was one of the 10 selected Sales & Distribution participants for Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Talents training programme.

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