What does it take to lead an orchestra?

Conductivity is a film about creative leadership told through the story of three young conductors at the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland; I-Han Fu (Taiwan), Emilia Hoving (Finland) and James Kahane (France). When stepping on the podium, they are put under a magnifying glass. Conductor training, in essence, is leadership training. The film gives a unique viewpoint to follow the students, as this is the first film about conductor training at the Sibelius Academy.

A documentary film. Duration 75 minutes. Premiere 2/2020.

Direction Anna-Karin Grönroos Script Anna-Karin Grönroos Cinematography Mika Mattila Editing Okku Nuutilainen Sound Desing Tuomas Klaavo Composer Salla Luhtala Cast Emilia Hoving, I-Han Fu, James Kahane, Atso Almila, Susanna Mälkki, Hannu Lintu Production Tuffi Films / Venla Hellstedt

Country of production Finland  Screening format DCP  Sound 5.1  Original Language Finnish, English, Swedish, French

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Festival distribution Raina Films


Edmonton International Film Festival, 2020
Odessa International Film Festival - European Documentary Competition Programme, 2020
Jean Rouch International Film Festival - International Competition, 2020
DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, 2020
Tampere Film Festival, 2020


The Main Prize in the Over 30 Minutes films in the National Competition, Tampere Film Festival, 2020