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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North American Sales Jason Ishikawa / Cinetic Media

Festival distribution Raina Films


Kasseler DokFest, 2020
Nordische Filmtage Lubeck, 2020
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
Special mention, Odessa International Film Festival, 2020