film director


As a director

Annika GrofAnnika Grof has graduated from University of Industrial Design and Art Helsinki, department of Film. She has been working as a director, scriptwriter and developer in film, tv and commercial productions since 2006. Her best known work is feature documentary Within Limits which has won international prices and was a Jussi-prize nominee in Finland. Annika’s latest film work is a feature fiction There Will Be Spring which is now at post production.

Annika has always been strongly interested in the world and people around her. Her curiosity towards different kinds of phenomenons has brought her at remarkably varied range of topics. Items such as loneliness in the old age, isolation, sexuality, state rank politics as well as institutions, money, high fashion and family issues are seen in the movies and tv-series she has directed.

Annika’s strength as a director in both documentary and fiction productions are an ability to get close to people. Her way to write and direct is of emotion. As a filmmaker she makes the content the first priority, and secondly creates an interesting form to support the content. As part of a crew she inspires and supports it by working hard to archive a result to be proud of.


Artistic activity at the moment
  • There Will Be Spring / Syksyn jälkeen saapuu kevät

    In 2015, EU countries offered asylum to almost 300 000 refugees. Also the Finnish people were touched by the wave of immigrants in various ways. The intrusion of war into our European lives built up feelings and thoughts we hadn’t encountered in decades. In the middle of that period I wanted to write a story about complicated relationship between the people who had to leave their homes and those who in the alien country offered a new one. Through the themes of the story I wanted to ponder the universal difficulty of encountering each other. In There Will Be Spring, young Anni is courageously open to new life meanwhile the hatred between her brothers and the locals only increases. Anni’s sensual awakening puts her in between in a conflict, and eventually only tragic events can make room for mutual understanding.

  • Shhhh

    Heading to the end of shootings this political, human, social, humoristic and anarchistic documentary film. Or better saying a punk song of all documentaries which ravels in little bit of prog and happy ska. Shhhh is a film of five academics who work their way towards better university and deeper understanding the world. And that’s easier said than done.

    Film is produced by Tarasow Films and this development point is founded by The Finnish Film Foundation and AVEK.


Get in touch

Annika Grof / +358 50 344 4264 /