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
  • 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.

  • There Will Be Spring / Syksyn jälkeen saapuu kevät

    There Will Be Spring is a harrowing drama about forbidden love and the people broken by war at the end of 40’s Finland.

    It is beginning of Continuation War and the battlefront near Russian border is getting closer. Young Anni and her family have to flee their home. They are forced to start building new life from nothing surrounded by hostile locality in a small village in intern Finland. From there on their daily life is hard work, prejudice and hate between Orthodox family and Lutheran locals.

    All the misery don’t stop Anni’s sensual awakening and desire for married local man, Tauno. She doesn’t understand though why he doesn’t give himself entirely to her. Anni is trying to keep her complex relationship to the whole family’s bully in secret but harmless hay robbery by her brothers leads to consequences that couldn’t be predicted. Fateful chain of events storms onward just when spring is bursting out and Anni’s believe in better future had awaken.


Get in touch

Annika Grof / +358 50 344 4264 /