It looks like a mosaic of water and woodland – Finland, the most eastern part of Scandinavia. Close to the Russian border, Finland is still home to rare animals: bears, wolves, lynx and wolverines roam the swampland, the Siberian Flying squirrel lives in old woodpecker nest holes. This film shows animal behavior from various species that has never been filmed before. Filmmakers Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenberg got the first shots of a lynx in the Finnish wilderness; the crew (including Finnish cinematographer Jan Henriksson) captured brilliant highspeed shots of goldeneye chicks jumping out of their tree nest and filmed exciting encounters of bears and wolves. Wild Scandinavia – Finland gives us numerous insights to the life of wild forest reindeer, endangered saimaa seals, flying squirrels, brown bears, wolves, wolverines, lynx, red-throated divers, black woodpeckers, goldeneye ducks, ospreys, capercaillies, against the backdrop of the aurora borealis. Directed by Oliver Goetzl and Ivo Nörenber.

Wild Scandanavia: Finland

2011 DE 52 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Wildlife