Funding from The Finnish Film Foundation

The Finnish Film Foundation offers funding for the professional production, distribution and exhibition of films.

Production funding is available for production companies registered in Finland. Distribution support is granted to film distribution companies and exhibition support to cinemas. Scriptwriting support is available for professional fiction and documentary screenwriters. Support for the cultural export of Finnish films may be granted to production companies, the film’s rightsholders and filmmakers.

The Finnish Film Foundation evaluates each project in terms of content, expression and production planning. The evaluation takes into account the applicant’s artistic, professional and financial qualifications for completing the production.

Applications for The Finnish Film Foundation’s support can be submitted at any time to the online application system. There are, however, deadlines for the applications which will determine at which support decision meeting the applications will be handled.

The persons responsible for each support category can be found on the list of the personnel.

Once the application has been processed, The Foundation’s Board makes the decisions in a support meeting.

All applications are made via an online application system on the Foundation’s website (currently only available in Finnish). Before applying, all applicants should consult The Foundation’s support guides for more information on the application process and required application appendices.

Application deadlines

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