Grant announcement: Support for the promotion of other film culture

The application period ends: 27.10.2020
Decision: The decisions are made in week 51.


The application period ends on October 27, 2020 at midnight. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.


The aim of the Finnish Film Foundation is to promote the diverse and professional production of films in Finland. The Foundation’s values include participation, pluralism, cultural diversity and artistic freedom.

The aim of the support is to promote Finnish film culture and its development.


Support may be granted to a corporation or association registered in Finland for projects promoting Finnish film culture.


The support is intended for Finnish projects that diversify and strengthen Finnish film culture and film industry. This form of support cannot be used to replace or supplement other support granted by the Foundation for the same purpose.

The amount of support
The maximum amount of support for an individual project is €30,000.


Applications are submitted to the online application system ( by submitting the application and appendices to The Finnish Film Foundation before the deadline noted in the grant announcement.

New applicants must register in the online application system. New registrations are processed within a week.

Applicants fill in an application in the online application system that consists of an electronic application form and the necessary appendices that are uploaded into the system.

Instructions for the online application system (in Finnish)

Prior to submitting an application, the applicant must read the relevant grant announcement and support guide carefully.


The applicant must submit the following appendices to the online application system by the final deadline:

  •  an overall plan for the project
  •  an itemised budget and financial plan for the project
  •  agreements or binding contracts of other funding in accordance with the financial plan

Obligatory appendices related to the applicant:

  • a verified and audited financial statement (if the Limited-liability Companies Act, the Audit Act or the articles of association necessitate an auditor) covering the latest financial period.
  • a valid extract from the Trade Register no older than six months
  • a certificate of paid taxes no older than three months
  • a certificate of paid pension insurance premiums no older than three months
  • a current shareholders’ register (Limited Liability Companies Act, chapter 3) (delivered only once and updated if changes in ownership occur)


The support for the promotion of other film culture is discretionary. Granting the support is based on overall evaluation and comparison of the applications. The following guidelines are used to evaluate the applications:

Evaluation takes into account the project’s production and economic feasibility as well as its significance to the development of Finnish film culture and film industry. In addition, the applicant’s professional and financial means to complete the project and the available funds are evaluated.

Other funding and self-financing of the project are viewed as an advantage. Other support previously granted to the applicant by the Foundation is also taken into account.


The Finnish Film Foundation’s Board decides on the support for the promotion of other film culture based on the CEO’s presentation.

The applicant receives a written decision that includes the conditions of the support and a claim for correction order with instructions.

The decisions are made in week 51.

The decision is based on the Act on the Government’s Support for the Promotion of Film Culture (1174/2018), the Act on Discretionary Government Transfers (688/2001) and the Administrative Procedure Act (434/2003).


Finnish Film Foundation, tel. +358 9 6220 300, ses(at)

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