International partners

In addition to cooperation within financing and training, we work closely with several international organisations in order to further develop the industry.

Image: launch of the New Dawn Fund in May 2022, photo by Theo Wood

European Film Agency Directors (EFAD)

EFAD, the umbrella organisation of the national European film organisations, attends to the interests of the European film industry. The Finnish Film Foundation is a member of EFAD and its CEO, Lasse Saarinen, is a member of the organisation’s Board of Directors.


European Film Agency Research Network (EFARN)

Finnish Film Foundation is part of the European Film Agency Research Network. EFARN is a forum for the exchange of
information and best practices, it works towards improving the availability of data on a pan European level and collaborates on common projects.

EFARN Research Library

The Five Nordics

The Five Nordics is a Nordic umbrella organisation for the Finnish Film Foundation, the Swedish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute and the Icelandic Film Centre. The Five Nordics (formerly known as Scandinavian Films) is present at film markets and festivals, including Marché du film in Cannes, the European Film Market in Berlin, the Toronto Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and IDFA.

The Five Nordics

European Film Promotion

Finnish Film Foundation is a member of the European Film Promotion (EFP). EFP promotes the visibility of European filmmakers around the world, at film festivals and markets. EFP programmes include Shooting Stars at Berlinale for emerging actors and Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival for producers aiming for an international career, among others.

European Film Promotion

European Film Awards

Finnish Film Foundation is a member of the European Film Academy which gives out the annual European Film Awards.

European Film Academy

The Nordic Council Film Prize

Finnish Film Foundation has a representative in the selection committee that selects the Finnish candidate for the Nordic Council Film Prize. The representative is also a member of the jury selecting the winner.

Nordic Council Film Prize


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