International financing

International financing accounts for a major part of the funding of Finnish film productions. The Finnish Film Foundation supports production companies in finding international partners and financing.

Creative Europe/Media

The European Union’s Creative Europe programme grants support for the audiovisual sector. The Creative Europe/Media desk provides information and advice on the Media sub-programme in Finland. Their website also includes a list of European coproduction platforms:

Media Desk

Nordic Film & TV Fund

The Finnish Film Foundation is one of the sponsors of the Nordic Film & TV Fund. Headquartered in Oslo, the Fund supports Nordic film and TV-series productions:



Eurimages is a Council of Europe fund granting support to international co-productions. The Finnish Film Foundation’s Head of Production acts as the Finnish representative in Eurimages:


International Sámi Film Institute

The Finnish Film Foundation finances the International Sámi Film Institute that promotes Sámi language film production in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. The Institute is located in Kautokeino, Norway:


Co-producing with the Nordic countries

The brochure published by the Nordic Film & TV Fund tells about funding opportunities for international co-productions in the five Nordic countries.

Co-producing with the Nordic countries 2021 (pdf)

Co-producing with the Nordic countries 2021

For more information on international financing please contact:

Matti Paunio

Head of Production

• management of the production department
• coordinating the Foundation’s international training and co-production projects
• the Finnish representative in the Eurimages Fund
• support for the promotion of other film culture

+358 9 6220 3038