For many filmmakers, the first step towards an international career is participating in an international film festival. International training programmes allow filmmakers to promote their professional skills and to network with operators from various countries.
We also help film industry professionals network internationally at film markets, festivals and other events.
The Finnish Film Foundation has partners at several further education programmes aimed at developing the skills of different film industry professionals on an international level. Partnership agreements are made for one or more years at a time.
Partnerships for 2021:
- Production Value (line producers and assistant directors)
- Nordic Film Lab (directors, producers and screenptwriters)
- Cinekid Script LAB (screenwriters)
Partnerships for 2022 (to be updated):
- TFL ScriptLab (screenwriters, directors)
Creative Europe/Media desk maintains a list of European training programmes:
Attending an international film festival helps you build an international network of contacts. We grant travel support for festival visits when filmmakers have been invited to attend an international event with their film.
Please study the grant announcement and support guide carefully when applying for any Finnish Film Foundation grant.
European Film Promotion
The Finnish Film Foundation is a member of the European Film Promotion (EFP) organisation. The EFP promotes the visibility of European filmmakers around the world, at film festivals and markets.
The most renowned EFP programmes include Shooting Stars at Berlinale featuring emerging actors, and Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival for producers aiming for an international career.