12 films received production support in March

March 9, 2021

Seven feature films, three documentary films and two short films received close to 4,2 million euros in production support.

Image: Sami Kuokkanen

Four of the feature films were granted support in the 50/50 production support scheme which is aimed at productions with high audience appeal. Recently nominated for European Comedy 2020 at the European Film Awards, Pamela Tola will direct her third film Something Blue. Mika Kaurismäki is to helm the third Grump film and Juha Wuolijoki the fourth film in the Lapland Odyssey saga. Markku Pölönen will take on Hamsters.

Filmmaker Anna Eriksson, whose debut film M premiered in Venice, received support for the scifi art film W. Already selling internationally, The Twin, a horror film by Taneli Mustonen also received support, as well as a new film from Aleksi Salmenperä titled Bubble.

All supported projects

Feature films

  • Bubble (Kupla)
    Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
    Screenwriters: Aleksi Salmenperä, Reeta Ruotsalainen
    Producer: Minna Haapkylä
    Production company: Rabbit Films
    Support sum: 800 000 €
  • The Grump 3 (Mielensäpahoittaja Eskorttia etsimässä)
    Director: Mika Kaurismäki
    Screenwriters: Daniela Hakulinen, Tuomas Kyrö
    Producers: Jukka Helle, Markus Selin, Hanna Virolainen
    Production company: Solar Films
    Support sum: 770 000 €
  • Hamsters (Hamsterit)
    Director: Markku Pölönen
    Screenwriters: Markku Pölönen, Paula Vesala
    Producers: Hanna Kauppi, Marko Röhr
    Production company: MRP Matila Röhr Productions
    Support sum: 680 000 €
  • Lapland Odyssey 4 (Napapiirin sankarit 4)
    Director: Juha Wuolijoki
    Screenwriter: Pekko Pesonen
    Producers: Olli Haikka, Marko Talli
    Production company: Yellow Film & TV
    Support sum: 700 000 €
  • Something Blue (Merivuokot)
    Director: Pamela Tola
    Screenwriter: Sussu Laaksonen
    Producer: Aleksi Bardy
    Production company: Helsinki-filmi
    Support sum: 650 000 €
  • The Twin
    Director: Taneli Mustonen
    Screenwriters: Taneli Mustonen, Aleksi Hyvärinen
    Producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen
    Production company: Don Films
    Support sum: 200 000 €
  • W
    Director & screenwriter: Anna Eriksson
    Producer: Matti Pyykkö
    Production company: Ihode Management
    Support sum: 179 000 €


  • Claes Andersson – When You Least Expect Happens What Happens (Claes Andersson – Kun vähiten aavistat tapahtuu mitä tapahtuu)
    Director: Pentti Kasurinen
    Screenwriters: Pentti Kasurinen, Kari Elovuori
    Producers: Pentti Kasurinen, Tuuli Vuorinen-Oras
    Production company: BenCine
    Support sum: 20 000 €
  • The Night My Brother Disappeared (Natten då min bror försvann)
    Director: Anna Blom
    Producer: Tommi Seitajoki
    Production company: Impressio Films
    Support sum: 8000 €
  • Resistant (Nimetön Antisotaelokuva)
    Director & screenwriter: Ville Suhonen
    Producers: Satu Majava, Joonas Berghäll
    Production company: Oktober
    Support sum: 121 000 €

Short films

  • Grasshopper
    Director & screenwriter: Jussi Eerola
    Producers: Jussi Eerola, Mika Taanila
    Production company: Testifilmi
    Support sum: 20 000 €
  • Spiral (Kierre)
    Directors: Salla Sorri, Eva-Maria Koskinen
    Screenwriter: Eva-Maria Koskinen
    Producer: Paria Eskandari
    Production company: Aamu Film Company
    Support sum: 47 000 €

List of all granted support (in Finnish)