Finnish Film Foundation’s application system shutting down for 2 weeks starting Sep 3rd

August 24, 2021

We are preparing to launch a new support application system in September. For the purposes of data transfer our current application system will be shutting down for two weeks starting 3.9.2021 at 24:00. During this time the system will not be in use.

This means a two week pause in application and payment activities including:

  • Uploading applications and appendices
  • Uploading interim or final reports
  • Completing support agreements
  • Support payments

These activities will resume once the new application system is launched on 20.9.2021. The data from the old application system will be transferred to the new system so you will be able to update any applications that where submitted to the old system in the new one.

Logging in to the new system

The new application system will utilize e-Identification. e-Identification is a shared identification service for public sector e-services in Finland. It is used for services in which users must be identified reliably. e-Identification uses either online banking codes, a mobile certificate or a certification card.

You will not be able to log in to the new application system using your existing Finnish Film Foundation Customer ID.

Logging in on behalf of a company, association, or organisation

A support application can be submitted on behalf of a company, association, or organization by the person authorized with representational and transactional rights in the Trade Register, Business Information System or Register of Associations.

This representative can also grant mandates in e-Authorizations for other individuals within the company to act on behalf of the company in the Film Foundation’s application system.

The Finnish Film Foundation’s application system falls under the mandate category of “Applying for State Aid”.

Some organisations (e.g. municipalities, schools) cannot independently grant mandates in e-Authorizations, but they can use a service to grant a mandate with an application.

The mandate application process at can been very busy so it might take weeks for the application to go through!

Logging in as an individual

Private individuals applying for grants or other support for themselves or on behalf of a working group can log in using their own online banking codes.