The Finnish Film Foundation granted over 2,6 million euros of production support in December

December 30, 2019

The board of The Finnish Film Foundation gave 20 production support grants in December: three of the grants went to feature films, seven to documentaries, six to short films and four to series.

Two of the feature films and two of the documentaries are international co-productions with Finnish minority share.

In 2019, The Finnish Film Foundation granted production support to 66 projects with Finnish majority share. 51% of them have a female director attached and the share of female screenwriters is 45%. Out of the producers, 31% are female. More statistical information on our support in 2019 will be released in our annual Facts & Figures brochure in the spring of 2020.

Feature Films

Dead Woman
minority co-production
Director: Kadri Kōusaar
Writer: Leana Jalukse, Kadri Kōusaar
Producers: Essi Haukkamaa, Merja Ritola
Finnish co-production company: Greenlit Productions
Support sum: 120 000 €

Power of Love
minority co-production
Director & writer: Jonas Rothlaender
Producers: Luis Singer, Dennis Schanz, Julia M. Müller, Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
Finnish co-production company: Bufo
Support sum: 300 000 €

Yellow Sulphur Sky (Den svavelgula himlen)
Director: Claes Olsson
Writers: Claes Olsson, Erik Norberg
Producers: Jukka Helle, Hanna Virolainen, Claes Olsson
Production company: Solar Films
Support sum: 760 000 €


Acasă, My Home
minority co-production
Director & writer: Radu Ciorniciuc
Producers: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Ari Matikainen
Finnish co-production company: Kinocompany Finland
Support sum: 15 000 €

The Colour of the Wind
minority co-production
Director & writer: Claire Sanford
Producers: Adam Pajot Gendron, Sami Jahnukainen, Dagmar Jacobsen
Finnish co-production company: Donkey Hotel
Support sum: 40 000 €

Delhi – It’s Not My Fault
Director: Rahul Jain
Writer: Rahul Jain, Iikka Vehkalahti
Producer: Iikka Vehkalahti
Production company: Toinen katse
Support sum: 160 000 €

The Happy Worker
Director: John Webster
Writer: Eveliina Kantola, John Webster
Producer: Marko Talli
Production company: Yellow Film & TV
Support sum: 145 000 €

The Kind Stranger
Directors: Sini Hormio, Anu Silfverberg
Writers: Sini Hormio, Ari Matikainen, Anu Silfverberg
Producer: Ari Matikainen
Production company:  Kinocompany Finland
Support sum: 92 000 €

The Mission
Director & writer: Tania Moilanen
Producers: Isabella Karhu, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Production company: Danish Bear Productions
Support sum: 125 000 €

Director & writer: Mia Halme
Producers: Marianne Mäkelä, Liisa Karpo
Production company: napafilms
Support sum: 140 000 €

Short Films

Canary (Kanarialintu)
Director & writer: Risto-Pekka Blom
Producers: Pasi Hakkio, Niina Virtanen
Production company: Wacky Tie Films
Support sum: 15 000 €

Knock Knock
Director: Anssi Määttä
Writer: Antti Tuominen
Producer: Kaarle Aho
Production company: Making Movies
Support sum: 75 000 €

The Landing (Maihinnousu)
Director & writer: Kaisa Penttilä
Producer: Patrik Sigmundt
Production company: Kaiho Republic
Support sum: 65 000 €

Mad from the Sun (Auringonpistos)
Director & writer: Anna Äärelä
Producer: Pilvi Kuusrainen
Production company: Bufo
Support sum: 65 000 €

Night of The Living Dicks
Director & writer: Ilja Rautsi
Producers: Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
Production company: Bufo
Support sum: 110 000 €

Pool (Allas)
Director, writer & producer: PV Lehtinen
Production company: Cineparadiso
Support sum: 75 000 €


I’m Coming (Jag kommer)
Director: Elin Grönblom
Writer: Helmi Tolonen
Producer: Leila Lyytikäinen
Production company: Citizen Jane Productions
Support sum: 70 000 €

Perfect Commando
Director: Jalmari Helander
Writer: Mikko Pöllä
Producer: Eerika Vermilä
Production company: Fire Monkey Productions
Support sum: 60 000 €

Royals Next Door
Director: Veronica Lassenius
Writers: Veronica Lassenius, Line Langebek, Tinka Ullbro, Annika Sandelin
Producer: Pablo Jordi
Production company: Pikkukala
Support sum: 125 000 €

Director & writer: Auli Mantila
Producer: Miia Haavisto
Production company: Tekele
Support sum: 100 000 €