The Finnish Film Foundation

Our task is to support and promote the Finnish film industry. We give funding to professional film production and the exhibition and distribution of films. We are also responsible for the cultural export of Finnish films and provide support for their international promotion.

Our values:

”We are an expert organisation providing services based on positive interaction. Our forseeable and fair working methods build trust. We develop our operation boldly, openly and with curiosity.”

The Finnish Film Foundation receives its funding through the Ministry of Education and Culture from lottery and pool funds allocated for promoting film art.

The Foundation was founded in 1969 as an independent foundation operating under the supervision of the Department for Cultural Policy of the Ministry of Education and Culture. In granting support, the Foundation is guided by the State Aid Act, The Film Promotion Act and Decree as well as the European Commission notification on state funding for film.

The CEO of the Finnish Film Foundation is Lasse Saarinen.

Lasse Saarinen

Chief Executive Officer

+ 358 9 6220 300