Personnel

Management

Lasse Saarinen

Chief Executive Officer

+ 358 9 6220 300

Administration

Niina Otva

Head of Administration

• financial management and administration
• deputy of the CEO

+ 358 9 6220 3028

Pirjo Harmainen

Accounting Specialist

• billing and payments (incl. grants)
• financial administration (incl. accounting)
• final reports: production support, marketing and distribution support and slate development support

+ 358 9 6220 3036

Kaisa Nirkkonen

Special Advisor to Management

• CEO’s assistant
• secretary of the managing board

+ 358 9 6220 3017

Helinä Kuusela

Office Coordinator

• deputy Jan 17, 2022 – Mar 31, 2023
• customer service
• e-mailing list

+358 9 6220 300

Jussi-Pekka Isoviita

System Administrator

• data administration
• IT systems and equipment

+ 358 9 6220 3052

Tomi Sonck

Property Manager

• building maintenance

+358 9 6220 3015

Maarit Luukkonen

Office Administrator

• study leave Jan 25, 2022 – Mar 26, 2023
• customer service
• e-mailing list

Production

Matti Paunio

Head of Production

• management of the production department
• coordinating the Foundation’s international training and co-production projects
• the Finnish representative in the Eurimages Fund
• support for the promotion of other film culture

+358 9 6220 3038

Pirjo Koskelo

Production Controller

• processing support applications and agreements: production support for feature films, slate development support

+358 9 6220 3031

Susanna Haarla

Production Coordinator

• processing support applications: scriptwriting grant
• processing support applications and agreements: production support for short films and documentaries

+ 358 9 6220 3033

Mira Kupari

Production Coordinator

• processing support applications and agreements, final reports: development support

+358 9 6220 3014

Kaisu Isto

Film Commissioner

• scriptwriting grants for fictional short films, feature films and drama series

+ 358 9 6220 3037

Iris Olsson

Film Commissioner

• scriptwriting grant: documentary films and series
• development support and production support: documentary films and series, short films, animated and drama series (episodes under 22 minutes)

+ 358 9 6220 3022

Eero Tammi

Film Commissioner

• scriptwriting grant: documentary films and series
• development support and production support: documentary films and series, short films, animated and drama series (episodes under 22 minutes)

+ 358 9 6220 3025

Sarita Koskelin

Film Commissioner

• development support and production support for feature films
• development support for drama series (episodes 22 minutes and over)
• slate development support
•50/50 production support

+ 358 9 6220 3029

Kari Paljakka

Film Commissioner

• development support and production support: feature films, international minority co-productions
• slate development support
•50/50 production support

+ 358 9 6220 3012

Tiina Kivelä

Production Controller

• on leave Jul 11 – Sep 26, 2022
• processing support applications and agreements: production support for feature films, slate development support

+358 9 6220 3016

Exhibition and Distribution

Ilmari Arnkil

Exhibition and Distribution Specialist

• support for cinemas, distribution and festivals

+358 9 6220 3035

International Promotion

Jaana Puskala

Head of International Department

• managing international promotion
• project support for international promotion: feature films

+ 358 9 6220 3026

Jenni Domingo

International Promotion Coordinator

• festival distribution strategy for feature films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: feature films

+ 358 9 6220 3032

Otto Suuronen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Short Films

• festival distribution strategy for short films and short documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: short films and short documentary films
• monthly short film screenings at Kino K13
• curating short film programmes

+ 358 9 6220 3019

Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28 – Dec 8, 2022
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

+ 358 44 491 9069

Anni Asikainen

International Promotion Assistant

• deputy Jan 17 – Dec 8, 2022
• print traffic

+358 9 6220 3049

Suvi Railo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• on maternity leave Jan 28 - Dec 8, 2022
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

Communication and Research

Reetta Hautamäki

Head of Communications

• management of the communications and research department

+ 358 9 6220 3044

Marjo Pipinen

Communications Specialist

• social media, website, newsletter
• press releases, image requests
• film catalogue, publications

+ 358 9 6220 3020

Petri Peltonen

Statistics and Research Specialist

• managing statistical data
• coordinating the Foundation’s research activities

+358 9 6220 3034

Kino K13

Tomi Sonck

Head of Cinema

• cinema's management and equipment

+ 358 9 6220 3015

Reeta Onninen

Cinema Manager

• bookings and billing
• cinema projectionist

+358 9 6220 3027

Creative Europe / Media

Kerstin Degerman

Executive Manager

• administration
• project consultancy
• seminars, lecturing at Finnish film schools

+ 358 9 6220 3013

Inkeri Lundgren

Creative Europe Desk’s Information Officer

• communications and statistics
• project consultancy

Anni Rossi

Creative Europe Desk’s Information Officer

• communications and website

+358 9 6220 3024