Finnish Film Foundation Fund


Type of incentiveFilm Fund
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Short films
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend
Financial cap per production
Do I have to register/set up a company?Yes
Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region? Yes
Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure? No
Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
  • - Cultural Test
  • - TV Broadcast or theatrical distribution contract required
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On submission of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - The Finnish Film Foundation has set aside support to 3-6 international co-productions in 2008. Currently administering € 15,6 mil p.a., the Foundation aims at continuing its' involvement with co-productions at the same level. Funding is allocated by The Ministry of Education and Culture from the Finnish national lottery and by the Finnish Broadcasting Company. The Foundation can allow films shot outside of Finland featuring foreign actors. Artistic and technical co-production between the partners are basic requirements for minority co-producers, and a Finnish co-producer must be involved. At least one distribution agreement must be obtained with Finnish tv. For more information contact the Finnish Film Foundation