Finland: POEM


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
  • - Video/online gaming production
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend5.00
Financial cap per production100000
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
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
  • - On submission of audited accounts
Additional incentives or advantages
  • - POEM provides production support including financial investment. Its' supports programmes are designed for documentaries, tv- and feature film productions that take place in Northern Scandinavia. POEM co-finances 1-2 internationally co-produced features and 2-3 documentary film co-productions p.a. Support from POEM ranges from € 5.000 - 100.000 (5-15 % of the total budget). POEM actively encourages co-productions and cross-border collaboration and has a strong relationship with regional funds throughout Europe, particularly in the Northern Scandinavia.