The Finnish Film Foundation receives €6 million in support - Industry / Market - Finland

The Finnish Film Foundation receives €6 million in support - Industry / Market - Finland
The foundation has been given a substantial sum by the Ministry of Education and Culture to help cinemas and film festivals that are struggling during the pandemic, and to top up production support. Update (16 June 2020): In June, the Finnish Film Foundation received €5 million in additional funds for production support from the national Ministry of Education and Culture. The funds are to be used to support new film and series production through the regular application process. €5 million is approximately 25% of the foundation’s production support funds in a normal year. As Finnish cinemas remain closed owing to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and local festivals are cancelling outright or heading online, with the help of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, the Finnish Film Foundation now has €1 million at its disposal. It is to be used to “secure the future operation of cinemas nationwide and to...
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