The Finnish Film Foundation’s Facts & Figures 2013 publication compiles key figures from film production, exhibition and distribution on different platforms.
The 2013 cinema admissions in Finland did not quite surpass the record numbers of 2012 but it was still the third best year of this century for domestic films. Domestic films had a total of 1 819 000 admissions in cinemas with a market share of 23 percent. A total of 7,7 million cinema tickets were sold in Finnish cinemas in 2013 making it the fourth consecutive year with over 7 million admissions.
The digitization of Finnish cinemas was completed in 2013 and no new films were released on 35mm film prints. The digitization of film distribution has increased the number of film releases in Finland and 2013 saw the release of 200 new films for the first time in nearly 30 years.
Finnish films are increasingly popular internationally. The festival screenings of Finnish films have increased by 48 percent in the last five years. In 2013 Finnish Film were screened at over 500 different international festivals and events and the films won a total of 48 international prizes. In 2013 Finnish films were also distributed commercially in cinemas in 20 countries around the world.
The total amount of support handed out by The Finnish Film Foundation to the Finnish film industry dropped in 2013 for the first time since 2007. The Foundation handed out a total of 23,7 million euros in 2013 which is 11 percent less than in 2012. Consequently the number of film productions receiving funding from the Foundation also decreased by 10 percent.
Facts & Figures publications from previous years can be found here.
via the Finnish Film Foundation