The Finnish Film Foundation updates its support guidelines


Via press release

Following the EU Commission’s block exemption regulation in regards to state aid for film affording national funding bodies more autonomy, The Finnish Film Foundation has updated its support guidelines to better service the evolving Finnish film industry. The main changes to previous support guidelines have been the abolishment of the Production support cap of 50 % or 800 000 euros per film and the introduction of Slate development funding for multiple projects. Slate development support is available for companies with 3 to 5 fiction projects in development, one of which can be a television series. The maximum support is 150 000 € per company.

Other changes include raising the cap for Scriptwriting support from 10 000 € to 13 000 € and the cap for Development support from 100 000 € to 150 000 €. The Foundation has also discontinued its Post-release support based on a film’s theatrical admissions which was negated by the abolishment of the Production support cap. The Foundation’s Marketing and distribution support has also been updated, the support now includes all distribution platforms and is available in installments during a film’s distribution cycle. The maximum support available is 120 000 €.

The new guidelines took effect at the start of the year.

The Finnish Film Foundation Support Guidelines: http://ses.fi/en/funding/support-guidelines/

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.