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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Finnish audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Finland

Country profile: Finland

27 December 2020

NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

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NENT Group sells 12 production labels to Fremantle

The agreement covers one studio based in Denmark, three in Finland, six in Norway and two in Sweden  

04 October 2021

The Finnish Film Affair wraps its 10th edition

Industry / Market - Finnish Film Affair 2021

The Finnish Film Affair wraps its 10th edition

Aleksi Salmenperä’s Bubble, Katrine Brocks’ The Great Silence and Kaisa Rastimo’s documentary Nasrin's Voice were crowned the winners at Finland’s biggest industry event  

27 September 2021

The Finnish Film Affair celebrates its 10th anniversary

Industry / Market - Finnish Film Affair 2021

The Finnish Film Affair celebrates its 10th anniversary

Finland’s biggest industry event, a major international export forum for Finnish and Nordic films, is organised as part of the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy  

20 September 2021

In a difficult year for cinema, local films still put up a decent fight in Finland

Box Office - Finland

In a difficult year for cinema, local films still put up a decent fight in Finland

In 2020, Finnish movies registered 1,583,618 admissions, taking 41.1% of the market share  

27 January 2021

Finnish audiences support local productions as cinemas stay open

Box Office - Finland

Finnish audiences support local productions as cinemas stay open

The audience share of domestic films reached 71.6% in October, according to the Finnish Film Foundation  

10 November 2020

The Finnish Film Affair shows faith in The Twin

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The Finnish Film Affair shows faith in The Twin

Taneli Mustonen’s much-anticipated horror and Tania Moilanen’s documentary The Mission were crowned the winners at Finland’s biggest film-industry event  

25 September 2020

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Long live the “Fresh Flesh” at the Marché du Film

CANNES 2020: Forget Nordic noir – for the rising genre filmmakers from the North, it’s all about folklore these days  

26 June 2020

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Scandinavian Films’ first webinar explores new shooting strategies in the time of COVID-19

CANNES 2020: The Marché du Film webinar, entitled “Pandemic Production: Lessons Learned in the Nordics”, saw the participation of four filmmakers from the region  

26 June 2020

The Finnish Film Foundation receives €6 million in support

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The Finnish Film Foundation receives €6 million in support

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  

16 June 2020

Finland proves to be a reliable and flexible partner at Krakow

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Finland proves to be a reliable and flexible partner at Krakow

At the Krakow Film Festival, a special conference examined the landscape of the Finnish funding scene as well as the benefits the country has to offer for co-production  

03 June 2019

Finland hits the 8-million-admissions mark for the fourth year running

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Finland hits the 8-million-admissions mark for the fourth year running

Thanks to crowd-pleasers Happier Times, Grump and Land of Hope, in 2018 domestic films notched up 1.9 million out of the overall 8.1 million admissions  

25 January 2019

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