The Finnish Film Foundation supports and promotes the Finnish film industry by funding professional film production, exhibition and distribution. The Foundation is the main financer of Finnish films and its task is to promote high-quality and diverse films. Production support is available for feature, documentary, short and animation films as well as television series. The Foundation also funds international co-productions with a Finnish co-production partner.
The Foundation is also responsible for the cultural export and international promotion of Finnish films.
The Finnish Film Foundation was set up in 1969 as an independent foundation but it operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The Foundation receives its funding from lottery and pools funds allocated for promoting film art.