Finnish Film Foundation

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The Finnish Film Foundation (Finnish: Suomen elokuvasäätiö; Swedish: Finlands filmstiftelse), is an independent foundation with the task of supporting and developing Finnish film production, distribution and exhibition. It is supervised by the Department for Cultural Policy in the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The foundation is supported by grants from the Finnish national lottery and by the Finnish Broadcasting Company. The Finnish Film Foundation’s headquarters with its auditoriums are located in Katajanokka, Helsinki in a 19th-century harbour terminal.

The foundation is responsible for the export and international promotion of Finnish films. It also grants film production support for individual films, with an aim of supporting "high quality" productions.

The Managing Director of the foundation is Irina Krohn, a former member of the Finnish parliament, who replaced Jouni Mykkänen as the director on 1 August 2006.

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