Finnish means funding means docs

Finnish means funding means docs

The Finnish Film Foundation has granted €482,000 to feature documentaries in its latest round of funding (March 2020). 


Two of the documentaries are minority co-pros: Kids Cup from Norway’s Line Hatland, focusing on a popular youth football tournament, and Raise the Bar, about a girls’ basketball team in Iceland, by Guðjón Ragnarsson.


Total FFF funding spend in March amounted to just shy of €6.5 million and was spread across nine fiction features, seven doc features, three shorts and one series.


The doc feature recipients are:

Clouds (Pilvet)
Director & writer: Tuija Halttunen
Producers: Niina Virtanen, Pasi Hakkio
Production company: Wacky Tie Films
Support sum: €94 000 

Fragments of Humanity
Director: Elli Rintala
Writers: Ari Matikainen, Elli Rintala
Producer: Ari Matikainen
Production company: Kinocompany
Support sum: €92 000 

Kids Cup
minority co-production
Director & writer: Line Hatland
Producers: Ingvil Giske, Ari Matikainen
Finnish co-production company: Kinocompany
Support sum: €22 000 

The Light Snatcher (Valonsieppaaja)
Director: Charlotte Airas
Writers: Charlotte Airas, Kimmo Kohtamäki
Producer: Kaarle Aho
Production company: Making Movies
Support sum: €35 000 

Raise the Bar
minority co-production
Director & writer: Guðjón Ragnarsson
Producers: Margrét Jónasdóttir, Outi Rousu
Finnish co-production company: Pystymetsä
Support sum: €32 000 

Sorrow Tamers (Surunkesyttäjät)
Director, writer & producer: Mina Laamo
Production company: Koko Production
Support sum: €75 000 

The Spoils of Tamminiemi (Tamminiemen pesänjakajat)
Producer: Oskar Forstén
Director & writer: Arthur Franck
Production company: frankforstén
Support sum: €132 000