Update November 17, 2023: The budget for Finland’s audiovisual production incentive for 2024 is confirmed to be approximately 10 million euros. The online service will open January 2, 2024 at 8:15 EET.
The minimum requirements of the audiovisual production incentive will remain the same than 2023 but there are some changes made to the application and reporting. Please see this news item and don't hesitate to contact us for more information on the reporting changes.
The production incentive in Finland is a maximum of 25% cash rebate for production costs. The incentive aims to increase international interest in Finland as a production location and to promote the development, growth and internationalization of Finnish companies. The budget for 2023 is expected to be 9,500,000 euros.
Please contact Business Finland when planning to apply for production incentive. A brief summary of the production, sent beforehand, would contribute to the discussion. An application can only be made when at least 60% of the funding is confirmed and you can submit all the required documents (see Application Questions and Documents) as an attachment to the application.
Apply for the funding via Business Finland's online services.
A single cost and content report can cover a period of at least six months.
Business Finland’s new reporting system will be made available as soon as possible. We have made filling out the report easier by providing instructions and combining the cost and content report. New follow-up questions include the number of employees and the export revenue generated during the project.
Companies funded in 2017-2022
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Film in Finland is a marketing brand of Finnish film industry and content managed by Business Finland. Film in Finland serves as a customer service point for foreign productions whilst coordinating nationwide inquiry management. It helps to reach Finnish talent, companies, regional commissions, audiovisual industry associations and governmental organizations.
Film in Finland showreel (2022)
Film in Finland showreel (2023)
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Information on the Finnish film industry: Finnish Film Foundation
Information on production services and filming in Finland
Finnish Lapland Film Commission Production Guide
Information on visas and work permits
Health and Safety Guidelines to be followed by audiovisual productions during the COVID-19 pandemic
The UN member states agreed in 2015 on Global Agenda in order to enhance sustainable development during 2016-2030. Finland has been one of the forerunners in implementing the agenda.
Business Finland encourages companies to execute productions in a sustainable way, taking care of environment, economy and people equally. We gather information of production practices relating to sustainability in final report. Information is used in the development of the funding service. More information of Agenda 2030 in Finland.
Examples and links of Business Finland’s activities and programmes that enhance the sustainable development:
1. Blog for Sustainable Development Goals
2. BEAM - Business with Impact
3. Bio and Circular
4. Sustainable Travel Finland
5. Sustainable Manufacturing
6. All Business Finland Programs
Other sustainable development links and articles:
Finland's audiovisual industry uses Albert to boost the sustainability of productions
Green Film Shooting
Filming Europe Green Filming
Ekosetti - A Guidebook to Sustainable Production in Finland