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Finnish Cinema pp 223-226 | Cite as

Finnish Films and International Festivals

  • Anneli LehtisaloEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Abstract

This chapter illuminates the changes and continuities in Finnish film policy in relation to international film festivals. International film festivals have been one of the main channels for the foreign distribution of Finnish films, and Finnish films have been screened at major European festivals almost since their inception. The Finnish Film Foundation has subsidized festival participation from the outset, as international film festivals have been well suited to its ‘dual aims’, offering a forum for both film art and commercial promotion. Nowadays festival films are no longer confined to so-called art house films, and the repertoire includes different genres ranging from comedies to horror films.

Keywords

Annual Report Strategic Thinking Target Programme Film Festival Commercial Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TampereFinland

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