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Finnish Cinema pp 115-138 | Cite as

Exporting Finnish Films

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

Abstract

This chapter explores the dynamics of the foreign distribution of Finnish films during the studio era (1936–1965). The number of exported films was not significant, but there was a constant flow of films from Finland to the international film markets, in particular to Sweden and the niche markets in Northern America. Generally, the foreign distribution of Finnish films depended to a significant extent on international political circumstances. Despite the marginality and scarce resources of the Finnish film industry, distributing films abroad was considered desirable and important, and over the decades Finnish film companies enhanced their international marketing, for example by participating at international film festivals.

Keywords

Nordic Country Screen Time Niche Market Swedish Version Film Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TampereFinland

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