Facts Figures 2019:
Gender parity moves forward in the Finnish film industry
The Finnish Film Foundation has published its statistics for 2019. The annual Facts & Figures report higlights key figures from The Finnish Film Foundation’s support activities as well as Finnish film production and exhibition in cinemas and on other platforms.
The report focuses also on gender parity. Gender parity made progress among the recipients of The Finnish Film Foundation’s production support.
52% of the projects that received production support last year are directed by women.
Female screenwriters received 50% of the scriptwriting grants.
Out of the feature films supported by The Foundation and premiered in cinemas last year, 50% were directed by women.
The Finnish Film Foundation will start collecting more data on on the diversity of the cast and crew as well as the characters on the screen in the films and series supported by The Foundation. A new production report, mandatory for all projects receiving production support, will gather information e.g. on gender, language, age and minority groups.