The course

Partners of the
“DigiTraining Plus: European Cinemas Experiencing New Technologies” course

The Finnish Film Foundation
The Finnish Film Foundation's task is to support and develop Finnish film production, distribution and exhibition.
The Finnish Film Foundation is an independent foundation which is supervised by the Department for Cultural Policy in the Ministry of Education. The Finnish Film Foundation grants film production support, exhibition and distribution support and support for international activities. On the grounds of a contract made with the Ministry of Education, the Foundation grants support for international film festivals held in Finland which also have national significance.
The Finnish Film Foundation is also involved in the digitalisation process, with the project “Network of digital cinemas”, thanks to which 15% of the Finnish cinema screens will be digitised by the end of 2009. The final goal is the entire digitalisation of the Finnish cinema chain.

(taken from The Finnish Film Foundation website,

The Finnish Chamber of Films

The Finnish Chamber of Films was founded in 1923. It is the central organisation of the associations in the Finnish film field. Its members include The Finnish Film Exhibitors' Association and The Finnish Film Distributors' Association. The office services of The Central Organisation of Finnish Film Producers are also organised by The Finnish Chamber of Films.

(taken from The Finnish Chamber of Films website,

Other partners and supporters include:

ANEC - Italy's National Exhibitors' Association
AG Kino - Germany's National Exhibitors' Association
CICAE - International Confederation of Art House Cinemas
Erich Pommer Institut (Germany)
UK Film Council
EDCF - European Digital Cinema Forum

Reeltime Cinemas (UK)
Yelmo Cines (Spain)

XDC (Belgium)
Sound Associates (UK)
Arts Alliance Media (UK)
More2Screen (UK)
RealD (USA)
Emerging Pictures (USA)
Microcinema (Italy)