Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Salmi, Hannu
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Movie Making Finland: Finnish fiction films as audiovisual big data, 1907–2017
Decision No. 329266
Decision date 15.11.2019
Funding period 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Funding 150 000
Project description
The project analyzes Finnish feature-length films as big data, comprising films produced between 1907 and 2017 and explores what kind of a long-term view on Finnish society and its development can be obtained through audiovisual heritage. How has cinema imagined and interpreted Finnish modernisation and its discontents? The project is based on a methodology that combines speech recognition, image content analysis and natural language processing to support film historical inquiry. Project is based on interdiscplinary cooperation between researchers from Aalto University and the University of Turku, and it works in close collaboration with the National Audiovisual Institute.