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What is AVEK?

AVEK (The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture) was established in 1987 by the Finnish copyright organization Kopiosto.

AVEK uses its share of copyright remuneration to promote audiovisual culture: cinema, video and television. The majority of the funds that AVEK distributes originate from private copying levy.

AVEK aims to reinforce the production structure of the Finnish audiovisual industry by promoting the kind of long-term audiovisual program production that uses the available resources as effectively as possible. AVEK also promotes new talent in the field.

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 AVEK in numbers

  • approximately 40-50 films supported annually
  • approximately 60–70 media art projects supported annually
  • over 29 years, AVEK has distributed over €57 million of private copying levies to operators in the AV sector
  • in total, AVEK has supported the creation of over 2200 audiovisual works

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