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The AVEK Board of Directors consists of a chairperson and nine members. The Board of Directors makes all the general outlines related to all forms of funding.

The Education Section consists of a chairperson and eight members. The Education Section makes the decisions on training and course grants.

The term of office for the Board of Directors and the Education Section is two years. Juha Samola, General Secretary of AVEK, acts as the secretary of the Board of Directors and the Education section.

Production consultants make the decisions on AVEK production grants. Outi Rousu acts as the film commissioner for short films and documentaries and Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo acts as the commissioner for media art. Erja Mäki-Iso acts as the secretary of AVEK.

Valtteri Niiranen, Managing Director of Kopiosto/AVEK, makes the decisions on the grants for cultural exports.

The AVEK Board of Directors during the 2015/17 term

Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament (Chairman of the Board)
Susanna Helke, Film Director, Professor
Jarkko Hentula, Film Producer
Marita Hällfors, Cinematographer
Taru Mäkelä, Film Director, Film Producer
Sanna Salmenkallio, Composer, Musician
Mika Taanila, Film Director
Minna Tarkka, Managing Director
Ville Vilén, Director (YLE)
Markku Värtö, Journalist


The AVEK Education Section during the 2015/17 term

Taru Mäkelä, Film Director, Film Producer (Chairman of the Section)
Teijo Eloranta, Actor
Jan Forsström, Scriptwriter, Director
Venla Hellsted, Film Producer
Kari Juusonen, Animation Director
Mika Paavilainen, Cameraman
Markku Pulkkinen, Film Editor
Minna Santakari, Set Designer
Kati Åberg, Media Artist

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