According to our values, we are open to innovations. We boldly and diversely support the various ways of creating audiovisual culture and develop it together with the audiovisual industry.
We support the production of documentary and short films, short animations and media art, international promotion of the Finnish audiovisual industry, further education of professionals in the audiovisual field, and industry events and festivals.
For the development of cultural content and entrepreneurship, we award DigiDemo, CreaDemo/CreMA and StepDemo grants from the Creative Culture funds allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
AVEK has a board of directors, an education section, and creative culture expert groups (DigiDemo, CreaDemo, and CreMa) appointed by the Kopiosto board of directors.
Of our three production consultants, two are responsible for independent support decisions in their own fields:
- documentary films, short fiction films and animations, film industry projects
- media art, media art projects
Our third production consultant acts as rapporteur for the creative culture expert groups.
Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, (chair)
Susanna Helke, director, professor (Aalto University)
Juha Huuskonen, director (HIAP)
Marita Hällfors, cinematographer
Ritva Leino, head of multiplatform (YLE)
Taru Mäkelä, director, producer (vice-chair)
Sanna Salmenkallio, composer, musician
Eerika Vermilä, producer
Taru Mäkelä, director, producer (chair)
Kai Bäckström, actor
Jan Forsström, scriptwriter, director
Mia Halme, documentary director
Venla Hellstedt, producer
Pentti Keskimäki, cinematographer
Markku Pulkkinen, editor
Kimmo Sillanmikko, cultural producer
Minna Suoniemi, visual artist, lecturer (Aalto University)
Philip Dean, professor
Milla Moilanen, AVEK
Markus Leikola, consultant
Kati Uusi-Rauva, director
Helena Pekkarinen, expert / adviser (Vehendo)
Pekka Rantala, expert / adviser (Business Finland)
Riitta Heinämaa, expert / adviser
Rapporteur: Production Consultant Milla Moilanen, AVEK
An expert jury evaluates the applications. The jury includes representatives of the Ministry of Education and Culture, AVEK, and the ELY Centres.
Päivi Takala, composer, musician, sound designer and director
Mika Pätiälä, business development director
Milla Moilanen, AVEK
Tuuli Penttinen-Lampisuo, AVEK
Perttu Rastas, media art expert
Hannele Romppainen, regional artist, visual artist