AVEK’s values are courage, creativity, openness, equality, diversity and authorship. 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 and CreaDemo grants from the Creative Culture funds allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Our Commissioners 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
The advisor for CreaDemo and DigiDemo grant acts as rapporteur for the creative culture expert groups.
AVEK has a board of directors, an education section, and creative culture expert groups (DigiDemo and CreaDemo) appointed by the Kopiosto board of directors.
AVEK published AVEK-lehti (AVEK magazine) from 1993 until 2019.
Erkki Astala (chair)
Anna Brotkin, scriptwriter
Miia Haavisto, producer Tekele Productions, Professor of Practice Aalto
Mia Halme, director
Sami Jahnukainen, producer, Donkey Hotel Oy, LYFTA Oy
Kimmo Kohtamäki, editor
Mikael Nyström, sound designer, Boomout Oy
Salla Tykkä, media artist, Professor The University of the Arts Helsinki
Anna Brotkin, scriptwriter (chair)
Sari Aaltonen, cinematographer
Leena Jääskeläinen, animation director
Vesa Kuosmanen, scriptwriter, director
Jukka Kärkkäinen, actor, line producer
Juha Löppönen, producer
Elena Näsänen, media artist, Artist Professor
Saara Saarela, director