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 and CreaDemo/CreMa 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.
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, CreMa and DigiDemo grant acts as rapporteur for the creative culture expert groups.
AVEK published AVEK-lehti (AVEK magazine) from 1993 until 2019.
Erkki Astala (chair)
Mia Halme, director (vice-chair)
Sami Jahnukainen, producer, Donkey Hotel Oy, LYFTA Oy
Kimmo Kohtamäki, editor
Ritva Leino, head of multiplatform, YLE
Mikael Nyström, sound designer, Boomout Oy
Salla Tykkä, media artist
Eerika Vermilä, drama producer and consultant, Medialogi
Mia Halme, director (chair)
Sari Aaltonen, cinematographer
Anna Brotkin, scriptwriter
Kai Bäckström, actor
Leena Jääskeläinen, animation director
Mete Sasioglu, producer, teacher, Sons of Lumiere, AMPI
Pentti Keskimäki, cinematographer
Minna Suoniemi, media artist, lecturer, Aalto University