We promote diverse Finnish audiovisual culture with copyright remunerations. New documentary films, animations, short films and media art are created with our support. We operate in connection with the Finnish copyright organisation Kopiosto. The majority of our funds come from private copying levies financed from the General State Budget
Arilyn opens the door to other worlds
In March–April, AVEK grants and support were awarded to 29 media art and film projects: support also granted to a documentary project examining the coronavirus outbreak
Comedy and horror require excess in both style and ideas
Ekosetti: A Guidebook to Sustainable Audiovisual Production in Finland now available in English
Featured work of the month
The Poikkeustila project, which examines the coronavirus outbreak, was awarded development support by AVEK in March.
Photo: Esa Illi.
Browse our support decisions!
Support decisions for documentary and short films as well as media art are published monthly on our Finnish website. Support issued for training, international promotion, and audiovisual culture are published as quickly as possible after support decision meetings.
Frequently asked questions
How do I send my application to AVEK? Can I apply for support for several works at the same time? Online application system does not work, what to do? How long is the decision-making process? Where should the final report be delivered? You will find the answer for these questions and many others in our FAQ section.
The AVEK magazine is published in Finnish twice a year, in spring and autumn. The themes of the latest AVEK magazine are film music, sounds and impact.
Kopiosto – the copyright organisation for performing artists, authors and publishers
Kopiosto enables the use of copyrighted publications and audiovisual works easily and responsibly. It also makes sure that creative professionals receive the remuneration owed to them for the use of their works. Kopiosto is the most comprehensive copyright organisation representing the creative industry in Finland.