Tailwinds for audiovisual culture

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

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What about Finnish film support grants?

Are you a filmmaker or scriptwriter who wants to know more about Finnish film support grants? AVEK, Globe Art Point and The Finnish Film Foundation are hosting an information session on Tuesday 28th May about scriptwriting grants and other audiovisual funding available in Finland.

Finnish parliament’s budget decision for 2019: compensation for private copying to remain at the current level

The Finnish Parliament has decided to keep the compensation for private copying at the current level in the budget for 2019. A significant number of members of parliament from all parties were behind the cross-party advocacy work. The common goal is to prepare a reform of the current budget-based system during the government’s term in office that begins after the election.

Ulla Simonen to lead AVEK

Ulla Simonen has been appointed as the new director of the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK. Simonen starts in the position on 1 March 2019 when AVEK’s current General Secretary Juha Samola retires.

Visual artist Saara Ekström receives the AVEK Award for media arts worth EUR 15,000

The winner of the 2018 AVEK Award is visual artist Saara Ekström. The AVEK Award for media arts, worth EUR 15,000, was presented today at the 40th anniversary celebration of Kopiosto, held in Bio Rex, Helsinki. The AVEK Award, granted by the Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) operating within Kopiosto, is the most significant accolade in the field of media arts in Finland.

Application deadlines

In addition to on-going applications, you can currently apply for these grants:


Training support and course support | Decisions are made on 26.2. | Read more in Support Guidelines

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.

Support decisions

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.

Frequently asked questions

AVEK magazine

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.