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.
The 2023 AVEK Award goes to Pilvi Takala who challenges social norms through her art
Winner of the 2023 AVEK Award to be chosen by Director of Konsthall Tornedalen Theodor Ringborg
Featured work of the month
One of the projects to receive support in August was the Indigenous Film Conference 2023 organized by the International Sámi Film Institute. The three-day conference focused on Indigenous storytelling and film, XR technology and future scenarios for the Sámi Film Industry.
Photo: Liisa Holmberg / International Sámi Film Institute
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 Award is an annual accolade for creative work. The award, worth €15,000, can be granted to a creator or group that works in media arts or other audiovisual culture.
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.
The ©-info icon shows you the author details and usage rights of the content on the website
©-info is an icon found on websites, clicking on which shows you the author details and usage rights of the content on the website. By clicking on the icon, you can find out who made and produced the content: images, articles, videos and other material. The use of ©-info is free of charge, and you can add the icon to any website.