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 Mediarata grant is open for applications 1 October–7 December 2020
Finland's most significant media art award granted to artist Jenna Sutela
AVEK Award winner Jenna Sutela's video essay Holobiont (2018)
Why choose the easy way when you can choose the hard way?
Featured work of the month
In June, support was granted to a film about the last interview with Jörn Donner (1933–2020), a politician and veteran of the cultural sector. The interview was conducted over four days, yielding roughly six hours of materials. In addition to the interview, the film also features photographs taken by Donner himself between 1949 and 2020.
‘Instead of archived materials, we see the world through Jörn’s eyes and the objective of his camera. The aim is to understand him better and get closer to what type of person he was,’ says John Webster, the documentary’s director and screenwriter.
Photo credits: Jörn Donner
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.