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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Featured work of the month
In October, support was granted to the animated documentary Making Babies. In the documentary, two Finnish professionals, a doctor working in a fertility clinic and an inseminator working on dairy farms, reflect on their roles in assisted reproduction.
With this piece of work, mixed-media artist Vappu Tuomisto and screenwriter Matti Koskinen want to challenge the idea that the experiences of humans and other animals are not comparable. There are many similarities between human and bovine reproduction, for example. So why is it so important to distinguish between the experiences of different species?
“The name of the documentary is Making Babies. Even though babies cannot be ‘made,’ thousands of people and countless (farmed) animals reproduce artificially through the hands of professionals. We hope that the viewers will feel emotions – maybe confusion – or an urge to reflect on realities that are more distant to them,” Tuomisto and Koskinen say.
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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.
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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.
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