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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Featured work of the month

One of the projects we supported in February was a video series consisting of the works Bálvvosbáiki, Sieidi and Nuppi bealde by Sámi musician Ánnámáret and media artist Marja Viitahuhta. The series focuses on the relationship between image and sound, especially yoik, and the nature and environment of Sápmi.

The video works of the project, which started in 2019, aim to visualise the ideas and themes of the yoiks by engaging in a dialogue with the yoik and the musical gestures that intertwine with it.

For example, Bálvvosbáiki considers where a place of worship could be found today. According to the Sámi way of thinking, humans are one with the whole environment. Therefore, the whole environment may be a place of worship. In the video, Ánnámáret’s yoik is accompanied by detailed close-ups of plants on the one hand and expansive fell landscapes on the other.

“Through audiovisual means, we aim to portray an inner experience that is difficult to put into words but which combines deep meaning, a feeling of searching and a different sense of time – or lack of it – when spending long periods of time in nature,” Viitahuhta and Ánnámáret say.

Photo: Marja Viitahuhta and Ánnámáret.

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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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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.

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AVEK Award

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.

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