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Demo grants for Digidemo and Creademo have beed awarded

A total of €490,000 in AVEK’s demo grants were awarded to 26 different projects. DigiDemo grants totalled €340,000 and CreaDemo grants €150,000.
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Taiteilija Pilvi Takala

The 2023 AVEK Award goes to Pilvi Takala who challenges social norms through her art

This year, Finland’s most important media art award will go to artist Pilvi Takala. Close Watch, the latest creation from Takala who works with video and performance art, represented Finland at last year’s Venice Biennial.
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Winner of the 2023 AVEK Award to be chosen by Director of Konsthall Tornedalen Theodor Ringborg

Theodor Ringborg, an experienced Swedish curator, will choose the next winner of the AVEK Award from among shortlisted candidates. Finland’s most significant media art award will be presented on 6 September.
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Katri Myllyniemi seisoo kuvan keskellä, toinen käsi on taskussa. Hän hymyilee ja katsoo kameraan. Taustalla vaalea kangas.

Automated happiness on the world’s dairy farms

Katri Myllyniemi's film project focuses on the relationship between humans and technology. In this series, we present the five filmmakers who have been selected for the 2023 Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab.
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Elokuvantekijä Sawandi Groskind on kuvan keskellä ja katsoo kameraan. Kädet ovat taskussa. Taustalla vaalea kangas.

From grandfather’s memoirs to the institutions of today

Sawandi Groskind hopes to see Kehittämö supporting unconventional projects. In this series, we present the five filmmakers who have been selected for the 2023 Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab.
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Ohjaaja Siiri Halko istuu tuolilla, katsoo kameraan ja hymyilee. Taustalla vaalea kangas.

Inspired by photography and troubling observations

In her first film project, Siiri Halko explores foster siblinghood. In this series, we present the five filmmakers who have been selected for the 2023 Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab.
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Elokuvantekijä Rabbe Sandström katsoo kameraan hymyillen. Tausta vaalea kangas

Coexistence of the sacred and the mundane near death

Rabbe Sandström’s Kehittämö project is a documentary about death through the eyes of a hospice volunteer. In this series, we present the five filmmakers who have been selected for the 2023 Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab.
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Ohjaaja Elisa Kujala katsoo kameraan hymyillen. Tausta harmaa kangas.

Stories of power relations in society

Elisa Kujala is working on a film in Kehittämö about a game developer who is discriminated against at her workplace. In this series, we present the five filmmakers who have been selected for the 2023 Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab.
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CreaDemo and DigiDemo concept grants awarded – surprisingly high number of applications

A total of €110,000 was awarded to 22 projects. There were 180 applications for concept support, which is around 140% more than in 2022. The application period for demo grants is now open.
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Our message to decision-makers: We must harness creative industries' growth potential

Government negotiators are currently considering ways to promote economic growth and employment. In this context, we must not forget the potential of the arts and cultural industries, which, if properly harnessed, can be important not only for economic growth but also for export. Moreover, culture has strong intrinsic value and also plays an important role in promoting people’s well-being and mental resilience.
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