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AVEK summer schedule in 2023

Support decisions are not made between June 28th and August 6th. Applications can be submitted as usual throughout the summer.
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Five new Finnish films to take shape in Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab

Five film projects have been selected to take part in Finland’s first development programme for young audiovisual artists. The authors selected for Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab will receive mentoring from international experts in the field and a €55,000 grant to develop their project. The aim is to create new, high-quality audiovisual works and also strengthen the personal voice of talented filmmakers.
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Update to the Copyright Act – rights of creative professionals to be reinforced

The update to the Copyright Act was passed by Parliament on Monday. The amendments to the Act will improve the position of authors, publishers and performing artists as required by EU directives.
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Kopiosto distributes eur 54 million in copyright remunerations to the creative industry

In 2022, Kopiosto distributed EUR 54 million in copyright remunerations to authors, publishers, performing artists and producers.
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Mediarata grant application period from 1 February to 14 March 2023

This year, AVEK’s Mediarata grant will again be awarded to projects promoting the production culture of media art. This time, a total of 173,000 euros will be distributed from the separate funding allocated by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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Copyright education resource Kopiraittila also launched in Spain

The Spanish version of the Kopiosto-maintained Kopiraittila, Aula del Derecho de Autor, was launched in Spain at the beginning of October. The website has been produced by CEDRO, a sister organisation of Kopiosto. CEDRO regards the website as a good addition to the training programmes in intellectual property rights offered in the educational field.
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Valtteri Niiranen seisoo IFRROn General Assembly -roll upin edessä, katsoo kameraan

Valtteri Niiranen appointed as the Chair of IFRRO’s European Group

Last week, our CEO Valtteri Niiranen was appointed as the Chair of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations IFRRO’s European Group.
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Ambitious new talent programme launched in Finland

AVEK Audiovisual Centre and the Finnish Cultural Foundation are launching the first Finnish audiovisual development programme focusing on the professional development of new filmmakers and media artists. In Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab, participants receive support to complete their first professional audiovisual artwork.
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Azar Saiyar katsoo kameraan hymyillen. Hänellä on kädessään kukkakimppu ja palkitun kunniakirja.

Acceptance speech by 2022 AVEK Award winner Azar Saiyar

The newly announced AVEK Award winner, media artist and filmmaker Azar Saiyar, reflected in her acceptance speech on our ability to learn and internalise the prevailing order, and on the potential of art to see, listen and tell things differently. The speech was delivered at the AVEK Award ceremony on 9 September 2022.
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AVEK-palkittu 2022 Azar Saiyar nojaa vaaleaan seinään ulkotilassa. Hän katsoo suoraan kameraan ja hymyilee.

2022 AVEK Award for moving image artist Azar Saiyar

This year, the most prominent media art award in Finland goes to Azar Saiyar, whose work focuses on moving images. She often uses archival material in her works and combines different cinematic styles and techniques. Saiyar’s short film My Home was shown at the Berlinale last February.
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Laitinen istuu ja katsoo kameraan. Kuvan tausta ja Laitisen vaatetus ovat mustia.

Art makes room for imagination

Last year, the AVEK Award, the most significant Finnish accolade for media art, was presented to artist Tuomas A. Laitinen. “I’ve spent the award money on my basic work in particular, i.e. making new art works. The award was very helpful in that it allowed me to start new things. Having time for various experiments has been important.”
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Application period for AVEK's grants for the creative industries starts

DigiDemo, CreaDemo and CreMa grants can be applied for from the beginning of May to the beginning of August. The grants support the development of new cultural content, innovation in creative industry products and services, and cooperation between the cultural sector and other sectors.
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AVEK's funding secured for many years to come

The compensation for private copying, which is the basis of AVEK’s funding, will be fixed at €11 million for the next four years.
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Support for audiovisual culture, application period 7.3.-31.8.2022

One application round this year for the support of AV culture: the application is now open

The only application round for the support for audiovisual culture in 2022 is now open. In the application system, the support is displayed as “Organizing an AV industry event”.
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AVEK’s diversity survey: questions and answers

We announced in our February newsletter and social media channels that AVEK will start analysing the allocation of its support via a survey on diversity. This bulletin includes answers to questions about the survey.
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AVEK's networking project supports six works

The networking event for authors and production companies resulted in some great project proposals and new collaborations. There seems to have been a high demand for a networking programme in the industry.
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Mediarata grants are available again – apply now!

The Ministry of Education and Culture has allocated €200,000 in separate funding for the Mediarata support for this year. The grants are intended for the enhancement of the media art production culture and may be applied for from 1 February to 14 March 2022.
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Uusi lakiasiainjohtaja Kirsi Salmela katsoo kameraan ja hymyilee. Taustalla puinen seinä.

New appointments at Kopiosto -Kirsi Salmela appointed Director, Legal Affairs

Kirsi Salmela has been appointed the new Director of Legal Affairs of Kopiosto. Matias Anttonen is the new Licensing Manager and Communications Manager Maria Bregenhøj will take up the position of Director of Communications.
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EUR 57 million of copyright remunerations for the creative industry from Kopiosto

In 2021, Kopiosto paid a total of EUR 57.1 million to performers, authors and publishers as copyright remunerations.
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AVEK’s new application system and support instructions published

Significant changes have been made to the support instructions for films and media art, in particular. In the future, support will no longer be applied for on the basis of individual production stages, but rather based on the support needs of the production. The changes made are based on the aim to provide support to authors when it is most needed.
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