08 May 2011
Audiovisuaalisen Kulttuurin Edistämiskeskus (AVEK) (The Promotion Centre For Audiovisual Culture)
The function of AVEK is to promote a wide range of projects in the field of audiovisual culture. AVEK funds short films and documentaries, videos, media art as well as experimental work. These productions may be intended for television, video distribution or some other form of audiovisual presentation or distribution. Special attention is paid to subject matter, theme and narration, and the overall expressive impact of the project.
AVEK's support falls into three categories
1. Production Support
AVEK´s production section is divided into two categories: 1. short films and documentaries, and 2. media art. Within each category, it is possible to apply for funding for script writing (individual playwrights only), preproduction, production, post-production and distribution (production companies).
2. Training Grants
AVEK subsidizes further training of professionals working in the audiovisual field. The subsidies in this category take the form of either personal grants to specified individuals or subsidized training sessions or courses for professionals. Small grants are also awarded for research in the audiovisual sector.
3. Support for Festivals and Other Audiovisual Culture
AVEK also contributes to audiovisual culture in general. Primarily, AVEK subsidizes film festivals and audiovisual festivals arranged in Finland.