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Government decision to cut compensation will jeopardise AVEK’s support for films

Last month, the news was released that the government discussion on spending limits had resulted in cuts that will directly affect creators in the audiovisual sector. The compensation for private copying, which is the source of most of AVEK’s funds, will be cut in half. This may deal a fatal blow to AVEK’s support activities. The direct remunerations distributed by Kopiosto for audiovisual authors will also be affected.
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The unique Kehittämö Talent Development Lab generates new Finnish films

Five new film projects have been selected for the Kehittämö – Talent Development Lab of AVEK Audiovisual Centre and the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Kicked off last year, Kehittämö is the first development programme aimed at fresh creators in the audiovisual sector. The creators selected for the programme will receive €55,000 for producing their works as well as mentoring from top professionals in the field.
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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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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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