Good stories are part of our culture, and films provide an exceptional opportunity for telling them.

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National Council for Audiovisual Art

The National Council for Audiovisual Art is responsible for making decisions regarding grants, subsidies and prizes within the fields of cinema, media art, and light and sound art. The council also provides expert advice in these fields.

The Central Arts Council appoints national arts councils for a two-year term. The expertise of members of other national and regional arts councils, as well as that of external experts, may also be utilised in the peer reviews of applications.

National Council for Audiovisual Art 2017–18


Dag Andersson, Managing Director, Kemiö

Other members

Simo Alitalo, Sound Artist, Turku
Joonas Berghäll, Film Director, Helsinki
Tellervo Kalleinen, Artist, Helsinki
Mia Kivinen, Lighting Designer, Curator, Helsinki
Hanna Maylett, Film Director, Espoo
Leena Niemimäki, Film Assistant, Lahti
Miia Rinne, Media Artist, Helsinki
Mika Ronkainen, Film Director, Oulu
Sami van Ingen, Visual Artist, Helsinki
Sari Väänänen, Executive Director, Helsinki

Presenting Officer

Sari Ilmola, Special Advisor


Silja Kulmala, Customer Service Secretary

Last modified: 20.02.2018


National Council for Audiovisual Art
Hakaniemenranta 6, PL 1001
00531  Helsinki

Tel. +358 295330900

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