Leo Pekkala: Media Literacy in Resilience Building

Leo Pekkala, Deputy Director of the National Audiovisual Institute, visited the OSCE conference in Vienna. In his blog, he talks about the highlights of his trip. Media Literacy, Media Freedom Literacy and especially the situation and future of Media Literacy in...

KAVI’s library reopens on Mon 25 March

Welcome to KAVI's library on Monday, March 25th! The specialized library for the audiovisual sector awaits visitors at the new address Kaikukatu 2 C (2nd floor). The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 PM to 4 PM. For more information, contact...

Visit KAVI at Kaikukatu

National Audiovisual Institute welcomes visitors to its new facilities at Kaikukatu 2 C, 00530 Helsinki. Both KAVI's new cinema Bio Valentin and the Radio and Television Archive’s (RTVA) viewing points can be accessed on the 6th floor of our premises. Detailed...

Finnish Classics with Subtitles

How about watching Finnish film classics for a change? Our free-for-all streaming service Elonet is now happy to provide you with English subtitles to many of them. Most of the films are available at Ultra HD resolution but all feature titles are in at least HD...

Kino Regina – Magic of Cinema in the Heart of Helsinki

Would you like to see a really great film? How about indulging in three amazing films six days a week all year around? We've got you covered - welcome to Kino Regina in the Central Library Ode! KAVI's archival series cover just about everything from the earliest...

Visit Elonet, The Online Film Archive for Finnish Films

In December 2019 KAVI launched a free-to-watch streaming service for Finnish feature films. The new streaming platform was built on top of a web service offering filmographic data on films. The content was based on the 12-part Finnish National Filmography book series....

National Audiovisual Institute

Kino Regina

Kino Regina is the National Audiovisual Institute’s new cinema.

Visit Our Library

KAVI’s library the only special library for film literature in Finland.


Film Archive Online.


KAVI organizes regular film screenings at the Kino Regina cinema in the Central Library Ode in the heart of Helsinki. Enjoy classics and forgotten gems, extensive retrospectives as well as the latest noteworthy releases. 

Radio and Television Archiving Since 2008

Radio and Television Archive’s (RTVA) main task is to safeguard the Finnish radio and television culture for future generations.

Classification of Audiovisual Programmes

Audiovisual programmes supplied in Finland must be classified unless exempt from classification.

KAVI’s Media Education

Our goal is to promote media education and the safe media environment acting  We act as expert members in working and advisory groups on both the national and the international level.

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Special Library Dedicated to Film

KAVI’s library’s priority is the comprehensive coverage of the audiovisual culture in Finland, but the collection is international in scope. 

KAVI At Your Service

KAVI preserves films and film-related materials as well as radio and television programming. KAVI also restores and digitizes Finnish film heritage, and disseminates knowledge about audiovisual culture.