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The National Audiovisual Institute (KAVI) is subordinate to the Ministry of Education and Culture.

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.

KAVI promotes media education, children’s media skills and the development of safe media environment for children in cooperation with other organizations in the sector. KAVI supervises compliance with the Act on Audiovisual Programmes: defines the film, TV and digital games classification criteria, trains the classifiers and supervises providers of audiovisual media.