Preserving the Finnish film culture since 1957.
The digital services unit, established in 2011, produces digital copies of Finnish films so that they can continue to be shown as widely as possible. All material produced by the unit is archived exclusively in digital format.
The related materials collection contains Finnish and foreign stills, posters, scripts and promotional materials from tens of thousands of films from the early decades of the twentieth century to the current day.
The video collection consists of legal deposit copies of video cassettes, DVDs and Blu-ray discs distributed for rental or sale in Finland, deposits of movies and programmes created with video technology, and DVD and video copies of Finnish films that have been made for research purposes.
An essential part of our collections and archive work is the Finnish National Filmography project, which was started in the early 1980s by the Finnish Film Archive and now continues under the auspices of KAVI. The results of KAVI’s research and data collection are available on Elonet.
The dedicated exhibition galleries of Elävän kuvan museo (‘Museum of Moving Image’), which had operated as a unit of KAVI, closed in June 2015. Currently, KAVI’s museum collections are presented in temporary exhibitions in the KAVI lobby gallery and in joint exhibitions with other organizations.