The festival is organized by an independent, non-profit organization, The Helsinki International Film Festival Association, founded in 1991. The chairman of the board is Mr Pekka Lanerva.

Festival Ministry:
Maria Anttonen, Veera Anttonen, Jouni Hokkanen, Johanna Honkola, Hanna Hynynen, Mia Hyvärinen, Paavo Ihalainen, Johannes Kinnunen, Kalle Kinnunen, Iván Kubinyi, Anni Kukka, Laura Laaksonen, Pekka Lanerva, Lauri Lehtinen, Tuomo Lehtinen, Mirkka Maikola, Emilia Mölsä, Eija Niskanen, Sara Norberg, Suvi Nousiainen, Anna Nykyri, Antti Näyhä, Hilla Okkonen, Joel Olenius, Matti Paunio, Marjo Pipinen, Antti Purhonen, Outi Rehn, Tapio Reinekoski, Eleonoora Rinnekangas, Tuomas Riskala, Simo-Jukka Ruippo, Aino-Mari Ryökäs, Tapio Reinekoski, Katariina Rönnqvist, Aleksi Saikkonen, Sari Selander, Mika Siltala, Johanna Siik, Janne Sundqvist, Antti Suonio, Annu Suvanto, Kira Schroeder, Katri Tenhola, Tii Starck, Taina Vuokko, Anu Wiik ja Turkka Ylinen.

The festival would not be possible without the help of approximately 180 volunteers!

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy
Simonkatu 12 B 13, 00100 Helsinki
Tel +358 10 3156100

Staff contact information

  • Claire_Potrait_2016_MV_web Logistic Coordinator Claire Delhom +358 45 641 5005
  • Pekka_Potrait_2016_MV_web Artistic Director Pekka Lanerva +358 (0)10 315 6101 / mobile: +358 40 532 6204
  • Sara_Potrait_2016_MV_2_Web Executive Director Sara Norberg +358 10 3156102 / mobile +358 40 591 6171
  • Outi_Potrait_2016_MV_Web Programme Coordinator Outi Rehn +358 10 3156103 / +358 50 372 1607
  • Saija_Potrait_2016_MV_Web_2 Publicist Saija Holm +​358 50 355 8274
  • Veera_Potrait_2016_MV_web Producer, short film programmer Veera Anttonen +358 40 742 3523
  • Mia-web Marketing Coordinator Mia Hyvärinen +358 50 327 8306
  • Erik_Potrait_2016_MV_Web_2 Print Coordinator Erik Reese +358 44 972 1217
  • Arttu_Potrait_2016_MV_web Photo Editor - Program Assistant Arttu Manninen +358 50 468 4028
  • Hilla_web Staff Coordinator Hilla Okkonen +358 40 843 1646
  • Katri_Potrait_2016_MV_web The editor of the festival catalogue Katri Tenhola +358 50 374 3968
  • Johanna_web Editor - Festival magazine Johanna Siik +358 40 720 4693
  • Laura_HIFF_web Finnish Film Affair/Producer Laura Laaksonen +358 50 348 6132
  • Sanni_Potrait_2016_MV_web Communications Assistant Sanni Myllyaho +358 50 3722932
  • Julia_Potrait_2016_MV_web Guest Coordinator Julia Elomäki +358 50 3465717
  • Laura_Larmio_Potrait_2016_MV_Web Box Office Laura Larmio +358 50 328 2248
  • kani AD Samppa Ranta 050 358 4119