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30th Helsinki International Film Festival ends on a high note

The 30th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy ended on Sunday with a sold-out screening of Cannes Palm d’Or winner THE SQUARE. Finland’s biggest film festival gathered more than 60 000 visitors, passing last year’s attendance. The audience award goes to Naoko Ogigami’s CLOSE-KNIT. A selection of festival films can be… Read 30th Helsinki International Film Festival ends on a high note »

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Helsinki Int. Film Festival awards director Selma Vilhunen (Stupid Young Heart) and Danish actor Pilou Asbæk

This year the Finnish Film Affair jury of HIFF has selected Stupid Young Heart by Oscar-nominated director Selma Vilhunen to receive the Work-In-Progress award and funding. This is the third year that FFA has awarded €3000 to the most promising film to be spent on international marketing efforts. The film is produced by Elli Toivoniemi… Read Helsinki Int. Film Festival awards director Selma Vilhunen (Stupid Young Heart) and Danish actor Pilou Asbæk »

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Sundance favourite CALL ME BY YOUR NAME opens the 30th HIFF – Love & Anarchy

– For the next eleven days Helsinki turns into a cinematic heaven as the 30th anniversary edition of the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes over the silver screens of Helsinki– Five films compete for the HIFF Audience Award– The brand new Festival Center serves the public at Yrjönkatu 27The 30th… Read Sundance favourite CALL ME BY YOUR NAME opens the 30th HIFF – Love & Anarchy »

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Thierry Frémaux, Jonas Carpignano and other international filmmaker guests attending this year’s festival

The artistic director of Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, is attending the festival with his film LUMIÈRE! Jonas Carpignano presents his film about the outcasts of Italian society. Other guests include Naoko Ogigami, known for her film Kamome Diner, the leading actress of SAMI BLOOD Lene Cecilia Sparrok and documentarist Jon Nguyen who has… Read Thierry Frémaux, Jonas Carpignano and other international filmmaker guests attending this year’s festival »

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HIFF Anniversary Gala Films Announced – L&A Shorts brings more short films to the festival

The 30th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place in Helsinki from 14th to 24th of September 2017. Finland’s biggest and most beautiful film festival celebrates its anniversary by screening the latest crop of celebrated films from around the globe. The HIFF gala films include festival hits and eagerly awaited new… Read HIFF Anniversary Gala Films Announced - L&A Shorts brings more short films to the festival »

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Helsinki International Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Love And Anarchy

Press Release: 8th of June 2017 Free for publishing Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy celebrates its 30th anniversary with a plunge into history. Festival events are launched in August with the publishing of a new book on festival’s history and a riveting film program in Orion cinema. Another new feature in this year’s… Read Helsinki International Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Love And Anarchy »

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Additions to the guest list

KELLY THORNTON Kelly Thornton is a young (b. 1997) and talented Irish actress. She has a small role in John Carney’s (Once, 2007, Begin Again, 2013) charming new film SING STREET. A film tells a heartfelt story of a young boy who starts a band in order to get the girl. Kelly Thornton is available for interviews on 19th September. Request to the… Read Additions to the guest list »

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Cristian Mungiu, Lucile Hadžihalilović and other international filmmaker guests attending this year’s festival

Three-time Cannes winner and one of the most fascinating French directors are attending the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy in Helsinki in September. Cristian Mungiu will be visiting the Love & Anarchy festival in September. Last May he was awarded the best director at Cannes Film Festival. Lucile Hadžihalilović is… Read Cristian Mungiu, Lucile Hadžihalilović and other international filmmaker guests attending this year's festival »

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L&A films released to theatres

LITTLE WING Premiere 23.9. (B-Plan Distribution) Dir. Selma Vilhunen FUOCOAMMARE – FIRE AT SEA Premiere 23.9. (Cinemanse) Dir. Gianfranco Rosi SODAN MURTAMAT Premiere 23.9. (Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus) Dir. Timo Korhonen SNOWDEN Premiere 23.9. (Finnkino) Dir. Oliver Stone FLOWERS OF EVIL Premiere 30.9. (Future Film) Dir. Antti J. Jokinen THE… Read L&A films released to theatres »

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Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy announces Gala Films

Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy announces Gala Films PRESS RELEASE August 11th, 2016 Free for publishing The 29th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place in Helsinki from the 15th to 25th of September 2016. The biggest and the most beautiful film festival in Finland screens new quality… Read Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy announces Gala Films »

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HIFF welcomes guests from When Marnie Was There, Ice and the Sky and Queen of Earth

The 28th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes over the silver screens of Helsinki on September 17–27. In addition to films, a grand number of international guests will also be arriving at the festival. The festival’s guests include, among others, Oscar winner Luc Jacquet, Studio Ghibli animator and director Hiromasa… Read HIFF welcomes guests from When Marnie Was There, Ice and the Sky and Queen of Earth »

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US Director Alex Ross Perry is the 2015 Guest of HIFF and Yle Co-operation

The co-operation between Finland’s biggest film festival and the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle brings HIFF films to television and Yle’s content on widescreen at the festival. The big names of the co-operation are Bruno Dumont, Alex Gibney and Alex Ross Perry who visits the festival on 21–24 September. The festival will also show… Read US Director Alex Ross Perry is the 2015 Guest of HIFF and Yle Co-operation »

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HIFF press screenings

Fri 4.9. at 12.00 Kinopalatsi 2: QUEEN OF EARTH (90 min) Wed 9.9. at 12.00 Kinopalatsi 2: LOUDER THAN BOMBS (109 min) Fri 11.9. at 12.00 Kinopalatsi 2: AFERIM! (108 min) Tue 15.9. at 11.00 Kinopalatsi 2: ICE AND THE SKY (89 min) Wed 16.9. at 14.00 Kino Engel: LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY (98 min) Thu 17.9. at 14.00 Kino Engel: RAMS (93 min)   Press… Read HIFF press screenings »

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Over 70 foreign film professionals visit Finnish Film Affair

The fourth installment of HIFF’s industry sidebar Finnish Film Affair (22–24 September) gets guests from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). HFPA shares the yearly Golden Globe Awards for film and television. The association has two Finnish members, Kirpi Uimonen and Erkki Kanto. 2015 is the second year that HIFF is recognized… Read Over 70 foreign film professionals visit Finnish Film Affair »

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HIFF Unveils 2015 Gala Movies

The 28th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place on 17–27 September 2015. This year Finland’s biggest film festival celebrates world cinema with more than 180 feature films and 170 short films. The new rise of independent theatres in Helsinki brings the number of festival cinemas to a record high. Helsinki… Read HIFF Unveils 2015 Gala Movies »

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Helsinki International Film Festival broke the audience record with over 60 000 visitors

The 27th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy ended 28 September with an audience record. Another record was broken with over 100 visiting international film professionals, which is more than ever before in the history of the festival. As the first film festival in Finland, HIFF was recognised by the prestigious Hollywood… Read Helsinki International Film Festival broke the audience record with over 60 000 visitors »

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Helsinki International Film Festival’s ticket sales off to a flying start

PRESS RELEASE September 11, 2014 Free for publishing Helsinki International Film Festival’s ticket sales got off to a good start when the ticket booth’s opened on 11 September at 10 AM. In line with previous years, the Gala Films were the most popular. The opening film WHIPLASH and closing film BOYHOOD both sold out within the first 30 minutes… Read Helsinki International Film Festival’s ticket sales off to a flying start »

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HIFF films with Finnish distribution and their Finnish theatrical release dates

9-Month Stretch ohj. Albert Dupontel, 3.10 Cinemanse OY 20,000 Days on Earth ohj. Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard,3.10. Cinema Mondo ’71 ohj.Yann Demange, 28.11.2014, Atlantic Film Finland Boyhood ohj. Richard Linklater, 10.10, Finnkino Chef ohj. Jon Favreau, 19.12.2014, Disney Elämän tanssi (The Dance of Reality)ohj.Alejandro Jodorowsky… Read HIFF films with Finnish distribution and their Finnish theatrical release dates »

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HIFF’s new Yle cooperation brings Mark Cousins to Helsinki

PRESS RELEASE 4.9.2014 For immediate release The biggest film festival in Finland launches a three-year collaboration with the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle. Through the collaboration, films from HIFF’s programme can be seen on television across Finland and select contents from Yle will be seen on the big screen. The collaboration includes… Read HIFF's new Yle cooperation brings Mark Cousins to Helsinki »

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HIFF Unveils Gala Films

Press Release: 31 July 2014 Free for publishing Helsinki International Film Festival Celebrates Young Talents and Great Masters The 27th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place on 18–28 September 2014, when more than 170 feature films and about 150 short films will be screened. This year, Finland’s biggest film… Read HIFF Unveils Gala Films »

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A more international HIFF attracted record numbers of visitors

September 29, 2013 HIFF ends this Sunday September 29th. The exceptionally wide programme included 180 full-length and over 160 short films from more than 50 countries. During the 11 days there were 470 screenings, and together with the additional events the festival attracted 58 000 visitors. The Finnish Film Week and the industry event The… Read A more international HIFF attracted record numbers of visitors »

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Helsinki International Film Festival ticket sales off to a good start

September 13th HIFF ticket sales begun with a bang on 12 September at 10 am. The huge number of customers caused the web sales to slow down especially on the HIFF website during the first hours of sales, as thousands of simultaneous transactions strained the website’s capacity. The opening film, Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or winner ADÈLE:… Read Helsinki International Film Festival ticket sales off to a good start »

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The Finnish Film Week celebrates a strong year for the domestic film industry

August 29th, 2013 The Finnish Film Week, organized by HIFF and a group of film industry organizations returns to HIFF from September 20th to September 26th. During the domestic theme week the audience gets to see a number of domestic previews as well as return to quality films that have been distributed during the year. The screenings are visited… Read The Finnish Film Week celebrates a strong year for the domestic film industry »

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Helsinki International Film Festival Announces its Gala Films

August 5th 2013 Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is organized for the 26th time on September 19th to 29th, 2013. This year the festival showcases a record number of films – a grand total of 300 films with 160 feature length movies and an extensive short film series. The Opening… Read Helsinki International Film Festival Announces its Gala Films »

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Helsinki International Film Festival audience numbers rise to 57 500

September 30th, 2012 HIFF 2012 ends today, Sunday 30th September, with the highest audience numbers of all time. Ticket sales continue for the last festival screenings, but the total number of admissions sold by 5pm crossed 57,500. The audience seems to have enjoyed the largest festival programme to date, with over 180 feature films and 70 short… Read Helsinki International Film Festival audience numbers rise to 57 500 »

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All Additional Screenings for Helsinki International Film Festival 2012 Confirmed

September 25th, 2012 The additional screenings for HIFF’s second weekend have now been confirmed. Last week the additional screenings of CERTAIN PEOPLE, AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY and ACE ATTORNEY were already published, along with the additional HAUTE CUISINE Film & Dinner evening. The list has now been expanded by a number of the most popular… Read All Additional Screenings for Helsinki International Film Festival 2012 Confirmed »

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Helsinki International Film Festival ticket sales began, new guest confirmed: director of controversial film CLIP, Maja Milos

September 13th, 2012 Ticket sales for the 25th anniversary year of HIFF began today, 13th of September at 10am. During the first hour of online sales both the festival website and the Finnkino website slowed down notably due to the huge amount of customers. All the tickets for the festival opening film Beasts of the Southern Wild were quickly… Read Helsinki International Film Festival ticket sales began, new guest confirmed: director of controversial film CLIP, Maja Milos »

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Producer Visits Helsinki Film Festival

September 6th, 2012 HIFF is honoured to welcome Dan Janvey, the producer of the film occurrence of the year: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Other festival guests include Stefano Sollima, the Italian director of A.C.A.B., a film that has raised a lot of discussion, and Nordic talents such as Mads Matthiesen, the director of the awarded film TEDDY… Read Beasts of the Southern Wild Producer Visits Helsinki Film Festival »

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Helsinki International Film Festival Kicks Off Its 25th Year

August 9th, 2012 Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is organized for the 25th time from September 20th until 30th, 2012. The year of celebration brings along a quality programme consisting of more than 180 feature films and 80 short films. An exceptionally big part of the programme… Read Helsinki International Film Festival Kicks Off Its 25th Year »

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New Balkanize! series at HIFF

The 2011 HIFF proudly presents six first-rate Balkan films. In addition to dark depictions of war and revenge, the Balkanize! series includes fresh humour and lightness. HIFF is happy to welcome two of the series’ directors, Serbian Dejan Zečević and Turkish Seyfi Teoman, to Helsinki on the last weekend of the festival, from September 22 to 25… Read New Balkanize! series at HIFF »

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Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty to visit Helsinki International Film Festival

September 1, 2011 HIFF 2011 has the honour of welcoming several acclaimed filmmakers and international journalists as its guests. During the festival, Spanish director Icíar Bollaín, praised screenwriter Paul Laverty, German director Andres Veiel, one of the most awarded Serbian filmmakers, Dejan Zečević, and Varitey reporter Nick Holdsworth… Read Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty to visit Helsinki International Film Festival »

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General information on the 24th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy

1.9.2011 Accreditation Festival accreditation is open until September 9th. The accreditation form for members of the press can be found at www.hiff.fi/press. Accreditation applications will be confirmed by September 12th. For further information, contact the press coordinator. The accreditation form for festival guests can be found at… Read General information on the 24th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy »

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HIFF 2011 gala films confirmed

Press release Free for publishing: August 5th, 2011 The 24th annual Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy takes place from September 15th to 25th, 2011. The opening and closing films, the Love & Anarchy Gala film and the Finnish Film Gala selection have all been confirmed to the festival programme. Pedro Almodóvar’s THE… Read HIFF 2011 gala films confirmed »