The festival is organised by an independent, non-profit organisation, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy association.

Festival Ministry:


Love and Anarchy is a product of many voices. The Festival Ministry is a group of film and culture professionals and enthusiasts, who with them carry more than thirty years of Love & Anarchy. The members of the Ministry help to find and curate the best possible films for the festival programme and write about them in festival publications, amongst other tasks.

Liisa Ahonen, Annakaisa Anttila, Marta Balaga, Claire Delhom, Julia Elomäki, Saija Holm, Hanna Hynynen, Paavo Ihalainen, Anna Jauhola, Anna-Sofia Joro, Johannes Kinnunen, Kalle Kinnunen, Juulia Klemola, Veera Kotila, Elisa Kääriäinen, Laura Laaksonen, Pekka Lanerva, Laura Larmio, Anni Leppänen, Mirkka Maikola, Arttu Manninen, Sanni Myllyaho, Anna Möttölä, Eija Niskanen, Sara Norberg, Suvi Nousiainen, Antti Näyhä, Hilla Okkonen, Anna Parviainen, Matti Paunio, Riikka Pennanen, Marjo Pipinen, Maria Pirkkalainen, Henna Raatikainen, Samppa Ranta, Outi Rehn, Tapio Reinekoski, Silva Rikala, Eleonoora Rinnekangas, Aiski Ryökäs, Sari Selander, Johanna Siik, Mika Siltala, Janne Sundqvist, Annu Suvanto, Katri Tenhola, Roosa Toivonen and Taina Vuokko.

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

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

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