Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy is mainly an invitation only festival. Please note that the programming team only responds to suggestions they wish to know more about, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the film will be watched or your message answered.

Feature films
The feature film programme is curated by the L&A Ministry film programmers lead by artistic director Mr. Pekka Lanerva. There is no submission for feature films. If you want to suggest your film to the festival programming team, you can do so via our Contact form. Please also note, that HIFF mainly presents films from Europe.

Audience members: if you would like to let us know about a film you would like to see in the festival programme, you can also do so via the Contact form.

Short films: Cut to the Chase – L&A Shorts
The festival’s Cut to the Chase – L&A Shorts section presents only European short films with a special focus on Finnish and Nordic cinema. If you would like to suggest your film for the programme, please send a preview link to submissions(at) The call for submissions for the 2019 national competition (Finnish short films under 30 min) will be opened in March.