The 29th Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy will have the Savoy Theatre as its main venue. Another new screening venue will be Riviera which opens its doors for cinema lovers in September. HIFF will also take over the main screens at Finnkino’s Kinopalatsi for a week.
Helsinki International Film Festival returns to Savoy Theatre after 20 years of absence. The theatre will be the festival’s main venue, replacing Bio Rex which is currently being renovated. During summer Savoy Theatre will be fitted with new digital cinema technology and sound technology.
During the festival, Savoy Theatre will host more than 40 screenings, including the festival opening gala and other gala screenings.
Another new screening venue is Riviera which is going to be completed in time for the festival. The mood of Helsinki’s newest cinema can be experienced for the first time at HIFF.
Additionally, HIFF will take over the two biggest screens of Finnkino’s Kinopalatsi cinema. Kinopalatsi 1 and 2 will replace the screens of Maxim which is currently being remodelled. The addition of two screens makes Kinopalatsi a seven-screen festival center for HIFF’s first week.
Korjaamo Kino, which screened its first HIFF films last year, will be continuing this year throughout the festival.
Andorra, Dubrovnik and Orion will continue as festival venues. Screenings will also be held at Kino Sheryl, Kino Tapiola and WHS Teatteri Union.
This year HIFF will again offer approximately 500 screenings of quality films all over the world. The 29th edition of the festival takes place on 15 – 25 September.