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HOW TO BUY A HIFF TICKET

HIFF ticket sales start on Thursday, September 9th at 10 am. This is an updated guide to help you get your tickets to the hottest film festival of the year!

Where can you buy tickets before the festival?

This year’s Love & Anarchy festival kicks off on September 16, and comes to a close on September 26. Before the festival, between 9–15 September, HIFF tickets are sold at the following locations. Please note! Due to the pandemic, cash is not accepted at the box offices. We recommend buying tickets from our online shop.

  • The festival’s online shop
    We recommend buying tickets from our online shop. Tickets can be bought from each film’s introductory page here. A handling fee of 0.80 € is charged per online purchase.
  • Helsinki Central Library Oodi
    Before the festival starts, tickets can be bought, in addition to the online shop, in the HIFF box office at Helsinki Central Library Oodi between 9–15 September. Oodi is located in Töölönlahdenkatu 4. Opening hours can be found here (see Box offices and payments).
  • Kino Regina
    You can buy HIFF tickets from the Kino Regina box office before and during the festival, between 9–26 September. The Kino Regina box office is located on the first floor of the Central Library Oodi at Töölönlahdenkatu 4. Opening hours can be found here (see Box offices and payments).
  • Kino Engel
    You can buy HIFF tickets from the Kino Engel box office before and during the festival, between 9–26 September. The Kino Engel box office is located at Sofiankatu 4. Opening hours can be found here (see Box offices and payments).

Where can you buy tickets during the festival?
During the festival, between Tursday 16 and Sunday 26, tickets can be purchased from the following places:

  • The festival’s online shop
    We recommend buying tickets from our online shop. Tickets can be bought from each film’s introductory page here. A handling fee of 0.80 € is charged per online purchase.
  • The Festival Centre
    During the festival (16–26 September), the Festival Centre is located on the 2nd floor of Bio Rex (Mannerheimintie 22–24). The Festival Centre is open daily from 10am till 9pm. In addition to buying tickets and merchandise, you can get better acquainted with the festival program and relax between screenings at the festival center. Tickets are sold at the Festival Centre from 10am till the beginning of the last screening.
  • Festival cinemas
    Tickets to all HIFF screenings can be bought in many of the festival cinemas during the festival (16–26 September). At the latest, the ticket sales open 30 minutes before the first screening of the day and close once the last screening begins. There are no ticket sales at the following festival cinemas: Kino K13, Kino Tapiola, Riviera Kallio, Finnkino Itis, Tripla Bio Rex, WHS teatteri Union, Kino Gas (outdoor).

Ticket reservations
Once you have chosen a film, just keep on clicking through the online shop. At the end, you will be asked if you want to buy or reserve the ticket. You can reserve tickets until Sunday, September 12th, but you can still claim them on the following Monday. Unclaimed tickets go back on sale on Tuesday, September 14th at 12pm.

When do reserved tickets have to be claimed?
Reserved tickets need to be claimed by Monday, September 13th, the latest, from the festival’s online shop, the HIFF box office at Helsinki Central Library Oodi or the Kino Regina box office

If you can’t find the tickets in your inbox…
Take a deep breath. Then check your spam folder. Gmail in particular can throw the tickets you have bought or the reservations you have made directly into folders such as Spam, Promotions or Notifications.

How much do the tickets cost?
The HIFF tickets cost 10- 12,50 euros each. Festival passes that include multiple tickets cost between 45–145 euros depending on the type of pass you choose. Detailed information about different festival passes can be found here (see Festival passes). A handling fee is added to online purchases. A handling fee is charged when buying a festival pass, but there is no handling fee added when redeeming tickets with one. There are also special priced screenings at the festival. Information about special priced screenings can be found here (see Special priced screenings and ticket sales). Please note! Festival passes cannot be used to purchase tickets to specially priced screenings.

Can you use culture vouchers?
The following culture vouchers can be used to pay for HIFF tickets at festival box offices: SmartumPay-app, Edenred Virike card and ePassi, as well as Smartum, Edenred and Tyky culture vouchers. Smartum!, ePassi and Eazybreak can be used in the festival’s online shop.

What is a festival pass?
A festival pass is not really a ticket at all, but rather a sequence of numbers and letters. With one code you can redeem the number of tickets included in your festival pass from our online shop, which is the most convenient way to use the festival pass: just enter the code into its dedicated field, and the whole HIFF programme is within your grasp! The festival pass can also be used at the HIFF box offices or at the Festival Centre. The code is not personal, so you can, for example, use it to buy five tickets for yourself and then give it to a friend who can use it to redeem their tickets. All tickets do not have to be redeemed in one transaction, and every time you make a purchase you can check how many tickets you still have left.

Do you still have tickets left from last year?
You can also use the 2020 and 2021 HIFF festival passes at the box offices (HIFF 2020-2021 festival passes, Season 2020-2021 festival passes and HIFF 2020-2021 Annual passes). This years festival passes cannot be used in future Season Film Festivals or Love & Anarchy Film Festivals.

The tickets were sold out…
This can happen. In order to maintain safe distances, only 50% of seats are sold to the festival screenings. The number of festival passes on sale has also been limited. Basically, we recommend that you get your tickets ahead of time. Extra screenings of the most popular films at the festival may be held at some point. Keep an eye on HIFF’s social media to find out if extra screenings are coming!

But which films should you see?
There are tools on the hiff.fi website to help you put together your own HIFF schedule. You can browse the programme through themes or by looking at single films. You can also find films through keywords, countries and genres. It is worth keeping an eye on R&A Media and HIFF’s social media. Recommendations from the festival’s programme can be found regularly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also ask for recommendations in the Festival Centre!

Are there going to be online screenings?
Selected HIFF films can be viewed online as well. More information on the Online Screenings can be found here.

Can Love & Anarchy films be seen after the festival?
The Love & Anarchy experience continues in the festival’s Afterglow Screenings, which begin at Cinema Orion right after the festival ends. You can find the Afterglow Screenings programme here.

So, what about that covid-19?
See here for more information on the safety precautions HIFF is taking in the fight against covid-19.

 

More info on ticket sales can be found here. You can also email us at liput@hiff.fi or call 045 332 0976 (before the festival from 10 to 16, during the festival from 10 to 21).