Helsinki is a dynamic city of film.
Movies, apart from some for children, are shown in their original languages subtitled in Finnish and Swedish. The majority of the offerings are English-language productions. Most of them are screened by Finnkino.
There are some 40 movie theatres in the city, and every Helsinki resident goes to movies about four times a year on average.
Two film festivals take place in Helsinki each year.
The Love and Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival takes place every autumn. The festival shows films from all over the world grouped under select themes.
The DocPoint is a Helsinki documentary film festival that takes place early in the year. Festival films are screened at a number of Helsinki theatres and also in museum auditoriums.
The National Audiovisual Archive (in Finnish) preserves and promotes film, TV and radio culture. The archive screens film classics at its theatre Orion.
The Finnish Film Foundation (in Finnish) supports the production, distribution and screening of Finnish films. The foundation engages in cultural export.