Film and film festivals
Helsinki has a varied offering of films and numerous festivals in the field, from the Love and Anarchy festival to DocPoint and the Night Visions horror film festival.
Film offerings of the City of Helsinki
The cultural centres of the City of Helsinki Cultural Office have diverse film offerings ranging from single shows to series to festivals.
Annantalo’s Studio Anna runs a cinema, Naperokino, for children up to 3 years of age and their stay-at-home mothers and fathers. The programme consists of short films, which easily allow diaper changing, breast feeding, feeding and naps.
Caisa shows films in connection of the cultural weeks featuring different countries. The cultural centre’s programme also includes an Asian celebration of the moon and the major Chinese New Year event at the Lasipalatsi square. Caisa celebrates the Finnish Independence Day with a multi-cultural event.
Kanneltalo runs several series comprising classics, toddlers’ and children’s films, and films for elementary schools. Further, Kanneltalo organizes film series for children and grown-ups during the winter school break in February.
Malmitalo is home to the movie theatre Kino Helios, which has the 3D capability. There are shows for both children and grown-ups. During the season, there is a free show at 18 (6 PM) on every Thursday. There are shows on weekdays for daycare groups (Skidikino and Knattebio), school-aged children (IP-kino) and school classes (comprehensive-school elementary and upper grades).
Stoa shows films from many different countries, some of them as free series. The programme includes several festivals, including the international masquerade theatre festival MasQue and a showcase of Finnish puppet theatre organized in cooperation with the Suomen Unima ry society. Stoa also participates in the Hurraa! and Bravo! theatre festivals for children and young people as well as the Cirko contemporary circus festival.
Vuotalo shows Monday Films and Classics for grown-ups, Naperokino and Skidikino films for toddlers and children, and separate series of films for comprehensive-school elementary and upper grades. All shows are free.