Helsinki International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Helsinki International Film Festival
SINCE: 1988
WHERE: Helsinki, Finland
WEBSITE: www.hiff.fi
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 1988, the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy has been held annually ever since. The aim of Finland’s biggest film festival is to promote the artistry of filmmaking alongside inventive, controversial and visually stunning new films. The festival also seeks to screen films that would otherwise not be seen in Finnish theatres.

Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy all Set for 2013; Announces Full Program and Guests

Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy all Set for 2013; Announces Full Program and Guests

Chan-wook Park’s STOKER, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia WasikowskaChan-wook Park’s STOKER, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska

Finland’s largest film festival, Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, is scheduled to run for the 26th time from September 19th to 29th, 2013. This year the festival showcases a record number of films – 339 in total. For the first time in its history, HIFF also shows films in Espoo, where the nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize will be screened in Kino Tapiola.  

Helsinki International Film Festival Announces its Opening, Closing and Gala Films

Helsinki International Film Festival Announces its Opening, Closing and Gala Films

Blue Is the Warmest Color ( La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 – "The Life of Adèle – Chapters 1 & 2")Blue Is the Warmest Color ( La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 – “The Life of Adèle – Chapters 1 & 2”)

Finland’s largest film festival, the Helsinki International Film Festival (HIFF) under the theme Love & Anarchy, will take place September 19th to 29th, 2013. The 26th edition of the festival will kick off with Cannes Palme d’Or winner BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (French: La Vie d’Adèle – Chapitre 1 & 2 – “The Life of Adèle – Chapters 1 & 2”). In the film, director Abdellatif Kechiche tells the love story of two young women. The festival’s Closing Film is FRANCES HA by Greenberg director Noah Baumbach. In this black-and-white drama comedy Greta Gerwig plays a young dancer who tries, at times desperately, to find herself and her place in New York City.