Dear friends of the Refugee Film Festival!


The 2020 festival was scheduled to take place in October, but due to the rapidly deteriorating coronavirus situation, we decided to postpone the festival to a time when it’s safer to come together to experience films. 


Do you want your film to be shown at the festival?


The Refugee Film Festival has been postponed, but preparations are still underway. At the core of the festival is a high quality, international selection of films. A special screening titled In Our Own Words will feature short films and videos by people from asylum seeker backgrounds. We continue to accept films for showing in this screening. If you would like to submit your work for presentation in the In Our Own Words series, please contact refugeefilmfestivalfi@gmail.com


What is the Refugee Film Festival?


The Refugee Film Festival is an annual festival in Helsinki that showcases films about refugees and human rights issues. In addition to multi-lingual film programming, the festival offers topical discussions and an informal space to get together.


We will keep you updated about the new dates of the festival. We hope to see you soon! 


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The festival is produced by Turvapaikanhakijoiden tuki ry.