RFF 2018

Refugee Film Festival had 670 visitors in 2018!

Many thanks to all the visitors, co-operation partners, film makers and all the people in collaboration!

The Refugee Film Festival is a new festival held the first time at Kino Andorra / Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby from 16 to 18 October 2018. The three-day festival brought a diverse selection of quality films, interesting discussions and a festival club open for everyone to the heart of Helsinki. The films shown at the festival explored the topic of refugees from various viewpoints, considering its short- and long-term effects on the individual and society. The subjects included the routes to Europe and being undocumented.

You could see Juho-Pekka Tanskanen’s new documentary film Waiting for Barcelona about undocumented scrap collectors and Karim Aïnouz’s Central Airport THF depicting Tempelhof airport current state as accommodation for asylum seekers among others. The festival showed a wide selection of films and videos by makers with a refugee background.

In conjunction with the screenings, we invited filmmakers, film subjects and other people who have an interesting approach to the subject to discuss it.

The festival is organised by Support for Asylum Seekers, Tutu ry.

Year 2018 festival program can be found here.

Graphic design of RFF.
The logo of RFF was designed Tuomas Korolainen @ Mene Creative
The image of RFF is from the film Waiting for Barcelona by Juho Tanskanen that will be shown as the opening film of the festival. The poster was designed by Emmi Jormalainen.

Kohtaus ry
Kanniston leipomo

Tutu got the idea of a refugee film festival from the Finnish Refugee Advice Centre that organized Helsinki Refugee Film Festival in 2011 and 2012.