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See it first at Espoo Ciné. In the Première category you will find a carefully chosen selection of the films that reach theatres later this year. The most interesting Finnish premieres of the autumn are also included.


This category is of those who love. The moods vary from romantic comedy to overwhelming dramatic passion.


The films in this category tell stories of conflict or depict tensions between opposing worldviews. Many of the films deal with political themes.


The Family category examines tensions and events within families.


Films in this category focus on what has already happened. The past can refer to historical events or the character's previous life experiences.


Films in the Dare category challenge the spectator. Themes presented in these films are those we would rather forget, or the way the issues are treated undermines the viewer's sense of security. To put it short: these films will take you out from your comfort zone.


A journey changes a person, and people in these films travel. Journey might not necessarily signify a concrete transition from one place to another but always it implies change: be it a journey towards something new or away from where you currently are.


Places are rarely only places. They form the framework for our lives. At times, places enable things that would not occur otherwise, or an impressive building can impact us strongly. These movie make you see your environment in a new way.


Music has a very unique place in our lives, having a mysterious and direct access to our soul. In the films of this category, music plays a significant role, as one of the main characters alongside actors.


Best Nordic film composers are awarded each year with the Harpa Award. This year the award is given for the first time in Finland, at Espoo Ciné. All nominated films are screened at the festival. The award is presented at a film music concert where Tapiola Sinfonietta, lead by Atso Almila, performs.


Pink is category for big emotions and amazing stories. Themes related to sexual and gender minorities connect these films.


Night-time is for horror!


This category is a selection of films that are shown daytime on weekdays. The films were chosen considering the needs of kindergartens and schools. We have also included a screening for seniors. A special screening curated by AV-arkki celebrates the 25th anniversary of the centre for Finnish media art.