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Frequently Asked Questions


When will the Espoo Ciné programme be released?

The entire festival programme, including all the films and the additional programme, will be announced on the Programme page in July on the week 30 (20–24 July 2009).
 

How do I get to Espoo Cultural Centre, the main Festival venue?

Tapiola can be reached by YTV (Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council) buses. The bus numbers 105, 106, 109 and 110 travel from the Kamppi public transport terminal to Tapiola (numbers marked with an additional ‘T’ travel via Lauttasaari). The bus numbers 194 and 195 travel from the Eliel Square to Tapiola via Töölö and Munkkiniemi. It is also possible to get to Tapiola from the mall Itäkeskus by bus number 550. For more information on routes and timetables, please consult the Journey Planner.

In the evenings and weekends, Espoo Ciné’s festival bus takes passengers to Tapiola for free. The timetable will be announced on this website in August.

Those travelling by bicycle may consult the Journey Planner for Cycling for more information on convenient routes.

Where do I find Bio Rex Sello?

Bio Rex Sello (Ratsukatu 3, 02600 Espoo) is to be found in the shopping centre Sello, located in Leppävaara, Espoo.

When will the ticket sales begin?

Festival tickets can be bought online on the Festival website, starting on Monday 27 July 2009 at 12:00 noon.
 
The advance ticket sales in the lobby of the Espoo Cultural Centre will begin on Monday 3 August 2009 at 12:00 noon.
 

Which payment methods are accepted in the online shop?

You can purchase your tickets online by credit cards, eBanking identifiers of Nordea, Sampo Pankki and Osuuspankki as well as Visa Electron cards which have been registered for the Verified by Visa service. (For more information on the service, contact your bank).

Which payment methods are accepted in the Espoo Ciné ticket office at the Espoo Cultural Centre?

In the ticket office at the Cultural Centre, the tickets can be purchased by cash, Finnish debit cards, credit cards such as Visa or MasterCard and Visa Electron.
 

Where in Tapiola can I park my car?

There are some car parks in the immediate vicinity of the Espoo Cultural Centre, at Kulttuuriaukio (“cultural square”). The Kaupinkallio car park (Kaupinkalliontie 7 02100 Espoo) provides more parking space. The car park is within a couple of minutes walk from the Cultural Centre. 

How can I submit my film to Espoo Ciné?

Films can be submitted to Espoo Ciné every year until 31 May. Please find the entry regulations here>>
 

Where do I find Aurinkoterassi (sun terrace) where the open-air screening takes place?

Aurinkoterassi is located between the Espoo Cultural Centre and the Tapiola indoor swimming pool − to be exact, on the opposite side of the Cultural Centre when standing at the main doors of the building. This map may also help you locate Aurinkoterassi.