Fifth Kokkola Film Fest on September 8–11, 2022!

Kokkolan Kinojuhlat, Kokkola Film Fest, is an annual film festival in Central Ostrobothnia. The program consists of new and old films, music, discussions and parties.
The 5th festival will take place September 8–11, 2022. The themes of this year’s festival are the United States and migration.


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Kokkolan työväentalo, Pormestarinkatu 28
Kokkola’s workers’ hall transforms into a cinema during the festival! There is also a bar & café serving American style food, treats and drinks!
Opening hours:
Thu Sep 8: 17–22
Fri Sep 9: 16–01 (buffet 16:30–18:30, pizza 20:30–)
Sat Sep 10: 11–01 (buffet 14–16, pizza 20:30–)
Sun Sep 11: 11–15 (buffet 13–15)
Bio Rex, Pitkänsillankatu 33 (cinema)
Snellman-sali, Vingenkatu 18 (Chaplin on Thursday)
Tapahtumapuisto, Kaarlenkatu 5 (drive-in screenings)
West Coast Billiard, Rantakatu 16 (short films on Friday)
Hotel Seurahuone, Torikatu 24 (parties on Thursday & Saturday)
Kokkola City Theatre, Torikatu 48 (Chaplin on Sunday)
Kahvila Saha, Sahakatu 8, Ykspihlaja (discussion on Saturday)


Tickets are sold through Bio Rex website and box office starting August 25.
Regular screening ticket 10 euros
Drive-in ticket 25 euros / car
Silent film screenings with live music 20 euros
Concert: Ykspihlajan kino-orkesteri 15 euros


In 2022, most of the films are spoken in English as the focus country is the United States. You can find more information about the spoken languages and the subtitles on the program page.


Festival director Kaisa Kukkola

Visiting Kokkola

Kokkola can be reached by train. Travel time from Oulu is approximately 2 hours, from Helsinki 4 hours, and from Tampere 2.5 hours. For timetables, see

Our hotel partner is Hotel Seurahuone where you can get a discount with the code KINOJUHLAT:

Information about other accommodation in Kokkola: 

About the festival

The founding members of the festival are Maija Aho, Laura Airola, Juho Kuosmanen ja Jussi Rantamäki. The festival is produced by festival director Kaisa Kukkola and the other team members are Maria Kuosmanen, Essi Lax, Juhana Lehtiniemi, Anne Nimell, Marjo Pipinen and Anu Silfverberg.

Previous themes: cosmos (2021), Sweden and closeness (2020), France and love (2019), Italy and family (2018)