Fifth Kokkola Film Fest on September 5–8, 2024

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.


See the venues on Google Maps

Kokkolan työväentalo, Pormestarinkatu 28
Kokkola’s workers’ hall transforms into a cinema during the festival! There is also a bar & café serving food, treats and drinks!
Opening hours:
Bio Rex, Pitkänsillankatu 33 (cinema)
West Coast Billiard, Rantakatu 16 (short films)
Hotel Seurahuone, Torikatu 24
Kahvila Saha, Sahakatu 8, Ykspihlaja 


Tickets are sold through Bio Rex website and box office starting August 2024.
Tickets cost between 10-25 euros per screening. 


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, Anu Silfverberg, Aaro Taina and Eino Taina.

Previous themes: Japan (2023), USA and migration (2022), cosmos (2021), Sweden and closeness (2020), France and love (2019), Italy and family (2018).