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. The program will be announced in August.


Kokkolan työväentalo, Pormestarinkatu 28
Bio Rex, Pitkänsillankatu 33
Snellman-sali, Vingenkatu 18

Other venues:

West Coast Billiard, Rantakatu 16
Kahvila Saha, Sahakatu 8, Ykspihlaja


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 pages once the program is announced.


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 vr.fi.

Information about accommodation in Kokkola: visitkokkola.fi/en/lodging 

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)