A photo exhibition.
Photo: Camilla Hanhirova

Programme cooperation

World Village Festival is organized next time on the last weekend of May in 2023. The application period for programme producers starts in October 2022.

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The factual programme application is for speeches, interviews, films and discussions related to these programme numbers. The programme time is limited, so only carefully selected programme numbers that are clearly linked to the festival theme can be included. The Speaker’s Stage programme will be streamed online.

Organizations can also suggest kids’ programme, exhibitions, workshops, performances and other cultural programme numbers that are linked to the festival theme.

We are especially looking for programme suggestions that focus on development and global issues, are linked to the annual main theme and inspire people to act for a just world.   

The selected programme partners are usually responsible for the programme content and participants, including programme rundown and possible interpretation. The programme producer is usually also responsible for the costs related to the programme, such as performer’s rights, travel costs, accommodation and salaries. In some situations, the festival may participate in covering costs.  

The festival provides the required setting and technical equipment as well as support for programme production, training and information sessions for the selected programme partners. Programme partners also gain visibility in the festival programme.  

Talks and Discussions 

Talks and discussions are held at the Speaker’s Stage located in Tiivistämö, at the Suvilahti event venue. Talks and discussions will vary from 15 minutes to 40 minutes in length. All talks and discussions are also live-streamed online. When making programme selections, preference is given to programme linked to the annual main theme. 

Films and Documentaries 

Films are screened at Cirko event venue during the festival weekend. Preference is given to full length films that are linked to the annual main theme, and related discussions or interviews that are organized as part of the film screening. 

Cultural Programme 

Organisations can also make suggestions for kid’s programme, exhibitions, workshops, performances and other cultural programme numbers. Our hope is that the cultural programme is also linked to the future-theme as much as possible. 

Street Art Area

Unfortunately, the 2022 festival will not host a street art area.