Updated June 20, 2023

Thursday June 29, 2023

Pre-festival event at Joutsenon Opisto:

at 10.00-15.00 Workshop on script writing. Look for more information under / by scrolling down.

Events at Cultural Space Nuijamies:

at 18.30-19.30 Festival's opening and award ceremony

at 19.45-21.20 Opening screening
Feature Film: Elephant

Friday June 30, 2023

at 11.00-12.00 Guided city tour of Lappeenranta (FIN/ENG).
Sign up for the tour latest on June 22
using this form.

Screenings at Cultural Space Nuijamies:

at 13.00-14.20 Feature Documentary:
Eating Our Way to Extinction

at 15.00-16.40 Short Films:
Strangers in the Dark
Walks with Me
Entres Les Mots
Woman's Work

at 17.15-18.20 Feature Film:
Don't Get in the Car

at 19.00-20.20 Special Guest Movie:
Green Tales of the City

at 20.45-22.05 Feature Film:
Melody of Ceylon

Restaurant Nuija:

from 21.00- Festival Club

Saturday July 1, 2023

Screenings at Cultural Space Nuijamies:

at 12.00-13.30 Short Documentaries:
 The Last of the Ferrymen
Eyes of the Orangutan

at 14.00-15.15 Children's Time:
Bamse ja tulivuorisaari (FI)
Movie for children and families: free of charge and open to all! Admission within the limits of Nuijamies hall.

at 15.45-17.30 Short Documentaries:
Rise, Fall, Hope
Almost in Russia
Vaietut juuret

at 18.00-18.45 Sustainable Development Goal, Climate Action: Northern Perfomance

at 19.15-20.40 Feature Documentary:

Restaurant Nuija:

from 21.00- Festival Club

The ending times of movie screenings are approximately-times. Joutseno Art Summer Film Festival reserves the right to make changes to the programme and schedule.


Download festival's programme book here!



Drama and its structure

The workshop delves into how film scripts are structured and what basic elements make up a good drama arc. During the day, these perspectives are explored at the level of theory and through practice. The workshop is suitable for those who are intrested in scriptwriting or who already have some experience in making them. Even those with more extensive screenwriting experience can get new insights into the topic from the workshop.

Teacher: cinematographer, director Sakari Mäkelä

Price 50 € (includes tuition, lunch, daytime coffee)

Registration is obligatory and binding. The course payment will be invoiced to the participants by e-mail before the workshop. The invoices will be sent after the registration period has ended.

Last day to register is June 6th, 2023. Sign up using this form.



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