RED CARPET, FESTIVAL OF FINNISH FILM AND MUSIC
Red Carpet is a Finnish film festival in Hyvinkää, initially created by actor Antti Luusuaniemi in 2017. The annual event celebrates Finnish film industry, films and their audiences from August 27th to 30th 2020. Apart from movies, the festival program contains meet & greets, discussions, concerts, and a gala. Red Carpet brings together film enthusiasts from all over Finland and further, connecting professionals from the film industry with friends of Finnish film and music.
During the festival a wide selection of documentaries, fiction and short films are shown. All the films are Finnish but some of them are subtitled for English-speaking audiences. Members of the film crews will be present at the screenings, ready to answer your questions about the making of the film and willing to share anecdotes from behind the scenes.
Red Carpet also offers lots of different film related activities for everyone free of charge. There are plenty of activities suitable for children and young people.
Films will be shown on all four festival days from Thursday to Sunday 27.–30.8.2020. To avoid disappointment, we recommend buying tickets well in advance.
Amongst all the entertainment Red Carpet also caters to the professionals of the film industry. Red Carpet Pro seminar day provides a platform for discussion, and workshops for actors. Red Carpet also organizes an annual Gala where prizes are awarded, bringing skilled professionals and significant phenomena from the film industry to people’s attention. The prizes are chosen by a jury of influencers in the film industry.
Red Carpet also provides a platform for future filmmakers. During the school year, Red Carpet cooperates with associations and art schools, organizing several film workshops for children and young people. The results will be seen at Red Carpet in the form of short films as a part of the festival program.
Tähtiraitti-Walk of Fame
Tähtiraitti is Hyvinkää’s very own Walk of Fame where the stars of two selected Finnish actors are unveiled yearly as part of the Red Carpet festivities. Tähtiraitti is located on the pedestrian street between Kauppakeskus Willa (shopping centre Willa) and the Hyvinkää library square.
To date, the actors who have been given their own stars are Outi Mäenpää, Krista Kosonen, Laura Birn and the Finnish national treasure Vesa-Matti Loiri.
The next actors getting their stars will be present at the unveiling on Thursday 27.8.2020 at 5 pm. Participation at the event is free of charge. Be there early to make sure your spot in the viewing audience!
After all the film watching, weekend’s concerts offer a fun opportunity to let your hair down. On two consecutive nights, popular Finnish artists take to the stage at Villatehdas’ atmospheric courtyard in central Hyvinkää. Villatehdas itself is an important part of Hyvinkää’s history, having provided a living for many of its citizens for over 100 years, previously as a wool factory and nowadays as a venue for events and conferences.
On Friday 28th of August, the artists taking to the Villatehdas stage are Bomfunk MC’s, Elastinen, Erin, Arttu Wiskari, and Ida Paul & Kalle Lindroth.
On Saturday 29th of August, the festival crowd will be entertained by Sanni, Ellinoora, Teflon Brothers, Gasellit, Abreu, and Jukka Poika.
Notice that the age limit of the concerts is eighteen.
Tickets and entrance
Get the tickets cheaper by buying them in advance. The number of tickets is limited, so act fast!
You will be allowed in to the festival area only once with your ticket. The VIP tickets can be exchanged to the festival pass and wristband at the accreditation point by the gate.
The concert area at Villatehdas is open on Friday at 18-02 and on Saturday at 17-02.
It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol, glass bottles, firearms or edged weapons (incl. Swiss Army knives), fireworks or any other dangerous items in to the festival area. It is also forbidden to bring umbrellas, pets or camping stools. There are plenty of benches and other places to sit in the area when you need a moment to rest.
A security check will be performed at the gate entering the area.
Food and beverage
There are plenty of food and drink stalls catering to everyone’s taste.
The bars charge a 1€ deposit that will be refunded to you when you return a can or a bottle to the deposit point.
Professional photographing on SLR cameras without a valid permission is forbidden. However, photographing with phones and digital cameras is allowed. Taking videos without a valid permission is forbidden.
There are official festival photographers taking photos and videos during the festival. The material may be used for marketing and promoting purposes, also on Red Carpet’s social media channels.
The central location of Hyvinkää in Southern Finland makes it easily reachable from both Helsinki and Tampere. The train will take you to Hyvinkää from Helsinki in 45 minutes, and from Tampere in 1 h 26 minutes. Trains runs from early morning to late night. Red Carpet recommends public transportation.
The concert area at Villatehdas and most of the other festival venues are within 5 minutes walk from the Hyvinkää railway station. There is also a taxi stop by the station, and several local taxi entrepreneurs who will happily take you to your destination.
Hyvinkää is a very lively town with its 46 000 inhabitants. If you are interested in sightseeing, everything is easily reachable by bus or taxi. The Sveitsi region, for example, is famous for its healing natural environment that is great for physical activities. The Kytäjä region with its manor houses is also well worth a visit. The shopping centre Willa, where a part of the festival happenings also take place, is one of the largest shopping centres in Finland, having something for everyone.
Red Carpet concert buses from other towns
Red Carpet organizes transportation to the concerts from several nearby towns with environmentally friendly buses by Hyvinkään liikenne. All their buses run with 100% renewable fuel. Buy bus tickets for friday here and for saturday here.
A paid bus ticket will be refunded only if the ride is cancelled. If there are under 20 booked passengers on a bus, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the ride. Lippupiste informs the passengers over possible cancellations by Friday 21.8.2020.
During the festival, lost items at the concerts can be inquired at the ticket sale by the gate or by writing to email@example.com. After the event, valuable items found at Villatehdas will be taken to the Hyvinkää police station where they can be inquired onwards 1.9. at phone number 0295 413833.
The inquires regarding lost items at other festival venues can be made directly at those venues.
Hotel Sveitsi at Hyvinkää offers the Red Carpet visitors accommodation at a discount during 26.-31.8.2020. By using a code ”REDCARPET20” you will get a discount of 15 % of the price of the day. Bookings here.
The accommodation at Hotel Sveitsi includes a hearty breakfast buffet, wifi, parking and the free use of the Fit Park-Sveitsi gym.
Red Carpet – life full of surprises