Interesting speakers and storytelling – apply to produce factual programme by 30 November
The theme of the 2020 festival programme is the Future. We hope for proposals relating to development and global justice, that inspire people to act for a just world. You can submit talks, discussions and interviews to us latest by 30 November.
Get the weekend started at World Village Festival clubs
Ready to party? This year, our club events are taking a head start on the festival weekend, starting Friday 24 May. You can also close out both days of the festival at our evening club events on 25 and 26 May.
Documentary activism – director Iara Lee visits World Village Festival to talk about her work
Iara Lee travels the world, making documentaries about the biggest problems facing humanity. Lee’s latest is the climate change documentary Wantoks: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia, which will get its world premiere at the festival.
Festival patron Mayor Vapaavuori: "The climate theme is timelier than ever"
Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori will act as the official patron of World Village Festival, held 25–26 May.