Sunflower Film and Photo Festival is a multilingual film festival built around the theme of peace. The programme features films that offer a perspective on the everyday lives and cultural and natural landscape of people living in or leaving the Middle East. The films tell the story of life outside the wars.

The event is free of charge!

The Sunflower festival is produced by journalist-documentarian Rasoul Khorram in collaboration with the Helinä Rautavaara Museum. The festival will take place at Kannusali in the Espoo centre (Espoon keskus) Tue-Wed 23.-24.5.2023.

During the event, Rasoul Khorram’s photographic exhibition My Mother’s Finnish Flowers will be on display in Kannusali.

The festival is being held for the first time.

We reserve the right to make changes.


Kannusali Hall, Espoo Centre

Kannusillankatu 4

02770 ESPOO, Finland

Location on the map: Google Maps.


Public transport

Buses from Helsinki city centre

200 – Elielinaukio ➡️ Espoo station ➡️ walking distance approx. 250m

213 – Kamppi ➡️ Kauklahti via Espoon keskus, stop Espoon asema ➡️ walking distance approx. 350m

Local trains U, E and X stop at Espoo Central station, from where it is approximately a 4 minute walk to Kannusali.

See more detailed timetables at


You can read about Kannusali’s own accessibility information on the City of Espoo’s website: the Kannusali Accessibility Package.

Principles of safe space

We follow the principles of safer spaces at museum events.

Everyone has the right to participate in the museum’s events and activities without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, language, religion, opinion, descent or any other factor.

Everyone has the right to feel safe at museum events without fear of discrimination, harassment, sexual, physical or verbal abuse.

With the principles and practices of Safer Space, we want to create a space where everyone works to build an equal and respectful atmosphere.

If you encounter inappropriate behaviour on museum premises or if you have any concerns, please feel free to contact us.

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