These Safer Space Guidelines have been created to ensure that Helsinki Cine Aasia is as safe as possible for all participants.

If you experience harassment or any other inappropriate behavior at the event, please contact the festival staff. You can reach the staff via email at

  • Be open and listen.
  • Let’s take care of each other.
  • Respect others and avoid making assumptions.
  • Do not try to define others’ experiences for them.
  • Discriminatory behavior or language is not acceptable in a safe space where everyone’s voice is wanted to be heard and everyone is wanted to be included in the conversation.
  • Use language that is understandable to everyone so that everyone can participate, including those who are not from the same reference group.
  • Respect others with your speech and avoid aggressive behavior towards both those present and those absent.
  • Verbal, physical, or visual harassment is not allowed. If someone asks you to stop harassing behavior, do so immediately. If necessary, a person behaving disruptively will be removed from the premises.
  • If you encounter harassment or problematic situations, please don’t hesitate to contact the festival team – we are here to support and help!