Environmental Responsibility and Accessibility
Environmental Responsibility

We make use of digital media by publicising the festival mainly on our website, social media channels, event calendars and digital displays. Information about school screenings and invited guests will be shared electronically.

The festival will also be promoted through handouts and posters, which will be printed in limited numbers.

Transport and accommodation

The festival will take place at the Cultural Centre Valve, which is easily accessible in the centre of Oulu. We encourage all festival guests to arrive by public transport, bike or on foot! There is a bus stop near Valve, where most local buses stop. You can also easily reach Valve by bike.For guests coming from further afield, we can provide a shuttle service from the railway station and the airport.When choosing a festival hotel, we favour environmental responsibility and a location close to the Cultural Centre Valve.

Recycling and materials

We aim to minimise waste and recycle all waste. We use biodegradable or reusable tableware for guest events.In the lobby of the Valve Main Hall there is a waste sorting point for festival visitors.The festival will use and recycle previous years' festival decorations at future festivals.Please do not take festival brochures or other printed materials needlessly, and please keep what you take for the duration of the festival.
The Valve Main Hall, cafeteria and galleries are accessible.

There are three wheelchair seats on the first row in Valve Main Hall. More accessible seats can be arranged. When booking wheelchair seats, please contact Valve ticket office.

There is an induction loop in the Valve Main Hall.

Cinema Studio is accessible by lift.

Cinema Studio has two wheelchair seats, one on both sides of the first row. When booking wheelchair seats, please contact Valve ticket office and

Two accessible parking spaces are available on the Ojakatu street.

There is unobstructed access to Valve through the Hallituskatu automated doors.

The info point is located in the lobby, the desk is 80 cm high, there is no induction loop.

The ticket office is located in the lobby, the desk is 80 cm high, there is an induction loop.

The lift is 1 440 mm x 1 100 mm in size, no induction loop.

The accessible toilet is located on the basement floor, the door is locked. Please ask the info desk to open the door.

The height of the outermost rows of coat racks in the Valve Main Hall lobby is 120 cm.

Read more about accessibility at Cultural Centre Valve at