Final Scenes of Disaster Movies

Open call for final scenes and actors has ended. Thank you for the participation!

The past 20 years may seem like a chain of disasters: the banking crisis, the eurozone crisis, environmental disaster, the COVID pandemic, the energy crisis, the war…. This participatory film project allows you to have a say in the outcome of your chosen disaster!

Artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen invite people to write final scenes for fictional disaster movies. The only requirement is that the scenes must take place in Kansalaistori Square in Helsinki. 

The artists will select three final scenes from the ideas submitted to be filmed by a professional film crew. Actors will be volunteers from Helsinki – perhaps including you?

The final scenes that are filmed will premiere on a huge screen in front of the Helsinki Central Library Oodi on 17 August 2023. The free event will be part of the Night of the Arts and the launch of the Helsinki Festival.

The scenes are filmed on 25–30 May.

You can find more information about participating in the Questions and Answers section. You can also email us at

Original image: Yehia Eweis / Helsinki City Museum, edit Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen

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