Night Visions International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Scandinavia focusing on – but not limited to – fantasy, horror, science fiction and action cinema. The festival is arranged twice a year in Helsinki, with the next edition taking place in November 2021.
A Barcelona-shot fantasy thriller with an exquisite production value, Fimbulvetr cleverly spices up its story of an intense stakeout with elements from Scandinavian folklore.
This cleverly constructed piece of social horror is yet another proof of genre cinema being the perfect vehicle also for dealing with heavyweight subject matter in the vein of Get Out.
The second short film directed by Villmark Asylum and The Tunnel screenwriter Kjersti Helen Rasmussen delivers a mix of melancholic folk horror and dystopian sci-fi in a multi-layered package set in the visually stunning backwoods of Norway.
Night Visions audience favourite Justin McConnell (Clapboard Jungle, Lifechanger) shows with Soul Contact that not all (genre) shorts shot during a quarantine period need to be dead serious tales of anxiousness and despair.
A carefully constructed period thriller set in the 70s, Backstage offers us a candid look behind the scenes of the uninhibited rock’n’roll life of yesteryear, where sex and drugs just might not have been the most dangerous poison after all.
The latest outing from Mikko Löppönen (The Cold Dark, Witcher – Mines of Eeclor), a jack of all trades of Finland’s genre shorts landscape, features some stunningly choreographed and skillfully paced fight set pieces in a semi-fantastic setting echoing Game of Thrones.
Aaron Moorhead of Night Visions’ favourite director duo Benson & Moorhead stars in this existential sci-fi comedy about a single man who finds a miniature black hole inside his house and tries to learn to live with it.
A captivating horror story of a young woman forced to face the most powerful demons from her past when returning to her home farm after an absence of 20 years, Allodium by Severin Eskeland (Lust) features a stellar performance from Brit Landa in the leading role.