The oldest genre film festival in the Nordic region is proud to present its latest edition. In co-operation with the National Audiovisual Institute we’re showcasing five so-called Mondo documentary films from 60’s to 80’s over one night. Just join us, open your mind and enjoy the cream of the crop of international Mondo cinema at its very best!
This time the festival’s venue is the historically and architecturally significant cinema Orion run by the National Audiovisual Institute in the very heart of Helsinki (Eerikinkatu 15). Active since 1928, Orion is one of the oldest cinemas still operating in Finland.
Night Visions Film Festival is arranged by a non-profit organization Night Visions – Yön Kuvat ry.
One-nighter tickets for the whole event are available from Orion webstore www.kavi.fi starting Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, and from cinema Orion (Eerikinkatu 15) starting Tuesday, January 7th, 2014.
Individual tickets are available starting Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 from www.kavi.fi and from cinema Orion (Eerikinkatu 15). On the day of the event, the ticket booth at Orion is regularly open until 9.15pm.
The films are in English except Paris Secret and Maailman tabut.
AFTER SHOCKPOINT THE NEXT EDITION OF THE NIGHT VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL in 2014 will take place in the city of Helsinki, Finland from April 10th to April 13th, 2014.
THE FESTIVAL AND ITS ORGANIZER
Night Visions Film Festival is the biggest and the oldest festival in Finland to focus on horror, fantasy, science fiction and action cinema.
The festival is arranged twice a year in the heart of the city of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. The Spring edition takes place in April and the Fall edition around the Halloween celebrations in October/November.
The annual lineup of the festival consists of a total of roughly 60 feature films.
The festival has been organized since 1997 by a non-profit organization called Night Visions – Yon Kuvat ry. The public main supporters of the event include the Finnish Film Foundation and the Cultural Office of the city of Helsinki.
Night Visions Film Festival was granted The Award for the Cultural Achievement of Year 2012 in Helsinki by the City of Helsinki in January 2013. Nominated by a citizens’ vote and then selected by the Library and Cultural Committee of the City of Helsinki, this was the first time ever that the award was given out to a movie related event.
GENRE HITS IN THE LINEUP
Over the years Night Visions has had the pleasure of introducing Finnish audiences to dozens of both brand new and vintage gems of genre cinema. It has been the Finnish premiere platform of titles like THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, John Hillcoat’s THE ROAD, Christopher Nolan’s MEMENTO, the Japanese hits COLD FISH and ALIEN VS. NINJA, the first installments of THE MATRIX, BLADE and SCREAM trilogies as well as a great number of other highly significant genre titles.
The biggest hits in the festival lineup of the past 12 months have included Harmony Korine’s genre-bending shocker SPRING BREAKERS (USA 2012), Franck Khalfoun’s praised remake of MANIAC (France/USA 2012), Brandon Cronenberg’s acclaimed thriller ANTIVIRAL (Canada 2012), Rian Johnson’s science fiction hit LOOPER (USA 2012), Peter Strickland’s Brit Independent Film Awards sweeper BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (UK 2012), the documentary feature sensation ROOM 237 (USA 2012), Paco Plaza’s crowd pleaser [REC]3: GENESIS (Spain 2012) and Gareth Evans’ action extravaganza THE RAID (Indonesia 2011), just to mention a few.
NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS
The total number of admissions at the Night Visions Film Festival events of the year in Helsinki adds up to approximately 13 500 (thirteen thousand and five hundred). Out of that, about 9 500 admissions were counted at the Fall edition of the festival in October / November 2012. The festival has been growing constantly every single year ever since it was set up.
NIGHT VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD
The event is non-competitive, but the audience gets to vote for the winner of the NIGHT VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD during the festival in October/November 2013. All new feature films (with a release year from 2009 to 2013) in the official lineup of the festival in October/November 2013 are eligible for the award, and only the audience members present at the festival screenings are able to cast votes for the films.
The audience award was succesfully introduced in October 2008, and the first time ever winner of the award was James Watkins’ debut feature EDEN LAKE from Great Britain. In October 2009 the award was granted to the Norwegian splatter sensation DEAD SNOW, directed by Tommy Wirkola. October 2010 was the first time that the award went to an American film, Robert Rodriguez’s and Ethan Maniquis’ MACHETE, followed by Lucky McKee’s Jack Ketchum adaptation THE WOMAN in October 2011. In early November 2012 it was again turn for Great Britain with Pete Travis’ DREDD.
Night Visions Film Festival is accepting submissions year round. You can submit your feature or short film to the festival for review on dvd at any time. There is no entry fee. Send an e-mail to festival (at) nightvisions.info for further instructions.
PRESS & MEDIA
Please address all your inquiries to:
festival (at) nightvisions.info