Scandinavia’s biggest festival focusing on – but not limited to – fantasy, horror, thriller, science fiction and action films is committed to leaving a lasting mark in its audiences’ minds as the final genuinely great film related event taking place in Helsinki, Finland in 2018. Just like a year ago, the event conquers a total of three screens for four consequtive days and culminates in an all-nighter at the Kinopalatsi cinema in the very heart of the city.

The official selection of a total of 40 feature films complemented with a handful of carefully picked shorts offers a particularly thorough look at the global genre cinema of today. The icing on the cake are the three feature length documentaries that don’t necessarily connect with the traditional concept of genre cinema, and yet manage to capture the essence of the genuine Night Visions spirit.

The vintage selection of this November’s festival is also in a league of its own. A spotlight on the golden years of the Cannon action maestro Sam Firstenberg will be served in the presence of the director legend himself. Another iconic filmmaker arriving to Helsinki for the festival is Sergio Stivaletti, Europe’s most acclaimed special effects artist, a long time associate of the likes of Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava and Michele Soavi, and also a director best known for his debut feature The Wax Mask (1997). We are extremely honoured to have the priviledge to host the Scandinavian premiere of Stivaletti’s latest directorial effort Rabbia Furiosa (2018), based on the same true story which served as the inspiration for MatteoGomorraGarrone’s award-winning latest Dogman (2018).

Do as they do, come and join us to enjoy the cream of the crop of international cinema in Helsinki on the last week of November!

Night Visions International Film Festival is arranged by a non-profit organization Night Visions – Yön Kuvat ry. The event is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation and the Cultural Office of the city of Helsinki, among others.


All titles in the lineup have a dialogue track or subtitles in English.