Short Films

Alisa

This atmospheric horror from the newcomer director duo Lilja & Musturi is set in and around a backwoods lakeside cabin where its two protagonist brothers are on a deeply personal mission. The production was partially financed by Tuska Open Air Metal Festival.

Finland 2018

Directed by Johannes Lilja & Anne-Mari Musturi
Producer Laura Kuuloja
Running time 13 min


Alisa screenings at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.00pm at Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 1.
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10.00pm Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 2.


The Cold Dark

Mikko Löppönen, a multi-talent who has worked (among a ton of things) as the assistant editor of the Finnish genre hit Lake Bodom, as an action coreographer and as a cinematographer, digs deep into the fascinating universe of post apocalypse cinema in his latest directorial effort, shot entirely in English.

Finland 2018

Director Mikko Löppönen
Producer Rose Juuti
Running time 19 min


The Cold Dark screening at the festival
The night between Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 01.00am at Kinopalatsi 5 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2), alongside feature The Witch in the Window.


Conductor

The directorial debut of Alex Noyer, an executive producer of the acclaimed synthesizer documentary 808 (2015) features a genuinely shocking perfomance by Jukka Hilden of The Dudesons fame.

USA 2018

Director Alex Noyer
Producers Hannu Aukia, Alex Noyer
Running time 7 min


Conductor screenings at the festival
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 3.40pm at Kinopalatsi 9 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2) alongside feature The Prey.
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.00pm at Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 1.


The Congregation

The Exorcist meets Kevin Smith’s Red State in the visionary director CHRZU’s final part of his Carlotta Moore trilogy. Night Visions is extremely proud to host the world premiere of the future cult classic.

Finland 2018

Director CHRZU
Producer Jupe Louhelainen
Running time 15 min


The Congregation screening at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.15pm at Kinopalatsi 5 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2) alongside feature Abrakadabra.


Deliver

One of the emerging new voices of Mexico’s active genre filmmaking scene, Ricardo Farias really makes the audience sweat with the visuals of this dystopian scifi thriller. Featuring sound design by Lex Ortega, the director of the ultra brutal sleazefest Atroz which shocked Night Visions audiences in 2016.

Mexico/Cuba 2018

Directed, written, produced and edited by Ricardo Farias
Running time 8 min


Deliver screening at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.00pm at Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 1.


Full Time Lady

This trippy science fiction short – shot on 8mm film – pays tribute to 1950s classics of the genre while also nodding a time or two towards the direction of Ed Wood’s unique body of work.

Finland 2018

Directed and produced by Petri Bergman & Sampo Marjomaa
Running time 8 min


Full Time Lady screening at the festival
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 5.45pm at Kinopalatsi 9 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2) alongside feature Keep an Eye Out.


Homecoming

Severin Eskeland delighted Night Visions audiences in 2017 with his brutal feature debut Lust and the Halloween-themed short Trick AND Treat. Homecoming is also set around the time of Halloween, but instead of the slasher theme of its predecessor, it is a creepy take on the fear of the
supernatural.

Norway 2018

Directed and produced by Severin Eskeland
Running time 7 min


Homecoming screenings at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10.00pm Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 2.
The night between Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 03.00am at Kinopalatsi 1 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2), alongside feature What Keeps You Alive.


Insanium

With the UK-based Finn Venla Santalahti as one of its producers, Rui Pedro Souza’s Insanium is an impressive anthology of three interconnected stories of nightmarish horror.

Portugal 2018

Director Rui Pedro Sousa
Producers Maria Cano, Ewa Habdas, Venla Santalahti
Running time 19 min


Insanium screenings at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.00pm at Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 1.
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10.00pm Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 2.


Occupant

Produced by Night Visions’ all-time favourite director tag team Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring, The Endless), this compact scifi-ish horror is the directorial debut of Benson & Moorhead’s actor regular Peter Cilella.

USA 2018

Director Peter Cilella
Producers Justin Benson, David Lawson Jr., Aaron Moorhead
Running time 4 min


Occupant screenings at the festival
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10.00pm Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 2.
The night between Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 03.00am at Kinopalatsi 5 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2), alongside feature Relaxer.


Puppet Master

Puppet Master has gained (well-deserved) international attention this year in the official selections of Fantasia of Montreal, London FrightFest and Fantastic Fest of Austin, Texas. It’s a visually striking story of a young woman becoming a part of a wicked game of the titular Puppet Master (Jari Virman of the Euthanizer fame).

Finland 2018

Directed and produced by Hanna Bergholm
Running time 15 min


Puppet Master screenings at the festival
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 3.30pm at Kinopalatsi 1 (street address: Kaisaniemenkatu 2) alongside feature The Witch in the Window.
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 8.00pm at Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 1.
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10.00pm Helsinki City Museum’s (street address: Aleksanterinkatu 16) special theme night of the exhibition “FEAR”, Night Visions short film block 2.