About

NIGHT VISIONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Night Visions International Film Festival is the biggest and the oldest festival in Finland to focus on fantasy, horror, science fiction and action cinema. In addition to fictional features, every festival lineup includes a selection of edgy documentaries and short films. With its two annual editions, Night Visions International Film Festival is also the biggest genre film festival in Scandinavia.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Founded in 1997
Total number of features in the lineup each year: 80-90
Total number of admissions per year: 14 500
International focus in the lineup: in 2017 the Night Visions selection featured works from 22 different countries on 4 continents
Winner of The Cultural Achievement of the Year Award from the City of Helsinki in January 2013

NIGHT VISIONS AUDIENCE AWARD

The festival is non-competitive, but the audience gets to vote for the winner of the Night Visions Audience Award during the fall edition of the festival. All new feature films in the official selection are eligible for the award, and only the audience members present at the festival screenings are able to cast votes for the films.

PAST WINNERS

2008 EDEN LAKE (dir. James Watkins, United Kingdom)
2009 DEAD SNOW (dir. Tommy Wirkola, Norway)
2010 MACHETE (dir. Robert Rodriguez & Ethan Maniquis, USA)
2011 THE WOMAN (dir. Lucky McKee, USA)
2012 DREDD (dir. Pete Travis, United Kingdom)
2013 JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (dir. Frank Pavich, USA)
2014 WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (dir. Jemaine Clement & Taika Watiti, New Zealand)
2015 SPANDEX SAPIENS (dir. Oskari Pastila, Finland)
2016 ARRIVAL (dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA)
2017 THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017, dir. James Franco, USA)

CONTACT

festival (at) nightvisions.info