Karate Kill to Screen at Night Visions Film Festival Helsinski Finalnd

Friday, November 11, 2016 at 03:55 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 07:55 PM
Karate Kill to Screen at Night Visions Film Festival Helsinski Finalnd
Karate Kill Helsinki Finland Night Visions

Karate Kill Screening Dates and Times:

Friday, November 11th, 3:55pm
Saturday, November 12th, 7:55pm
Helsinki, Finland

Festival director
Mikko Aromaa

Jukka Taskinen

Production coordinators
Riina Liukkonen
Petri Mauranen
Antti Purhonen

Email: festival (at) nightvisions.info

Personal email addresses: firstname.lastname (at) nightvisions.info


Night Visions Film Festival – The Coolest Film Festival Up North

Horror, fantasy, science fiction, action and cult cinema are the name of the game at the Night Visions International Film Festival, the largest genre film event in the Nordic region. The festival is held twice a year in the heart of Helsinki. And rest assured, we are also talking about the wildest film festival in Finland.

Facts and Figures

  • Founded in 1997
  • Total number of features in the lineup each year: 65-70
  • Total number of admissions per year: 14 500
  • International focus in the lineup: in 2014 the Night Visions selection
  • featured works from 26 different countries on 5 continents
  • Winner of The Cultural Achievement of the Year Award from the City of Helsinki in January 2013

Night Visions Audience Award

Night Visions Film 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.

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)

Night Visions November 2016: The First Wave of Announcements

Night Visions International Film Festival, the biggest genre film fest in the Nordic region, will conquer the screens of Helsinki, Finland from November 9th to November 13th, 2016. The main venue of the festival is the Kinopalatsi cinema, located in the very heart of the country’s capital.

The final lineup will feature a total of over 40 feature films and a selection of shorts.

The titles confirmed so far include a breathtaking selection of acclaimed features from four different continents, all having their Finnish premiere on the Night Visions screens.

From the United Kingdom, the festival is extremely proud to introduce the audiences to Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, a decadent adaptation of the J.G. Ballard (Crash) novel of the same name, and featuring a stellar cast including Tom HiddlestonSienna Millerand Jeremy Irons.

From Ireland comes Billy O’Brien’s striking psychological horror I Am Not A Serial Killer, featuring Christopher “Back to the Future” Lloydin a highly substantial role.

The Wailing (Goksung) by Na Hong-jin received its World premiere in the official selection of the Cannes International Film Festival in May. This twisted story of possession and exorcism gone wrong went on to break box office records at its home turf in South Korea soon after the Cannes premiere.

The Master (Shi Fu) arrives to Helsinki from mainland China. The martial arts masterpiece set in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin of the 1930s is written and directed by Xu Haofeng, a Wu Xia author, film critic and martial artist also known as one of the screenwriters of Wong Kar-Wai’s epic The Grandmaster (2013).

A slightly different contemporary take on martial arts is on display in Karate Kill, written and directed by Kurando Mitsutake (Samurai Avenger, Gun Woman) of Japan.

The ever-growing documentary section of Night Visions is spiced up by Rocco, the long-awaited feature length portrait of the legendary Italian adult entertainment star Rocco Siffredi, by the French director duo of Thierry Demaiziere and Alban Teurlai.

The ticket sales of all screenings of the Night Visions International Film Festival will start on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at www.finnkino.fi as well as all Finnkino cinemas across Finland.

Watch this space for the second wave of lineup annoucements, due by the end of September, 2016.


NIGHT VISIONS – YÖN KUVAT RY Työpajankatu 2b E, 2nd floor 00580 Helsinki FINLAND