Upcoming Nordic genre festivals

Want to get out in the physical world and talk to real people? Or get a pic taken with a cult actor? Here are the events for you!

Most (all?) horror and fantasy film festivals in the Nordic region for the next few moths.

Denmark: Faces in the Dark
A new genre festival that takes place from January 29th to 31st 2015 in Husets Cinema in Copenhagen. The festival focuses on old-school horror, grindhouse and erotica, with a 007-like actioner from the Philippines, Russ Meyer movies, a brutal Hong Kong WiP movie, an Italian cannibal adventure and more on the plate. Lone Faerch, aka Lone Fleming, the heroine from Tombs of the Blind Dead will be present. See their Facebook page for details.

Denmark: Bloody Weekend
Copenhagen’s annual genre film festival returns on October 28 and runs until November 1st. That’s half a week of brutal, bloody, scary and adventurous films! Founded in 2012, the festival offers Danish and international films, famous guests and a collector’s market. This year’s programme is not yet ready but you can follow the festival on Facebook.

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Denmark: Night Terrors
Night Terrors is a new travelling film festival in Copenhagen Aarhus, focusing on genre short films. The first events will take place on February 10 and 11, 2016. The festival is now accepting film entries and you can follow their news on Facebook.

Sweden: FFF
In Lund, the international festival for fantastic films, FFF, is scheduled to take place from September 24 to 27 in Malmö and from October 22 – 31 in Lund, both cities in Southern Sweden. Part of the attractions this year is the post-apocalyptic splatter comedy Turbo Kid and the Melies competition. FFF is an old and serious festival (founded in 1995) and is worth checking out.

Sweden: SciFiWorld
The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention tours Sweden this fall with events in Uppsala on September 12 and 13, in Helsingborg on October 17 and 18, and in Stockholm on December 5 and 6. Guests include John Rhys Davis, Robert Davi, Samantha Fox, the alien from Alien and Garrick Hagon, Biggs from Star Wars. There will also be cosplay, prop exhibitions, photo shoots, game demos and more.

monsters of film 2015 posterSweden: Monsters of Film
A film festival focusing on “horror, sci-fi, the fantastic, the upsetting, the provocative, the suggestive, the surreal and the artistic” – and of course monsters. Monsters of Film has existed since 2012. Between October 28 and November 1 this year, in Stockholm, you can participate in seminars, workshops, mingle parties, or just watch movies, some of which are The corpse of Anna Fritz, German Angst and Deathgasm. Follow on Facebook for information.

Sweden: Comic-Con
A Swedish version of the pop culture fair / festival takes place in Stockholm from October 30 to November 1 this year. Previously known as Gamex, the convention covers cosplay, movies, tv series, comic books and gaming. Special guests this year include Marvel and DC Comics artist Bob Layton, voice actress Maile Flanagan and cosplayer Yaya Han. A version of the festival takes place in Malmö on September 12 and 13. See the website for details.

Norway: Ramaskrik
This festival in mid-Norway is one of the newest festivals in Norway and was organized for the first time in 2011. This year it takes place from October 15 to 18, as usual in Oppdal, with a mix of horror, fantasy and sci-fi screenings. Films include Dark Woods 2 and Sister Hell. Follow Ramaskrik for more details.

Norway: Tysvær Horror Fest
On October 23 and 24th the residents of Tysvær in Rogaland in Norway can enjoy nights of horror at their local cinema for the 4th time. Norwegian premieres, exclusive pre-premieres and screenings of movies that will not be released in Norwegian theatres are part of the programme. Check out their news on Facebook.

Finland: Night Visions Film Festival
Night Visions Film Festival is the biggest, the oldest and the most prestigious film festival in Finland focusing on horror, fantasy, science fiction, action and cult cinema. The festival is arranged twice a year in Helsinki. The fall edition takes place from November 4 to 8.

If you know of other festivals that should be listed here, feel free to add info in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Nordic genre festivals

  1. Hey there,
    Good list but you missed one of the Danish festivals; “Faces in the Dark” is an exploitation/horror film festival that runs for three days every January, and also as a one-day festival a couple of times thru out the year. The festival is run by Nils Markvardsen and Jack Stevenson. They have a fb page:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/490727474331590/

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