4K Thriller to be screened

Arguably the most well known Scandinavian exploitation film, Thriller will be screened from a new 4K print in attendance of star Christina Lindberg. But only in the US, and only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX, and only on November 11th, and only once. If you make the effort of going there, you will…

Amanda award nominees

In Hollywood they give out the Oscar, in France they award a golden palm to movies, and in Sweden they let the best movies win a scarab. Yes, really! This year, Norway’s Amanda award includes quite a few genre nominees. Yesterday the nominees for the annual Amanda film award was announced. The Amanda is the highest…

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…

Horror in Copenhagen

Want to watch recent Scandinavian horror cinema and meet the directors? If you are in Denmark this fall, that can be arranged. Huset (literally The House) in Copenhagen is a large culture and arts centre which hosts around 1400 events each year, on 10 different stages. One of these events is Recent Nordic Cinema, a…

Movie Battle winners

On April 20th, the annual Movie Battle was held in Copenhagen, as part of the CPH PIX film festival. The theme for the short films this year was “slasher”. Founded by film director Shaky Gonzaléz in 2004, the Movie Battle is CPH PIX’s section where Denmark’s underground film making scene tests their muscles in genre…

MOF wants you!

The Swedish film festival Monsters of Film invites all genre film makers to submit their films for possible screening at the festival. For the fourth consequtive year, the horror, sci-fi and fantasy film festival Monsters of Film in Stockholm, Sweden will delight genre audiences with film screenings, meetings, panels, workshops and business events. A new…

Eight autumn festivals

Want to get out in the physical world and talk to real people? Or get a pic taken with a cult actor? Or you just want to shed some blood? Here are the events for you! An incomplete overview of horror film festivals in the Nordic region for the autumn 2014 season. Denmark: Blood Drive…

Vikings in Cannes, part 2

Nordic genre movies invade Cannes again! Film producers from the Nordic region have joined forces to market and sell Nordic horror, sci-fi and fantasy at the world’s most famous and important film festival in France. For the second time, Nordic genre films are promoted in Cannes in a joint presentation. Billed “the Nordic genre invasion”…

CPH sci-fi battle preview

Premiering in Copenhagen today is a series of sci-fi shorts, all part of the CPH PIX Movie Battle. The theme for the short films is time travel. Founded by film director Shaky Gonzaléz in 2004, the Movie Battle is CPH PIX’s section where Denmark’s underground film making scene tests their muscles in genre cinema. Previous…

Festivals and cons in 2012

An overview of some sci-fi and horror festivals in the Scandinavian region during 2012, as well as screenings of Norwegian horror cinema. This is not a complete overview. If you know of other festivals or conventions in the Nordic region during 2012, feel free to list them in the comments field at the bottom of…