38th Midnight Sun Film Festival 14.-18.6.2023

The 38th edition of Midnight Sun Film Festival will be held on June 14th till 18th, 2023.

The atmosphere of the Midnight Sun Film Festival is one of the most unique in the whole world: the most fascinating film directors around the world, up-and-coming talents, the international audience and the inhabitants of Sodankylä meet under the midnight sun in the relaxed and informal “spirit of Sodankylä”. Without any formal restraints, the festival is best characterised by its pure love for cinema.

Films are shown in four venues for 24 hours a day, and the actual time is easily forgotten as the sun shines as brightly at 4 AM as it does at 4 PM.

The festival programme is an enticing combination of old and new. Timeless masterpieces of veteran filmmakers will be presented side by side with the most engrossing contemporary films. In the master class screenings leading film critics will provide their insight to cinema’s finest classics, and music films are given a new spin in the karaoke screenings. To top it all, the undisputed highlights of the festival are the glorious silent film concerts.

The programme also includes new Finnish productions, films for children and premiere screenings; altogether about 100 feature films presented in over 120 screenings. To crown the cinematic celebration, every since its origin festival has hold morning discussions with the main guests. Who wouldn’t be interested in hearing which films the legendary directors would take with them to a desert island.

  • Full lineup and guests will be announced in May 2023
  • Screening schedule 2023 will be published 29th of May 2023
  • Ticket sales will start 31st of May 2023
  • The 38th festival 14th-18th of June 2023

Travel & Accommodation: msfilmfestival.fi/en/travel-stay/