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Midnight Sun Film Festival
From: 2013.06.15 To: 2013.06.19
The Midnight Sun Film Festival was founded in 1986 by Finnish filmmakers who chose the remote village of Sodankylä, located in the heart of the Finnish Lapland as the perfect venue. Why? Because it is located 120 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn´t set at all in the summertime. The Lappish nature and the nightless night provide the Midnight Sun Film Festival a setting no other festival can compete with. Established film directors upstarts screen films for an intimate audience of international visitors and Sodankylä locals.This festival is meant for people who truly love the art of cinema, there are no formalities or fancy cocktail parties, so you doesn't have to be afraid of getting lost in the jungle of bureaucracy. Films are screened in three venues for 24 hours a day, and the actual time is easily forgotten: the sun shines as brightly at 4 a.m. as at 4 p.m. The festival can loosely be divided in three sections: films by the most famous film directors of all times, pearls of the newcinema and silent movies with live music. Very popular are also the morning discussions with the main guests, lead by festival director Peter von Bagh.