Even folk songs cannot escape cosmic horrors. An interview with Paul Duane

Paul Duane is an Irish filmmaker with a distinct directing style. His horror film "All You Need Is Death" takes us to the forgotten Irish countryside, to the world of old folk tales.

Full 2024 programme out now!

PÖFF's genre satellite brings to the audience 3 feature film premieres and Méliès D'Argent Short Film Competition. The side programme consists of special screenings, retro section and fresh Estonian short films.

HÕFF 2024 ends with BOY KILLS WORLD!

There's nothing better to end the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival than a good riot.

HÕFF opening film revealed

This year's opening of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will go down in history when the most outrageous film of the year - and possibly of the entire history of Estonian cinema - gets its world premiere.

HÕFF announced their teaser selection 2024!

Have a look on the sneak peek of Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2024. We're talking about critically acclaimed freshest genre gems!

Get your festival pass!

Early bird passes available until 31.03.2024!

Submit your film!

Deadline for feature and short film submissions for the 19th HÕFF is March 2nd, 2024. The festival will take place from April 26-28, 2024.

HÕFF awards 2023 given out

The 18th edition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) crowns Niels Bourgonje's "Shut" as the Méliés Short Film Competition winner and Rain Rannu's "Child Machine" as the best Estonian genre film. "The Last Sentinel" by Tanel Toom scooped the Best Sci-Fi Film Award.

HÕFF Opening Ceremony with Väinämöinen

The legendary character from Finnish mythology blessed the 18th HÕFF with a sold out opening ceremony.

Real estate horror explained - an interview with the makers of "Home owners"

Ana and Maxi find the home of their dreams. The house fulfills all their wishes and everything is beyond perfect. It all has a trade-off, though. Spanish directors Pablo Aragüés and Marta Cabrera define how "Rosemary's Baby" has influenced their "Home Owners" - the first-ever real estate horror film at HÕFF. The screening includes QA with Pablo Aragüés.

HÕFF's festive kick-off: Finnish Sampo meets Winny Puhh

The Haapsalu Horror & Fantasy Film Festival will open its doors for the 18th time to bring glamour, fantasy as well as a bit of horror to the springtime resort town.

HÕFF full schedule has been announced!

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF), announced its full schedule. The largest genre festival in the Baltics brings to the audience 30 features, numerous short films and special events. Get your tickets and join the horror feast!

Who's the Good Boy? An interview with Viljar Bøe

Sigrid and Christian are having a chemistry. There is just one tiny problem: Christian's housemate Frank dresses and acts like a dog.

This year's most awaited fantasy film appears at HÕFF

HÕFF audience will have an early opportunity to see Ari Aster's latest work ‘Beau is Afraid’, starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Jonas Trukanas on his slasher ‘Pensive’: "The film's essence is the desire to be seen."

Lithuanian horror feature ‘Pensive’ world-premiered at PÖFF 2022 Baltic Competition Programme and is ready to bewitch the audience at HÕFF 2023. The first feature of Jonas Trukanas tells a gruesome story about classmates who follow the tradition of renting a cottage for a weekend to celebrate their graduation. Christof Uisk interviewed the promising new Lithuanian talent.

In Focus: Kim Ki-duk Firsts

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is going to present an exclusive retrospective of Kim Ki-duk's earliest works. The legendary South Korean director passed away in 2020, without finishing his last work, "Call of God". However, the film screened at PÖFF 2022 in the Critic's Picks program.

HÕFF film submissions open until March 10

Yes, it's true - HÕFF is hungry for your newest films!

HÕFF 2023 sneak-peek: Lapland Rambo beats out the nazis

The 18th edition of HÕFF has revealed two films from the programme. Both features premiered at Toronto Film Festival and won awards at Sitges Fantasy Film Festival thereafter.

See you in 2023!

The 17th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival screened 29 feature films ja 20 shorts.

Estonian student film made history at HÕFF

The European Short Film Competition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival was won by a student flim for the first time in its history: Raoul Kirsima's "Eyes on you".

Nosferatu visits HÕFF

The opening of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will be special this year, as rare guests will arrive - Nosferatu with the ensemble Kriminaalne Elevant (Criminal Elephant).

Latvia's first horror director comes to HÕFF

Welcome to Latvia, where only pigs understand you.

Three birds, one stone: new Estonian horror

The Nazi zombies are back.

HÕFF announces 2021 film program

In the midst of a mid-crisis, a woman has to re-evaluate her life when she is bitten by a vampire - what could be a better final film for the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival?

Limited HÕFF passes now on sale

HÕFF has updated their schedule with a new film and started pass sales.

HÕFF announces its Méliès Competition shorts lineup and jury

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will screen some of the most exciting short, European horror, science-fiction and fantasy films this June.

HÕFF moves to August

The Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival moves to August.

HÕFF reveals more titles for June

Brothers Grimm meet the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as Indiwire described Honeydew, the newest addition to this year's HÕFF programme.

HÕFF moves to June

Black Nights web cinema blasts HÕFF hits

Starting from March 9th, viewers get to enjoy a selection of popular films from previous editions of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival at the Black Nights web cinema.

Psycho Goreman set to open 16th HÕFF

This year's Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will screen Psycho Goreman as its opening feature.

Famed Ugandan action director Godfrey Geoffrey directs video for Estonian funk band

Estonian funk band Lexsoul Dancemachine released video directed by Ugandan director Godfrey Geoffrey aka Nabwana I.G.G, who they discovered via the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.