SCSMI 2017, Helsinki Finland, June 11-14

With opportunity to attend Midnight Sun Film Festival. (Read on.)

Call for papers opens: September 1, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: December 4, 2016



Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) in association with the University of Helsinki (Prof. Henry Bacon) is happy to invite you to the SCSMI2017 conference in Helsinki (June 11–14).

Special features: Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the uniquely famous (sic!) Midnight Sun Film Festival founded 30 years ago by the Finnish filmmakers Mika and Aki Kaurismäki and their fellow filmmakers, June 15–18, 2017. This is a special section of the SCSMI2017, which everyone whose schedule allows should participate.

Knowing how many of the SCSMI members are interested allows us to reserve accommodations for everyone, as the festival is very popular.

Please, reply to this quick doodle poll for us to get an idea of the interested Midnight Sun Film Festival goes.

The Midnight Sun Film Festival provides a unique possibility to view films 24 hours a day (!) in a small exotic town, crowded with enthusiastic festival guests, cinephiles, and celebrated international filmmakers. The inspiring Nordic landscape, hiking in the nature, local culture plus the midnight sun add to the attraction of the event. Explore the webpages and you will understand why the festival is so fascinating

To travel to the film festival we would take a night train or a 45 min flight from Helsinki to city of Rovaniemi. From Rovaniemi there is a 1,5 hour bus transportation to the festival town Sodankylä.

With the 30 years of wonderful festival history, the accommodation and services are well organized. The SCSMI participants would be advised to book their travels and accommodation at the MFF in the earliest stage for best offers.

SCSMI2017 in Helsinki: Helsinki is easy to reach by air from everywhere in the world; Capital City attractions; a range of accommodation options (prices ranging from B&B; hostels to hotels; for instance, check this self-service hotel); convenient flight connections; visit the national audiovisual institute for your research; etc. In curiosity for those who want to travel more: visa-free one-to-two-day trips to St. Petersburg, Russia (train 4 hours, see or easy trip to the city of Tallinn, Estonia (fast ferry 1,30 minutes).

We look forward seeing you at the Helsinki SCSMI2017 conference and afterwards at the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Lapland! More details follow soon.