Held from 27th to 29th April 2018, the festival introduces fresh horror and fantasy films to the Estonian audience and to cinephiles from neighbouring countries, additionally delighting them with a wide variety of cult favourites and world cinema classics. The programme of HÕFF stays clear of mainstream Hollywood horror and fantasy films, focusing instead on independent and art-house genre films that one is unlikely to come across in Estonian cinemas.
HÕFF is the only genre film festival in the Baltics; it is also a member of the Méliès organization, which unites the very best genre film festivals in Europe. Over the years, HÕFF has hosted numerous premiers and an abundance of internationally renowned film-makers and cinema legends. Film-makers and fans have a rare opportunity to meet in cinema halls and during several special events.