Night of the Living Dicks

Night of the Living Dicks is a short black and white horror comedy about Venla, who’s fed up with getting dick pics on the internet. She finds a pair of glasses that reveal which men are real dicks. But as the dick monsters realize Venla can see their true form, they chase her and Venla must confront an explosive nightmare of genitals and gender roles.

Festivals, awards and nominations

51st Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
37th IMAGINE Film Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25th REGARD Festival, Quebec, Canada (SPECIAL MENTION!)
27th Palm Springs International ShortFest, Palm Springs, California, US(SPECIAL MENTION!)
20th Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Bucheon, South Korea
25th Fantasia International Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
Le long week-end du court, Trois-Rivières, Canada
20th Concorto Film Festival, Pontenure, Piacenza, Italy
32th Espoo Ciné, Espoo, Finland
Red Carpet, Hyvinkää, Finland
30th FILMKUNSTFEST MV, Schwerin, Germany
16th BUT Film Festival, Breda, The Netherlands
15th Sydney Underground Film, Sydney, Australia
Kino Gas, Helsinki, Finland
32nd Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, Malmö, Sweden
34th Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki Finland
Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas, USA
12th SLASH Filmfestival, Wien, Austria
Skrækfest, Odense, Denmark

Ilja Rautsi
Sonja Kuittinen, Tommi Korpela, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Roosa Söderholm, Tanja Heinänen, Pelle Heikkilä, Karim Rapatti, Kari Hietalahti
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Ilja Rautsi

Ilja Rautsi (b. 1979) is a Finnish writer-director, whose previous short horror comedy Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre (2018) has played in over 100 festivals, from the New York Film Festival to Fantastic Fest. The film has won 14 prizes, including best short at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Australia's Monster Fest & the Méliès d’argent at San Sebastian.As a director, Ilja is also developing the feature horror comedy Red Snow for Bufo. As a screenwriter he has two features out in 2022, the dystopian drama Memory of Water (based on Emmi Itäranta’s successful novel of the same name) by Saara Saarela and the original horror drama Hatching by Hanna Bergholm.


Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre (Bufo, 2018)-short horror comedy (”15), writer/director Thick Lashes of Lauri Mäntyvaara (Aamu Film Company, 2017)-feature drama (”90), script consultantOnly Pussies Screw (Silva Mysterium, 2016)-short coming-of-age drama (”20), screenwriter Spandex Sapiens (Emerald Gate Industries, 2016)-feature documentary (”90), screenwriter, assistant director, co-editor The Principal (Aalto University, 2016)-short comedy (”25), editor Bitwisards (YLE, 2016)-web series (”5 x 11), script consultant The Mine (Helsinki-filmi, 2016)-feature drama (”96), script consultant


ScreenwriterIlja Rautsi
ProductionMark Lwoff, Misha Jaari
MusicMartin Dirkov
EditionJussi Rautaniemi F.C.E.