In April 2018 the eight AAVE (Alternative AudioVisual Event) brought in live cinema performances, experimental films, video art, documentaries and installations for eyes, ears and other senses. The theme of the year 2018 was hauntology, haunting through media, memory and matter. AAVE introduced the theme via live cinema performances, screenings, exhibitions and a seminar.

The festival program also included the very first presentation of The Museum of Paranormal Technology. The museum was open in Koelse Studio in Vallila during the whole festival period.