MONSTER FEST 2023 Dates Announced


Monster Fest returns to Cinema Nova in Melbourne from October 12 to 22 for MONSTER FEST 2023 with the latest must-see genre and cult cinema programming from Australia and abroad along with celebratory repertory screenings.

Submissions are now open for short and feature films via FilmFreeway with an early deadline of May 16, regular deadline of August 16 and final deadline of September 16.

Founded in 2011, Monster Fest is a mix of premieres, international festival favourites, challenging new discoveries, and curated repertory sidebars alongside filmmaker Q&As, panels and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre talent through the festival and beyond.

From its humble beginnings in Victoria back in 2011 at Cinema Nova to the present day with nationwide festivals in partnership with Australia’s largest exhibition chain Event Cinemas, Monster Fest has grown to become the country’s premier genre film festival.

More than a film festival though, Monster Fest is about engagement and a shared experience, uniting its audience as a community.

Monster Fest acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this country, pays tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and gives respect to Elders past and present.