MONSTER FEST, Australia’s premier showcase of cult and genre cinema, is proud to announce a return to its spiritual home, Melbourne’s iconic and much loved Cinema Nova.
MONSTER FEST was born at Cinema Nova in 2011 and in the years since has grown to become one of the most unique, exciting and well recognised film festivals in the country, building an enviable reputation among film practitioners and movie lovers alike for its heady mix of world and local premiere screenings, special guests, special events, movie marathons and more. Championing the finest cutting-edge cinema on the planet, MONSTER FEST has spawned a legion of dedicated fans across the land.
Cinema Nova’s General Manager Kristian Connelly remarked, “we could not be happier to have MONSTER FEST returning to Cinema Nova. It was within these walls that this magnificent beast was born, and now our baby is coming home. We’re proud, thrilled and even a little scared!”
“Cinema Nova is Australia’s most popular independent exhibitor and is proud to fly the flag for cutting-edge genre content. Offering audiences the widest and most eclectic cinematic smorgasbord in Melbourne, Monster Fest and Cinema Nova are a match made in heaven – or hell – depending on how you look at it” remarked Neil Foley on behalf of the festival.
Today also marks the opening of submissions for MONSTER FEST’s 2018 Melbourne festival, as well as the announcement of its official dates – Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th of November.
“The submissions process for MONSTER FEST commenced in 2015, when we also introduced the ‘Monster Awards’. In 2017, we saw submissions increase by over 200%, including shorts and features from all over the world. The interest in being considered for MONSTER FEST is beyond our wildest dreams. Our advice to filmmakers is; if you’ve got a film or are planning to make one in the near future, don’t be afraid to put it in the MONSTER FEST mix!”, said MONSTER FEST’s Grant Hardie.
Filmmakers can submit their films via:
What: Monster Fest 2018
When: Thursday November 22-25 2018
380 Lygon St