7th edition

Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2022
Melbourne, Australia

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Narrative fiction
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Avantgarde, Crime, Dark comedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Horror, Mystery, Science fiction, Surreal, Thriller, Western

Mission / description MONSTER FEST is Australia's biggest, bloodiest and most boundary-busting film festival. It is a celebration of all that is weird and wonderful in the international cult cinema palette - Horror, fantasy, science-fiction, action and erotica.

MONSTER FEST is FOR genre fans, BY genre fans and aims to bring the best, grossest, weirdest, sickest, scariest and most disturbing films from around the world.

The Festval program includes premieres, repertory classics, panels, international special guests, parties, trivia nights, prizes and much much more...

This year Monster Fest returns to its new home - the Lido Cinema in Hawthorn - a brand new 8 cinema complex that will be turned into The House of Monster for the Fest.

MONSTER FEST is about blackened cinemas with awe-struck patrons sitting on the edge of their seats. It’s about white knuckles, cold sweats, nervous gasps, gut-wrenching laughs and screams in the dark, but most of all Monster Fest is about people – people who love cinema with bite, a community of like-minded souls from every corner of life, united by a passion for the most twisted imaginings on the planet.

It is dangerous, delirious and delightful. It is about moving with wild abandon into the darkened recesses of cinematic imagination, and doing it with others. It’s about leaving your living room, entering the cinema and daring to live it large with films that are larger than life itself.

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