Australia’s premier genre film festival, MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING wrapped our most successful edition to date last night at Cinema Nova with the Australian Premiere of Jonas Åkerlund’s LORDS OF CHAOS, followed by the annual awards ceremony acknowledging the very best of the year’s impressive line-up.
We would like to thank our festival partner Cinema Nova; our government sponsor Screen Australia; festival sponsors Moon Dog Brewery, Fangoria, Beserk, Heavy Magazine, Xtreem Print + Display, Rocket, Gear Head, Roar Digital, Red Octopus, East Brunswick Hotel and Plato’s Cave.
We would also like to thank the filmmakers responsible for all of the films screened at the festival, it is your commitment to artistic expression that drives MONSTER FEST. Finally we would like to thank all of our volunteers, it is your generosity and spirit that makes MONSTER FEST a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Without further ado, here are the MONSTER FEST 2018 Award Winners:
FEATURE FILM WINNERS
Golden Monster (Best Picture): LORDS OF CHAOS Jonas Åkerlund (United States)
Best International Feature: FIRST LIGHT Jason Stone (United States)
Best Australian Feature: PIMPED David Barker (Australia)
Best Director: LARS VON TRIER The House That Jack Built (Denmark/United States)
Special Jury Prize: BURNING KISS Robbie Studsor (Australia)
SHORT FILM WINNERS
Best Short: HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE Ilja Rautsi (Finland)
Best International Short: MILK Santiago Menghini (Canada)
Best Australian Short: POST MORTEM MARY Josh Long (Australia)
Best Victorian Short: FEAST ON THE YOUNG Katia Mancuso (Australia)
As winner of Best Victorian Short, Katia will receive $5,000 in equipment hire from Gear Head & $4,000 in digital post production services from Roar Digital.
Best Student Short: NEUROPLUG Caleb Turland (Deakin University)
TRASHARAMA Golden Lomax: BFF GIRLS Brian Lonano (United States)
MONSTER FEST VII: THE HOMECOMING has been our most successful festival to date with a record attendance of over 2,850 patrons.