Monster Fest 2019 / 06 March 2019

MONSTER FEST 2019 Dates Announced & Further Plans for National Expansion!

MONSTER FEST returns to CINEMA NOVA in 2019 with new dates and plans for continued expansion nationally in partnership with Australia’s largest cinema chain EVENT CINEMAS.
Monster Fest, Australia’s premier genre film festival has run annually in Melbourne every November since 2011 however this year we’ve decided to bring the dates of the festival forward. MONSTER FEST 2019 will run at Cinema Nova from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 13th for its 8th edition; a full five weeks ahead of previous years’ festivals to accommodate an exciting new development.

Since 2017, in partnership with Event Cinemas, we have rolled out our satellite festival, MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW across Australia. Following its success, Monster Fest are now collaborating on plans to take the Melbourne experience to the rest of Australia in select cities in November 2019. Stay tuned for further announcements in the coming weeks!

Having seen the continued growth of Monster Fest Melbourne in the last few years, we at Event wanted to bring that experience to some of our major sites around the country and we are very excited to see how we can work together to make that a reality” says Claire Gandy, General Manager Content for Event Cinemas Australia.

Monster Fest Festival Director Grant Hardie expresses that “since we started the festival our plan has always been to take it nationally and make it the largest and best known genre festival in this part of the world, this continued partnership with Event Cinemas in 2019 makes this a reality”.

Submissions for MONSTER FEST 2019 are now open for features, short films and expanded cinema projects.

Submit your film here.

For the full list of Monster Fest 2018 award winners, visit here.