Monster Fest has called for submissions for the 2019 edition which returns to Cinema Nova with plans for continued expansion nationally in partnership with Event Cinemas.
The festival will run from October 10-13, five weeks ahead of previous years’ festivals to accommodate the extension to other cities.
Following the success of their partnership Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow, Monster Fest and Event Cinemas plan to take the Melbourne experience to select cities in the rest of Australia in November. More details will be announced soon.
Claire Gandy, Event Cinemas general manager content, says: “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.”
Grant Hardie, Monster Fest festival director, adds: “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 last year’s event jumped by more than 100 per cent and Hardie rated the shorts program as the strongest ever.
Submissions are now open for features, short films and expanded cinema projects. Go here to apply.