TICKETS FOR THE 12TH EDITION OF A NIGHT OF HORROR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ARE NOW ON SALE
Nine sessions, screening 36 films in total, will run across the three-day festival. The Opening Night film is the Australian Premiere of Stay Out Stay Alive, which has enjoyed international festival success. The World Premiere of “found noir” film We’re Not Here To F**k Spiders, from director Josh Reed (Primal), is the Closing Night film.
The Australian contingent continues with the World Premiere of The Slaughterhouse Killer, Tasmanian filmmaker Sam Curtain’s third feature film, and second screening at the festival (Blood Hunt, 2015), and The Other Lamb, written by Melbourne screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen and produced by David Lancaster (Whiplash, Nightcrawler).
Managing Director of ZIGZAG Post Derek Allan says, “ZIGZAG Post came on board as a major sponsor because, as a collective of experienced professionals, we recognise the need to support emerging filmmakers, and getting behind A Night of Horror International Film Festival is a great way to do it. Our last two features were with first time directors, and each brought together an excellent mix of new and experienced talent with fantastic results.”
For this year’s edition, Festival Directors Enzo Tedeschi and Bryn Tilly joined forces with casting directors Stephanie Pringle and Alison Fowler from Chicken & Chips Casting (Ellie & Abbie (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt) – Melbourne International Film Festival; Skinford, Skinford: Chapter Two – Stan) to create the Australian Short Film Performance Awards. “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the festival. It’s always been part of our ethos at C&C to support and nurture emerging talent in the entertainment industry. We can’t wait to award the Best Male & Female Performance Awards and provide invaluable insights through the Mentorship for the winners.”
Other awards include the Panavision Australian Short Film Audience Award and for the first time, Best Screenplay.
“It’s heartening to see the support for this long standing Sydney festival from industry leaders like ZIGZAG Post, Panavision, and Chicken & Chips. The festival has always focused on discovering emerging talent, and having industry experts supporting the festival and filmmakers makes the goal of advancing new talent possible”, says Festival Co-Director, Enzo Tedeschi.
Bryn Tilly adds, “And of course we like to give the horror fans a good night out. Horror movies demand to be seen in a darkened room with an audience.”
Tickets prices are $22 for Opening Night, Closing Night, and the two short films showcases with ticketholders enjoying a complimentary Baron Samedi Spiced Rum and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer cocktail. The remaining four sessions are priced at $20.
Ticket holders will also receive a limited edition Deadhouse filtered facemask, while stocks last.
Tickets can be purchased from anightofhorror.com
Actors Centre Australia
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