A Night of Horror International Film Festival is Sydney’s number 1 horror film event. For a decade now, the annual festival has been at the forefront of showcasing the newest horror, thriller, science fiction, cult, and fantasy films from Australia and abroad. The line-up features over 100 horror films that are shown to the public over several nights.
There are several types of passes for the screenings; you may choose from regular sessions to those that provide you with access to the gala, concession, opening, and closing nights.
The audience is treated to creative work in various categories including features, short films, music videos, animations, television and web content, and screenplays. More than a showcase of horror films, the event is also a competition, and at the end of each festival the winning films in various categories are announced. The submitted screenplays are judged by renowned industry professionals, and the finalist feature scripts are read by a Lionsgate representative, the biggest leading distributor of horror films in the world.
For several years, the festival was held as a one-night only event. Today, horror film fans can immerse in several nights of screenings plus a drink on arrival at the cinema. The audience is also encouraged to join the festival question and answer sessions, welcoming parties, and the meet and greets with filmmakers from Australia and abroad. What makes this festival different from others in its league is that it’s dedicated to promoting independent filmmakers, and its entire line-up is dependent on cold submissions. This means that the independent filmmaker is responsible for submitting their films through the festival’s cold submission process.
The venue for A Night of Horror International Film Festival is the Dendy Cinemas Newtown in New South Wales. There are 10 state-of-the-art cinemas, comfortable extra-wide leather chairs chairs with adjustable foot rests, and wheelchair access. The Dendy Lounge Bar serves up a seasonal gourmet menu, plus local and international libations for the audience to enjoy before watching the films.
The Dendy Cinemas Newtown is located at 261-263 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales, Sydney. It’s just 100 meters away from the Newtown train station, and a few minutes away from several bus stops around the city. Audience members who are bringing their own vehicles may park in the paid parking areas, just be sure to come early because parking is limited to 20 slots.