Canberra International Film Festival gets scary with a special Halloween premiere programme

Canberra International Film Festival (CIFF) is inviting attendees to celebrate Halloween with a jam-packed night of events at the National Film and Sound Archive on October 31st. Patrons have the chance to meet industry expert David Zwierzchaczewski as he speaks about CGI and VFX.


This will be followed by the Australian premiere of The Frankenstein Complex – a fascinating documentary exploring the world of movie monster creation and development.

Finally, horror buffs can settle in for all the thrills and spills you’d expect on Halloween with Rob Zombie’s 31, a twisted and gory tale that won’t disappoint horror fans.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Halloween without costumes, so CIFF is asking people to come dressed to scare. Best dressed wins the complete box set of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, second prize is a copy of Rob Zombie’s remake of Halloween, and runner-up is a copy of the original classic King Kong (1933 ).

Full programme:

5.30pm – Free industry talk
Talking CGI and VFX with David Zwierzcaczewski

6:30pm – Australian Premiere: The Frankenstein Complex

8:20pm – Canberra Premiere – (Rob Zombie’s) 31


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