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THE DEAD CAN DANCE: CINEMATIC GHOSTS OF POST-PUNK MELBOURNE June 9 / 14:00 CEST Presentation by Dr Alexia Kannas The Melbourne post-punk scene of the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s has developed an international reputation as an important and vital moment, yet it is curiously absent from many "official" cultural histories produced in Australia. Initiating the [...]


GHOSTS IN THE (VCR) MACHINE: VIDEO, THE HORROR GENRE, AND DEAD MEDIA June 8 / 14:00 CEST Presentation by Dr Shellie McMurdo and Dr Laura Mee The horror genre and video culture have long been intertwined. In contemporary horror media however, video is utilised in various ways: as an object of nostalgia to be collected, [...]


FILMMAKERS Q&A All talks with filmmakers will be posted on this website and the festival YouTube channel according to schedule, and will remain accessible for viewing also after the festival. Filmmakers Q&A: DINNER IN AMERICA The in-cinema screening of Dinner in America on Wednesday June 9 at 17:45 will [...]


HOW TO MAKE A FANZINE Festival fanzine workshop 8 – 13 June / Registration deadline: June 1 The festival fanzine workshop is intended for genre film fans and all those enamoured with festival frenzy. Participants, whether experts or enthusiastic novices, will tackle the elements of fanzine art, from editorial work, film criticism and [...]


KURJA POLT 7: IN RATIONS (»NA OBROKE«) KURJA POLT Genre Film Festival returns! But served in rations… When we were forced to cancel the festival in mid-March, our 7th edition – originally planned for April 14 to 19 – was ready to go. Our programme leaflets were fresh from the printers, our [...]


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POSSESSOR From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. But as she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to [...]