Terror-Fi Film Festival launches in Wellington this month
A new film festival celebrating horror, thriller and sci-fi, launches in Wellington on 23 November – tickets are on sale now!
The Terror-Fi Film Festival is a showcase of the very best horror, thriller, and sci-fi from around the world.
Partnering with The Roxy in Miramar, Wellington, the festival runs from 23 to 26 November, 2017. It hosts eight feature films and eight short films; five of the features will be New Zealand premiere screenings. There’s also a special “Secret Screening” – one of the premieres – on Saturday 25 November.
There’s something for every genre fan here, opening with the acclaimed zombie horror-drama THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. Other highlights include the gripping action-thrillers 68 KILL and THE VILLAINESS; the new Daniel Radcliffe survival thriller JUNGLE; the claustrophobically creepy WWI horror TRENCH 11; retro sci-fi with FORBIDDEN PLANET; and a 30th anniversary screening of the sci-fi classic ROBOCOP – the Director’s Cut!
“This is an exciting line-up. It’s going to be amazing to see these films on the big screen in New Zealand,” says Festival Director James Partridge, of Admit One. “As a fan, I’ll be in every session.”
The festival will also promote New Zealand talent through its short film programme, by presenting some of New Zealand’s best genre shorts. A short film will play before every feature film screening. The goal is to develop more pathways for New Zealand talent; this year’s best short receives a $10,000 grant of services from Avalon Studios.
“In time, the festival aims to be home to New Zealand’s best feature-length genre films,” says James.
A festival can’t exist without sponsors and partners. The Terror-Fi Festival is proud to announce the College of Creative Arts, Massey University as a festival partner, alongside media partner NZME and festival organiser Admit One. Special thanks also to The Roxy for partnering with us, hosting the festival and creating a special menu to match - available to anyone who visits The Roxy during the festival season.
“I’m extremely grateful to all our sponsors and partners,” explains James. “We all see this as the first piece of a bigger picture: to encourage, develop, sell and show more genre content from New Zealand.”
The Terror-Fi Film Festival runs from 23–26 November 2017 at The Roxy, Wellington.