The third edition of STRANGER WITH MY FACE took place from August 21-24, 2014 and featured a program of outstanding short and feature films, including the retrospective opening night film Celia, with director Ann Turner and star Rebecca Smart in attendance. The international guest filmmaker was Mattie Do from Laos, screening her film Chanthaly.

The festival again featured two production components that were open to both male and female participants: the Tasmanian Gothic Short Script Challenge and the 48-Hour ‘Tasploitation’ Challenge. Another key component was the Mary Shelley Symposium, which includes talks and workshops by leading genre experts.

The festival’s principal supporters in 2014 were Screen Tasmania and  and Events Tasmania.

Sched button

Thursday 21 August:

8.00pm 48-Hour Tasploitation Challenge Screening and Awards Night

Friday 22 August:

6.30 pm Red carpet drinks (for ticket-holders to CELIA)

7.30 pm CELIA + Ann Turner and Rebecca Smart in conversation/KID POWER! launch

10.00 pm Opening night party

Saturday 23 August:

10.00 am Spooky storytelling for children

12.00 pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Into the Woods (Kris Erskine)

1.00 pm Mary Shelley Symposium: The Gore Gore Girls (Alexandra Heller-Nicholas)


3.00 pm EVANGELINE + Skype Q & A with Karen Lam

5.00 pm Panel: Architects of Fear (Australian Writers Guild)


10.00 pm SOULMATE + Skype Q & A with Axelle Carolyn

Sunday 24 August:

10.00 am Mary Shelley Symposium: Map of Tasmania (Emily Bullock)

10.00 am Stop-motion animation workshop for children

11.00 am Mary Shelley Symposium: The More You Deny Me the Stronger I Get (Jessica Balanzategui)

12.00 pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Dark Dreamings: In Conversation with Queenie Chan

3.00 pm KEPT + Skype Q & A with Maki Mizui

5.00 pm Play reading: The Thirteenth Mother (Carrie McLean/Loud Mouth Theatre Co.)

8.00 pm CHANTALY + In Conversation with Mattie Do