Ax Wound Film Festival, a celebration of women horror filmmakers is heading confidently into its second year after prosperous inaugural round. This festival has been a long time coming for founder and organizer Hannah Neurotica, who coined the term from her groundbreaking zine of the same name back in 2003. She's very much hard at work making her current residence in Vermont a haven for horror enthusiasts. Horror At The Hooker is a monthly film series for locals to attend and see independent genre works, keeping the fire stoked for what Ax Wound provides in hopefully, many more seasons to come.
In 2015, over 30 horror shorts directed by women were screened along with two Q&A discussions, one of which I was a part of with my friend and colleague Kristina Leath-Malin (My Final Girl) on the importance of archiving the history of Black women in horror cinema. Neurotica has a fierce commitment to celebrating women horror filmmakers with a platform for their identities, work, and communication with other filmmakers and audience alike.
Also, it's just a lot of fun.
If you're a woman identified filmmaker who made a horror short or a trailer that's prime for screening, check out the details below.
Hope to see you there!
*From the FilmFreeway page
After a super successful first year, Women in Horror Month is proud to announce the 2nd annual Ax Wound Film Festival (#AWFF)!
We will showcase a selection of short horror films made by women filmmakers from around the globe.
We are currently working on a guest list and other special happenings to take place during the event. Stay up-to-date by following us on social media.
All audience members will have the opportunity to win some incredible prizes! Including original artwork, films, and even a free full year subscription to Fangoria Magazine.
Event Date: Saturday November 5, 2016
Location: The Hooker-Dunham Theater
139 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Filmmakers selected will receive lots of love via promotion on our website/social media, and an invitation to take part in a live Q&A/Panel directly following the screening.
All selected filmmakers will have the options to be interviewed and featured in our zine style program which will be available to all attendees.
For submissions, click here.