1st Annual Women in Horror Month/AxWound International Film Festival
10/10/15 Brattleboro, VT - Hooker Dunham Theater
This year in October, an auspicious event will take place. It will showcase the individual cinematic creations in horror from women around the globe. For the first time ever, an entire film festival will focus on the ladies, their talents, and promoting the recognition many of them deserve.
It's no longer insider knowledge of how quite unequal it is in Tinseltown. We've all probably read numerous articles and studied the staggering statistics regarding pay, benefits, opportunities, and so forth. Yes, this is some bullshit. Adding insult to injury though, is the great injustice of the lack of recognition and praise several of these filmmakers have earned. So an event was created to do just this, and invite entries from all over the world. The entries would require that a female director and or co-director would lead the submission of either a short film, teaser, or trailer. There is also no limit to how many entries may be made. The maximum run time for a short is 25 minutes, and the limit for trailers at a minute and a half ( 1:30min ). Go check out the website for further detailed information on submissions, location, and other specifics. Feel free to follow on Facebook as well.
Now I must point out however, the REGULAR deadline has passed, July 11th marking that date. Don't fret though everyone, because there remains to be two additional deadlines.
August 11 ----- Late Deadline
August 28 ----- Extended Deadline
September 10 ----- Notification of Film Entry
October 10 ----- AxWound Film Fest
Over a decade ago, Ms. Hannah Neurotica developed the planets first horror publication catered to women, AxWound Zine. Continuing her efforts to champion filmmakers of the fairer sex, she also founded Women in Horror Month ( WiHM ). It has become a tradition for the past six years to celebrate the women of the genre for the month of February. The goal of WiHM is to assist females artists in gaining exposure, online support, education, events, and opportunities. The WiHM/AxWound Film Festival ( #AWFF ) is hoping to be a catalyst of success for females as well as another invaluable opportunity for their visions to be expressed. Horror Happens Radio's own Jay Kay accompanied by Hannah Neurotica will lead a panel discussion and Q & A following the inaugural film festival in Brattleboro Vermont on October 10th.
Submitted by Danni Winn