The Ax Wound Film Festival showcases a diverse selection of horror films written and directed by women from around the world.
For the past six years, we have featured over 200 films, memorable and robust Q&A panels, practical workshops, and hosted thoughtful/accessible presentations that weave together social/political themes prevalent in the horror genre.
Since 2015, the festival has taken place at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery in Brattleboro, VT. Due to Coronavirus, we had to cancel last year’s 2020 event, and airing on the side of caution we will host the 2021 festivities 100% virtually.
Once accepted we celebrate all filmmakers equally.
This fosters a communal vibe conducive to networking with like-minded women who may end up becoming new friends or future collaborators.
*Even though we do not give physical awards we always have exciting gifts for filmmakers and prizes such a screenwriting software and products from women-run businesses *
-All selected filmmakers will have the option to take part in a raffle in which 10 winners get a free copy of Final Draft Screenwriting software!
-Ax Wound Film Festival is partnering with Videomaker to provide complimentary digital magazine subscriptions to all filmmakers submitting their films in 2021.
All accepted filmmakers will be invited to take part in a virtual Q&A, be featured on our social media channels, blog, and we will work to create press opportunities.
-All submissions *must* be written and directed by women filmmakers.
-Films can be completed any year but we ask that they not be available online until after the festival once accepted.