Women in Horror Month is thrilled to bring you the 4th annual Ax Wound Film Festival on November 9th & 10th, 2018 at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Our event features one evening followed by a full day of horror films made by women, workshops, panels, and excellent networking opportunities.

We are in the planning stages and as we have new information on the festivities this section will be updated.

-Attending filmmakers will receive a name badge, mystery goodie bag, and be invited on stage for a Q&A.

-Filmmakers can opt in for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Final Draft screenwriting software!

-We will promote you and your film via a blog post spotlight and multiple social media shout outs across all our platforms.

More TBA!

The Ax Wound Film Festival invites women filmmakers to submit Short Films, Feature Films, and Trailers that fall within any of the horror sub-genres.
Films will be considered regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.

All submissions must be written and directed by women-identified filmmakers to qualify.

Overall Rating
  • Catherine Black

    I'm so honored to have been included in the 2017 festival! Incredibly supportive, communicative and important platform for women in horror. I only wish I had attended the festival, and look forward to going to future festivals. Thank you Ax-Wound!

    August 2018
    Response from festival:

    Catherine, thank you a million times over for this wonderful review. Your film was so much fun to watch with our audience and the ending just sticks with you. So disturbing, funny, and sadly, very true. Please submit everything you make🖤 thank you again for the support & review!

    Very much hope to meet you at a future event!! And of course, submit everything you make 🖤 thank you again for all the wonderful support!

  • Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith

    I am so grateful that our short horror film was part of this amazing film festival. What an amazing platform for women in horror films!

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for this review, Deborah! It was such an honor to show your film! Please submit again when you have a new film <3

  • Manny Serrano

    Amazing festival, excellently curated and everyone there is incredibly supportive. Hannah runs an awesome show and we can't wait to see what's in store for next year!

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!!
    It was SUCH A BLAST meeting both of you!! We really hope to see you this year! =)

  • England Simpson

    Ax Wound is the best film festival I've ever attended... I grew as a filmmaker and was entertained as a fan. Every part of my experience at Ax Wound was a dream come true. I'd like to personally thank Hannah and Ashlee for selecting my project and for being so hospitable.

    December 2017
    Response from festival:

    England! It was such an honor to have you in attendance!! You are such a rad person and your film is so horrific in the best ways!
    SO SO SO excited for your next film! =)

  • I love Ax Wound! It's one of my favorite film festivals. The programming is excellent. The venue is intimate but technically and aesthetically impressive. The people who run it are so supportive. You can just feel the care put into organizing every detail. It's wonderful as a filmmaker and fan getting to see such diverse works within in the genre and by women. I often feel like I'm supposed to represent my entire gender at most (typically male-dominated) festivals. At this one, I get to just be me, and appreciate the many perspectives and styles of women directors out there. I've attend two years in a row and I hope to attend every year. The conversations both on and off stage are always insightful. And I've walked away both years with new friends and potential collaborators. I could truly go on and on about how wonderful this festival is. I recommend submitting a film and seeing for yourself!

    December 2017