Women in Horror Month is thrilled to bring you the 5th annual Ax Wound Film Festival on November 15th & 16th, 2019 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, killer goodie bag, and an invitation on stage for a Q&A.

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

+10 filmmakers will win a copy of Final Draft Screenwriting software via raffle!

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
  • Erin Day

    All communication with the festival directors was open and informative.

    February 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!

  • Melissa De Leon

    I love this festival! This was one of my top choices for when I started submitting my film to festivals and so I was ecstatic when it got accepted. Hannah was great with communication and was welcoming. She knew who I was as soon as I walked in. The venue was small and intimate which gave more room to get to know people better. All the films selected were good quality and I loved that there were also panels that were informative and useful to filmmakers. I also loved the thought put into the swag bags given. Usually when you get a swag bag it's just a few items like pencils or notebooksor things like that, but in this swag bag we got a pillow, stickers, makeup, etc. It was lovely. I also like that there was a game show were we got to win some raffle prices and just have fun with each other. Last but not least it was great that the film festival was for female filmmakers. Representation is so important so I'm glad that this festival is catered to us, to get our stories out there in the horror genre. One of my favorite festivals of the year!

    December 2018
  • Laurel Vail

    I wasn't able to attend, but I found their communication to be great. They also have good social media. Hopefully some day in the future I can attend. I'm always excited to find places where other female filmmakers can meet and support each other.

    December 2018
  • Devan Gallagher

    Ax Wound Film Festival is not just an amazing festival, but a truly wonderful community. Ax Wound brings together so many talented women filmmakers at various stages in their careers, and as a new filmmaker, it was such an honor to have been included. I am so grateful for Hannah, Ashlee, and the Ax Wound team for creating such an amazing, fun, inclusive, welcoming, and inspiring festival (we had a blast and the films, workshops, panels, and activities were all wonderful). I met so many awesome and incredibly talented women at Ax Wound and am beyond grateful for the experience and opportunity to have been a part of it.

    November 2018
  • Madeleine Hicks

    I wasn't able to attend Ax Wound this year, but my film Sour Apples screened and I couldn't have been more excited! I'd heard awesome things about Ax Wound from other filmmakers and was stoked that we got in. Hannah was such a joy to communicate with, was so encouraging and supportive of my film, and seemed to create a truly positive and uplifting environment for artists to meet and connect. I will definitely submit again, and hope to make it out there one year!

    November 2018