🪓The Ax Wound Film Festival features an eclectic selection of horror films written and directed by women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world.🎞

🪓Our foundational ethos is rooted in and inspired by DIY guerilla art movements and grassroots activism.📼

🪓We approach every initiative under our umbrella through an intersectional womanist framework to foster support and amplify the voices of an eclectic community of storytellers whose work spans horror in all its forms in the no-wave, lo-fi, and mainstream spaces.📹

“Ax Wound showcases features, shorts, and trailers and offers plenty of panels and networking opportunities, plus a long list of attending moviemakers and other guests, all part of a friendly, supportive environment for female talent. Diversity is not just Ax Wound’s mission statement; it also describes the impressive variety of themes and subjects of its showcased films.” -MovieMaker Magazine🗯🖤🪓

About the amazing venue:

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is an independent, nonprofit cinema and cultural institution with four screens and a capacity for over 700 audience members. Since 1933, audiences in the greater Boston area have relied on the Coolidge for the best of contemporary independent film, repertory, and educational programming.

🪓Award statues are fun but hinder critical networking and community building among womxn and non-binary artists. Once selected all filmmakers are entitled to the same opportunities and potential benefits.

🪓We are still in the early days of our 2023 planning but will update this section every time new sponsors and gifts are announced. Past years include filmmaker gift bags and opportunities to win Final Draft screenwriting software, magazine subscriptions, press interviews, and more.

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🧷All submissions must be written‼️ *AND*‼️ directed by women and non-binary filmmakers.

🧷Please include a Director Bio

🧷Films will be considered regardless of year or premiere status.

🧷If your film is selected all files and accompanying assets must be received by August 15, 2023.

🧷By submitting you acknowledge all legal permissions associated with your project have been cleared: music, relevant brand imagery, etc

Overall Rating
  • Luana Di Pasquale

    Must apply to this AMAZING 🖤 Film Festival!!!

    February 2022
  • Shoshana Rosenbaum

    It was an honor to be part of Ax Wound Film Festival this year. I really appreciated the festival's hard work on making the festival as vibrant as possible even though it was virtual, through the Dischord channels, Zoom Q&As, and other events. What a fantastic display of talent from women and non-binary filmmakers!

    January 2022
  • Eunice Levis

    LOVED being part of Ax Wound Film Festival! Fantastic genre festival, curated so thoughtfully.

    January 2022
  • Dycee Wildman

    Ax Wound remains one of my absolute favorite festival experiences year after year. While the virtual adventure this year did not fully scratch the itch of previous in-person years, it was still a truly incredible experience reflecting the love and care that Hannah brings every year. There are many festivals with more bells and whistles but none with more heart or more community. The films at Ax Wound are always inspired and the panels made me thrilled to work on new projects to bring and share next year. Ax Wound makes me proud of to count myself among the Women In Horror community and I would recommend anyone interested submit their work to this thoughtful and fun festival immediately.

    January 2022
  • Ax Wound is absolutely the best curated genre festival on the circuit. It is clear that Ax Wound is dedication to cultivating and supporting emerging talent within the horror genre. From the programming to the Filmmakers Q & A, Ax Wound is committed to showcasing richly diverse voices in genre cinema. I will continue to support Ax Wound, because they continue to support filmmakers like me... ❤

    January 2022