Women in Horror Month is thrilled to bring you the third annual Ax Wound Film Festival on November 17th & 18th, 2017 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.

Awards & Prizes

-All selected filmmakers (regardless of ability to attend) will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Final Draft screenwriting software.

-Attending filmmakers will receive a name badge, mystery goodie bag, and be invited 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.

Rules & Terms

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.

16 Reviews

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    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
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    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
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    Christina Raia

    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
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    Julia Berkey

    An amazing festival! Great lectures, conversations, films, and filmmakers! It had a great feeling of community.

    December 2017
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    Caitlin Koller

    Amazing festival! I had a blast attending! It was full of talented filmmakers, well curated films and amazing talks. The atmosphere was supportive and inspirational! Worth every cent to enter! Can't recommend it highly enough.

    November 2017