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!

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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
  • Ax Wound is a wonderful, warm-hearted, inspiring festival. Lady Hunters got to play in a gorgeously curated block, and that is no small feat! All the films we saw that weekend were terrific, and I got to meet some really fantastic filmmakers. Communication was always easy and friendly, the marketing and images are cool and fun, and it was just lovely getting to hang out and support other female horror filmmakers. Such a warm, friendly group, a standard that is set by its incredibly warm, professional, caring, and friendly director!

    February 2020
  • Diana Porter

    This festival is the best of Women Empowering Women and it is just so wonderful! The greet you with an EXCELLENT swag bag and free snacks and drinks. The Theatre is intimate and it helps create an environment where networking is easy. We're all watching movies together and afterwards we discuss them! The town is adorable and it's an easy walk to a few cute spots to grab a meal. I met a TON of wonderful film makers, who I have had continued contact with and am planning future project with at least 2! Love it!
    The Organizers go above and beyond promoting the films and reaching out to film makers. They aren't just friendly, they are AMAZING. I don't plan to have a film ready to submit next year, but I will attend.

    December 2019
  • Georgina French

    I wasn't able to attend the festival unfortunately, but the communication leading up to the festival was warm and friendly. Thank you very much for supporting Women in Horror and for supporting our film in particular :) Hope to make it over the pond to Vermont another year. Best wishes

    December 2019
  • I highly recommend submitting to AxWound. Their passion for horror and horror audiences is incredible. Communication was great. And, their support for filmmakers through social media posts was really appreciated. I hope to show there again so that I can make it to Vermount to take part!

    November 2019
  • January Jones

    I was thrilled to have Lone Wolf included in Ax Wound Film Festival's official selection. I was unable to attend the festival but communication and social media shout-outs were great. I will definitely submit again and would love to attend in the future.

    November 2019