He's considered the heir of Joe d'Amato, misunderstood in his home country and loved by many around the world on the underground extreme circuit: Domiziano Cristopharo is an Italian filmmaker, amongst many other things, who doesn’t shy from bringing shocking images to the screens. His work comes over with a lot of finesse and style. This is the chap behind such titles as Doll Syndrome, House of Flesh Mannequins, Red Krokodil, and many more. His muse, the actress Chiara Pavoni (Andreas Schnaas DEMONIUM, Ivan Zuccon BAD BRAINS, Pastore VIOLENT SHIT: THE MOVIE) is considered a sexy icon of Italian cinema.

Both decided to dedicate this festival to the most mistreated side/category of underground cinema, where avant-garde, sensuality, sexuality and - why not - pornography find a place in the experimental matter of a film (or performance) where a language without limits of moralism, bigotry and conformity of the gender identity: Horror, Comedies, Arthouse, Exploitation and Porn are welcome in this fest (expecially) if LGBTQ themed!

Most of the fest will reject this kind of works, we acclaim, love and respect them!

Special guest/Juror 2022:

director and screenwriter, in 2005 he contributed to the collective documentary"Nuovo Cinema Paradosso", presented at the Venice Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori).
He's a member of the Actor's Center Rome, with which he made the experimental docudrama Altromondo, released in Italy in 2008 and in the United States in 2010.
His noir melodrama "Stare Fuori" had its international premiere at the Montreal Film Festival in 2009 and won Best Film and Best Actress at the Napoli Film Festival 2010.
He's currently in the post-production of "Nobody is Perfect" a feature-length documentary made in collaboration with Antonio Veneziani.

Vivian is a transgender female who’s been working in the horror industry for many years. Mostly in writing articles, reviews, and interviews for various horror magazines. She has also helped produce films such as The Satanic Works of Jasmine, Flesh Eater X, and more currently Piggy Palace; all for A Baroque House. She’s also a filmmaker with her first piece being part of Marcus Koch’s Symbolicus anthology series; appearing in Volume 3 along side the likes of Domiziano Cristopharo, Whit e Gardenia, and others.
Away from writing and helping produce films, Vivian also has her own film company that’s new to the underground horror community called Embryo House/Embryo Pink. Having her own company provides her with the outlet to be able to release films that are immersing and expressive through arthouse/abstract/horror/psychological/romance elements.
She’ll be releasing her first feature length film some time in May 2022.

Graduated at DAMS and then from CITEM in Bologna with a thesis on queer horror cinema, he is currently pursuing a master's degree in Series Development at Luchino Visconti school in Milan. He wrote for Shiva Produzioni for two years, focusing mainly on contemporary horror and LGBTQ + cinema. In 2020 he was part of the jury of the CE L'HO CORTO in the porn section. Her biggest dream is to meet John Waters and become his sugar babe.

Horror lover and writer, perpetual tourist, book worm, music fanatic
foodie and dog mommy.
She write for nightmarishconjurings.com and morbidlybeautiful.com

Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best Acting Performance
Best LGBTQ themed work



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Overall Rating
  • Such an honor to be included. Everything has been wonderful I need to SCREAM it everywhere! I just wish I could be there in person to thank you. Love your logo the best. Woohoo! - Lymari

    October 2021
  • David Mahmoudieh

    This festival was great! Timely communication and seemed determined to do an in-person festival when it was safe to do due to Covid. Would definitely recommend.

    May 2021
  • Very grateful to Scream Queer for organising the festival despite all the pandemic difficulties, and for awarding my film. Very easy to communicate with the team. Highly recommended.

    May 2021
  • The festival made a very pleasant impression! I was happy to participate in this wonderful forum!

    February 2021
  • igor lovato

    We are all very very happy with this selection in Scream Queer - Eros and Thanatos!

    For all of us in Brazil, this victory has gigantic proportions in view of the difficulties we face here.

    Thank you very much. We are immensely proud.

    Our best wishes for success and happiness to you all!

    February 2021