The Bloody Mary Film Festival is held in Toronto, Canada every November. Named after the legendary mirror ghost from slumber parties past, the festival aims to showcase the achievements of female-identifying directors across Canada working in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.
We also seek to inspire future generations of female genre film fans to create their own work by offering them a platform where their voices can be seen and heard.
Filmmakers are encouraged to attend and participate in post screening Q&A's where they can engage with the audience in a discussion of their work.
By fostering a community of genre filmmakers and film fans, BMFF hopes to contribute to remedying gender inequality in the genre film industry.
All films qualify for the BMFF Audience Choice Award. This award is sponsored by Dazmo Camera. The director of the winning film will receive a $5000 voucher to put towards camera rentals on the next film they direct.
The Bloody Mary Film Festival accepts genre films directed (or co-directed) by Canadian FEMALE-IDENTIFYING FILMMAKERS ONLY. We invite female filmmakers to submit their short and feature length horror, sci-fi and fantasy films. No premiere status is required!
For short films: Maximum runtime: 25 minutes
For feature films: Minimum runtime: 60 minutes
Films in a language other than English MUST be subtitled in English
We accept ONLINE submissions only.