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/or directed by women-identified filmmakers to qualify.

10 Reviews

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Communication
Hospitality
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    Jill Gevargizian

    I really admire everything festival director Hannah Neurotica is doing in the genre. Not only does she run this festival of only female made films- she founded a movement, Women in Horror Month.

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Wow! Jill thank you for the wonderful review! This means so much!!!! You are incredible!

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    James Moran

    Ax Wound is a great and very professionally run festival. The communication with the organisers was really smooth. The branding and marketing is really cool and distinctive, and Ax Wound has an impressive list of sponsors and supporters. We were very pleased to have two films included in the festival in 2016 and the line up of films selected was really impressive. We weren't able to attend in person, so I can't comment on the networking at the event itself, but the marketing and networking online was positive, and I read lots of good feedback. Will definitely submit again!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you SO much for writing this wonderful review! It was such an honor to screen your work and I hope you submit everything you ever make in the future <3

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    GABRIELA STANISZEWSKA

    Although I could not attend the festival, the communication was excellent and it has a very down-to-earth feel about it. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of it, and hopefully will be able to attend in the future!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Your film has so many layers and I could watch it over and over. Please submit any films you make <3 Thank you also for the wonderful review!!!

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    Prano Bailey-Bond

    Whilst I wasn't able to attend the festival as I'm based in the UK - I was so pleased that my short film NASTY could be a part of this awesomely named festival. I heard great things about the event and screening - and had people contact me and give great comments on the film off the back of it. Thanks Ax Wound!

    November 2016
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    Porcelain Dalya

    I love, love, love this festival. It's very intimate.
    It's so amazing to see so many women in horror together in one place. Everyone has such interesting things to say and networking with other women has been proven to be very beneficial for my career! Thanks Ax Wound! :D

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    You are such an incredible artist and having you as part of the festival is such a gift.