Final Girls Berlin Film Festival showcases horror cinema that’s directed, written, or produced by women. After our thrilling and chilling first edition on February 23rd and 24th, 2017, we are holding the second installment of FGBFF 2017 on June 9th and 10th at Berlin's historical Moviemento cinema. We are looking for horror films (as well as films with horror elements or films that pay homage to horror), of all lengths. We are also extra excited if female filmmakers wish to visit the festival in order to give talks or workshops on a particular aspect of horror cinema. We are committed to creating space for female voices and visions, whether monstrous, heroic, or some messy combination of the two, in the horror genre. We are lashing out against representations of women as objects, beautified victims, and male projections/fantasies, and are celebrating women as creators, subjects, and storytellers in horror.

Awards & Prizes

Short film submissions are eligible for an Audience Award. Ballots will be distributed and collected at screenings of each shorts program.

Rules & Terms

Final Girls Berlin accepts submissions of both short and feature-length films, as well as films that don't fit neatly in either of those formats.
All submitted films must be written, directed, or produced by women.
All submitted films must be considered horror, or at least have horror elements.
You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion.
Preferred formats: mp4 with aac sound codec, blu-ray discs; DCP
Promo materials such as posters, t-shirts, etc. are very welcome and will be distributed to the audience at the festival.
Once a film has been accepted into the official festival program it can no longer be withdrawn.
The filmmaker grants permission to FGBFF to screen the film at the advertised festival as well as future FGBFF events (unless indicated otherwise in a cover letter with the submission form).
The filmmaker agrees that the festival can use up to 5 stills from the movie for promotional purposes.

10 Reviews

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    Natasha Leivers

    Great networking, fast and easy communication, good feedback.

    June 2017
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    Alba Roland

    This is an amazing concept! Thank you for giving a platform to women who love horror.

    April 2017
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    Richard Lukacs

    Although I couldn't attend, the communication was friendly and fast. I liked the layout of the schedule and also got some sweet feedback on the screening of my music video so I have to say; these Final Girls are killin' it!

    March 2017
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    Sinead Stoddart

    excellent festival who are really friendly

    March 2017
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    Gloria Endres de Oliveira

    Loved the concept and atmosphere.

    March 2017