Ax Wound Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Women in Horror

Ax Wound Film Festival Shines Spotlight on Women in Horror

Horrorific content by Dusan on November 21st, 2018 | Horror News |

Women are already woefully under-represented when it comes to the film industry at large, but this is especially the case when it comes to horror. Respected horror writers and directors like Mary Harron (American Psycho) or Anna Biller ( The Love Witch) tend to be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to the genre, but that could be changing soon if those behind the Ax Wound Film Festival have anything to say about it.

The annual Ax Wound Film Festival shines a much needed and deserved spotlight on female horror filmmakers from all over the world. (It ran this past weekend from 8PM on Friday, November 9th and throughout the day on Saturday, November 10th.) It is currently one of Film Freeway’s Top 100 festivals, as well as widely praised for supporting a “strong sense of community” for women in horror everywhere. It also continues to generate additional interest with each passing year, so it’s definitely an event that deserves a spot on your radar.

Ax Wound is proud to be a part of the current push toward increased exposure for and celebration of women in the filmmaking industry. It also strives to showcase shining examples from every walk of life and from all over the world. Along with the standard screenings one would expect from a film festival, Ax Wound also delivers networking opportunities, live discussions, panel events, and more. In addition to generating exposure and sparking interest in horror-associated women, Ax Wound is all about creating ongoing conversation and dialogue for and about women in horror.

Both Ax Wound and the official Ax Wound “Women in Horror Month” blog are subsidiaries of Women in Horror Month, an international event designed to further showcase and expose the work of hard-working women in the industry. Definitely check out both in your own efforts to support the horror world’s creative, hard-working women!


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