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The Ax Wound Film Festival returns to Brattelboro, Vermont, to celebrate the work of female filmmakers in the genre, showcasing 40 genre shorts.

The Ax Wound Film Festival is the official film festival of Women in Horror Month. Now in its fifth year, this annual event features a diverse selection of horror films written and directed by women around the world. The showcase includes short film blocks, along with a full day of workshops and panels. Described as having a “family vibe,” the festival aims to empower, inspire, and provide networking opportunities for women-identified filmmakers and artists from all walks of life to end gender inequality in the film industry.

Morbidly Beautiful is extremely honored to once again help sponsor this incredible film fest, recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of their “30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World in 2019”.

This year’s event takes place Friday evening, November 15th, and all-day Saturday, November 16th, at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont with some of the most riveting and intense shorts directed by women.

“Many films are darkly funny and more likely to utilize experimental storytelling over the traditional narratives,” says festival director Hannah “Neurotica” Forman. Neurotica’s vision each year is focused on the myriad perspectives of today’s social climate. “2019 is horror, and we are left to our own devices, camera, pens, and paints to collectively process it.”

Attendees will be able to screen nearly 40 horror shorts from some of the most talented and up-and-coming female filmmakers working in the genre.

Members of our staff were honored to help judge entries from this year’s fest, and we were absolutely blown away by the volume of extremely high quality and compelling films submitted for consideration. There is absolutely something for everyone to love from among the 2019 featured selections, and it’s so inspiring to see the work of so many exceptional female filmmakers being spotlighted during this event.

In addition to the short film programming, attendees are invited to participate in several workshops. Writer and filmmaker Monika Estrella Negra will explore cultural representation and appropriation in the golden age of Diversity in Hollywood. Christina Raia of Seed&Spark will share the low down on distribution, breaking down the current landscape for indie film and television. And educator and indie podcast producer/consultant Annie Rose Malamet (host of the popular “Girls, Guts, & Giallo” podcast) will host a filmmaker Q&A Panel.

Doors open to the public on Friday at 7:30 PM and Saturday at 10:00 AM.

Expect free giveaways, raffles, vendors, workshops, presentations, a Filmmaker Q&A, and more. The proceeds earned from the raffle go to the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and the Scleroderma Research Foundation. All-access passes that are good for both days are available for purchase at the door for $20.00 (students with ID receive 50% off). Cash only.

For more information, visit the Ax Wound Film Festival website or follow them on their social media outlets.

Twitter: @AxWoundFilmFest



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