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The Ax Wound Film Festival is back for its third year! Growing ever more popular, the festival is an annual showcase of women in horror, featuring innovative, thoughtful, and terrifying horror films from women filmmakers around the world. It’s also a community-building, grassroots movement toward promoting equitable opportunities for women working in genre film and amplifying underrepresented voices.

This year’s festival will feature over 40 short films, film-maker Q&As, and presentations from women horror writers, artists, and directors — it’s all going down in Brattleboro, Vermont starting Friday, November 17th!

As per their press release:

Alison Lang, author of Rue Morgue Library’s Women With Guts issue will be leading a discussion on “Horror in the Trumpian Era,” artist Cassandra Sechler will host a video workshop on how to create gory special effects, Jay Kay of Horror Happens Radio is back to facilitate his own brand of ‘Inside The Filmmakers Studio’ with a Q&A session, Brooklyn-based media company 4Mile Circus will be broadcasting live with a discussion about how filmmakers can utilize trans/crossmedia, and the crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark will be represented by filmmaker Christina Raia with a workshop on how crowdfunding can be a step towards building a filmmaking career.

As a tasty added bonus, badge or passholders will receive one free month of horror-streaming service Shudder — consider it an investment in your horror education!

Ax Wound Film Festival and Ax Wound (the official Women in Horror Month blog) are subsidiaries of Women in Horror Month.

Want to learn more? Join the Ax Wound Film Festival Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and Instagram, and check out the #AWFF hashtag!