It’s been no secret that film and horror can be a boys club. On most sets, there may be a few women on set working in various departments, but crews tend to be mostly men. If this a leftover from a simpler time, or do women still have a battle to fight in work equality? The answer is probably a little of both, but it is important to support those women who choose a life of film, and The Women in Horror Film Festival, or WIHFF, in Atlanta, Georgia is ready to attack the problem straight on.
Below is the full press release, including details on how to submit your films. We hope to see many WAIH readers participating in this festival!
Atlanta, GA – Producers of the film Rainy Season, based on the story by Stephen King are launching a one of kind film festival in Atlanta the fall of 2017. The Women in Horror Film Festival will be dedicated to showcasing and honoring women within the horror genre. They will be welcoming filmmakers & writers from around the world for three days of independent film screenings, industry workshops & frightening fun! They will be accepting submissions for films and screenplays through film freeway beginning January 1, 2017. Spots are still available for sponsors and vendors, as well as advertising opportunities. If you would like to apply to be a judge or volunteer for the fest, you can send an inquiry to WIHfilmfest@gmail.com. For more information please visit their website at www.WIHFF.com or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF.