The Women In Horror Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

January 29, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:



The Women in Horror Film Festival will be taking place September 21-24 and will feature films, guests, vendors, events and more. The festival is currently open for submissions and seeking terrifying films both full length and short. Winners even have a shot of having their film chosen for distribution by Terror Films.

From the Press Release:

Samantha Kolesnik and Vanessa Ionta Wright, life-long fans of the horror genre, have launched The Women in Horror Film Festival, a grand celebration and showcase of the talented women in genre filmmaking and screenwriting. The festival will take place at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Peachtree City, GA. The fest will be a weekend-long extravaganza from September 21-24, featuring amazing and terrifying films, special guests, book signings, genre vendors, exclusive parties, and lots of fun!
The Women in Horror Film Festival is currently open for submissions! We are looking for short
films, feature films, short screenplays, and feature-length screenplays in both the horror and science
fiction genres. All submissions can be made via FilmFreeway.
All winners of our nineteen categories will receive a custom Women in Horror Film Festival
trophy, in addition to many other great prizes. Our feature film finalists will be considered for
distribution by Terror Films, who recently expanded its distribution channels to 15 different countries!
Our screenplay winners will receive the ground-breaking StoryO software from Jungle Software. And
our winner of the short screenplay category will also receive a complimentary course of their choice
from Screenwriters University. Feature screenplay finalists will receive a copy of the Hollywood
Screenwriters Directory from The Writers Store. Many more prizes are in the works and will be
announced soon!
All submitted films and screenplays will be carefully considered by an independent panel of
talented judges, including Hannah Neurotica (founder of Women in Horror Month), April Bedan
(Fangoria Musick Manager), Melissa Hannon (founder of, Tanya Chuturkova
(writer, director, and producer), Kevin Peterson (owner of Pure Grain Productions), Terri Adams (line
producer and experienced film judge), and Brandon Taylor (film director and co-owner of Hollow Tree
Tickets to the festival are available via our website here. Interested horror and science fiction
vendors, authors, and artists may also reserve table space. Tables will sell out, so interested parties
should reserve ASAP.

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