Philly Loves Women In Horror: A Film Screening & Networking Event Looks Forward To An Exciting Women in Horror Month 2014 in Philadelphia With More Films and a Q&A Panel
We are happy to announce the one of a kind, second annual Philadelphia Women in Horror Month event, Philly Loves Women In Horror!
But these aren't your mainstream horror films. Women filmmakers who specialize in the horror genre have a formidable capacity for genre mixing and dispelling popular, dismissive opinions that overwhelm the genre. They create intense, dark narratives that provide plenty of gore as well as plenty of insight about men and women in our society.
Philly Loves Women in Horror aims to enrich the Philadelphia artistic community by welcoming the public who enjoy horror films and those who are curious about what women create when they sit in the director's chair. In addition, Philly Loves Women In Horror exists to encourage local artists to collaborate on creative projects, share facts about women directors within and outside of the horror genre as well as make charitable donations to Lil Filmmakers, a local non-profit organization that gives our youth the opportunity to learn all aspects of filmmaking under the guidance of founder and Temple University film school graduate Janine Spruill. This past February, we were able to raise enough money to help with transportation and food services for their grueling film schedule for their long awaited second feature film, Erudition directed by the precocious 17 year old Anissa Cooper. Next year, we plan to help raise funds for an after school program and new equipment to keep up with an ever rapid, digital age.
A Q&A panel has been added that includes the founder of Women in Horror Month, Hannah Neurotica along with local and regional horror bloggers, artists, and filmmakers Samm Deighan, Jenny Dreadful, and Kristina Leath-Malin. The discussion will cover women in horror in front and behind the camera and how these women are radically changing the film and horror industry landscape.
The wide range of diversity with this coming year's award winning film selections span North America with a pit stop in Tasmania.
2014 Official Selections:
The Dump (2012) USA
Director: Rebekah McKendry
Anniversary Dinner (2012) USA
Director: Jessi Gotta
My Mom and Other Monsters (2011) USA
Director: Kate Tsang
Sheeties (2012) USA
Director: Paula Haifley
OowieWanna (2011) USA
Director: Bridget Palardy
JustUs (2011) USA
Director: Lori Bowen
Summer Of The Zombies (2011) USA
Directors: Ashleigh Nichols & Eddie Beasley
Doll Parts (2011) Canada
Director: Karen Lam
Awesome Oujia Board (2009) USA
Director: Tonjia Atomic
The Room At The Top Of The Stairs (2010) Tasmania
Director: Briony Kidd
Philly Loves Women In Horror is an official event in honor of Women in Horror Recognition Month, a month long celebration that happens every February wherein people all over the world create events and projects for charity that promote underrepresented female professionals in the film and art industries including directors, producers, cinematographers, musicians, FX Artists, painters, sculptors, and more.
Women in Horror Recognition Month is a service provided by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that expands opportunities for contemporary female genre filmmakers.
For more information, please visit:
Press from 2013:
University of Pennsylvania's Queer & Feminist Film Studies - http://pennqueerfemfilm.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/event-philly-loves-women-in-horror-film-screening-networking-event/
Philadelphia City Paper - http://www.citypaper.net/agenda/events/188618151.html
In Liquid Art + Design - http://inliquid.org/blog/event/philly-loves-women-in-horror/