Braid Headlines The 4th Annual Ax Wound Film Festival
The Ax Wound Film Festival continues to foster a community of fans and female-identified filmmakers in the horror genre for its fourth year running on Friday evening, November 9th and all-day Saturday, November 10th 2018 at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. Recently named one of MovieMaker magazine’s 30 Bloody Best Genre Fests in the World, Ax Wound Film Festival’s expanding mission includes becoming an event that promises opportunities for professional connections amongst all filmmakers and additional creatives in order to shatter the glass ceiling of gender inequality in the film industry, starting with each other.
This year is packed with a wicked variety of international film selections from both first-time directors such as American Mary actress Tristian Risk bringing to life a séance with a darkly quirky family in PARLOUR TRICKS and award-winning, fresh voices like Kyra Gardner, back at Ax Wound with her latest zombie comedy, INKED. Director and screenwriter Mitzi Peirone’s 2018 Tribeca Film Festival Midnight selection and much buzzed about, BRAID is Ax Wound’s feature film to cap off the event, a “whimsically insane journey of madness and unnerving violence”. We’re excited about each filmmaker’s stories that bring humor, awareness, and entertainment to their artistic expressions, offering horror some of its most original and darkest work to date.
Doors open to the public on Friday, November 9th at 7:30PM and Saturday, November 10th at 10:30AM. Expect free giveaways, raffles, vendors, workshops, presentations, and more, with percentages earned going towards the Hooker-Dunham and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.
You can purchase an All-Access wristband at the door or online now for $25.00 here. Tickets for individual film blocks and other programming is $10.00. About Ax Wound Film Festival.
The Ax Wound Film Festival is an annual event featuring a diverse selection of horror films written and directed by women around the world. Our showcase includes short films, one feature, and a full day of workshops, panels, and excellent networking opportunities. Described as having a “family vibe,” we aim to empower, inspire, and provide an inclusive space deeply dedicated to expanding the visibility of women in the industry.
The Ranger (2018)
Writers Giaco Furino and Jenn Wexler | Director Jenn Wexler | Country USA
Teen punks on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods come against the local authority – an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Dolly Deadly 2: Kill Dolly Kill (2019)
Writer & Director Heidi Moore | Country USA
Benji is back. Now living as his alter-ego Dolly Deadly, he’s all grown up and ready to kill… again!
The Film Machine (2017)
Writer & Director Sonia & Miriam Albert-Sobrino | Runtime 6:05 | Country USA
A film department professor finds herself in a meta and trippy exploration of film inside of a film.
What Metal Girls Are Into (2017)
Writer & Director Laurel Vail | Runtime 15:30 | Country USA
Three women going to a three-day metal festival in the desert find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.
Kit & Libby Go Boo (2018)
Writer & Director Hannah Owen | Runtime 12:42 | Country UK
Kit, a grump, and Libby, a vegan, are best friends working as ‘zombies’ in a horror house. Will encounters with difficult members of the public and annoying colleagues cause fractions in their sisterly bond?
Devil Woman (2018)
Writer & Director Heidi Lee Douglas | Runtime 11:55 | Country Australia
When a science student in the wild forests of Tasmania gets bitten by an animal, she undergoes a transformation that has her activist co-horts and loggers fighting for their lives.
Road Trash (2018)
Writer & Director Natasha Pascetta | Runtime 5:19 | Country USA
Alice can’t help but bury every dead animal she comes across. One day, she buries something she never should have touched and pays for her kind act.
Parlour Tricks (2018)
Writer & Director Tristan Risk | Runtime 7:37 | Country Canada
A séance yields some calamitous results when squabbling family members are over-eager to produce a will.
Murder in the Cat House (2018)
Writer & Director Kristy Linderholm | Runtime 4:00 | Country USA
Exes, a shooting, a dead body. Not necessarily in that order.
Writer & Director Silvia Conesa | Runtime 3:08 | Country Spain
Marta and David have strange visions reading a furniture assembly manual that threatens to destroy the fabric of their sanity.
Writer & Director Lisanne Sartor | Runtime 13:57 | Country USA
Nina and Alex are married with a toddler, Elsie. Nina’s had enough.
Searching For Isabelle (2017)
Writer & Director Stephanie Jeter | Runtime 16:15 | Country USA
While being held captive, Isabelle discovers her ability to project. When she appears to her friends for help, they work to find her before time runs out.
He Likes It Rough (2018)
Writer Kat Threlkeld | Directors Kat Threlkeld & Lance Fernandes | Runtime 4:58 | Country Canada
A traumatized woman takes her power back through unconventional means.
42 Counts (2018)
Writer & Director Jill Gevargizian | Runtime 8:20 | Country USA
One night, two women uncover something in their apartment more sinister than they could ever imagine.
Sour Apples (2018)
Writer & Director Madeleine Hicks | Runtime 11:55 | Country USA
A group of neighborhood ladies with a penchant for baking share a dark secret that keeps their neighborhood wholesome.