​​Women in Horror​Film Festival

Panel discussion on marketing, distribution, pitching, social media and more from successful horror filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska

Nadine Al-Remaizan is an accomplished self taught special makeup effects artist and began her journey in the makeup effects world in 2013. She grew up an artist, specializing in painting and discovered her love for special makeup effects during her senior year of high school. In 2016, Nadine kickstarted her career in the industry working on web-series, short films, and feature films.

 You finished your film, now what?

 Panel discussion with Jen & Sylvia Soska

 The TwistedTwins Saturday September 23, 2017 3:45pm

Juliene Joyner

Christine Ramirez is a Atlanta based makeup and special effects artist. Her love for makeup and to work on film started at a young age. It all began with her childhood viewing of the original 1978 John Carpenters Halloween. Christine started her makeup career in beauty, but her true passion was always special effects makeup. She now works on feature films in Atlanta and Los Angeles and has been department head and key artist for beauty and effects makeup on many features. She specializes in gore, realistic medical, and blood work. 

Special screening of Wes Craven's New Nightmare followed by the Nightmare Panel with Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Marianne Maddalena & Greg Nicotero

Friday September 22, 2017 6:30pm 

 SFX Make up Panel & Demonstration    

  with Christine Ramirez of Ramirez FX and Nadine Al-Remaizan

 Creating Big Budget looks on a shoestring budget

Saturday September 23, 2017 11am

 Stunt Demonstration with John Nittolo of Anti -  

​ Assault Systems and Stunt Woman Juliene Joyner

​Friday September 22, 2017 11am

 Greg Nicotero

 Private VIP Party Thursday 

 September 21, 2017

​ 8pm-Midnight

                                                           John Nittolo is CEO of Anti-Assault Systems, Inc. He has extensive experience training law enforcement and  

                                                          military personnel from multiple federal and government agencies and training in the private sector. He has also

                                                          provided protection for many dignitaries and high profile celebrity figures. He has developed a unique Close

                                                         Quarter Combat training program. This program optimizes the survival and success rate of personnel in high risk

                                                         situations. John has over 30 years of experience in various martial arts disciplines including Aikido, Michi Budo

                                                         Ryu, and Weng Chun.  John developed complex programs for Anti-Assault Systems, Inc. Since 2010, John has 

                                                         developed and is currently working on certain equipment to be utilized for military and security use. These

                                                         programs are continually being examined and updated using advanced technology as it becomes available.  John

                                                         has obtained numerous certifications in anti-terrorism. He is certified as a Police Tactics Instructor for tactical 

                                                         training. He has provided private instruction to employees of various corporate industries and executives and their

                                                         families. He has conducted training for the Department of Defense, including Delta Force covert operations training,

                                                         as well as personnel from multiple government agencies, and provided private instruction to foreign dignitaries.

                                                        John has also trained several special forces operators internationally, including the Israeli Special Forces and the British S.A.S.  John has twice been inducted into the Gold Coast Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year, Police Tactics Instructor of the Year, and Military Instructor of the year.  John is constantly working to improve old ideas and develop new ones using the latest state-of-the-art technologies.  Currently John is conducting Self-Defense classes and Tactical Shooting courses for the general public. Along with training in the private sector, John is developing a rigorous and intense private training course specifically for stunt doubles in the film industry.

 Panel Discussion - Whose Film is it Anyway?

Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30pm  

 Jen & Sylvia Soska

 Nadine Al-Remaizan - Special Makeup FX artist

We will welcome all Film and Screenplay finalists, Celebrity Guests, Press, Festival Staff and Exclusive VIP Pass Holders to get the weekend started in bloody fashion.  The party will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking the water.  Entertainment will be provided by Kevin Porter of Hat Trick Entertainment. Horror Themed Hors D'oeuvres and Cocktails will be served.  Get your photo taken on the Dead Carpet and meet your favorite Horror Icons. 

Christine Ramirez - Makeup and Special Effects Artist

Stunt double for Margarita Levieva in Future World

 with Amanda Wyss