Thank you WIHFF for the inspiring, authentic, love fest for women filmmakers. So much talent and respect. Can’t wait for next year!
— Amanda Wyss (Nightmare on Elm Street, The Id, October 23rd)

The Women in Horror Film Festival is currently closed for submissions and our 2018 lineup has been announced. Our submissions period for our 2019 event will open on October 1st. 

We are accepting submissions in the following categories: 

  • Feature Film
  • Short Film
  • Student Film
  • Short Screenplay
  • Feature Screenplay
  • Trailer

We accept the following genres: horror, thriller, and science fiction.  

All submissions may be entered electronically on FilmFreeway. 

All films entered are required to have 3 or greater of the following different specified creative roles fulfilled by women: (Producer(s), Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Screenplay submissions must have not been previously produced, and must be written or co-written by a woman.

Read the full rules and terms of entry here. 


2018 Prizes


The Lizzies

Winners in all categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy. Each trophy is hand-painted ensuring that no two Lizzies are exactly alike. You can check out our Lizzie categories here. 




Complimentary VIP Passes

ALL Finalists will receive 2 full VIP passes to the opening night party and all screenings, workshops, and panels.

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Feature Screenplay Prize

Feature screenplay Finalists will receive a scheduled 1-on-1 with acclaimed horror producer, Marianne Maddalena (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, Red Eye).

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Short Screenplay Prize

Short screenplay Finalists will receive a live table read of their script by professional actors, including horror icon, Amanda Wyss, at the Women in Horror Film Festival.