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 OPEN for submissions!

We are accepting submissions in the following categories: 

  • Feature Film

  • Short Film

  • Student Film

  • Short Screenplay

  • Feature Screenplay

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: (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. 


2019 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.