Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Returns for Second Edition in June; Submissions Still Open

Another female-centric film fest is heading our way soon, and if you’re in or near Germany (or maybe planning to travel overseas this summer), we have the early details on the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, taking place in June. Submissions are still open so if you’re a budding filmmaker, pay close attention!

From the Press Release:
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, taking place June 9-11, 2017, is dedicated to showcasing horror directed, written, and produced by women filmmakers from around the world. The festival is committed to carving out space for female visions in horror – whether monstrous, heroic, or some messy combination of the two. We wish to highlight underrepresented voices and are excited to welcome works by queer, non-binary, and POC filmmakers.

“Women’s genre output is severely underrepresented in horror communities, and we want to do our bit in changing that,” says festival programmer Sara Neidorf.

“Many believe that women who love genre films are a minority, but that’s simply not true: Women make up half or more of horror audiences, and it’s high time they have a chance to watch films that aren’t dominated by the male gaze or filled with one-dimensional, disposable female characters. It’s time to celebrate films that represent us, instead of objectify us,” says festival programmer Eli Lewy.

“The first edition of the festival in February 2017 was positively exhilarating; and this, along with the positive audience feedback we received, made us want to have another edition as quickly as humanly possible,” says festival programmer Lara Mandelbrot.

“We took a tiny break and are now ready to assault you with more female-driven horror offerings! The June edition will take place at Berlin’s oldest cinema, Moviemento. Expect three days filled with eerie art, riveting talks, informative panels, and lots of horror films made by women,” says Neidorf.

We are still accepting submissions and invite you to submit your horror short or feature if you believe you fit our description. Our regular deadline is April 22nd, and our late deadline is May 3rd so don’t miss your chance!

Submit your film to Final Girls Berlin Film Festival via either: or

Stay tuned for more updates in the future, including the program announcement, exciting guests, and rad merch info!

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