Women in Horror Month is upon us again. A celebration of women working in the horror industry, the event assists female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. The vision is a world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.
The campaign explains – “Discrimination runs rampant in Hollywood and its very difficult for females (even well-known actresses) to get their films funded by major studios. Statistics prove that women are still not offered the same opportunities as men due to an array of reasons from discrimination to female professionals accepting less than they are worth in order to receive the same opportunities as their male colleagues.
WiHM focuses on supporting the achievements of women who utilize the most extreme mirror available in storytelling: horror. We encourage women to explore and represent these horrors constructively, in positive environments”
So for this special edition of News Bites, let’s take a look at some of the awesome Women in Horror Events taking place across the world.
Philly Loves Women in Horror is a film screening taking place on the 22nd February. the event will include Women in Horror Month PSA’s, raffles, and a Q&A session with women involved in the local and regional horror community moderated by the Women in Horror Month founder, Hannah Neurotica. Find out more here.
Closer to home, Jennifer’s Bodies is the main Scottish WiHM event. A two day festival to run the 21st and 22nd February 2014 at the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh- Scotland’s Most Haunted Pub. We help out with the event, so this one’s really important to us. There’s also a lot of cool interviews and features on their site, check it out here.
Women in Horror Texas explain, “As we celebrate women behind and in front of the camera, lets contribute to our local women and children at the shelter who are in desperate need of clothes and miscellaneous assorted items. We will be showing the film American Mary (Rated R) and you can catch the premier trailer for Spavine that will also be screening only at The Lagniappe Film & Music Festival.” – Rebekah Herzberg, Event Organizer
Find out more about Women in Horror Month here.