Women In Horror Film Festival 2020 lands during Women In Horror Month

When no WIHFF was announced for October 2019, the Grue-Crew shed a collective tear. Where was one of our favorite film festivals?

Well, GOOD NEWS, festival director Vanessa Ionta Wright has shared a wonderful WIHFF update. The Atlanta based festival has moved from October to February 2020 (Women in Horror Month!) and has relocated to the historic STRAND THEATRE. Check out the press release below, circle your calendar, and start making plans to attend the festival in 2020 now.

Women in Horror Film Festival Dates and Venue Confirmed

The Women in Horror Film Festival has been hard at work, preparing for the third installment of the fest. Co-founder & fest director Vanessa Ionta Wright has restructured and relocated! The festival will be held during national WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, February 27-29, 2020, at the historic STRAND THEATRE on the Marietta Square just outside of Atlanta, GA. When asked about the switch to February, Wright said, “What better way to close out national women in horror month, than with a huge celebration of female-focused genre film!” Tickets will be available soon though the Strand Box Office.

To elevate the competitive factor, The Women in Horror Film Festival has added a special guest jury to decide who goes home with the coveted Lizzie award:

2020 Special Guest Jury

  • Actress & filmmaker Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • Producer Marianne Maddalena (Scream, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, The Hills Have Eyes)
  • Special Makeup FX artist Christine Ramirez (The Vault, Hidden Figures)
  • Director & Special Makeup FX Artist Robert Green Hall (Teen Wolf series, Fear Clinic, Laid to Rest)
  • Filmmaker Adam Marcus (Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell)
  • Special Makeup FX artist Nora Hewitt (SyFy’s FaceOff Season 9 WINNER)
  • Author, journalist & podcaster Scott Bradley (Screaming for Pleasure, Hellbent for Horror)

When asked about the fest, Heather Langenkamp said, “In the end, we’re all playing in the same sandbox. But, getting in the sandbox, it helps sometimes if you have some experiences that boost your confidence, and make you feel legitimate, and that’s what I think Women in Horror Film Festival does the best. It really celebrates these talents.”

Located less than a mile from the theater is The Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, the official hotel of the Women in Horror Film Festival. All after-parties will take place at THE PUB, located just off the lobby in the hotel. To book your room and secure the special discounted room rate, click HERE.

WIHFF is actively offering sponsorship opportunities. Current 2020 sponsors include Shudder, MBS Equipment Co., Horror Pack, InkTip & Final Draft. For information on how to become a sponsor of the fest or for information on sponsoring a Lizzie, please email WiHFilmFest@gmail.com.

WIHFF is currently open for submissions through October 31, 2019, exclusively through Film Freeway at www.filmfreeway.com/WIHFF.

For more information on the fest and how to get involved, please visit us online at www.WIHFF.com or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF and Instagram @wihfilmfest.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.