Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival

BANNER Stranger With My Face Horrror Film Festival

Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 March 2013

Peacock Theatre

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival is run by Australian filmmakers Briony Kidd and Rebecca Thomson and a team of dedicated volunteers.

Deriving its name from the young adult novel by Lois Duncan, SWMF explores the idea of ‘the horror within’ and promotes discussion around genre and gender, from ghost stories to gore, from art house to exploitation. It’s focused on female filmmakers working in the genre, highlighting bold new work by independent filmmakers.

In 2012 the festival was an official Women in Horror Month event. WIHM is an international movement about increasing the visibility of women in horror, a notably male-dominated sphere of an already male-dominated industry.

In 2013, SWMF also aligns with International Women’s Day, as well as continuing to support the ideals of WiHM.

Its principal supporters this year are Screen Tasmania, Events Tasmania and Monster Pictures.

The inaugural festival took place in Hobart, Tasmania, from 17-19 February 2012. It was presented by Monsters Pictures, with support from Wide Angle Tasmania, the Salamanca Arts Centre and Adam Walker Film.

Please check the events calendar or the festival website for the full program of events