“This event fills a gap that has been largely ignored by other film festivals….” —Screen Hub

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival is based in Hobart, Tasmania, founded by filmmakers Briony Kidd and Rebecca Thomson and programmed by Briony Kidd. Deriving its name from the young adult novel by Lois Duncan, it explores the idea of ‘the horror within’ and promotes discussion around genre and gender, from ghost stories to gore, from art house to exploitation. SWMF has a particular focus on female directors working in horror and related genres and aims to highlight bold new work by independent filmmakers.

“Nothing short of magical. It was transformative for me. I think what is being done there, and celebrated there and made possible as a result, is the best I have seen at any fest… I want to be there every year.”—Jennifer Lynch, guest filmmaker

Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival will return, with dates and a call for submissions to be announced soon. Sign up here for news. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Voted in the Top 5 Coolest Women’s Film Festivals in the world by Movie Maker Magazine 2013.

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