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Women in Horror Film Festival Changes Dates Due to COVID-19

One of my favorite festivals is having to change things up due to Covid-19. The Women in Horror Film Festival is moving the dates of the fest from February 2021 to June 10-12, 2021! The fest will continue to take place at the historic Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square in Atlanta, GA. This will be an amazing experience – one you won’t want to miss!

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Co-founder and festival director Vanessa Wright said, “It’s very important to maintain the integrity of the fest and the safety of our attendees. With such uncertainty before us, I don’t feel it is responsible to move forward with a live event in February. Part of the magic of this festival is the sense of community and the energy that comes with watching your film with a live audience. We are doing our best to make sure that filmmakers and screenwriters involved with the 2021 event aren’t stripped of that experience.”

WIHFF is not alone in this decision, as so many festivals have had to and are making the difficult decision to cancel, move online, or push their dates. “It’s hard to know what the right decision is when there are so many factors that must be considered. Ultimately, we have decided to do what we think is best for everyone involved and make the health and safety of our guests the top priority,” says Wright.

WIHFF will be extending the submission period to stay open through March 31, 2021, allowing filmmakers and screenwriters ample time to finish any work in progress and get it submitted before the closing date.

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In an effort to stay connected and to help promote indie artists, Vanessa has teamed up with S.A. Bradley (author of Screaming for Pleasure and podcaster for Hellbent for Horror) to do a regularly scheduled LIVE show from the WIHFF Facebook page. This is an open format, pirate radio-style event where they welcome filmmakers, authors, actors, artists, and fans to join the conversation to chat horror. “It’s been a lot of fun, and given that so many are still stuck at home or choosing not to be out as much, it’s a great way to talk about the art that we are creating and consuming and bridge that gap until we can all be together again in person” – Vanessa Wright

WIHFF is honored to be supported by 2021 sponsors SHUDDER and FRIGHT RAGS. For information on how you can support and sponsor the fest, please email wihfilmfest@gmail.com

For more information on the fest and how to get involved, be sure to check them out online at www.WIHFF.com or on Facebook & Twitter @WIHFF and Instagram @wihfilmfest.

About Tori Danielle

Tori has had a passion for Horror and music ever since she was a little girl. She got bit by the writing bug in high school where she was involved in both the school newspaper and the yearbook. While getting her Bachelors degree, she took Journalism and Creative Writing classes where her passion grew even stronger. Now, in between work and family, she spends all of her spare time indulging in music, Horror movies, and nerdy fandoms, all while running/assisting one of the biggest Horror groups on Facebook and writing for various websites.

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