Feminist Fright Fest

Feminist Fright Fest is an annual horror film festival, taking place in October. Created in 2018, it has since become a major staple of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity’s fall programming.


Throughout October, we hold multiple public screenings of horror movies — followed by panel discussions, director interviews, or special guest Q&A’s. We also provide an opportunity for local filmmakers and film and media students at KU to show and discuss their work in a public forum. We seek primarily to explore horror through an intersectional feminist lens.


Please like and follow our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with our schedule of programming and film screenings!


If you are a local filmmaker or KU student who is interested in showing your work at a Feminist Fright Fest screening, please email us at feministfrightfest@gmail.com.





Throughout October 2021, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity will host our 4th annual Feminist Fright Fest!


This year, we are inviting our community to submit pages for our Feminist Fright Fest program — a collaborative zine — which we will release on September 29th at an event featuring contributors.


To participate, make an 8.5" x 11" zine page exploring the theme of gender & horror OR analyzing horror from an intersectional feminist perspective.


Written and/or visual submissions may include, but are not limited to: essays, personal narratives, poetry, collage, comics, drawings, or photographs.


Please send digital submissions to ETCWGE@ku.edu and hard-copy submissions to Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, 1565 Irving Hill Road, Suite 1040, Lawrence, KS 66045 by 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.


Read The Pitch's coverage of our third annual festival "KU Feminist Fright Fest goes online for 2020 event" by KU alum Jo Sabus '20.


See a playlist of all of our Feminist Fright Fest 2020 videos above!



For more on our 2019 festival, see Nick Spacek's coverage in The Pitch "Feminist Fright Fest looks at horror from another perspective."



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