Feminist Fright Fest


Feminist Fright Fest is an annual horror film festival. 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.

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Please like and follow the Feminist Fright Fest Facebook page to keep up-to-date with our schedule of programming and film screenings.

Show Your Work

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 emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu.

News Coverage

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.

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

Feminist Fright Fest 2020

Watch a playlist of all of our Feminist Fright Fest 2020 videos, including a live podcast episode, horror short, video essays, and director interviews.

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