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.
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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 email@example.com.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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.
For more on our 2019 festival, see Nick Spacek's coverage in The Pitch ― "Feminist Fright Fest looks at horror from another perspective."