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THE OFFICIAL 2018 BLOODY MARY FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP!

The Bloody Mary Film Festival is proud to announce the lineup for its third annual festival to be held from November 8th – 9th, 2018 at the Imagine Carlton Cinemas in Toronto. The festival will showcase short and feature-length genre films directed by Canadian female filmmakers over the course of two nights. Screenings of both features and shorts will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers.

Highlights include the feature films DARKEN (2017) and BROWN GIRL BEGINS (2018) by Toronto-based filmmakers Audrey Cummings and Sharon Lewis, respectively. Two programmes of short films will close out both festival days, featuring the quirky black comedy GLITTER’S WILD WOMEN (2018), the colonialist vampire fable TiCK (2018), the delightfully weird puppet opera THE VIEW FROM HERE (2017), the fantastical Quebecois period piece WILD (2018), and CC (2018), a chilling sci-fi thriller about motherhood.

The Bloody Mary Film Festival is also thrilled to screen films that showcase the ways in which genre filmmaking can be used to interpret real-life horrors. From the unsettling exploration of Mexico City’s housing crisis in DULCE HOGAR (2018) to THEY WILL KNOW YOU BY YOUR FRUIT (2018), which illustrates anti-blackness through an experimental lens, The Bloody Mary Film Festival is committed to being a platform for diverse voices in genre film.

Returning this year, all films will be eligible for the Audience Choice Award sponsored by Dazmo Camera. The winning director will receive a $5000 donation of camera rentals towards their next project.

To view a full list of films and their descriptions and schedule, click here!

Tickets are now available for purchase via Universe.

We can’t wait to see you there!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED – PROGRAMMING TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY!

Nice job everyone! Thank you for your submissions to BMFF 2018; we received many great films, and certainly have our work cut out for us!

We’ll be announcing our final programming line-up in the coming weeks, so please check back soon so you can plan what you’re going to see!

2018 FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

We’re thrilled to announce that submissions for the Bloody Mary Film Festival’s third year are now open!! If you’re a Canadian woman with a genre film that you’ve directed please submit your work so we can watch and potentially screen it in November! We are only taking submissions through Film Freeway this year, so please head there if you want to submit and/or read the guidelines. A reminder that all films that screen are eligible for the BMFF Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Dazmo Camera. The winning director will receive $5000 in camera rentals for the next film they direct!

We’re incredibly excited; every year we’ve received amazing films by talented filmmakers and we can’t wait to watch and see what this year has in store!

THE 2018 BLOODY MARY FILM FESTIVAL DATES

It’s official! We’re excited to announce that the 2018 Bloody Mary Film Festival will take place November 8-9 at the Carlton Cinema for our third year running! Join us for some incredible horror, sci-fi and fantasy films directed by Canadian women! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further announcements and details regarding film submissions in the coming days

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