That’s a wrap for the second year of the annual Bloody Mary Film Festival!

We are thrilled at the turn-out this year and would like to give a massive thank you to everyone involved! From our amazing filmmakers, our audience, to our incredible hard-working volunteers, we couldn’t have pulled off our second year without all your love and support! A huge round of applause to you all!

While this year’s festival may have come to a close, we are absolutely stoked for next year. We can’t wait to spend our year finding EVEN MORE films by EVEN MORE incredible and talented women. We hope everyone had a wonderful time, and stay tuned for the winner of our Audience Choice Award (sponsored by Dazmo Camera) to be announced soon!


The Bloody Mary Film Festival is happy to announce that all of the films playing in this year’s festival lineup will be eligible for the 2017 BMFF Audience Choice Award. This award is generously sponsored by Dazmo Camera, and the winning filmmaker will receive $5000 in camera rentals towards their next project. We are thrilled to help support our filmmakers future endeavours and are excited to have Dazmo Camera on board. Ballots will be handed out at the venue and will be collected at the end of each screening. Be sure to attend so you can cast your ballot in support of your favourite film!

View our official 2017 festival trailer below for a short preview of our lineup!


We’re excited to present the wonderful films that make the final lineup for this year’s Bloody Mary Film Festival!

On Thursday, November 30 we kick off the festival with Tricia Lee’s feature film Blood Hunters. Last year we screened Lee’s feature Silent Retreat, and we are thrilled to have her return with another shocking creature feature. A shorts program will follow at 9:30, beginning with Amelia Moses’s bloody college campus horror Undress Me and ending with Naledi Jackson’s kick-ass sci-fi The Drop In to close out the night. A Q&A will follow the shorts program.

Screening on Friday, December 1 is Berkshire County, a feature that makes a strong case for why you should never agree to baby-sit alone, directed by Audrey Cummings. Audrey will be in attendance for a brief Q&A following the show. Closing out the festival is our second shorts program, featuring Alyx Melone’s quirky horror Talking Heads as well as Ariane Louis-Seize’s slithery short La Peau Sauvage, guaranteed to make your skin crawl.

New this year, short films will be eligible for the Audience Choice Award sponsored by Dazmo Camera. The winning filmmaker will receive a donation of camera rentals towards their next project.

To view a full list of films and their descriptions and schedule, click here! Advance tickets from the Carlton will be available soon – stay tuned for more details!


Submissions are now closed for the upcoming Bloody Mary Film Festival, set to run November 30 – December 1, 2017. Thank you for all of your films; there’s a great deal of amazing work to choose from and we certainly have our work cut out for us!

We will be announcing the festival line-up in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more details!