Festival Trailer!

Check out our new festival trailer, edited by our talented, bad-ass pal Anastasia Cazabon!

Featuring scenes from Metamorphosis, Waste, La Peau Sauvage, and Please Love Me Forever, and with music by Choral Hearse.

Please share and spread the word! We’ll see you from the 1st – 3rd of February, 2018, at the best place to watch movies in Berlin: B-ware Ladenkino!

Please also visit and share our fb event page, where we will continue to post the latest updates on our program.  Let’s get scared together! Can’t wait to see your faces and hear your gasps!

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival #2 – June 2017

Welcome to the second edition of Final Girls Berlin Film Festival ‘17!

All of the horror films you’ll see here were directed, written, and/or produced by women and non-binary filmmakers.

We believe that horror is a beautiful, messy, and fruitful means of resistance, as well as a visceral medium for exploring ills and incongruities, whether internal, interpersonal, or societal.

The films we’re presenting relish in various forms of resistance: deconstructing or decimating traditional representations of women in film; blurring bodily boundaries; highlighting the perversions lurking within the nuclear family structure; twisting and contorting the conventions of romance; painting bloody portraits of revenge… Sometimes this resistance takes the form of unbridled and unapologetic fantasy, no matter how ugly.

These women and non-binary horror-makers are powerful, asskicking agents of chaos and disruption who deserve to be celebrated. Our mission is to bring these filmmakers and their largely unseen bloody gems to Berlin’s feminist horror-loving spectators. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the horror talks/workshops and art exhibition in the Moviemento lounge, where we’ll also be selling our ghastly and muchcoveted FGB T-shirts.

We look forward to serving you a tasty array of thrills, chills, kills, ills, and terror-packed film bills!!!

–Sara Neidorf, co-director of Final Girls

See full program as pdf

Film Reviews @ Suddenly, a shot rang out

A Tricky Treat/Shortcut (Shorts) (Final Girls Berlin Film Festival 2017)

Playing in Final Girls’s Dying of Laughter shorts program is the comic A Tricky Treat, from director Patricia Chica, about one family’s worrying Halloween tradition. Less predictable than one might expect, this film takes a twist that I recall coming up in the anthology film Trick R’ Treat and gives it another little turn, resulting in a horror short that’s essentially a visual joke.

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Inventive, gory, and unique horror that focuses on the human body was on display last night at FGBFF

Last night, one of the features of the program at Final Girls Berlin was a block of body horror short films ranging in theme, topic, and tone. I was able to screen four of them and found all to be very interesting and very different watching experiences. Every one, however, presented an interesting idea that highlighted truly terrifying violations of the human body.
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Final Girls Berlin celebrates women in horror

Two of the curators spill their guts in advance of the burgeoning film festival, taking place June 9-11 at Kino Moviement

Jun. 6, 2017 – Berlin has no shortage of film festivals, but has there been one dedicated to feminist horror? Well, there is now: Final Girls Berlin is taking place this weekend at the intimate Kino Moviemento. The festival – which takes its name from the trope of the last woman standing in a slasher film – gathers feature-lengths, short film programs, talks and more, with plenty of queer content along the way. Two of the curators, Elinor Lewy and Sara Neidorf, spill their guts with SIEGESSÄULE.
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Gut Gebrüllt: Die Final Girls

Vom 9. bis zum 11. Juni 2017 findet in Berlin zum zweiten Mal das Final Girls Film Festival statt, das Horrorfilme von Frauen* zeigt. Eine großartige Idee, wie ich finde, und deshalb eine Steilvorlage für eine neue Ausgabe von GUT GEBRÜLLT mit den Festival-Gründerinnen Elinor Lewy und Sara Neidorf über das Festival aber auch die Frage, was eigentlich das Besondere an Horrorfilmen von Frauen* ist.
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Die drei Töchter Draculas

Das Filmfestival „Final Girls Berlin“ zeigt am Wochenende im Z-inema von Frauen gemachte Horrorfilme in allen Spielarten des Genres.

Elinor Lewy und Sara Neidorf sind noch kurz vor Festivalbeginn mit beiden Händen beschäftigt: Für die erste Ausgabe des Filmfestivals Final Girls Berlin bügeln sie. Das ist ein ziemlich gewöhnungsbedürftiges Bild, mit dem man nun nicht gerade gerechnet hätte. Denn Final Girls hat sich dem Horrorfilm verschrieben, der entweder von Frauen gedreht, produziert oder geschrieben wurde (bestenfalls natürlich alles) und der vor allem nicht daran interessiert ist, Rollenstereotype zu wiederholen.
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