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