The fifth installation of the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival kicks off on February 6 at City Kino Wedding. Attendees will get to bask in a four-day adventure into female centric and non-binary horror from notable and emerging directors and producers, in what festival co-director Eli Lewy calls the “most expansive and international yet, presenting a wide array of films by visionary filmmakers that represent the diversity and originality that can be found in the current horror landscape.”
Below are several galleries highlighting the festival’s landscape consisting of eight curated short film blocks, nine feature films, a horror-inspired self-defense workshop, an exhibition, a festival party with multimedia drag performances, and specialist talks on horror martyrs, made-for-TV horror, ‘female monsters,’ and ‘bad mothers’ in Mexican horror cinema.
“Horror is a very elastic term,” adds fellow co-director Sara Neidorf, “and we’re excited to discover films that make us question and expand our conceptions of what horror can be, both in ways that are distant from and uncannily near our own realities.”
Peep the festival trailer above, and tap the images below to enlarge for better viewing and summary readings (be sure to open this page on your native browser without the /amp modulation in the URL). For more, visit the official website.
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