For the past three years, we’ve had the absolute pleasure of covering some incredible festivals. We’re excited to announce that we’ll not only be covering the 6th edition of one of our favorite, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, but there’s something extra to be excited about. The festival will be going entirely virtual!
If you don’t know what Final Girls Berlin Film Festival is, boy, are you missing out. The festival showcases some of the best horror films by women and non-binary filmmakers. For their sixth year, they’ll be hosting their first-ever digital film festival. This means that instead of going to Berlin for the festival, anyone in the world gets to participate and watch incredible films, short films and join in workshops, film talks, and more.
Final Girl Berlin Film Festival runs from February 4-7, 2021. They have an incredible program filled with features that are sure to knock your socks off, including 12 Hour Shift (dir. Brea Grant) and The Stylist (dir. Jill Gevargizian), shorts film with a block of Cyber Horror and Comedy Horror shorts (plus so many more).
Passes for the festival range from All-Access, Canadian, and International. Please find all the information about pricing for the festival here, and venture below to see more of the epic event program. Get your tickets soon! The festival is starting soon, and you won’t want to miss it.
The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival Announces Program for Upcoming 6th Edition
Festival to present a virtual component February 4-7 2021 and planned physical edition for Halloween weekend
BERLIN, JANUARY 4, 2021 — The Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Berlin’s premier showcase of horror films directed and produced by women and non-binary filmmakers, will return in the new year for the 6th time and first virtual edition. The fest will run from February 4 – 7, 2021, and include features, short blocks, and an impressive slate of talks and special offerings. Feature films will be geo-locked to Germany, while several short blocks and all non-film programming will be viewable worldwide. This will be followed by a planned second in-person event to take place over Halloween weekend, October 29-31, at City Kino Wedding in Berlin.
“Like many festivals confronting COVID-19, we thought long and hard about how to make our festival as safe and enjoyable as possible and decided to split our 6th edition,“ explains festival co-director Eli Lewy. “The February program includes a number of films about loneliness, technological reliance, and confinement that reflect our present-day reality in chilling ways.“
Co-director Sara Neidorf sees the current pandemic as a chance to connect across geographical distance and goes on to say, “we’ve got a thrilling side program with workshops and talks from horror scholars that we’re extremely honored to have with us. These times are grim, but they bring an opportunity to virtually connect with an international feminist horror community that otherwise couldn’t normally make it to Berlin, so we hope more and more folks will emerge from the woodwork and come join us!“
Listed as one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 50 Genre Festivals in the World and named among Dread Central’s The Best Horror Festivals in the World, Final Girls Berlin has quickly announced itself as a leading international destination for genre fans and filmmakers alike, and is thrilled to present a dynamic digital line-up consisting of five features, five short blocks, and non-film events that include talks, a screenwriting workshop, special podcast episode, and more.