Women in Horror Month Nine: (#WiHM9)
*All information below comes directly from the 2018 WiHM9 Press Kit, which can be downloaded HERE: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/about/press-kit/
What is Women In Horror Month/(WiHM)?
Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.
WiHM celebrates these contributions to horror throughout the year via the offcial WiHM blog, Ax Wound, The Ax Wound Film Festival, and with the offcial WiHM event/project database in February. This database (http://womeninhorrormonth.com/events)—in conjunction with the WiHM social media fan base— actively promotes do-it-yourself annual film screenings, blogs/articles, podcasts, and any other form of creative media with the ultimate goal of helping works by and featuring women reach a wider audience.
This inclusive and positive movement is open to everyone, just as we believe the horror genre should be.
Frequently Asked Questions
• IS WiHM AN OFFICIAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
WiHM currently a grassroots initiative. This does not mean that WiHM will not try to earn 501(c)3 Non-Profit status in the future.
• DOES WIHM OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROJECTS OR EVENTS?
We do not offer financial assistance at this time. WiHM is organized by volunteers and relies 100% on donations from supporters like you. However, this may be something WiHM considers in the future.
• HOW DO I GET MY EVENT/PODCAST/BLOG SERIES/ETC. LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE’S DATABASE?
Please visit our “Submit an Event” page (http://submit.womeninhorrormonth.com) to enter your information.
• I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING HORROR RELATED WITH THE WiHM COMMUNITY. HOW DO I DO THAT?
People frequently share great projects or interesting events that happen outside of February with us. We love seeing what the WiHM is up to the rest of the year, but we save our official WiHM database for items happening specifically during Women in Horror Month. Ax Wound, our blog, is where you should send interesting links, projects, and events happening outside of WiHM.
• I’M A FEMALE FILMMAKER/WRITER/ARTIST. WILL YOU SHARE MY WORK ON YOUR WEBSITE?
WiHM is not currently posting work from artists, but Ax Wound, the official WiHM blog, will soon be taking submissions from creators and blog writers. Stay tuned to Ax Wound for more details about how to send your work.
• IS THE TWISTED TWINS PRODUCTIONS’ MASSIVE BLOOD DRIVE AN OFFICIAL PART OF THE WiHM ORGANIZATION?
Yes. Every year Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska produce an original Women in Horror Month PSA encouraging you to face your fears and donate life-saving blood. While the official PSA is done every year, we highly encourage you to pick up a camera and take this opportunity to make a short bloodfilled PSA all your own. Send it to us, and we will include it in our official WiHM Blood Drive PSA Film Festival and year-round gallery. Donate blood. #InYouToGive.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Hannah Neurotica
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Miki Hickel
AX WOUND ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashlee Blackwell
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