“This event fills a gap that has been largely ignored by other film festivals….” —Screen Hub
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival is based in Hobart, Tasmania, founded by filmmakers Briony Kidd and Rebecca Thomson and programmed by Briony Kidd. Deriving its name from the young adult novel by Lois Duncan, it explores the idea of ‘the horror within’ and promotes discussion around genre and gender, from ghost stories to gore, from art house to exploitation.
The event has a particular focus on female directors working in horror and related genres and aims to highlight bold new work by independent filmmakers.
Stranger With My Face was voted in the Top 5 Coolest Women’s Film Festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine 2013.
“Nothing short of magical. It was transformative for me. I think what is being done there, and celebrated there and made possible as a result, is the best I have seen at any fest… I want to be there every year.”—Jennifer Lynch, guest filmmaker
Stranger With My Face International Film Festival last ran from April 14-17, 2016 and will return from 4-7 May 2017. Sign up here for news.
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“A wonderful horror film festival in Tasmania….A very curious, idiosyncratic and meticulously curated event, and if you’re not in Tasmania I think it’s the kind of festival that’s worth flying halfway across the country.“—Jason Di Rosso, Radio National