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Images: Briony Kidd / Penny Vozniak, Rebecca Thomson and Jennifer Lynch / Opening Night Party. Photos by Stygian Studio.

The second edition of STRANGER WITH MY FACE took place in February and March 2013, and aligned with International Women’s Day and Women in Horror Month.

In addition to a program of outstanding short and feature films, SWMF 2013 featured two production components that were open to both male and female participants: the 10 X 10 Short Script Challenge and the 48-Hour ‘Tasploitation’ Challenge. Another key component was the Mary Shelley Symposium, which includes talks and workshops by leading genre experts.

The festival’s principal supporters in 2013 were Screen TasmaniaMONA, Events Tasmania and Monster Pictures.

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Thursday 7 March

2.00pm Hilary Bell masterclass: Voices in Her Head

7.30 pm Red carpet drinks

8.00pm 48-Hour Tasploitation Challenge Screening and Awards ceremony

10.00pm Festival club after hours, including Horror Mashup


Friday 8 March

1.00pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame

7.15 pm Red carpet drinks

7.45 pm Welcome to the festival, DESPITE THE GODS and Q+A with director Penny Vozniak

10.15 pm AMERICAN MARY introduced by Ben Hellwig from Monster Pictures

12.00 am Festival club after hours


Saturday 9 March

1.00pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Zombolette and Me

2.30 pm SURVEILLANCE introduced by Jennifer Lynch. This event is at MONA, not included in the SWMF festival pass.

5.00 pm Steve Boyle masterclass: Anatomy of a Monster

7.30 pm JOHNNY GHOST and Q+A with director Donna McRae and production designer Michael Vale

9.30 pm CHAINED with special international guest Jennifer Lynch for a post-screening Q & A

11.00 pm Festival club after hours


Sunday 10 March

11.00 am Live radio play reading: BEAUTIFUL HANDS by Hilary Bell

12.00 pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Monsters and Mad Scientists

1.30 pm Mary Shelley Symposium: Beyond Butterflies

2.30 pm SURVEILLANCE screening. This event is at MONA, not included in the SWMF festival pass.

4.00 pm Special industry panel: Surviving the Indie Feature Film

6.00 pm SHORT FILMS and filmmaker Q+A

8.30 pm 10 X 10 Script Challenge Awards presentation

9.00 pm Closing night party, featuring All Fires