Final Girls Berlin Film Festival June '17 Edition | Page 3

Welcome to the second edition of Final Girls Berlin Film Festival ‘17! All of the horror films you’ll see here were directed, written, and/or produced by women and non-binary filmmakers. We believe that horror is a beautiful, messy, and fruitful means of resistance, as well as a visceral medium for exploring ills and incongruities, whether internal, interpersonal, or societal. The films we’re presenting relish in various forms of resistance: deconstructing or decimating traditional representations of women in film; blurring bodily boundaries; highlighting the perversions lurking within the nuclear family structure; twisting and contorting the conventions of romance; painting bloody portraits of revenge… Sometimes this resistance takes the form of unbridled and unapologetic fantasy, no matter how ugly. These women and non-binary horror-makers are powerful, ass- kicking agents of chaos and disruption who deserve to be celebrated. Our mission is to bring these filmmakers and their largely unseen bloody gems to Berlin’s feminist horror-loving spectators. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out the horror talks/workshops and art exhibition in the Moviemento lounge, where we’ll also be selling our ghastly and much- coveted FGB T-shirts. We look forward to serving you a tasty array of thrills, chills, kills, ills, and terror-packed film bills!!! --Sara Neidorf, co-director of Final Girls Friday, 9 June 2017 Friday, 9 June 2017 18:00 Shorts Program 1 - Mommy Issues Cinema loves to paint mothers as saints, the epitome of womanhood, even as selfless warriors who would sacrifice themselves for their children. These mommies, on the other hand, aren’t handling the pressure so well. We can’t all be mother of the year… An introverted mother’s worst fears are amplified when she is seemingly stalked by the feral children living in the woods surrounding her home. Childer (18:43) Written & Directed by Aislinn Clarke, UK, 2016