Monday, March 2, 2015

The RIP Horror International Film Festival

RIPFebruary is known for being the Women in Horror Recognition Month, but according to L.J. Rivera, founder and director of the RIP Horror InternationalFilm Festival, the vital contribution of women to the genre must be celebrated all year round.

Starting this year, the RIP Horror International Film Festival has created the Best Female Filmmaker Award which will be granted to the work of an outstanding female director of horror films. This prestigious honor will be added to the already exciting lineup, including awards for Legend of Horror and Rising Star.

“I want to contribute to the empowerment of women working in the business for the advancement of the horror genre. Award winning female filmmakers like Maria Olsens, Adriana Polito, Patricia Chica, and Jessica Cameron are making the difference. We want to support the achievements of outstanding filmmakers like these who are creating some of the most exciting and innovative work in the genre, as well as promote undiscovered talent waiting to explode onto the scene,” says the festival founder L.J. Rivera.


Additionally, the festival will unveil the new darkly exquisite statuette called the "Bloody Doll Award." These dolls are the original hand-crafted creations of brilliant designer Deborah Blount of Deborahz Demented Dollz and will surely become a highly sought after collector’s item. 

The 3rd edition of the RIP Horror International Film Festival will be held on October 30th and 31st 2015 in Hollywood, CA. Just in time for Halloween!

RIP Horror International Film Festival is now accepting submissions. Horror filmmakers of all genders, ages, and level of experience are invited to submit via these three platforms:, and
The RIP Horror International Film Festival is the one event "Everyone is Dying to get in!”

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