Mai Nakanishi / Horror film festival of, by and for women | Merveilles - Marvels |

"Award-winning producer and lifelong horror fan Mai Nakanishi will host a festival of short horror films by female directors from around the globe on Saturday and Sunday in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.

“Scream Queen Film Festival Tokyo” is the official Japanese version of the Viscera Film Festival, an annual event held in Los Angeles since 2007 that features short horror films created by women.


Nakanishi, 32, collected 25 short horror movies from seven countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada and Japan, for the Tokyo festival. She did most of the work for her festival single-handedly—organizing, selecting films, negotiating with film directors and writing subtitles. “In the field of horror, women are a minority both as filmmakers and audience. So I wanted to support them,” Nakanishi said."


Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo

Oct. 26 & 27, 2013



Via Caroline Claeys