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A national English language contest seeking Canadian women writers and their best Genre Film ideas!

Applications for the new and improved third season are now open!

The deadline to apply is January 6th 2017. 

In partnership with Creative BC, Super Channel, Telefilm Canada and Telus. 





Close Up of the 2016 From Our Dark Side winners (March 1,  2016)

From Our Dark Side Announces 2016 Winners (February 29, 2016) 

Ashley Lynch on Why Jessica Jones Matters for Female Creators (November 12, 2015)

Announcing our exciting Bend-a-Trope challenge to celebrate Halloween 2015 with you! We challenge you to find or create genderbended characters from the worlds of scifi, fantasy, horror and thriller. (October 27, 2015)

Journalist Heidi Honeycutt about women directing genre and programming the Etheria Film Night Showcase (March 12, 2015)

Meet the 5 winners and 10 runners up of the From Our Dark Side genre concept contest (February 27, 2015) 

From Our Dark Side bridges the gender divide - about the 250+ submissions (January 30, 2015)

A Brief Herstory of Women in Sci-Fi & Fantasy (December 17, 2014)

Festival programmer, film critic Shelagh Rowan-Legg about the turning tide for women working in genre (December 10, 2014)

Meet Amanda Tapping, Director/Actor/Producer & Contest Mentor (December 3, 2014)

Meet From Our Dark Side Genre Contest Mentor, Producer Rupert Harvey (November 26, 2014)

Frontičres Market partners up with Genre Writing Contest From Our Dark Side (November 19, 2014)

A brief 'herstory' of horror, by Annelise Larson (November 12, 2014)

Profile: Contest Mentor and Director/Producer Rachel Talalay (November 5, 2014) 

Profile: Contest Mentor and award-winning filmmaker Karen Lam about the importance of genre films with a female POV. (Oct. 29, 2014)

From Our Dark Side contest seeks the best in Canadian female-driven Genre Film ideas. (Oct. 24, 2014)


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