Indie cinema Reading Biscuit Factory’s short horror film showcase is back this July with SEASON OF THE WITCH, a screening of shorts directed by women and non-binary filmmakers.

Tickets for the first screening on July 10 at 8 pm have sold quickly, with a second date on July 14 at 7:30pm being added due to demand.

Featuring a selection of short horror films curated by Stephen Graves and Nicci Brighten, SEASON OF THE WITCH follows the sell-out success of Reading Biscuit Factory’s short horror film screenings WINTER CHILLS and SPRING RITES.

“RBF are thrilled to host another night of horror shorts, following the success of WINTER CHILLS and SPRING RITES, this time centring women and non-binary filmmakers!” says James Ireland, Assistant Manager at Reading Biscuit Factory.

"I’m super proud to have helped curate a diverse array of exceptional shorts showcasing and celebrating the talent of women and non-binary filmmakers at different stages in their careers, each selection a testament to the power of inclusive storytelling and cinematic vision," says SEASON OF THE WITCH judge Nicci Brighten, who’s produced and starred in award-winning short horror films including ERIC, THE DEAD OF WINTER and A DOLL DISTORTED.

The screening features films from across the world – and a number of shorts shot in and around Reading.

Local filmmakers whose work is showcased in the screening include Lisa Geurts, director of THE YELLOW BALLOON, and Ellie Brown, whose short film MANEATER was a final-year BA project for Reading University’s Department of Film, Theatre and Television.