Telling stories is all about giving voice, and the past year the female voice has surely been heard in cinematic stories and beyond. It has been strong, opinionated and at times downright angry. This year, Imagine will celebrate the rich choir of kick-ass female voices in genre cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. From Carrie to Ripley and from Buffy to The Bride, women have been vanquishing evil forces and the forces of oppression since way before the introduction of ‘the final girl’, be it through butchering the bad guys or becoming the bad girls themselves. A celebration of kick-ass filmmakers - male and female -, kick-ass stories and yes - kick-ass women. Show’s over, motherfuckers.