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Not Your Final Girl Fest is a weekend celebration of contemporary and classic film, providing engaging discourse and cultural reflection of feminist cinema within horror and genre film. Historically, the female archetype in these films falls into sexualization and victimization. The final girl is the stereotypical surviving female protagonist, frequently portrayed as an underdeveloped character and as an overt sex symbol—NYFG fest aims to showcase films where female protagonists are multidimensional and able to express the emotions that women are so often told to suppress, destroying preconceived notions of feminine passivity and weakness. Curated by Georgia Coughlan & Nicole Boychuk.