20th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 20-30, 2023

11th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2023

I Blame Society

United States, 2020 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2020
In Cinema Globe Cinema
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A darkly comedic and timely satire, I BLAME SOCIETY stars director Gillian Horvat as a struggling filmmaker determined to prove her talents to both herself and her peers. After parting ways with an indifferent manager who finds her latest script too controversial and her female protagonist too “unlikeable,” Gillian decides to pick up an old project: I, MURDERER. The short documentary was inspired by a pair of friends who told Gillian that with her cunning, intelligence, and ability to rationalize anything she chooses to believe in, she’d make a pretty good murderer.

So Gillian decides to finish her once abandoned film – and commit the perfect murder. Blending dark comedy and horror, while confronting gender issues head-on, the film asks – how far does one have to go to be taken seriously when trying to make it in LA?

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020
Maryland Film Festival 2020

Gillian Wallace Horvat is an LA-based producer and director. She has directed and produced serveral music videos and her short film KISS KISS FINGERBANG was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2015. I BLAME SOCIETY (2020) is her feature film debut.

CJSW PLAYLIST CURATED BY Jess Arcand of Mint Condition (Mon. 2-4pm)

press for I Blame Society

"I BLAME SOCIETY is such a fantastically unique story that is eerily mesmerizing."
- Nightmarish Conjurings
"Equal parts fascinating, darkly funny and chilling, Gillian Wallace Horvat’s I BLAME SOCIETY is a decidedly different kind of black comedy."
- Pophorror

screened with a short film



United States, 2020, 3:09 min. Dir. Matt Lenski

A director and his agent flesh out the latest screenplay in this short film about a real script.


Horror / Female Filmmaker / First Feature / Mockumentary / Dark Comedy / Narrative

84 minutes


Gillian Wallace Horvat

Mette-Marie Kongsved
Laura Tunstall
Michelle Craig
Monte Zajicek

Gillian Wallace Horvat
Chase Williamson

Olivia Kuan

Keith Poulson
Jonny Mars
Gillian Wallace Horvat
Chase Williamson



Best First Film, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2020