The new Viscera Film Festival trailer has been posted!
They’re looking for a few good volunteers to join their ranks. If you’re interested in helping an amazing non-profit dedicated to helping and encouraging women horror filmmakers, download the staff call PDF from the website, give it a read, and see if there’s anything that suits your fancy!
Our friends over at the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit based out of Los Angeles, California, are looking for volunteers to fill positions in both the beloved Viscera Film Festival and the fledgling Etheria Film Festival branches! Download the Staff Call PDF on the Viscera Film Festival front page to find out more!
It’s been invited to play the Atlanta Horror Film Festival September 28-30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival October 25-November 3…in Bruges. (*giggles*—LB)
Of course you do!! And you’ll have plenty of chances as it’s hitting the festival circuit, starting with the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival which takes place during Atlanta, Georgia’s annual Dragon*Con event.
Can’t make it to Georgia? The Stolen will also be playing at the inaugural Etheria Film Festival in Somerville, Massachusetts, on September 15. Etheria is a new branch of the Viscera Organization that focuses on sci-fi and fantasy films made by women.
Live in Canada? Never fear! The Stolen is making its Canadian premiere at the Montreal ComicCon HorrorFest!
We had linked to a review of Karen Lam’s newest short film The Stolen on June 8 and it’s since been turned into a podcast review for Gruesome Herzog which you can listen to here.
Tonight at 7:30 EST, you can hear an interview with Karen on the CBC radio show Creating Fear hosted by Christy Ann Conlin, or you can listen to it on the CBC website by clicking here, the episode is called Creating Fear. (It appears to be region locked so if you’re outside of Canada, as I am, then oh well. :( — LB)
Here are a few reviews of this year’s amazing Viscera Film Festival, which was held at the Egyptian in Los Angeles.
Announced at the Viscera event was a new service of the organization called MoHA, the Mistresses of Horror Alliance, which is headed up by French-Canadian filmmaker Maude Michaud. Allow me to quote myself (me being LB):
Where Viscera seeks to promote and encourage female filmmakers externally, MoHA seeks to connect those filmmakers with each other to encourage collaboration amongst our ranks. This is all a part of the message of Viscera, that we’re better working together like the organs of the human body (y’know…viscera.)
The website for MoHA is still being worked on, but if I’m remembering correctly, it should be up before the end of the year.
As reported on the Women and Hollywood blog, Dame Helen Mirren has called out the director of the Karlovy International Film Festival, and indirectly all other film festivals, for not having more films by women in their line-ups.
Note from LB: Having just bore witness to the amazing Viscera Film Festival this past weekend (more on that coming soon), I can tell you there are far more of us directing films than Hollywood would like you to think. Just check out this piece from Viscera board member Heidi Honeycutt who owns Planet Etheria about how Sony neglected to mention in their press release for UNKNOWN that the majority of the episodes of their new horror anthology were directed by Martha Coolidge.
Don’t forget that THIS WEEKEND is the annual Viscera Film Festival bloody carpet kick-off for the 2012 tour! It takes place at the Egyptian in Los Angeles! The afterparty will be at the Hotel Roosevelt and there’s a brunch at Wirtshaus the next (early) afternoon!
For more information, click here to go to the Viscera Film Festival website.
Also, Karen Lam’s Doll Parts will be playing at the San Diego Comic Con the following week!! And Curio Media co-founder Ada’Pia d’Errico will be moderating a panel at San Diego Comic Con featuring her sister, artist Camilla d’Errico, about Censorship and Women.
MrDisgusting at Bloody Disgusting has posted details about a contest open to California residents interested in attending the Viscera Film Festival on July 7! Check out the page for more information!
If you were already planning on going, or if you are the lucky one who wins those tickets, don’t forget to RSVP to the afterparty at Hotel Roosevelt and to RSVP for the Post-Apocalyptic Brunch the next day!