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!
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.
A few scant details have been released about the Viscera Film Festival’s July 7 Red Carpet event that kicks off the 2012-2013 tour. You should keep an eye on their website for more information. If you live in L.A., near L.A., or happen to be going to L.A. at that time, you should go to the event which is being held at the world famous, historic Egyptian Theatre! It boasts an impressive line-up of international short horror films as well as some of the most spectacular filmmakers around!
Like the Viscera Film Festival Facebook page to keep up on all things Viscera such as upcoming screenings and things planned for during the event weekend!
Join the event page for the red carpet event!
Come enjoy a beer and authentic German food on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Wirtshaus is generously donating 20% of all food and drink sales that day to the Viscera Organization for anyone that tells them “I Love Viscera!” This is an all day event so you can stop in for lunch, have an afternoon pint or challenge Viscera Board of Directors member Stacy Pippi Hammon to a boot drinking competition in the evening. How easy is that? Stacy will also have some goodies to give away between 8PM and 10PM for those that join for the evening fun.
If you can’t make it, but want to help an absolutely kick-butt 501(c)3 film festival, Viscera has a PayPal!