ADVENTURE GIRLS by Dara Jade Moats, Dan Emery, and Jon Deitcher
BOX by Nikki Wall
THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE by Marichelle Daywalt
NURSERY CRIMES by Laura Whyte
THE ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS by Briony Kidd
A NOIVA/THE BRIDE by Ana Almeida
CONSUMED by Lis Fies
LIP STICK by Shannon Lark
CONFEDERATE ZOMBIE MASSACRE by Devi Snively
WRETCHED by Heidi Martinuzzi and Leslie Delano
WHEN SALLY MET FRANK by Victoria Waghorn
THE PARTY’S OVER by Gigi Romero
I’M A LITTLE TEAPOT by Sallie Smith (Normally, I don’t like to post a link to the full film because I believe the viewer needs to see these pieces in a darkened theatre whenever possible, but I can’t help but do that here…it’s only sixteen seconds long! — LB)
Watch this recent episode of theStream.tv » Women In Horror and hear what Heidi Honeycutt and Shannon Lark have to say about the Viscera Film Festival, the upcoming Bone Marrow Charity Drive, and their unfiltered thoughts about women’s roles in the horror genre - both behind the camera as well as in front of it.
Hobart in Tasmania (that’s part of Australia, y’all!) will be playing host to some of the finest in horror cinema when the first annual Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival kicks off, playing February 17-19. Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival is not only an official Women in Horror Recognition Month event, it’s also a stop on the Viscera Film Festival world tour, playing such short films as Axelle Carolyn’s The Last Post and Doll Parts by Curio Media’s own Karen Lam as well as the Canucksploitation neo-classic feature Dead Hooker in a Trunk by the Soska Twins.
Hobart in Tasmania (that’s part of Australia, y’all!) will be playing host to some of the finest in horror cinema when the first annual Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival kicks off, playing February 17-19.
Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival is not only an official Women in Horror Recognition Month event, it’s also a stop on the Viscera Film Festival world tour, playing such short films as Axelle Carolyn’s The Last Post and Doll Parts by Curio Media’s own Karen Lam as well as the Canucksploitation neo-classic feature Dead Hooker in a Trunk by the Soska Twins.
Here are a few select photos from Friday January 13th’s Vancouver Viscera Film Festival. The lovely Fiona Forbes introduced the night’s event to a full house, then the screenings began. Following the screenings, Curio Media co-founder, and filmmaker (hers was Doll Parts) Karen Lam moderated a Q&A with Lori Bowen (short film: Aftershock) and Rachel Talalay (famed director of Tank Girl, and producer of the original Nightmares on Elm Street series), who was one of the festival judges.
Rachel gave out the night’s awards, which included traditional awards like Best Film and Best Cinematography, but also categories like Best Bloodbath, Best Creature and Best Film Title.
The audience participation in the Q&A was exceptional. Question after question, and reflections and opinions on the films kept coming. We had to cut it short because our time was up in the theatre but you can bet that we’ll be having more screenings, and more filmmaker Q&A in the near future. After all, there are 2 more Friday the 13ths in 2012, an upcoming pop culture convention and of course, Halloween!
Thanks again to everyone who participated, volunteered, supported, and came out to see the films. Curio Media looks forward to our continued journey into promoting “What Genre Was Meant To Be”.
Last night’s screening of the 2012 Viscera Film Festival in Vancouver - and Curio Media’s inaugural event - was a resounding success, and the audience really appreciated “female response horror”.
Many thanks go out to special guest host Fiona Forbes, the filmmakers who attended - Karen Lam and Lori Bowen, and our sponsors Super Channel and Pac Blue Printing. We also send our thanks to The Rio Theatre for hosting the screening, and IRL Events for their help promoting and spreading the word.
This is the beginning of something special, and Curio Media is proud to bring you Viscera Film Festival, and soon, even more genre short films, feature films and television series - created by women. Their talent in horror filmmaking is understated and underestimated.
As last night’s event proved, the films raise the bar for indie filmmakers and showcase the true potential for new voices and new visions. This is what genre is meant to be.
Tonight Vancouver will get its Spooky on at the Viscera Film Festival. The selection of short horror films is being judged by Bill Hurst, Telefilm Executive, and none other than Director Rachel Talalay.
Any serious horror and pop culture fan will know that Rachel directed Freddy’s Dead - The Final Nightmare, as well as Tank Girl. She has produced films like Hairspray and Nightmare on Elmstreet 3 & 4.
Curio Media is humbled not only to have Ms. Talalay judge the films - she will also be interviewed as part of the filmmaker Q&A. This will certainly be a Friday the 13th that horror fans will remember! So don’t miss out on this one night only screening at The Rio Theatre. The shows start at 8:00 pm, and the evening is hosted by Fiona Forbes.
The 2012 Viscera Film Festival is presented by Curio Media. Advance tickets are available and info on the festival is available in listings, as well as the Facebook event page, Google+, Twitter, and Yelp.
No horror film festival could be complete without a film about Zombies. And we know that Vancouver has a particular passion for the phenomenon (Zombie Walk, anyone?).
As part of the line up of films for tomorrow night’s Viscera Film Festival, Lori Bowen’s ‘Aftershock’ is a zombie short … so be ready! And Lori is coming all the way out from Florida to be here at the film festival!
The Vancouver Viscera 2012 Film Festival, brought to you by Curio Media, will be the first time this festival screens in English speaking Canada, and what better city than horror, goth, geek and zombie central, Vancouver?
Join us on the year’s first Friday the 13th, to watch a bunch of horror shorts made by the most talented women filmmakers in the world.
Pick up tickets at the door or buy advance ticket purchases. More info on the festival including listings online, as well as the Facebook event page, Google+, Twitter, and Yelp. Brought to you by Curio Media and IRL events.
Usually, Friday the 13th is considered ‘bad luck’, and people are looking over their shoulders to see who or what is following them around. Not for Curio Media and Viscera Film Festival. We PLAY in the shadows, and eat creepy for breakfast! That’s why, to us, Friday the 13th is a GOOD day.
And as of now, it’s even better, because Canada’s premium pay-tv broadcaster, Super Channel, has come onboard to sponsor the 2012 Viscera Film Festival that we are presenting at The Rio Theatre in Vancouver at 8:00 this Friday, January 13th. All we can say is, “Thank You!”
We are so thrilled about their support, because it shows that they care about the promotion and exhibition of great horror content. As Super Channel’s Head of Creative Development, Marguerite Pigott put it, “Super Channel loves horror films and we love to support women directors, so it’s a unique thrill (and chill) to support the Viscera Film Festival. We look forward to hearing more female voices in this genre. Congratulations, and have a terrifying festival.” Super Channel’s Creative Development Team also has a Twitter and a Facebook page, where you can find more information about their mandate and creative programming.
Details about the Vancouver Viscera Film Festival and advance ticket purchases and listings are online, as well as the Facebook event page, Google+, Twitter, and Yelp. Brought to you by Curio Media and IRL events.