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!
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!
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.
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.
With thanks to Shannon Lark for posting this via the Facebook of the feature film she’s producing, Model Hunger (which will be directed by venerable Scream Queen Debbie Rochon), here’s a brilliant article about how the media’s portrayal of women influences women and young girls as well as how society views them.
Over on their fantastic website, the Viscera Film Festival have announced a few of this year’s special guests, including a special honour they’re handing out! Check it out:
Mary Lambert (director, “Pet Sematary”) is the Viscera 2012 Special Guest Speaker and will be honored with the first ever Inspiration Award onstage.
Gale Anne Hurd (producer,“The Walking Dead”, “Terminator”), Elizabeth Stanley (producer, “Trailers from Hell”), Lexi Alexander (“Lifted”, ”Punisher: War Zone”), Susanna Lo, (Manson Girls), Michael Berryman (“The Hills have Eyes”).
So excited that Evangeliine (the Doll Parts feature) has been selected as one of the IT-projects from out of 98 entries from 23 countries at the Pifan/NAFF fanastic film festival in (…) Korea this summer. Yaaay!
I hope y’all have been paying attention to the Viscera Facebook event page or website, but if you haven’t: Tickets are now available for the Viscera Film Festival’s fabulous July 7th 2012 kick-off event and red carpet!
Admission is $11 and you get to see ALL of the films, food, free drinks (including alcohol), and you get to check out the red carpet and awards ceremonies as well as the after party at the Hotel Roosevelt!