We're co-running the Viscera Film Festival, showing the best new short horror films directed by women, just like we did last year. Here's our 2011 lineup.
It's been pretty cut-throat. Out of over 80 submissions, we struggled and wept and co-director Shannon Lark and I beat each other up over what our final lineup would be. In the end, we decided, only the best of the best could play, so we counted and recounted our judges tallies and agreed that again we'd show way too many films and have our fest run way too long.
These films are just too good to not screen. We couldn't eliminate any of them. I have to be honest: I love every film on this list. We're got some US premieres that we're especially excited about! The 2011 Viscera Film Festival Films are:
THE PARTY’S OVER by Gigi Romero
BON APETIT by Kate Shenton
DOLL PARTS by Karen Lam
BLOOD BUNNY by Molly Madfis
A FEVER AND A RIVER by Rachael Deacon
THE KEY TO ANNABEL LEE by Staci Layne Wilson
THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE by Marichelle Daywalt
BOX by Nikki Wall
LUMP by Faye Jackson
NURSERY CRIMES by Laura Whyte
SHORT LEASE by Jennifer Eiss
12-15-1996 by Mae Catt
AFTERSHOCK by Lori Bowen
THRENODY by Tyrrell Shaffner
DADDY’S GIRL by Helen Komini Olsen
THE GHOST AND US by Emily Carmichael
This year's Festival Judges have been awesome, and are still in the process of choosing best cinematography, best directing, and best of fest awards.
Joe Bob Briggs
We've also got some awesome world premiere trailers and special guests to be announced as those plans solidify. The official date is July 17th, 2011 and the festival takes place at the Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood, California. I'll keep you updated.
We have so many festival sponsors so far that we'll actually be able to pay all the bills associated with running the festival! These are our supportive, wonderful, awesome sponsors who all get fucking donuts at the festival:
Final Draft, Gorilla Software, Fangoria Entertainment, Fangirltastic, The Chainsaw Mafia, 33 Rooms, Women in Horror Month, Malibu Wines, Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Matt Orsman, Crimson Stained Lace Productions, Kimyoo Films, The Horror Digest, DOA Bloodbath Entertainment, Rotten Cotton, Hot Zombie Chicks, There is No Halo, Annie M. Vickar Dolls & Skellery, Angel City Derby Girls, Zerner Law, Jessica Grundy, Morgue Art Films, Friendly Misanthrope, 1428 Films, Dan Dillard, Mike Merryman, Caisson Films, Hannah Foreman, Nick Goodrick, Assorted Oddities, Jen Morgart, Scary Art, The Big Bad, Lia Scott Price, Amityville Studios, Quirk Films, Philly Chick Pictures, Dan Dillard, Laughing Vixen Lounge, Brent Schoonover, Irene Langholm, Shannon Rose, Mark Berryman, Cassandra Sechler, Mike Snoonian, Mary Katherine Sisco, Simon Nisbet, 1428 Films, Post-Mortem Depression, Jessica Grundy, Susan Bell, Jeffrey Kane and Dreams for Dead Cats. THANK YOU ALL!