Viscera Film Fest Announces 2012 Selections

Viscera 2012 Line Up

Featuring the best new short horror films by women, the Viscera Film Festival’s carpet ceremony is taking place on July 7th at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. A fantastic lineup, consisting of 13 shorts, was carefully selected by Viscera’s special guest judges and staff to provide the audience with the most original, innovative, and dynamic horror films being made by women today. Fresh Blood, Viscera’s newest category, features the best shorts made by girls 18 and under.  These films provide a promising look at some of the horror genre’s up and coming filmmakers.

Axelle Carolyn directing The Halloween Kid

Axelle Carolyn directing "The Halloween Kid"

In addition to the amazing short film lineup, the audience will also be treated to a very special sneak peek screening of Danielle Harris’ directorial feature debut Among Friends, starring Alyssa Lobit, AJ Bowen, and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. Among Friends is a twisted film about a dinner party gone wrong. Set against an 80s backdrop, the good time takes a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in an attempt to help the others come clean about their secret betrayals against one another–and is willing to cut through the bone in order to expose the truth.

Among Friends. This dinner party’s gonna be KILLER.

Bloodtraffick by Jen Thym

Bloodtraffick by Jen Thym

Viscera’s carpet ceremony will kick off an international tour for the selected short films with a curated program of a whopping 73 shorts, including a fantastic lineup of selected films that aren’t screening at The Egyptian Theatre. The Viscera Tour landed in 25 venues in the past year, ranging from movie houses to universities, screening an eclectic program of shorts that have been curated since 2007. Viscera will be screening in Toronto with Fangoria Entertainment’s Fright Nights with Curio-Media, as well as co-hosting a 2 day symposium and screening at UCD in Dublin, Ireland. Go here to see the upcoming Viscera Tour events.

The July 7th carpet ceremony is a co-presentation brought to you by the American Cinematheque and Viscera Film Festival and they intend to make it one hell of a party. Tickets will go on sale in late May. For now, visit the Viscera Organization’s website for more information.

 2012 Los Angeles Official Selections

Shorts Program:

Baby Face – Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls – Vincianes Millereuu
Bloodtraffick – Jen Thym
Escape From Hellview – Hadas Brandes
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You – Nadia Litz
Jump – Louise Fielden
Nice Guys Finish Last – Kimberly McCollough
Sibling Rivalry (Under 18) – Tara-Nicole Azarian
The Dump – Rebekah McKendry 
The Halloween Kid
– Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After
– Jen Moss
The Night Caller
– Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye
– Caroline du Potet

Feature Sneak Peek:
Among Friends – Danielle Harris

2012 Tour Official Selections

Apple Head – Rebecca Thomson
Baby Face – Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls – Vincianes Millereuu
Bloodtraffick – Jen Thym
Dead Friends – Katelyn D. Mann & Stephen W. Martin
Escape From Hellview – Hadas Brandes
Hawkins Hill – Sarah Seligman
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You – Nadia Litz
Jump – Louise Fielden
Locked In – Valeria Appel
Monster Slayer – Valorie Caskey Ebeling
My Mom and Other Monsters – Kate Tsang
Nice Guys Finish Last – Kimberly McCollough
Neighbors – Robyn Simms & Stephen Johnson
Red – Maude Michaud
Road Rage – Barbara Stepansky
Sibling Rivalry (Under 18) – Tara-Nicole Azarian
Sheeties – Paula Haifley
Smothered – Unn Lilleaas
Sylvie – Valerie Khoudari Ratner
Summer of the Zombies – Ashleigh Nichols
The Provider – Brianne Nord-Stewart
The Dump – Rebekah McKendry 
The Halloween Kid – Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After – Jen Moss
The Night Caller- Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye – Caroline du Potet
Undetected – Kristen Anderson-Suave
Zeke – Dana Buning

2012 Viscera Sponsors
FEARnet, Final Draft, Curio Media, Inc., Wirtshaus, LyzArts, Bloodcurdling Baubles, Rotten Cotton, Irene Langholm, Matt Orsman, Desert Pinups, KC SoapsNMore, Jessica Grundy, Starfruit Productions, Laughing Vixen Lounge, Humphrey’s Handmade, The Poisoned Apple, PlanetFury.com, PlanetEtheria.com, thechainsawmafia.com, Fangoria Entertainment, mrfrights.com, Rude and Reckless, Emerald Angels, Bob’s Imagination, The Spooky Bones Company, Crye’s Creations, Cherry Lock, Hot Chick Physics, Vena Kava, Last Blog on the Left, Devour the Blog, Friendly Misanthrope, Scary Art, Blood Bath, and Red Covers Me.

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About Dave_P

Dave_P studied fine arts and film history and is a graphic and web designer, and a diehard movie fan. David has been involved with a variety film festivals including the Cinephile Film Festival, the PRIDE Film festival, and the Manhattan Short Film festival, and is currently the director of the Dark Carnival Film Fest in Bloomington, Indiana. (www.darkcarnivalfilmfest.com)

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