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Screw Carmageddon! Attend the Viscera Film Festival in LA on Sunday, July 17!

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The Kick-Off 2011 Event of the Viscera Film Festival will take place on Sunday, July 17th, at the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, Califonia, wherein Viscera pulls out all the stops with a carefully chosen selection of films by women from all over the world.

Special guests, press, and filmmakers will be present to celebrate. A Bloody Carpet Ceremony, award ceremony, Q and A, and after party are all included. Forget Carmageddon – get out and support female horror filmmakers, damnit! Hot chicks into horror – how much better can it get?!?

After the big event several of the films that screened in Los Angeles and many more innovative horror films by women will be featured on the on-going Viscera Tour and Viscera Film Festival DVD, which will be made available to the public in the latter half of 2011. The Viscera Tour will extend across America and in international regions, working with festival directors and promoters to maximize the potential of these films and their creators.

Here’s a bit of background on Viscera, whose board of directors is comprised of Stacy Hammon, Shannon Lark, and Heidi Martinuzzi:

Specializing in short horror films made by the female gender, the Viscera Film Festival hosts an annual bloody carpet event in Los Angeles for the selected filmmakers, special celebrity guests, and a live audience. Each filmmaker receives a hand-crafted Viscera Statue along with promotional materials and the option to be distributed on the next Viscera DVD Compilation. Throughout the year Viscera is continuously working to get the Viscera films screened and promoted all over the world.

The 2011 Viscera Film Festival

Below is a rundown of the trailers and short films screening this weekend:

Trailers
AMERICAN MARY by the Soska Sisters
ADVENTURE GIRLS by Dara Moats and Jon Deitcher
BLOOD ON THE FLAT TRACK by Lainy Bagwelll, Lacey Leavitt
THE BLOOD SHOP by Annette Slomka
WIH MONTH PSA by the Soska Sisters
YOU CAN EXECUTE HER BUT YOU CAN’T KILL HER by Jasmine Hirst
L.A.G.P. by Susan Bell

Shorts
LUMP by Faye Jackson
NURSERY CRIMES by Laura Whyte
SHORT LEASE by Jennifer Eiss and Prano Bailey-Bond
12-15-1996 by Mae Catt
AFTERSHOCK by Lori Bowen
THRENODY by Tyrrell Shaffner
DADDY’S GIRL by Helen Komini Wilson
THE GHOST AND US by Emily Carmichael
THE PARTY’S OVER by Gigi Romero
BON APETIT by Kate Shenton
THE KEY TO ANNABEL LEE by Staci Layne Wilson
BOX by Nikki Wall
DOLL PARTS by Karen Lam
BLOOD BUNNY by Molly Madfis
A FEVER AND A RIVER by Rachael Deacon
THE MANY DOORS OF ALBERT WHALE by Marichelle Daywalt

Click here for the full schedule and more info. Don’t forget to “like” Viscera on Facebook, too.

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