THE VISCERA 2013 FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 4th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS
Los Angeles, CA â€“ July 24, 2013 — The Viscera Organization is thrilled to announce the winners from the fourth annual Viscera Film Festival which showcased 13 incredible short horror films to a packed house at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The 2013 VFF was co-presented by the American Cinematheque and celebrated emerging female filmmakers from several continents spanning across the globe. During an awards ceremony on July 13th directly following the short films program, the Viscera Film Festival winners were revealed.
Karen Lam, “The Meeting”
Jen Moss, “My Brother’s Keeper”
Mai Nakanishi and Christine Joy (producers), Nicholas Humphries (director), “No Place Like Home”
FRESH BLOOD (under 18)
Maddison Lopez, “Outbreak”
Director Jennifer Lynch was also at the Viscera Film Festival this past weekend where she accepted the Inspiration Award in honor of her pioneering filmmaking career starting with 1993’s BOXING HELENA; Lynch has continued to establish her legacy of powerful storytelling through various other projects including SURVEILLANCE, CHAINED and the controversial HISSS.
This year’s festival kicked off with a bloody carpet ceremony featuring many familiar faces from the independent horror world and wrapped up at the legendary landmark, the Cat & Fiddle, afterwards where festival-goers partied until late into the evening.
The Viscera Film Festival will also be kicking off an international tour shortly for the selected short films as well as a handful of tour selections that aren’t screening at the premiere event. This past year, the Viscera Tour landed at over 20 venues around the world ranging from independent movie houses to universities, screening an eclectic program of shorts that have been curated by the Viscera Organization since 2007. The tour provides an outlet for up- and-coming female filmmakers around the world to have their work shown on the big screen and to industry professionals. For more news on the upcoming Viscera Tour, please visit www.viscerafilmfestival.com.