Viscera Film Festival
A film festival that specializes in horror films by women. Each year, the oranization hosts a kick-off Viscera Film Festival Carpet Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA with special guest speakers, award ceremonies, Q &A, and an after party. The selected films are screened in venues domestically and internationally via tour coordinators through Partner festivals and locally-hosted events and screenings.
Etheria Film Festival
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Full Throttle Film Festival
A film festival that specializes in action films by women. Full Throttle will be launched in 2013. The selected films will be screened in venues domestically and internationally via tour coordinators through Partner festivals and locally-hosted events and screenings.
Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM)
Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists underrepresented female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. WiHM seeks to expose and break down social constructs and miscommunication between female professionals while simultaneously educating the public about discrimination and how they can assist the female gender in reaching equality.
Founded and by Hannah Forman, WiHM is a service provided by the Viscera Organization as we share the same positive mission: to inform the public about women’s roles and how equality can be attained in the genre. WiHM now has a Board of Directors which approves content and events that represents this mission in a charitable effort to be acknowledged with a WiHM seal of approval.
NETWORKING & OPPORTUNITIES
Mistresses of Horror Alliance
The Mistresses of Horror Alliance (MOHA) is a member-based association for women horror filmmakers. Operating as a service provided by the Viscera Organization, which aims to assist female genre filmmakers and raise awareness of the changing roles for women in the film industry, MOHA’s goal is to facilitate film production for women horror filmmakers. Its services include grants, mentoring, education, and networking opportunities for its members.
Membership is open to any woman who has directed at least one film (shorts count!). There is a flat membership fee which is renewable on a yearly basis.
All slected films and filmmakers are featured on the festival websites with links to their work, featured as part of our "Filmmaker Spotlight" series through social networks, a private online archive for event programmers to view their work, as well as interview opportunities with press through our marketing department.
All year round, the films hits Partner festivals and locally-hosted events. These events are organized between festival directors/programmers and the tour coordinators. These films have screened all over the world, exposing the mission of the organization and the work of the filmmakers to the general public.
At every Viscera carpet ceremony, filmmakers, writers, artists, and special guests hit the carpet and talk to the press about their current projects and gender issues in the industry.
Special Guest Speakers
Special guests are given the opportunity to speak at the Viscera Film Festival regarding their own personal experiences and struggles within the film industry, as well as the importance of supporting women in order to make the industry stronger with: more jobs, more creative ideas, and more opportunities, for everyone.
Viscera provides printed material at each Viscera event, educating the readers about the films, the filmmakers, industry statistics, where women fit in the film industry today, and what the public can do to help.
Viscera staff participate in interviews and articles regarding equality for the female gender in the film industry, offering solutions while also spreading Viscera’s mission and vision.
Budding filmmakers are encouraged to contact Viscera for advice and tips on how to get started making their own films. The staff at Viscera is receptive to any filmmaker who contacts them and is always delighted to offer assistance.
The screening panel, which is made of professional filmmakers, writers, and artists, critique each film entered. These notes are available to all submitting filmmakers, who are encouraged to request the notes for review. This critique is offered as a way for the submitting filmmakers to grow in their field.