The Viscera Organization would like to announce that it is shutting down all operations and officially closing its doors. This includes the Viscera Film Festival, Etheria Film Festival, Full Throttle Film Festival, and all other services provided for filmmakers and the public.
We would like to thank the filmmakers, programmers, sponsors, supporters, venues, and the public for all the support that has been provided for the organization these past 6 years. We have witnessed first hand the incredible ripple effect that our alumni have had on budding female filmmakers and the public. We can only say thank you all - for your support, for your time, and for all the incredible work that has been submitted to the organization by women worldwide.
This time in history is extremely important to female filmmakers. A century ago, women were bursting into Hollywood when they lived in a society that considered them lesser creatures. It was only a short time this was possible before they were forced to give up controlling the lens. Now, women are picking up cameras left and right, educating themselves, forming companies, telling their stories, and navigating a system that is structured to keep female filmmakers at bay. The global response we have documented in the 6 years that Viscera has existed is truly phenomenal.
That being said, we will be taking down the websites and social networks after a short time. Women in Horror Month, which is founded by Hannah Forman, will continue to stay open as an individual entity - the organization will no longer be involved.
We have an extensive private archive of the filmmakers works and encourage press, programmers, and event directors to inquire about the films. We encourage female filmmakers to keep making incredible films - don’t allow history to repeat itself. We encourage the public to continue supporting female genre filmmakers, continue exhibiting cinema by women, and most of all, talk about what is truly mandatory in the industry and world - equality.