Viscera Film Festival

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The Viscera Film Festival was an annual Los Angeles based horror film festival for women filmmakers.[1] Originally an online festival, Viscera was founded in 2007 by Shannon Lark and Heidi Honeycutt.[2] In July 2010, the festival became a live event with screenings held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.[3] All of the screenings were short films.[4] After the Egyptian Theatre premiere, Viscera toured their yearly film lineup at events held around the world for the rest of the year.[5] The Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo was a subsidiary festival.[6]

Inspiration Award[edit]

The Inspiration Award was founded in 2012 to honor women filmmakers.[5]


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  2. ^ Sipos, Thomas M. (August 14, 2012). "Viscera Film Festival Honors Women Filmmakers." Hollywood Investigator. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Johnson, Kjerstin (July 14, 2010). "Scream Queens: An Interview with the founders of the Viscera Film Festival". Bitch Magazine. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  4. ^ Perkins, Rodney (July 12, 2010). "Women of Horror Showcased at the Viscera Film Festival". Twitch Film. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Marks, Lisa (July 12, 2012). "The horror, the horror: Women Gather in LA for Viscera Film Festival". The Guardian. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Marsh, James (September 15, 2013). "Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo: A Two-Day Celebration Of Female Horror Directors". Twitch Film. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Miska, Brad (June 22, 2012). "CA Readers Win A Pair Of Tickets To The 'Viscera Film Festival' This July!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ King, Susan (July 7, 2013). "Viscera Film Festival: Horror movies and the women who direct them". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 21, 2014.