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Jan 30, 2010

Viscera winners announced

Check it, y'all:
The Viscera Film Festival, a horror Film Festival that presents women created horror films from all over the world has announced the 2009-2010 officially selected Viscera films. Viscera judges Heidi Martinuzzi, Devi Snively, Elisabeth Fies, Stacie Ponder, and Shannon Lark are proud to present the following:

Barbee Butcher by Sophie Lagues

Beautiful As You Are by Doug Mallette and Mary Katherine Sisco

Hollywood Skin by Maude Michaud

I Spit on Eli Roth by Devi Snively

Mary Jane Go Round by Ginnetta Correli (Viscera Award Winner)

Mockingbird
by Marichelle Daywalt

Salome's Picnic by Victoria Waghorn

Switch by Melanie Light

The selected films are placed on a compilation DVD which is viewed by Viscera's Sponsors, who are journalists, websites, artists, and affiliated Film Festivals for potential reviews/screenings around the world. The Viscera Film Festival will have its first screening in the Spring of 2010 (date TBA) in Los Angeles, celebrating Viscera's 2009, 2008, and 2007's selections, accompanied with an award ceremony.

Each selected filmmaker will receive a Viscera Statue and filmmaker Ginnetta Correli will receive the 2009-2010 Viscera Award for her film "Mary Jane Go Round." The Viscera Award is a monetary award suited specifically for women coming together exclusively or creating films on their own instead of participating in cat fights and talking about hairspray.
Hooray, I was a judge! This fulfilled one of my lifelong dreams, dating back to Wapner of yesteryear. It was everything I'd hoped it would be...in other words, Liz, Heidi, Devi, Shannon, and I sat around looking like this:

...watching short horror films. Then we had a pillow fight and talked about Brown vs. Board of Education.

Anyway, the Viscera 2008-2009 DVD should be available soon, which means you'll be able to watch my short film Taste of Flesh, Taste of Fear on your very own television! With your very own eyes! Please, try to contain yourself.

I can't believe there's a "Slutty Sexy Judge" Halloween costume.

9 comments:

Andy said...

Why do I suddenly have the urge to make an adult film called "The Peep-Holes Court"?

Stacie Ponder said...

BECAUSE YOU ARE A GENIUS.

Perching Path said...

I poked around the Viscera website for a bit, and there doesn't seem to be any real description of the films, even for past years. Am I missing it?

Failing that, just tell me: Is I Spit on Eli Roth an early-Warhol-style documentary?

Stacie Ponder said...

Yeah, that's...weird. I know Chainsaw will be undergoing a site renovation soon, maybe that's the cause. Dunno.

I'd call Eli Roth cute. The film, I mean. Yes. It's cute.

Philip De Mesure said...

Now that we're talking about women created horror films,... wil Ludlow be available in Europe? I would really love to see it. I already asked this question two times by email,...but like you stated somewhere,...you're a disaster when it comes to answering mail.

Maybe I get Lucky this way. ;)

Stacie Ponder said...

:D Sorry, Philip!! It's true, my inbox is a black hole of shame!

To answer your question...as of right now, I have no idea. I'd certainly like it to be, but I suppose that depends on what kind of distribution it gets. While I'd love for it to get picked up, there's always the chance I'll simply be distributing it myself, in which case...well, I don't know how I'd handle Europe. I certainly don't want to make it exclusive to Region 1, though. I'll definitely keep everyone updated when I know something!

spartickes said...

Hey! I was a PA on one of Devi's earlier flicks, Teenage Bikini Vampire.

That was two states and half a decade ago, and pretty much started a thread of my life that led to me having a production meeting for my own upcoming flick just last night.

So, in summation, Devi's cool, and having production meetings in sushi/fried fish restaurants is both productive and delicious.

whitney said...

There's a sexy everything Halloween costume. Like, if you wanted to be sexy Bill Murray, I bet there's even one of those. Or is that just redundant?

Philip De Mesure said...

Thanks for the answer Stacie. I hope you'll have some good news for me in a couple of weeks/months.

By the way,... Europe really sucks when it comes to buying older movies/cult movies. I've got a big list with movies that I would really love to buy but you can't find them here.

Some examples:

High Tension (Never seen it)
Tales from the crypt: The Demon knight
Kuffs
Maniac
Thursday
Return of the living dead 3
...