The Viscera Film Festival comes to the Projection Booth tonight and some of the shorts being screened include Nursery Crimes, a twisted take on the nursery rhymes we all know directed by Laura Whyte, and Together, a mind-bending tale of a man annoyed by his upstairs neighbour directed by Gigi Romero. Ranging from hilarious to stomach churning, every avenue of the horror genre is covered. From abduction to zombies, these female filmmakers show that women can be just as frightening and bloody as men.
It’s hard to pick just a few short films to focus on when each one is so well done, but one of the stand out shorts would have to be The Many Doors Of Albert Whale. Directed by Marichelle Daywalt, the film offers up some great effects and a wicked twist. Another fantastic short is Bon Appetit, directed by Kate Shenton. Featuring three short films about food, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Bon Appetit is sure to make you stop eating your popcorn.
Screening before the Viscera Film Festival is Karen Lam’s feature film Stained. The story follows Isabelle, a lonely book store owner who reconnects with her emotionally abusive ex-lover James. When Jennifer, Isabelle’s foster sister, becomes worried after not hearing from her, she travels across the country with a terrible secret that could shatter Isabelle’s new happiness.
Fans of the horror genre won’t be disappointed and the panel discussing women in horror will surely be entertaining and informative. Stained screens tonight, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 6:00 pm followed by the Viscera Film Festival, also tonight, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 8:00 pm at The Projection Booth theatre. The evening is presented by Curio Media and Fangoria’s Fright Nights, the Viscera Film Festival showcases the work of female filmmakers in the horror genre. This year, the festival will screen 15 short films from directors including Karen Lam, Gigi Romero, and Laura Whyte. There will also be a panel discussion about women in horror featuring Karen Lam, Dara Jade Moats, Jovanka Vuckovic, Chris Alexander, and will be hosted by Kelly Michael Stewart and Lianne Spiderbaby.Information about the event can be found at the Viscera Film Festival website and The Projection Booth website.
Stay tuned for TFS’ featured topic this month. We’ll be exploring short films of all genres and time periods, celebrating the upcoming Worldwide Short Film Festival and introducing you to some of the people who make it their business to give short films their due accolades.