Viscera Film Festival

The Viscera Film Festival was an annual Los Angeles based horror film festival for women filmmakers only. Originally an online festival, Viscera was founded in 2007 by Shannon Lark and Heidi Honeycutt. In July 2010, the festival became a live event, and that was when it really started to become special.

We know that a number of movies on our site were based in Los Angeles or at least filmed there, including of course Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Nightcrawler and Straight Outta Compton.  

Although the festival is no longer running, it had a huge impact on the film industry for women and was always very popular. We hope to see the return of this awesome film festival one day!


Viscera Film Festival isn't the only film festival to have stopped running. New York, Lifetree, Baystreet, SoCal Independent, North x North, Screentest, Minneapolis Underground, Julian Film Fest, San Antonio Independent Christian film festival, and Way Down, have all also ended their festivals.