We’re stoked to announce the final lineup and full event schedule for this year’s Etheria Film Night — an annual festival focusing entirely on genre films directed by women, attended by film industry insiders, journalists and fans.
On June 11 at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theater, Etheria will be screening nine short films, as well as an exclusive sneak preview of Anna Biller’s feature THE LOVE WITCH.
The night’s screenings will be preceded by Etheria’s annual Inspiration Award ceremony, honoring a genre film/TV pioneer who has inspired women to create their own genre films. Past award winners have included Jennifer Lynch (THE WALKING DEAD) and Mary Lambert (PET SEMATARY), and this year’s recipient is Jackie Kong, director of cult faves THE BEING and BLOOD DINER.
The films will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers in attendance, and the jury panel is a virtual who’s-who of genre names — including directors like Paul Feig (2016’s GHOSTBUSTERS) and Larry Fessenden (HABIT), TV show-runners like THE WALKING DEAD’s Gale Ann Hurd and HANNIBAL’s Bryan Fuller, celebrated horror authors and screenwriters, and genre journalists/filmmakers like ShockTilYouDrop’s Chris Alexander and our very own Editor-In-Chief, Rebekah McKendry!
Past film entries have included Rose McGowan’s DAWN and Amber Benson’s SHEVENGE, and this year’s lineup looks pretty damn amazing. We’ve got trailers and images galore, and clicking on most of the titles below will link to the corresponding film’s official site or Facebook page. Check ’em out!
THE LOVE WITCH — Directed by Anna Biller
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her in this tribute to 1960s Technicolor thrillers.
GENGHIS KHAN CONQUERS THE MOON — Directed by Kerry Yang
In Genghis Khan’s last days, an encounter with a wizard sends him to the moon. Just as the mediaeval anti-hero thinks he’s made his greatest conquest, he finds himself on a spiritual quest realizing the absurd clash between one man’s need and the silence of the universe.
BIONIC GIRL — Directed by Stephanie Cabdevila
In this absurdist musical, a scientist afraid to face the outside world creates her own android clone replacement.
HOSS — Directed by Christine Boylan
When a devastating tsunami destroys the west coast, a cowgirl roams the now lawless Malibu hills looking for justice.
RESTART — Directed by Olga Osorio
Andrea is trapped in a temporal loop. Will she be able to break it?
BOXER — Directed by Toy Lei
A middle-aged contract killer must reconcile her life between her ruthless clients and her young, unquestioning son who wants to be just like her.
THE STYLIST — Directed by Jill Gevargizian
Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.
HARD BROADS — Directed by Mindy Bledsoe
Three women have to transport a celebrity’s body without anyone knowing she’s dead.
THE PUPPET MAN — Directed by Jacqueline Castel
A supernatural killer stalks a young woman and her friends in a seedy, neon-lit dive bar in this short film — featuring horror legend John Carpenter!
NASTY — Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond
It’s 1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.
Schedule and ticket info are coming soon… for more info, visit etheriafilmnight.com.