Because of the world-wide Covid-19 quarantine in effect, Etheria will not be having a live event as planned in June 2020 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Instead, Etheria 2020 will be a digital event and we want you there with us!
Etheria 2020’s nine short films will be available to watch on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, on Friday, June 19, 2020 through July 20, 2020. New members can sign up for a 30-day free trial with promo code ETHERIA.
In addition, live digital celebrations featuring interviews, panels, and much more with Etheria 2020 filmmakers, judges, friends, and fans will be hosted by The Screenland Armour Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on June 20. Tickets for this separate Etheria Celebration and more info can be found at screenlandonline.com/etheria.
Etheria Film Night has been hosted in past years by American Cinematheque, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all forms of films through screenings at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.
The 2020 Etheria Film Festival Lineup includes:
- SXSW 2020 Midnighters selection Waffle starring comedians Katie Marovitch and Kerry Barker (CollegeHumour),
- Australian horror shocker Maggie May starring actress/singer Lulu McClatchy (The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee),
- Terror tale of revenge Conversion Therapist starring Sara Fletcher (Days of Our Lives),
- The magical Basic Witch directed by Yoko Okumura
- Dutch sci-fi comedy Offbeat from actress/director Myrte Ouwerkerk, starring TV star Christopher van der Meer,
- Dystopian character study LIVE from actress/director Taryn O’Neill (Granite Flats, Continuum) starring Tyler Wiseman (This Is Us),
- The Black Mirror-esque Ava in the End starring Allie Gallerani (James Franco’s Blood Theatre, The Blacklist),
- A hook-up gone wrong in Man in the Corner, directed by Kelli Breslin
- The Final Girl Returns, an award-winning slasher directed by Alexandria Perez
The 2020 Etheria Jury is a veritable Who’s-Who of horror and genre.
Etheria Film Night is the world’s most respected showcase of horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, thriller, and dark comedy films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, showrunners, distributors, and genre fans. Etheria puts the women directors who want to make genre films and TV in front of the people who want to hire them.
In other exciting news, a full Etheria Film Festival retrospective collection featuring official selections from every festival season, 2014-2019, will be released on digital streaming by The Horror Collective beginning with the release of Season 2014 on July 23, 2020 on Amazon.com. Stay tuned for more details about those releases and how to watch them!