ETHERIA FILM FESTIVAL is a showcase for horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films, and especially for the women who create them. Held at the world famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California, 2019 has been their biggest and best year yet!

Etheria’s 2019 Inspiration Award recipient was prolific, award-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator trilogy, Aliens, “The Walking Dead”). Special guest presenter Roger Corman, who just happens to be Hurd’s mentor from New World Pictures, bestowed the award. In 2012, Hurd received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gale’s acceptance speech can be seen here.

Director/writer Gigi Saul Guerrero was interviewed by about the 2019 Etheria Feature Film Selection “Culture Shock” from the Blumhouse TV & Hulu horror series Into the Dark. The screening was followed by a Q&A with Guerrero and actors Richard Cabral, Martha Higareda, Ian Inigo, Oscar Camacho, Felipe de Lara, Daniel E. Mora, and Barbara Crampton, conducted by film programmer Edda Manriquez (Les Femmes International Underground Film Festival). The Q&A can be viewed here.

Ines de Los Santos was the recipient of the 2019 Stephanie Rothman Fellowship Award for her pilot “Exorcism 101”. The monetary award was presented by Rebekah McKendry (Shock Waves Podcast, Fellowship founder), Lizz Marshall (2018 recipient) and Stephanie Rothman (fellowship namesake).

The short films were followed by a Q and A with Valerie Steinberg (“Hair Wolf”), Trae Harris (“Hair Wolf”), Sarah K. Reimers (“Bitten”), Ivy Liao (“Cupid’s Paradise”), Elaine Mongeon (“Good Morning”), Chelsea Lupkin (“Lucy’s Tale”), Sarah Kalagvano (“Lucy’s Tale”), Andrea Martina (“Cupid’s Paradise”), Jessica Sanders (“End of the Line”), and several other of the films producers conducted by Rebekah McKendry (Shock Waves Podcast). Audience Award ballots were passed out and collected before the Q&A was over, cementing “Good Morning” as the official Audience Award. “Hair Wolf” was the recipient of the 2019 Etheria Jury Award, voted on by numerous industry professionals. The Q&A can be seen here.



About the Author: Remy Cashman

From humble beginnings as a bisexual art kid who drank more coffee than a 40-year-old author, Remy now holds a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University and is a proud member of the HorrorBuzz team (and still a bisexual art kid who drinks too much coffee). They were first introduced to the world of horror and camp when their grandma showed them The Rocky Horror Picture Show at age 5, and never looked back. When they're not writing cartoons or working on movies, one can spot them in various clubs around Los Angeles performing very, very self-deprecating standup comedy. Howdy ho!
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