Etheria Film Night

Etheria // Etheria Film Night

3rd edition

Jun 25 - Jun 25, 2021
Hollywood, United States

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Short
Genre Action, Adventure, B-Movie, Crime, Dark comedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Horror, Mystery, Science fiction, Thriller, Underground, War, Western

Mission / description Etheria Film Night screens an annual showcase of the best new horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and thriller films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and genre fans. Our festival’s goal is to prove to the entertainment industry that there are women filmmakers making fantastic genre films and to connect these filmmakers to industry professionals.

The 2016 Etheria Film Night Premiere will take place at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California in June, 2016. The event is hosted 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.

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Class Founded: 2014
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 01, 2015

Early bird deadline: Nov 30, 2015
Regular deadline: Jan 31, 2016
Late deadline: Feb 29, 2016

Notification date: Mar 31, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 10.00 to 25.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 2,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Digital Bolex rental, equipment, software, and other prizes.
General rules Please read the rules thoroughly before submitting



Your film MUST be directed by a woman. A woman is someone who currently identifies as a woman when it comes to gender or sex. If there is a co-director, they must also be a woman. We are no longer accepting films with male co-directors.


Etheria Film Night only screens science fiction, horror, action, thriller, fantasy, speculative fiction, adventure, dark drama, grindhouse, crime, western, satire, dystopian, apocalyptic, mystery, noir, dark comedy, heist, disaster films, and any combination thereof.


Etheria Film Night plays a lineup of roughly 6-12 short films and one feature-length film. A short film should be between 20 seconds and 20 minutes in length. We are no longer accepting feature film submissions. Feature films are invite-only. Please contact for more information. Feature films may not be submitted through the form on the website or through the submission services.


1. It doesn’t matter if your short film has screened anywhere else first; this is a showcase of the very best new films regardless of previous screenings. Think of us as a “best of” short film event.

FEATURE FILMS are invite-only and are no longer accepted via submissions. If you have any questions, email


1. Have your acceptance materials READY to send in. If accepted you will need to deliver materials with a very tight deadline, otherwise your film may get cut from the lineup. It’s your responsibility to provide materials so we may effectively screen your film.

2. You must be the copyright owner of the film.


Filmmakers will be notified regarding their acceptance status on or about March 1, 2016. Your film materials will be due immediately upon acceptance via,, email, or (we do not accept DVDs or hard copies of your film). These materials are due immediately, otherwise your film may not be screened (please, do not zip digital files when sending).

1. Three high resolution digital photos of the director. Photos need to be 300 DPI and over 800 pixels. Aim for production stills that capture filmmaker directing/producing on set.

2. Five high resolution digital images from the submitted entry. This can be screenshots, posters, and production stills. Photos need to be 300 DPI and over 800 pixels.

3. A mailed physical copy of the film on a drive in PRORES in 1080. Address will be provided.