Etheria Film Night, a showcase screening of a progressive slate of genre films directed by women, is heading North to celebrate the women who work behind the scenes in genre TV and film; and if you live in or around Toronto, you have a chance to join the fun and festivities. Read on for the details!
From the Press Release:
“Orphan Black,” “Hannibal,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hemlock Grove,” “Lost Girl,” “Falling Skies,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” and “Flashpoint” are just some of the genre TV series that have been filmed in Toronto featuring women behind the scenes in roles as varied and important as producer, writer, director, cinematographer, and editor. The local independent film scene is also blooming, and filmmakers Amanda Row, Vivian Lin and Kat Threlkeld are among the very best new emerging female directing talent in Canada.
On February 20, 2016, the world’s most prestigious genre showcase for women, Etheria Film Night, partners with The Faculty of Horror Podcast and Ultra 8 Pictures to present an evening of new genre films from emerging women directors at the Royal Theatre in Toronto, Ontario (608 College Street). The screening of carefully selected new horror and thriller films is followed by a panel discussion with local Toronto women working behind the scenes in current genre film and TV series.
Join us for this awesome event hosted by Colin Geddes and Katarina Gligorijevic of Ultra8 Pictures and Alexandra West and Andrea Subissati of The Faculty of Horror Podcast. Celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 by attending!
The schedule/lineup is as follows:
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Films screen at 8:00 PM
Panel begins at 9:15 PM
De noche y de pronto (Spain)
Directed by Arantxa Echevarria
Home alone in a deserted apartment building during the Christmas season, Maria is startled to receive a visit from a desperate man claiming to be her upstairs neighbor, whose apartment is being broken into by thieves. *2015 Etheria Jury Award Recipient*
And They Watched (Canada)
Directed by Vivian Lin
A horror morality tale about the custodian of an electric chair and its last casualty. Inspired by the recent reinstatement of the electric chair in Tennessee, US.
Directed by Amanda Row
An elderly man discovers a lost mitten and begins a paranoid search for its owner.
Directed by Kat Threlkeld
After a supermodel is bitten in the water by a mysterious creature while on a photo shoot at the beach, an infection takes hold that changes her behaviour and appearance. Over time she turns into one hell of a demonic sea siren that’s thirsty for blood.
Directed by Chloe Okuno
A naive young girl becomes the target of a murderous sociopath when she attempts to reinvent herself to impress the boys in her small Texas town. *2015 Etheria Audience Award Recipient*