Etheria Film Festival Brings Official 2021 Lineup to Kansas City

Screenland Armour Theatre to Host 8th Annual Event

KANSAS CITY, June 7, 2021- Etheria Film Night ( is returning to Screenland Armour Theatre ( on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:30 PM. The 2021 lineup features nine short films from around the world. “The Screenland Armour Theatre and the Kansas City genre fans have been so welcoming to Etheria and our filmmakers. We can’t not wait to see how they react to this year’s amazing selections”, says Festival Director, Stacy Pippi Hammon.

The 2021 Jury Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the Saturday, June, 26, 2021, event at Screenland Armour Theatre. Audience Award voting will be open on both the Etheria Film Night and Screenland Armour Theatre websites from June 25,, 2021 to July 25, 2021, to align with the Shudder online streaming of the festival. An encore presentation of the lineup will play at the theater on Monday, June 28th 2021 at 9:00 PM. Adam Roberts, Screenland Armour Theatre co-operator/owner says, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Etheria allowing these emerging voices a chance for their work to be seen in a theatrical setting.”

The 2021 Etheria Film Festival short film lineup includes the frenetic grand-Guignol horror The Fourth Wall from director Kelsey Bollig, the nail-biting sci-fi thriller Narrow directed by Anna Chazelle, the sci-fi time-travel comedy Bootstrapped from director Katy Erin, the deeply unsettling Spanish cosmic horror You Will Never Return by Mónica Mateo, the perfectly-paced comedy/fantasy The Gray from Myra Aquino, the new period thriller Misfits from director Ciani Rey Walker, the Philip K. Dick-style A.I. encounter Polvotrón 500 from Spanish director Silvia Conesa, the creepy, Gilliam-esque Eye Exam from acclaimed Irish director Aislinn Clarke, and the shockingly bleak and terrifying period horror western Who Goes There from Norwegian/U.K. director Astrid Thorvaldson.

Detailed information about the festival can be found on the official Etheria website at

The 2021 Etheria Film Festival Short Film Lineup includes:

Directed by Kelsey Bollig (11:30 min) (Horror) (Switzerland/France)

Chloé fights for her moment in the spotlight. How far will she go to upstage the annoying actors with whom she is forced to perform Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’?

Directed by Anna Chazelle (10 min) (Sci-Fi/Horror) (USA)

In a post-apocalyptic world where survival means never stepping off a thin narrow path, a lone woman must evade a creature that stalks her every move.

Directed by Mónica Mateo (13:30) (Sci-Fi/Horror) (Spain)
After Ana and David say goodbye like any other day, something extraordinary happens that alters reality.

Directed by Katy Erin (7:30 min) (Sci-Fi) (USA)

A physicist travels back in time to try to save her relationship – and in turn, the world.

Directed by Ciani Rey Walker (18 min) (Thriller) (USA)
When they learn their friend has kidnapped a cop on the night of MLK Jr.’s assassination, two sisters and leaders of the Black Panther Party must set aside their differences to navigate one of the most turbulent nights in history.

Directed by Myra Aquino (9:30 min) (Fantasy) (USA)

A former cop works in purgatory and processes people going to heaven and hell. One day, his 20-year-old son appears.

Directed by Silvia Conesa (11 min) (Sci-Fi) (Spain)

In the year 2065, a man enters an old holographic sex booth intending to take a nap, but he accidentally activates the sex hologram.

Directed by Aislinn Clarke (2:30 min) (Horror) (U.K.)
A woman regrets attending a free eye exam when she begins to suspect that her optometrist has nefarious intentions.

Directed by Astrid Thorvaldsen (23 min) (Horror/Western) (U.K.)

When a stranger appears on their prairie in 1880 Minnesota, Ingrid invites him in to heal her dying sister, but she doesn’t realize that a supernatural force is crossing her threshold.

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