The Stephanie Rothman Fellowship For Women Student Filmmakers
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The Stephanie Rothman Fellowship for women film students who are, or want to, make horror, science fiction, action, fantasy, and thriller films is presented by The Shockwaves Podcast and Etheria Film Night.
Applications will be open from December 1, 2019 through April 1, 2020. The brainchild of horror scholar and USC film professor Rebekah McKendry and film festival pioneers Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Pippi of Etheria, the world's most respected annual showcase of new sci-fi, fantasy, action, thriller and horror films directed by women, the scholarship is meant to recognize and reward the creativity and passion of female film students with an innovative take on genre filmmaking.
The recipient of the Stephanie Rothman Fellowship will be announced in June, 2020 at the Etheria Film Night showcase at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. In June 2017, Etheria honored director Rothman with the festival’s Inspiration Award for her body of directing work in horror, comedy, and thrillers such as The Student Nurses (1970), The Velvet Vampire (1971), and Terminal Island (1974). Rothman was hired by producer Roger Corman in 1964 to direct scenes additional scenes for a horror film release, making her the first woman in history to direct a modern horror film. Rothman attended USC for film and was a co-founder of Dimension Pictures.