The 2017 Portland Horror Film Festival Awards were presented at the Wrap Party after the last screening of the festival on June 10th. Year 2 was an impressive lineup of short and feature films from all over the world, from every sub-genre, and picking the winners was a task our […]

…And the Award Goes To…


Last Saturday, I sat down with Trevyn Savage, who works on OPB’s “State of Wonder” series, for an interview on women filmmakers at Portland Horror Film Festival. Trevyn interviewed directors Monica Demes (Lilith’s Awakening), Izzy Lee (“For a Good Time, Call”), and Tara Price (“Earworm”) for their perspective on horror films. The […]

OPB’s “State of Wonder” Highlights Women Directors at Portland Horror ...


One of our main goals at Portland Horror Film Festival™ is to showcase international independent films that push the boundaries of horror cinema. We take the job of selecting a wide variety of films, in a wide variety of styles, from all parts of the world, very seriously, and earnestly […]

Horrors upon horrors: Festival trailer! Behold the schedule!



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Before the dawn of time, before the schedule, before all films were announced, and before the days of True Horror, our demonic savior “Bonemask,” the Wanderer of the Nighttime Woods, howled into creation the Patron of Horror Ticket package. Suitable only for the most fearless among you, your courage in […]

Patron of Horror Ticket Packages now available!


New for the 2017 Portland Horror Film Festival, we are now accepting Bumper submissions. Bumpers are free to submit, but have very strict rules. What is a bumper? Bumpers are very short (under 2 minutes) and often darkly humorous films that end with the Portland Horror Film Festival™ logo. Bumpers […]

Get seen on the screen! 2017 Bumper competition!


Portland Horror Film Festival™ is offering free Horror film submissions for filmmakers living in certain Middle East countries, until the final festival deadline of April 25th. Previously, we offered free submissions to women filmmakers, in order to increase gender diversity in the horror genre. Now, we believe it is time […]

Portland Horror Film Festival™ opens the borders of Horror



February is Women in Horror month. Portland Horror Film Festival™ is supporting it by waiving film submission fees for women directors during the month of February! PHFF is committed to bringing audiences quality independent horror films, and the work of women filmmakers is sadly underrepresented in the horror industry. In […]

Women in Horror Month means no submission fees for women ...


Submissions are now open for the 2017 Portland Horror Film Festival™! Calling all independent filmmakers of the dastardly and spooky, we want your movies. Submitting is easy with FilmFreeway, our preferred submission platform. FilmFreeway celebrates independent film, is inexpensive for filmmakers, and embraces new technologies that give us the tools we […]

Call for Entries! Submissions for 2017 OPEN!


Year 1 of the Portland Horror Film Festival was chock full of the bloody best in independent films. With submissions from all over the world, spanning all sub-genres of horror, including accomplished student films as well as highly polished indie films, our jury had a ghoulish job picking the award winners. We would […]

…and the Winners are! (AKA 5 New Independent Horror Movies ...



Portland Horror Film Festival™ is not just a bunch of horror movies… it’s a bunch of horror movies you probably haven’t seen before (and might not again). We’ve scored a serious number of films which will be making their premiere right here in Portland. 11 Pacific Northwest Premieres! Not even […]

Be the first to witness these horrors!


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Pssst… we’re actually playing number 4 on the list! Daylight’s End starring Lance Henriksen and Johnny Strong will be making its Pacific Northwest debut at the Portland Horror Film Festival in June. Exposing the very best horror flicks you haven’t even heard of yet. Source: 10 Under The Radar Horror […]

10 Under The Radar Horror Movies Coming In 2016


Check out this list of 10 independent horror movies being released in 2016, compiled by Bloody Disgusting. We’re excited about quite a few of these ourselves, especially Can Evrenol’s Baskin! Which ones do you want to see? Click the link to read the full story on Bloody Disgusting. Source: 10 Must-See […]

10 Must-See Independent Horror Films of 2016! – Bloody Disgusting!