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!


Do you know Horror movies? No, I mean, do you really know Horror movies?! Join Portland Horror Film Festival on our official Facebook page every day between 3 and 4pm for our Daily Horror Movie picture contest! If you’re the first page member to comment with the name of the […]

Daily Horror Movie Contest in full swing!



There are a few ways to keep in touch with happenings at the upcoming Portland Horror Film Festival (like our mailing list), but one of the easiest ways is to join the official Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/742789839189868 . We’ll announce films there as they’re selected and keep you up to […]

Join the Official Facebook Event


Submissions are now open for 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 need to […]

Call for entries. Submissions OPEN!


Whoa, what is this? A horror film festival in Portland? Indeed! Portland Horror Film Festival will be the first independent horror film festival of its kind in the spooky Northwest city of Portland, OR. Our goal is to foster the next generation of innovative horror and dark fantasy, and drive amazing […]

True Horror is Born in Portland