With 9 Features and 60 Short Films, there’s a lot to see this year! We’ve got a zombie horde of filmmakers joining us for the festivities, and they’ll be doing Q&As after their films screen, so check out the updated schedule page! Get a full festival pass if you want to see everything!
In addition to the films, we have a fun activities to engage in after the films on Saturday and Sunday!
On Saturday, the After Party starts at 9 pm at Dots Cafe (across from the Clinton Street Theater). Our friend Eric Li of The Scariest Things Podcast will be hosting The Horror Movie Greenlight Pitch at the outdoor picnic tables facing Dots.
This is a movie production fantasy draft, where you and your teammates act as horror movie producers and choose directors, actors, and crew, then come up with a quick horror movie pitch using major tropes and themes. The trick is that there are other producers (teams) who are looking to do the same thing. You will acquire your selections by way of a snake draft, and, you will be given a movie budget, so think carefully about your choices! Grab some food and drink, gather your team, and pitch a horror movie!
On Sunday, we’ll be heading over to Dots Cafe after the last film and Q&A (approx 8 pm), for the 2023 Portland Horror Film Festival Awards Presentation. Be among the first to know which films will go home with one of our coveted award sculptures!