Congratulations on your selection for the 2022 Portland Horror Film Festival, June 29-July 3!
This form is to streamline film traffic and make sure we have all the pertinent information for your film listing, including download links. Because of the number of films we have to process, and the complexity in ramping up to a hybrid event, Please help us by completing this form as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours, with your film assets coming no later than the end of day Monday, June 13th (We can work with you on this, so let us know in the form what you need).
Please read this all carefully. The form is simple but it seems long because there is a lot of information to help you accurately provide the info and files we need. If you get lost, or you have questions, we’re here to help, and we can do a lot to help, so please reach out.
Once you submit, you will be able to download your Official Selection laurels.
We are once again presenting this year’s festival as a hybrid event with both in-person screenings at the Hollywood Theatre and Clinton Street Theater and online screenings on the Eventive platform which supports full studio-grade DRM and forensic watermarking. The streams will be limited to streaming ticket holders only, and each film will only be available from its scheduled start time until July 6th.
Why a Hybrid Festival? Like most traditionally in-person events, with the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 we began streaming to horror fans rather than pulling the rug out from under their feet, by canceling or postponing, when they needed this escape more than ever. We discovered that not only was this a welcome relief for fans stuck at home, it also opened the festival to those with mobility and health issues, who would otherwise never be able to attend. In 2021, at the beginning of the Delta surge, only about 1/3 of our regular audience was ready to attend in-person events again, so we hosted our first hybrid show with great success. The hybrid format is ultimately a wonderful thing for both engaged horror lovers and filmmakers. Indeed, this is reflected in our Audience Choice Award, which was heavily weighted by votes from streaming audience members, most of whom vote immediately after screening. We’ve also been able to showcase many more filmmakers by using technologies like Zoom and Discord, to help filmmakers reach our audience through streaming Q&As and panels that would otherwise be impractical in a purely theatrical setting.