We are so excited for this year’s Portland Horror Film Festival™ that we can’t wait until June to share some of the great films in store for you, so we’re not going to! Join us on Monday, May 21st from 7:30-10:30 pm at the Hollywood Theatre for an evening of […]

On May 21st, Get Ready for SATANIC PANIC!


PORTLAND, ORE – With the final submission deadline looming, Portland Horror Film Festival announced the first wave of 13 early film selections in its 2018 program. A broad mix of classic monster mayhem, blood and guts, vintage homages, and terrifying glimpses into netherworlds, this is a small taste of what […]

Announcing the First Wave of Films, A Devil’s Dozen!


February is Women in Horror Month, and Portland Horror Film Festival™ is once again supporting it by waiving film submission fees for women directors all month long. The work of women filmmakers is historically underrepresented in the horror industry. “There have always been a ton of talented women working in […]

No Submission Fees for women directors during Women in Horror ...



Portland Horror Film Festival is expanding to 4 days of independent Horror Films for its third annual event, June 13-16, 2018 at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd). The 2016 and 2017 festivals unearthed a ravenous hunger for independent horror films in the Pacific NW, serving near sell-out crowds […]

2018 Festival Expands to 4 days of Terror!


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…




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!