Women in Horror Waiver Application


To support and celebrate Women In Horror Month, Portland Horror Film Festival is once again offering submission waivers for women directors to submit their horror film via FilmFreeway for free during the month of February! All applications must be received and waiver codes must be used by February 28th.

Submitted films can be ANY HORROR GENRE, from supernatural to psychological to dark fantasy to slashers to blood and guts, and even sci-fi horror or comedy horror, but NOT pure SF, crime thrillers, psychological thrillers, etc. Horror films only, please.

If you represent a horror film that is directed by a woman, and you would like to submit it for the 2021 season, please complete this application and we’ll respond within 24 hours. If you’re not sure you qualify, contact us here.

    Women in Horror Month Waiver Application


    Is the Director a woman? (required)


    Is the film a horror film? (required)
    It takes a lot of time for multiple judges to review your film for possible selection, so please do not submit films that are not legitimately of the horror genre (see our genre guidelines).

    Please select the sub-genre that best fits your film (required)



    If selected, to the best of my knowledge, my film will be a Portland, OR premiere (required)




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