An itty bitty film fest in the spooky backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. Twin Peaks ain't got nothin' on Gorst! This is the real shizzle.

We seek indie film of all genres, both narrative (e.g. movies, web series, etc.) and non-fiction (e.g. documentaries, reality shows, etc.)

We do both shorts and features.

Our screening takes place in the funky Blue Collar Artwork warehouse. It's a raw industrial experience. We also have a flea market/mini-con at the event. And the program also includes an awesome after-party.

[] Best of awards in each category.
[] Official Selection laurels.

1. This can be new or older work.
2. Can be shot on any format.
3. Must have a captivating subject matter.
4. Can be any length up to 99 minutes.
5. You must provide an online screener.
6. If chosen for our screening, you must provide a digital copy of your film and promotional materials.

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  • Although we unfortunately couldn't attend, everything about this little fest seems to be awesome. Their communication was terrific, the venue very cool in the pics, and I would definitely submit future work here. We were very honoured to have both our short film and screenplay accepted and won Best Screenplay as well. Highly recommended.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, CJ. We really enjoyed your film. And we had such a good time doing a staged reading of your screenplay (our award winner!) We'll let you know as soon as we post the video of the reading. : )

  • Jack Truman

    Gorst rocks!!! I love this festival. We were so proud to have our short film version of THE OLD STRIPPER screen at Gorst Underground. Then to win top film honors of Documentary Short Film was icing on the cake! Kelly, the founder is so cool and helpful. A great bunch of people!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Jack. We love The Old Stripper, and we're excited by all the success you've been having with it on the film festival circuit. You're an inspiration to other filmmakers!

  • Kai Erfurt

    Thanks to the gorst Filmfestival. Great Communication, great Organisation.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Kai. Our audience really enjoyed Beta. Can't wait to see your next project!

  • Ethan Minsker

    Had a great time at this fest. It was their first year. If they keep it up it will grow in to a fantastic event.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Ethan. We loved having you here!

  • Only Gorst Underground Film Festival would name a category as "Photography - Industrial Decay meets The Body Politic" and I'm delighted they chose my photo "Dumped" as Best Photograph Winner. Communication, Networking and Quality are first-rate. Looking forward to the next unconventional edition of this eccentric festival!

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Steve. You have a creative eye. And we'd love to see more of your work in the future!