Guts. Ghosts. Ghouls. The 3rd Annual Northwest Horrorfest celebrates macabre filmmakers from across the greater Pacific Northwest area. Entries can range from documentaries to narrative feature and beyond.

The Northwest Horrorfest is hosted around the Olympia, Washington downtown area, mainly inside the Capitol Theater, a 1924 concert and movie palace owned and operated by the Olympia Film Society. This organization supports a small staff and board of directors along with over 125 dedicated volunteers who select films, organize events, and run the Capitol Theater.

Best Entries will be screened during the 3rd Annual Northwest Horrorfest at the Capitol Theater on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Submissions must be from filmmakers located in the greater northwest (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming). If accepted, filmmaker(s) must be prepared to send a DCP of their feature or short to the Capitol Theater for screening purposes.

September 26, 2022
Final Submission

September 29, 2022
Notification Date

October 29, 2022
Event Date

Overall Rating
  • DJ Hupp

    Date of the event was changed after my film was accepted to a date I was not a available. Was notified of this only a week before. Website down.
    They wanted me to download and learn a program to convert my movie to the format they want to screen the films. I tried to do it and sent them the result. The emailed me the week before the festival and told me I did it wrong and gave me 2 days to figure it out or they weren’t going to screen my movie.

    October 2022
  • Dylan Miller

    The 2nd Annual Northwest Horrorfest was a blast! Great communication, and a very kind staff. I would certainly recommend this festival to other filmmakers as well as attend in future years.

    July 2019
  • This festival was very gracious and understanding for my first film debut. Would love to work with them again.

    June 2019
  • Cameron Jutte

    Fantastic lineup of films, lots of fun.

    June 2019
  • Ty Huffer

    I had a blast at Northwest Horrorfest! This festival is ran by people that care about the filmmakers and their films. I will be submitting all of my future films to this wonderful festival.

    June 2019