Guts. Ghosts. Ghouls. The 1st 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 1st Annual Northwest Horrorfest at the Capitol Theater on May 19, 2018

Submissions are judged by Ian and Tori Bracken, directors and curators of the All Freakin' Night horror film festival in Olympia, Washington; Joshua M. Johnson and Tara C. Hall, the writer and director team behind Buzzard Hollow Beef; and Rob Patrick, the program director of the Olympia Film Society.

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.

March 16, 2018
Final Deadline

March 31, 2018
Late Submission

April 1, 2018
Notification Date

May 19, 2018
Event Date

Overall Rating
  • Great overall fest full of blood, guts, dread, and lots of screaming! Marketing was on point as well, what a great trailer!

    May 2018
  • Bry Troyer

    Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Northwest Horrorfest. The team presenting the fest are highly collaborative and interactive with film makers. Great variety of films, too. Looking forward to next year's.

    May 2018