The Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival is a bi-annual event on the Film Festival Circuit that screens international independent Horror, Horror Comedy, Dark Drama, Experimental Horror, Dark Science Fiction, Dark Animation films, videos, screenplays, teleplays and episodic content. This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015. Multiple short films are screened in a "back to back" format in HD 1080p. The northwest USA has a great fan base for horror films as well as other dark genre content intended for a mature audience. Films that make people scream, are creepy and even those that poke fun at the Horror genre are loved by the audience. Our live outdoor screenings at the Sunshine Mill Drive-Up Theater are a lot of fun, in addition, this is a great opportunity to network with filmmakers, screenwriters, crew, actors and industry professionals.

23 Awards For Film

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animated Film
Best Cinematography
Best Drama Film
Best Drama Micro Film
Best Dark Drama Micro Film
Best Dark Drama Film
Best Director
Best Editing
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Experimental Horror Film
Best Experimental Horror Micro Film
Best Horror Film
Best Horror Micro Film
Best Horror Comedy Film
Best Horror Comedy Micro Film
Best Music Video
Best International Director
Best International Micro Film*
Best Oregon Film
Best Oregon Micro Film
Most Original Concept

12 Awards For Screenplays

Best Dark Drama Short Screenplay
Best Dark Drama Feature Screenplay
Best Dark Science Fiction Short Screenplay
Best Dark Science Fiction Feature Screenplay
Best Horror Short Screenplay
Best Horror Feature Screenplay
Best Horror Comedy Short Screenplay
Best Horror Comedy Feature Screenplay
Best International Short Screenplay
Best International Feature Screenplay

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film, web series or music video is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission. For exhibition purposes. all films are expected to provide a download link, so that we can compile and project them in HD 1080p. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted and will be converted to 23.976 for projection. Please do not submit 720p or Standard Definition films to this festival.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival with live screenings! Nice people! Top!

    December 2020
  • Marisa Riley

    Sadly I couldn't make it this year because of COVID-19, but can't say enough how awesome and communicative everyone involved was during these crazy times (they even sent me a photo of my film on the big screen!). Can't wait to submit again in the future, thanks y'all!

    November 2020
  • Michel Dominguez Beddome

    A great festival! Although we did not get to attend due to safety restrictions, we had a great experience. Mikel is very communicative and puts a lot of care into organizing the festival. Very Impressed!

    November 2020
  • Paolo Mancini

    Couldn't attend but they had Drive-In screenings at a winery which would've been awesome to experience. Mikel sent us a pic which was a nice touch. Super well organized and communication was great. Happy to have had BLOODSHED's West Coast Premiere in their Fall 2020 edition. Would love to return with future projects. Thanks to Mikel and his team!

    October 2020
  • Mikel Fair, the director of this festival, Zeami, the projectionist, and all the other Oregon Scream Week crew are individuals that put in the work to make sure that their community is having a great time. At the end of the day, film festivals are about coming together with your peers in an environment that promotes good conversation, networking, and a space for your film to be seen in it's proper medium: on the big screen.

    Accomplishing these things during the pandemic in a highly regulated county is a seemingly impossible task. If they can accomplish all of these things during this time, imagine what it's like when they're not being told they can't? Oregon Scream Week has a bright future ahead of it, and I'm glad I had a brush in their success.

    October 2020