Oregon Scream Week is a Horror genre independent international film festival for Horror Films and Horror Comedy Films in Portland, Oregon. We had our first Oregon Scream Week Film Festival in February 2018 and it was a huge success. People travelled from China, Japan, South Korea, Canada and from all over the US to our screenings of 54 Horror Short Films. There is an appetite for films, especially in the Northwest, that make people scream, freak out and get their hearts racing. That is why we created Oregon Scream Week. Would you like to screen your film for an audience that appreciates horror films and other dark genres? Many of the “mainstream” festivals out there may not appreciate your film or screenplay in ways that our panel of twelve judges is looking for. Sick humor, twisted stories, psychotic thrillers and horrifying moments are our specialty. Is your film ready for a theatrical release in Portland, Oregon? Please take a look at our awards list, we have plenty of opportunities for the creativity of your film or screenplay to be acknowledged. Our website is full of pictures from the last event. Every screening was sold out for the main screen and on opening night required 2 screens running at the same time.

Good acting, directing, cinematography and sound effects that stir up emotions are what we are looking for. At our first event, nearly half of the films screened were international films, many of them subtitled. We just want the best of the best, we don't care where it comes from.

23 Awards will be selected by the judges to recognize outstanding work and creativity.

Best Action Sequence Award
Best Actor Award
Best Actress Award
Best Animated Film Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Director Award
Best Ensemble Cast Award
Best Experimental Film Award
Best Film Editing Award
Best Oregon Film Award
Best Oregon Screenplay Award
Best Horror Film Award
Best Horror Film Screenplay Award
Best Horror Comedy Short Film
Best Horror Comedy Feature Film
Best International Director Award
Best International Film Award
Best Micro Short Film Award (less than 6 minutes)
Best Original Music Award
Best Science Fiction Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Single Scariest Moment

All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films and screenplays are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and screenplays are eligible, regardless of when and where they were produced.

All films that are accepted must deliver a digital file of their film in HD (1920x1080). 24, 25 & 30 frame rates are all acceptable, but 23.976 is preferred. Standard Definition and 720p will not be accepted. All films will be compiled and screened on Blu-Ray DVD. 23.976, DCP and 5.1 Surround Sound are not accepted, only stereo files please. Quicktime (.mov) and (.mp4) file formats are preferred.

Each film and screenplay accepted will have 2 free tickets available for one night of the film festival. All other guests must pay $12.00 each for their tickets. No exceptions.

Overall Rating
  • Brian W. Smith

    Didn't get to attend, but the communication was good. Mikel seems like a busy festival guy and all seems cool and organized. Hope to make it out next time.

    December 2018
  • John Leary

    Great festival. Mikel is a terrific supporter of filmmakers and screenwriters. Questions were answered fast ( communication was excellent ). Will be entering future projects with enthusiasm.

    November 2018
  • Sean Thompson

    A wonderfully coordinated festival. I was unable to attend but was able to send a representative who had an amazing time. The communication was beyond 5 stars.

    November 2018
  • Tracie Jules

    Even though my script was not a finalist with this festival, still, they were wonderful to work with and answered my questions quickly. As well as updated their page right away, to reflect my current home state. I will definitely enter this festival again. The entire organization is on point. Thanks!

    November 2018
  • Oregon has a fantastic and splendid festival and it's called Oregon Screm Week Horror Film Festival. Great way to showcase your film!

    November 2018