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
  • Alex Montilla

    So bummed I couldn't attend. Everyone was very nice and helpful. I will be back!

    September 2020
  • Thank you so much for making my short screenplay a finalist. I hope everyone is safe and I look forward to your next competition!

    March 2020
  • Kevin Beauchamp

    While we would have loved to attend the festival, we were working on a new project that kept us away.

    With that said, the correspondence from Mikel was fantastic. Incredibly informative and helpful.

    This festival is the real deal and we will submit all of our future horror projects here.

    Much love to Mikel and the OSWHFF team!!!

    January 2020
  • Luana Di Pasquale

    Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival is the BEST! Unfortunately, I was not able to participate. However, communication has been top-notch since day 1 and super helpful - they also changed the time slot for the screening of our film to accommodate my representative who has lovely children and she could not make it to the event too late at night! Then KEEP MUM won the best international director award and we will be always honored and grateful for that! We love Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival! Thank you!!!

    December 2019
  • This is a terrific festival. I was highly impressed each step of the way.

    December 2019