The PDXtreme Film Fest is the best damn genre festival the Portland Oregon area has ever seen! Taking place over 3 days at the historic Kiggins Theatre, we showcase horror, crime, dark comedy, and everything in-between. Tales of the grotesque, the limits of the psychological, and bumps in the night whatever the cause! Does it take place in space? That's cool too.

This will be our sixth year! Continuing the traditions of the first 5 years, you can expect trophies, free beer for attending filmmakers, and no repertory films. We've always put the emphasis on film first, with as many screenings as possible. Last year we played 0ver 40 shorts and features. It’s more badassness than should be allowed in one weekend!

Screening takes place at the KigginsTheatre, a legit theater that serves beer, wine and pizza. It's deep in the vibrant heart of downtown Vancouver WA, just across the river from Portland.

We promise a rollicking good time and a slate packed with great films. We can't do that without the filmmakers, so submit your films now! International films accepted. Diversity and originality are not only welcome, but also encouraged. Absolutely no ratings restrictions, ever.

Here's what some previous filmmakers had to say!

“Now that we've fully recuperated, we wanted to thank PDXtreme Fest for having us. You guys really did something incredible and held a great festival with awesome movies and fantastic people. We are so honored by your Best Feature Award. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU! You guys rock!” – Ben Moody, Director- “Last Girl Standing”

“I watched a ton of awesome films, some of which I'll never be able to forget, and met some brilliant filmmakers who are now friends I hope will one day become colleagues. This festival, run by the amazing Jeremy Jantz and Dulcie Jantz, was everything I'd hoped it would be. Thanks to everyone involved for their hard work and camaraderie. PRAISE THE LORD!” - Ryan LaPlante, Director- “Holy Hell”

“Thanks again for putting together so many great movies and so many cool filmmakers! I'm still absorbing all the awesome movies you packed into 3 days. The range of subjects and styles, the quality, all of it was fantastic. PDXtreme was the most enjoyable and inspiring festival I've been to in forever. Can't wait to see what 2016 brings!” - Jerry Ochoa, Director- “This Neighborhood”

“My sister Ashley Mary Nunes and I had an amazing time at PDXtreme - Portland Underground Film Fest this weekend! We were sad to say good-bye to all the talented new friends we made. Thank you… for a truly memorable weekend of blood, horror, and good times!!!!” – Todd Nunes, Director – “All Through The House”

Winners in various categories receive a custom designed trophy! Our first year, we awarded trophies for Best Feature, best Comedic Short, Best Dramatic Short, and Best Practical FX. Now we've added Best Actor, Best Actress Feature, and Best Actor, Best Actress Short.
Each category includes nominations. Attending the fest does not increase a filmmaker's chance of winning. Trophies will be mailed at our expense. But it is cooler to put it directly in your hand.

There shouldn't be any surprises here, but let's cover the bases.

1. You should have all applicable festival rights.
2. There are no completion date or premiere limitations. However, preference will be given to films without public distribution.
3. You retain all rights, but we reserve the right to use all provided promotional materials, as well as short film segments where necessary. If we accepted it, we want to really push it.
4. All films not in English must have English subtitles.
5. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Overall Rating
  • Matthew Barber

    My horror short GO BACK had the pleasure of screening at PDXtreme this December. I'm very honored and thrilled to have had my short included in such an incredible grouping of films! PDXtreme has wonderful communication and even included some positive feedback about my short in their official acceptance email! Unfortunately, due to my schedule I was unable to attend however PDXtreme appears to be an incredible fest to attend! Hopefully in the future I will have a chance to do so. I highly recommend submitting to PDXtreme!

    December 2019
  • Extremely pleased with this festival! PDXtreme Underground put together a great lineup of films as well as secured a great venue for the showcase. Jeremy was great with communicating and really organizing the whole festival. I felt fortunate to have been selected! Highly recommended. Could not have had a better experience!!!

    January 2019
  • Very proud to have shown our film in my hometown, but gutted I couldn't attend. Been to the venue many times and it would be a stellar place for a film fest. The communication was very good and from my understanding, the fest was very accommodating to all guests and the hospitality on their part was terrific. Will be submitting again.

    January 2019
  • Max Isaacson

    The whole team was incredibly nice and gracious. They laid everything out well ahead of time so it was easy for me to plan my trip up. It's in a very cool venue, and was a total blast.

    January 2019
  • Ryan Couldrey

    Couldn't attend but from communication with the fest along with friends who were able to attend, it's a great one.

    January 2019