Films & Live Events 1-5 pm & 7-11 pm.
Enjoy 60+ independent short and feature films from around the world, panel discussions, author readings, live events, and special guests. Highlights include the World Premiere of THE VEIL by Cameron Beyl, starring Sean O’Bryan and Rebekah Kennedy, premieres of FROGMAN, SAINT DROGO, and BLUE HOUR, and our now infamous SHORTS OF MADNESS!
Each day of the festival offers a selection of short and feature films from all over the world, and live events on all 3 screens. Seating is open so you can choose your viewing on the fly, but it’s first come, first seated for all programs, so arrive early for any screenings you definitely want to see. For the complete schedule and list of films on all 3 screens visit https://hplff.com/pdx.
See a lot more with the Full Festival Pass.
NEW Independent Short and Feature Films
This lineup of films from 16 countries across the world may cause you to question your reality… and your sanity! Films range from direct adaptations of stories by Lovecraft and his contemporaries to original stories that couldn’t exist without the influence of cosmic horror. Many screenings include Q&As with attending filmmakers! Check the schedule on our website for the full list.
WORLD PREMIERE Feature: The Veil
Redemption gives way to a reckoning when a reclusive retired priest shelters a young Amish runaway in crisis, only to reveal a mystery that ties her to a terrifying encounter from his youth… and the shimmering curtain of aurora that rages overhead. Q&A with director Cameron Beyl afterwards.
West Coast Premiere Feature: Frogman
Three friends in search of the Loveland Frogman are about to find out he is more than just a local legend. A Lovecraftian found footage film at the intersection of where cosmic horror, folk horror, and urban legends meet. Written and directed by Anthony Cousins (Winner of 2016 Best Short Award for “When Susurrus Stirs”).
West Coast Premiere Feature: Saint Drogo
Plagued by similar nightmares of a missing friend, a couple whose relationship is on the rocks takes an impromptu trip to seaside Provincetown, MA during the cold, desolate off-season. There, they stumble upon a dark secret that threatens more than just their relationship. A queer horror film directed by Michael J. Ahern (Death Drop Gorgeous) and Ryan Miller.
Feature: Blue Hour: The Disappearance of Nick Brandreth
True crime documentarian Olivia Brandreth was nine years old when her father disappeared. The official police statement was suicide though no body was ever recovered. Twenty five years later, Olivia has returned to her childhood home with her film crew to finally get closure in an unrelenting attempt to set the record straight. Written and directed by Daniel Bowhers.
SHORTS OF MADNESS
This block contains a concentrated dose of the wackiest, funniest, and grossest Lovecraftian short films we could find, to help counteract all the cosmic dread we've been feeding you this weekend!