For those of you that missed the awards ceremony on Sunday night of the festival, here are the results! Each of our new style awards were a cold cast bronze statuette, provided by awesome sculptor Mike Jones, mounted on a black marble block.
- Best of the Fest (Cthulhu Tiki) - Doctor Glamour (dir. by Andrew Jones)
- Best Feature (Deep One) - It's In The Blood (dir. by Scooter Downey)
- Best Short (Deep One) - Dumbshow (dir. by Jason Hooper)
- Best Adaptation (Cthulhu Tiki) - Die Farbe (dir. by Huan Vu)
- Pickman's Apprentice (Ghoul) - Nick "The Hat" Gucker
- Lovecraft Under The Gun winner (Nightgaunt) - Michael Entler
We had so many great films, it was really hard to choose! The runners up for Best Short included Stay At Home Dad (dir. by Andrew Kasch & John Skipp), Fortuna (dir. by Casey T. Malone), The Earth Rejects Him (dir. by Jared Skolnik), and Bedtime for Timmy (dir. by Thomas Nicol).
In addition to film awards, we also had two special awards, one for the winner of the "Pickman's Apprentice" event, where three artists competed to create an image in 90 minutes, based on a theme supplied by the audience, and another award for the winner of the "Lovecraft Under The Gun: 72 hour film project" event, where filmmakers had 3 days to make a Lovecraftian short film from start to finish. Read more
If you purchased a 3-day pass or VIP ticket before 5pm on Thursday, May 10th, you can pick up your pass at Aliviar Coffeehouse, located next to the Hollywood Theatre, from 7-9 pm on Thursday and again from 4-6 pm on Friday.
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Fancy a Re-Animator reunion? The Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival is proud to announce that we'll be showing never before seen preview footage from the long long lost "The Evil Clergyman." Starring Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, and David Warner, this will be an awesome look back at the days of Re-Animator and From Beyond. Read more
For those lusting for more info about our programming, here's a preliminary list of the short films we'll be showing. We might still add a couple more, so stay tuned. Schedule information and feature film announcements coming during the week.
"Doctor Glamour" dir. by Andrew Jones
"The Tunnel" dir. by Ivan Radovic
"Vadim" dir. by Peter Hengl
"The Evil Clergyman" dir. by Charles Band (never before seen preview!)
"Shine" dir. by Jesse Blanchard (presented in 3D! Puppet style!)
"Cultist Co. Starter Pack" dir. by Thomas Nicol
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We are proud to announce that the new multiple-award winning feature, It's In The Blood, starring Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot, and Rose Sirna, will screen at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, May 11-13. Director and writer Scooter Downey combines elements of the Weird Tale with dream realities and mystical realism to make It's In The Blood a deconstruction of the prototypical "creature feature." Read more
Every year, we receive excellent submissions from filmmakers all over the world, including some right here in Portland. What we’d like to do this year is showcase our local talent. This is your chance to make a movie instead of just talking about making one! Entries will be screened on Sunday afternoon of the Film Festival.
If you're a writer, artist, scholar, or filmmaker who wants to take part in this year's 2012 Portland H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon, May 11-13, there's still time to let us know. Just hop on over to our Festival Guest Application Form and fill out your details (please try to be complete, even if you've been a guest in previous years). We'll be closing submissions by Friday, with a plan to let guests know the scoop quickly, so submit your application today! Don't worry if your info is a little incomplete... we'll give you a chance to polish it later.
Portland 2012, Festival Guest Application Form
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Coming to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, but don't have a place to stay? That's no problem, we've arranged for discounted rates at two area hotels. The Banfield Value Inn is a budget motel that is only blocks from the theatre and across the street from Tony Starlight's (where our after parties will be held). The Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center is a deluxe hotel and (while not walking distance) is only ten minutes away from the theatre by the city's MAX light rail line. Read more
Just a reminder that submissions are open for the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Portland (May 11-13), so get those short films, features, and screenplays in!
The festival is scheduled for May 11-13, 2012, and creators will be notified of acceptance by April 25, 2012. The sooner you get your creation submitted, the more time we'll have to consider it, so we encourage all filmmakers to submit no later than the beginning of April, but the sooner the better.
Just a quick update from the ground! This is all on the schedule, but here's an overview of what's going on today:
4 - 6pm
Meet and Greet with filmmakers and guests
@Magnolia's Corner (across from theater)
Doors open at Hollywood Theater
Time to shop with our vendors and get settled
Shorts block 1
Break to check out vendors and rejuvenate
The Whisperer in Darkness
Feature film by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, followed by Q&A with Sean Branney
After party at Tony Starlight's (21 and up, please)