The schedule for the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Portland 2011 is now available on the schedule page.
Friday and Saturday activities start at 4pm with author readings and a chance to socialize with guests and attendees at Magnolia's Corner. Theatre doors open at 6 or 6:30 giving you a chance to shop at our wonderful vendors' tables. Things really kick off at 7 with introductions and shorts blocks, followed by Q&A with short film directors. At 9 is a feature film and Q&A with its director. Finally, unwind and socialize and celebrate at Tony Starlight's starting each evening at 11.
It should be a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you there! Read more
Thanks to all the filmmakers and screenwriters and authors for another great year.
You can see the 2010 Portland Awards by clicking on the link. We will also be putting up the Special Jury Award to the Vancouver Film School for the Best Spirit of the Festival Award.
"Picture in the House", "Silas and the Tomb" were also both nominated for Best Adaptation.
"40 years" has won the Festival Director Award for best Cinema-photography and Sound Design.
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Michael Swertfager has won the Festival Director Edgar Award for Outstanding Effort.
Congrats to all and our deepest thanks!
Thank you. FireQuake!
We apologize to all those of you have been trying to email us here at the festival. We've had D.O.S. attacks on several of our email boxes thanks to all those spammers out there. Still getting 1000's of emails. We are blocking IPs and it should settle down. So again sorry if you sent anything in the last couple of weeks and if we haven't responded. cheers
Yes the rumors are true... I will be retiring (or going on sabbatical for awhile), this October festival will be my last as a director. I have been running this festival for 15 years and am out of sanity points. So what does this mean? Well Aaron Vanek has started a satellite festival in LA which will become an annual event. The Portland event is in limbo until I can find someone to replace me. Read more
As usual we are running a little behind. But have no fear. Tickets should be going up today for sale through boxofficetickets.com (or this weekend). Notifications for final selections for films will be done today! Director Stuart Gordon is attending and also very likely to be seeing the Darkest of the HIllside Thickets. We also are planing to screen The Whole Wide World at least once during the festival. Stay tuned for more news.
Still recovering after the festival but want to announce the winners officially. We'll be updating the awards section once we've re-coded the awards section.
2008 Deep One Screenwriter Awards
The following screenplays were selected as best of out of a field of 54 entries. The head judges were author Robert M. Price, author Joseph S. Pulver, and festival director Andrew Migliore. Read more
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Well I am still wiped out from running the festival. I'll start posting more news (including the award information) as soon as I am able.
Until then I am on a strict regiment of 40cc of gin every hour. Ha.
Friday night 12:30 am
Late-Nite Open Mic
- Lynn Cesar
- Joe Pulver
- Adam Niswander
- Michael Shea
Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm
Author’s Readings session 1
- Michael Shea (30 minutes)
- Adam Niswander (25 minutes)
- Bob Price (30 minutes)
- Richard Lupoff (30 minutes)
Saturday 2:00-3:00 pm
Brian Lumley Reading — Q&A
- Bob Price (moderator)