The 26th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival® takes place October 1-3, 2021 in person at the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon, AND streaming online October 8-10th on Eventive. Whether you want to attend in person or stream from home, you can support the festival by pledging for deluxe ticket packages and exclusive rewards like our "Tillinghast Engine" T-shirts and lapel pins that won't be available for sale later.
THE 2021 LOVECRAFTIAN MICRO FICTION CONTEST IS OPEN!
DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2021
What is it?
Micro Fiction is very short prose fiction. Smaller than Flash Fiction but bigger than a haiku. Usually 500 words or less. There are some famous short short stories, including Hemingway’s - For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Lovecraftian fiction usually takes the form of Cosmic Horror, Weird Fiction, or Speculative or Science Fiction with a Horror twist, as well as horror or ghost stories with an uncanny tone.
The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival returns to Lovecraft's hometown of Providence, RI for it's 3rd Bi-ennial event! Scheduled for 2020, this event could not happen in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so a one-night streaming event was held instead. However, high vaccination rates and loosening restrictions on indoor activities have allowed the festival to return with Weird and Uncanny force to the historic and beautiful Columbus Theatre on H. P. Lovecraft's birthday weekend, August 20-22, 2021!
The Kickstarter has landed! This year, it's a quick one, only 10 days, so don't wait to pledge. With the ongoing global health crisis, we weren't sure what form the fest could take until it was too late to really have a full fundraising campaign, but we know a lot of you love our yearly Kickstarter exclusives, so we've put together a streamlined campaign with some cool experiences, including our VIP Drive-in theater experience in the Dalles, Oregon.
The highly-anticipated new HBO series, Lovecraft Country, based on the excellent and exciting book by Matt Ruff and produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) premiered on August 16, a mere four days before H. P. Lovecraft's 130th birthday. It recontextualizes the Lovecraftian narrative of battling cults and monsters from beyond with black actors during the Jim Crow era of American history. It shows the kind of story that fresh voices can lend to Cosmic horror, and uses both the history and Lovecraft to great effect.
Get streaming tickets to our one-night streaming event to celebrate H. P. Lovecraft's 130th birthday, featuring short films both new and classic from the 25 year history of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival®! You can join in the fun anywhere in the US!
Some of these classic films have not been seen since they first played at the festival. As a rare treat, we've gathered the filmmakers of those early films for an interactive Q&A!
Whether you're on the East Coast or the West Coast, you've probably been wondering what's going to happen with the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival®. We've been closely watching the COVID-19 situation in both Rhode Island and here in Oregon, and it is apparent that neither show can happen in person this year.
Submissions are open for the 2020 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival through FilmFreeway. Save on festival submission fees by submitting early! The earlier you submit, the greater chance you will have of being selected for any satellite events we host, including potential HPLFF screenings at our 3rd Biennial HPLFF in Providence, RI, August 21-23, 2020 (Lovecraft's Birthday weekend!)
All deadlines, requirements, and fees are shown on our FilmFreeway page. Submit early, submit often!
Congratulations to all the 2019 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Award Winners! With over 45 short and feature films, we had more films than ever eligible for awards. Choosing the winning films was extremely difficult, and all the filmmakers whose films were accepted this year should be extremely proud.
Categories and winning films are:
Best Feature:Color Out of Space by Richard Stanley