Application for HPLFF BIPOC Filmmaker Fee Waiver
In recognition of the challenges that BIPOC Directors face having their voices heard in the film industry, we have set aside up to $2,500 in submission fee waivers for the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival that BIPOC Directors can apply for. Please complete our waiver application to submit your horror film to us for free. Upon approval, we will email you the password for submitting your film to us via our submission platform, FilmFreeway.
This application is for completed short or feature films by U.S. directors who are Black, Indigenous, or people of color. It is the sincere hope of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival that this will be a successful first step in increasing the diversity of the festival's offerings, and will show that the genre of Cosmic Horror is not and will not be limited by skin color.
BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Pronounced “bye-pock,” this is a term specific to the United States, intended to center the experiences of Black and Indigenous groups and demonstrate solidarity between communities of color.
The H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival is a showcase of Cosmic Horror and the Weird Tale on film. If you don't believe your film is Lovecraftian, it may be a better fit for Portland Horror Film Festival.
In the form below, please provide as much detail as possible. Our jury has limited time and a ton of films to watch, so if we need to have a sense that your film would in fact be a good fit.
Kinds of short & feature films showcased at the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival:
• Cosmic Horror (the insignificance of humans in a dangerous universe)
• Occult & Supernatural Horror (Weird cults & evil alien gods!)
• Uncanny ghost stories (in the vein of M. R. James & Henry James)
• Adaptations of stories by H. P. Lovecraft, or stories he inspired
• Adaptations of stories by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, Robert E. Howard, Stephen King, Clive Barker, and other authors who were inspirations for Lovecraft, and those who were inspired by him.
Kind of films NOT selected for the festival:
• Films about the "Craft" of "Love" - NO romantic comedies or tales of love lost! "Lovecraft" is the name of a popular HORROR author from the 1920s and 30s.
• Horror that is purely Human vs. Human, such as stalkers and serial killer films.
We review each application as it comes in. Please allow 3-5 days for us to review it and respond.