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.
What is BIPOC?
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.
We review each application as it comes in. Please allow 3-5 days for us to review it and respond.