HORROR – Indie Film Series at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, Portland Oregon Tuesday August 6th 2024

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The Portland Film Festival’s Indie Film Series is proud to present two films centering around the genre of horror: Beltane and a feature film Moon Garden. BUY TICKETS NOW!

Films will be shown at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School Theater in Portland Oregon. BUY TICKETS NOW!

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Short: BeltaneDirector: Carys Watford
When two old college friends reunite for a hike through a remote English countryside on May Day weekend, they discover the village to be hiding a terrifying tradition.

2023 Portland Film Festival winner for Best Midnight Movie

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Feature: Moon GardenDirector: Ryan Stevens Harris
When a little girl has a terrible accident and slips into a coma, she finds herself thrust into a darkly surreal industrial dreamworld. Haunted by a nightmarish spectre that feeds off her tears, she must follow her mother’s radio-static voice to find her way back to consciousness.


Less than 2 days left for film entry—submit your film by July 2, 2024, Midnight PST.

The Portland Film Festival established itself as one of Portland’s first indie film non-profits, founded in 2013 with Portland’s first movie meetup, the Portland Film Club. Its hundreds of screenings, events, education programs, and community partnerships provide a remarkable experience for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working across genres and forms.

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This year, from October 16-20, 2024, the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, is proud to celebrate the beauty and transformation symbolized by the Oregon Swallowtail. With its vibrant yellow and black wings, this local butterfly reflects the spirit of our city and the art of cinema—constantly evolving and captivating.