What kind of films and events will be at the festival?

We have a selection of feature length and short films, contemporary to classic, including festival favorites and world premieres in the horror/thriller genres.

Events include parties, a live radio play, immersive performances, trivia night and a fully interactive horror mystery game that lasts the entire festival.


What is the schedule for the weekend?

We kick it off Thursday evening with with screenings and our Opening Night Film + Party and start off The Game. Films and events will play throughout the weekend until Sunday night with parties Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.


Do you accept film submissions?

Yes, but the deadline for entry has passed. Final notifications will go out between late March and early April.

If you have submitted but your status still shows red on Withoutabox, email the programming team at programming@overlookfimfest.com


What is the Immersive Horror Game?

The Festival’s weekend Immersive Horror Game is an original mystery that lasts the entirety of the festival where players can live inside a real-life horror movie throughout the weekend. The Game is available only to festival badge holders, with exclusive reality-bending game experiences available to a limited number of players who opt-in for a more active experience.

Details of The Game’s story will not be revealed until the festival, but there are clues. Discovering how to play is – of course – all part of the game. In the meantime, join our mailing list to be notified when opt-in registration becomes available.

Opt-in slots are limited, so keep your eyes open for more details. For more information on The Game, please visit Bottleneck Immersive.


Are you hiring?

While we don’t have any paid positions available, we do rely on highly skilled volunteers to execute the festival. If you’re interested in a role with greater responsibility (and perks like lodging), please send your resume to jobs@overlookfilmfest.com and indicate what kinds of festival positions you’re interested in.


How do I volunteer at the festival?

We rely on volunteers to help make the festival happen, and we’d love to have you be a part of it. Visit our volunteer page if you’d like to join our fearless volunteer team!


Can I sponsor an event?

Yes! You can sponsor an event by emailing sponsors@overlookfilmfest.com.


How can industry/press attend the festival?

Press accreditation applications will be open until April 14th. Complete your form here. There is no separate industry badge – industry must purchase a pass to attend. See a list of passes here.


I’ve purchased a package, can I choose my room?

Your room will be assigned when you check-in and will be based on the type of package you bought.

Groundskeeper — 2 bedroom chalet at the Collins Lake Resort in Government Camp

Caretaker — queen bed

Twins — 2 twin beds

Custodian — bunk bed with a shared bathroom

Camper — 3 bunk beds with a shared bathroom (sleeps 6)


What nights are my package for?

3 nights — Thursday – Sunday, check out on Sunday, April 30th

4 nights — Thursday – Monday. Check out on Monday May 1st


Should I stay 3 or 4 days?

Depends on what you want your experience to be! Of course, we’d recommend you come for the whole shebang but it’ll depend on you. Do note that while Closing Night is Saturday night, we will continue to screen through Sunday night.


What is the camper package?

Hostel-like housing. You can’t book a single bed but must book the whole room. Don’t worry, no elite hunting clubs here.


What should I do if I did not receive a confirmation after my purchase?

Please email ticketing@overlookfilmfest.com


Who should I talk to if I wish to transfer a room or payment for my package or badge?

Please email ticketing@overlookfilmfest.com


Where do I pick up my badge and or/tickets at the festival?

Meet us in the lobby at Timberline Lodge starting Thursday, April 27.


Will you send me my tickets and/or badge?

We hold all badges and tickets at will call at Timberline Lodge. Starting April 27, check-in in person with your photo ID to receive your badge.


What kind of guests attend the festival?

From horror fans from all over the globe to industry folk and filmmakers… you never know who will be cycling down the halls of Overlook Lodge.

Check out our advisory board of cool people.