Genre Film Fest Coming to Hotel from ‘The Shining’!

Genre Film Fest Coming to Hotel from The Shining!


Happy fucking Halloween! This is a treat for all horror lovers that couldn’t wait until this week’s horror update. A new film festival is launching next spring and will be hosted at The Timberline Lodge. Not familiar with that name? You may know it better as the fictional Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

According to the press release:

The Overlook Film Festival, a four-day celebration at horror’s most iconic hotel The Timberline Lodge – the hotel used as the exterior setting of the infamous Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece THE SHINING – will kickoff for the first time from April 27 through April 30, 2017. The festivity is expected to showcase experiential events, exciting work in new and classic horror cinema, and interactive activities where attendees can be fully immersed in the diverse world of the genre space. Located just one hour east of Portland, Oregon, The Overlook Film Festival will attract genre fans and cinephiles from all over the world along with major press and industry members who are excited for this unique experience.

Michael Lerman (L) and Landon Zakheim (R)

Michael Lerman (L) and Landon Zakheim (R)

The annual four-day celebration is created by veteran festival organizers Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim, both sharing a passion and a vision for providing a rare experience for fans to not just watch the latest work from emerging genre filmmakers but to also connect with each other in order to foster a creative and engaging community.  The duo plan to bring their signature events to the festival, including a full weekend long immersive game from interactive company Bottleneck Immersive and an original live version of radio play “Tales From Beyond The Pale” by Glass Eye Pix.

Tickets are already for sale at the festival’s website. Those looking to submit their feature and short films for consideration have until February 3, 2017.