“Come out, come out, wherever you are.” Fans of Stephen King’s, THE SHINING, are in for a real treat today. The Timberline Lodge will serve as the housing for The Overlook Film Festival April 27th to April 30th, 2017 in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Most of you might not recognize the name of the lodging, but you may have heard of the iconic chalet’s name as the venue, The Overlook Hotel, from Stephen King’s, THE SHINING.
Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim, are the masterminds behind a brand festival that will take place at the Timberline Lodge dubbed The Overlook Film Festival. The dynamic duo are the individuals involved with the iconic Stanley Film Festival that took place at the actual hotel in Colorado where the inspiration behind The Shining was cultivated. The film festival will last for four days and will introduce both new and old horror alike.
As reported to EW.com:
“We’re incredibly excited to bring the film community and enthusiastic audiences we’ve been cultivating over the last few years to The Overlook Film Festival” said Zakheim, in a statement. “We’re so grateful to the Timberline Lodge for providing such a gorgeous iconic venue in the beautiful location of Mt. Hood, Oregon, where our unique, experiential celebration of all things genre can thrive.”
“It’s a truly inspiring time for horror cinema,” said Lerman. “Our jam-packed program of festival favorites, fresh discoveries, and bonafide classics from features to shorts to live events will be presented in the one-of-a-kind atmosphere we’ve built through our various other genre projects. We really can’t wait to announce our lineup next year.”
The timing of the news couldn’t have come at a better time! You can submit your feature or short today! The following guidelines are as follows:
Early Deadline: December 2nd, 2016
Regular Deadline: January 6th, 2017
Late Deadline: February 3rd, 2017
You can purchase tickets as well as submit your films here! Good luck to all those entering! See you all there!
Cheers and have a great day! Get those creative juices flowing!