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Directed by Various

Washington, Oregon, British Columbia 70 mins

The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest program is excited to announce the first ever Fresh Fear! Fresh Fear takes the very best (and most frightening) films submitted to the Fresh Film Northwest Festival over many years and compiles them together in one hour long program. We have found ten films that we think embody the ingenuity and youthfulness of Fresh Film while also showcase the versatility and talent present in the horror genre.

Fresh Film Northwest is an annual festival celebrating films made by teenagers and for teenagers. The festival is a juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Now in its 43rd year, the Festival recognizes individual talent, showcases model examples of how film arts can be taught in schools, and engages all of us in helping to build the Northwest regional youth media community of 13- to 19-year-olds. 

Fresh Fear will be held at 2:00 pm at the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum on Saturday June 9th, 2018 with special guest host Queer Horror’s Carla Rossi. The event is free and open to the public. Please come down to support your local youth filmmakers and see some terrifying summer fun!

Films in this Program


Directed by Carlos Key

A boy gains the help of his friend in a quest to find his body.


Directed by Henry Craddock

Two young men discover old videotapes that unleash dark secrets about their family's past.

Eye of the Beholder

Directed by Isaiah Hoban Halvorsen

A girl is driven mad by unrealistic beauty standards. Her quest for perfection ultimately turns deadly.

Mind Lost

Directed by Emily Krisky

A girl and a boy get lost in snowy woods.

One Fish, Two Fish, Dead Fish, Chewed Fish

Directed by Piper Kizziar

Set to chilling music, fish eat each other one by one.

The Talk

Directed by Hadley Hillel

A couple argues about their divorce in the car with their son the in back.

Home Free

Directed by Aislin Day

A girl calls her family many times because they have gone missing.

Time Catches Up

Directed by Max Beaulieu

A girl is being chased by an old woman.


Directed by Joshua Costea

A girl with magic powers does not feel like she belongs anywhere.

Sticks and Stones

Directed by POWGirls

The harmful and sometimes deadly effects of the mean things girls say to each other.

Genres: Horror

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.