Overlook Film Festival

The Overlook Film Festival is an annual film festival that takes place each May, showcasing horror films and live performances.[1] The inaugural event took place at the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon in 2017. Since 2018, the festival has been held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Overlook Film Festival
DirectorsMichael Lerman
Landon Zakheim

History edit

The Overlook Film Festival takes place each year in late May.[2] The festival, which is co-directed by Landon Zakheim and Michael Lerman, originated with the Stanley Film Festival, which was run by Zakheim and Lerman in Colorado for three years.[1] The Stanley Film Festival went on hiatus in 2016, leading to the creation of the Overlook Film Festival.[1]

The 1st annual Overlook Film Festival took place at the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon, which served as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in the 1980 film The Shining.[1] The 2nd and 3rd annual festivals, which took place in 2018 and 2019 respectively, were held in New Orleans, Louisiana.[3][4][5]

The 4th annual Overlook Film Festival was scheduled to be held again in New Orleans in 2020, but the event was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7] Instead, it was one of the partners in the Nightstream online festival.[8] The 2023 festival was held in New Orleans.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Bishop, Bryan (May 3, 2017). "How the Overlook Film Festival Turned Itself into a Living, Breathing Horror Movie". The Verge. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "FAQ". Overlook Film Festival. Retrieved May 30, 2020.
  3. ^ Kohn, Eric (November 1, 2017). "America's Most Exciting New Horror Film Festival Is Moving to New Orleans". IndieWire. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (April 26, 2019). "The Overlook Film Festival Heads Back to New Orleans with 21 Features". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  5. ^ Rife, Katie (June 7, 2019). "Spirits were high for the Overlook Film Festival's druggy, devil-worshipping return to New Orleans". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (March 27, 2020). "Film New Roundup: Animated Movie 'The Queen's Corgi' Fetches North American Distribution". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  7. ^ Hermanns, Grant (March 27, 2020). "2020 Overlook Film Festival Postponed Indefinitely". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  8. ^ Dino-Ray Ramos, "Genre Film Festivals Across The Country Partner For Nightstream Virtual Event". Deadline Hollywood, August 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Home". Overlook Film Festival. 4 November 2016. Archived from the original on 8 May 2023. Retrieved 24 October 2023.

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