As Vision Maker Media’s first ever online Halloween, horror themed film festival, “Nightmare Vision” vitalizes the achievements of Indigenous talent in the horror, sci-fi, thriller genres of movies. The film program highlights topics that resonate within Indigenous communities such as missing and murdered Indigenous women, historical trauma, boarding schools, and cultural genocide. The curated selection of twelve films, ten short films and two feature-length, will entertain and enlighten audiences to the creative storytelling of eight Native filmmakers in the scary movie genre of film.
Host to the Halloween film fest is Oregon’s premier Drag Clown, Carla Rossi creator, Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde), known best as host of Portland, Oregon’s historic Hollywood Theater’s “Queer Horror Night scary movie program.
The Friday and Saturday event will be featured on visionmakermedia.org, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Viewers will also have the option to watch each film individually via visionmakermedia.org
Vision Maker Media’s “Nightmare Vision” will feature an array of short films and feature length productions from fictional narratives to documentaries to 2 student films, with a “Best Film” award win at Portland, Oregon’s 2017 48-hour Film Festival, and includes the 2013 Vancouver International Film Festival winner for “Best Canadian Film” Rhymes for Young Ghouls.
The Friday and Saturday event will be featured on visionmakermedia.org, YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. Viewers will also have the option to watch each film individually via visionmakermedia.org. A pre-recorded panel discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Charlie Perry, Vision Maker Media Assistant Director, will be available on Vison Maker Media’s website and social media feeds on Friday October 23, 2020.