Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to unite forces in the midst of COVID 19’s many challenges this year, and to provide U.S. genre film fans with a unique and dynamic virtual festival event this Halloween season, organizers from the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, The Overlook Film Festival, and Popcorn Frights Film Festival have teamed up for a collaborative virtual festival experience called NIGHTSTREAM running from October 8-11, 2020.

The festival will feature a program showcasing a mix of international horror, fantasy, sci-fi, vanguard, and underground films that capture the distinct curatorial spirit of each festival. Highlighting imaginative, daring, and bold voices in cinema, NIGHTSTREAM will encompass the full scope of genre storytelling and provide an exciting home experience for film fans this Halloween season.

NIGHTSTREAM will be widely available through internet browsers, tablets and mobile devices as well as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and more through Eventive. Films will be available from October 8-11, 2020, and will be geo-blocked to US audiences. Attendees will continue to have access to select films and events through October 14th.

Yes. NIGHTSTREAM will offer a full slate of events, panels, conversations, masterclasses and more throughout the weekend.

The complete NIGHTSTREAM festival schedule will be available on the Eventive virtual festival website and at

Earlybird discounted badges are on sale now at The Nighstream festival currently offers two badge options: a 5 film package for $55 and a 10 film package for $90 -- both badge options will grant unlimited access to events and panels, while your film selections can be split among a mixture of feature films or short film programs.

Yes! If you wish to view more films than the basic packages offer, feel free to double or triple your order. The additional selection vouchers will then be added to your account as long as the order was placed with the same email address.

Proceeds from NIGHTSTREAM will be shared with all participating filmmakers and artists, including short filmmakers. It will also support each of the five festivals so they are able to stay afloat during these unprecedented times and can continue to serve their respective communities in the future. In addition, charitable donations will be made on behalf of each participating festival in their home cities of Brooklyn, Boston, New Orleans, Miami, and The Pacific Northwest

Your badge provides access to NIGHTSTREAM, the collaborative virtual festival experience that the five festivals have united to present this year.

No, ticket numbers/views will be limited to capacities comparable to that of physical cinema spaces.

Several festivals have closed their submissions, however, the following festival still has submissions open for a limited time:

The five festivals are already at work on co-programming the festival, with the final program lineup expected to be announced in late September.

Every feature film selected for NIGHTSTREAM will be treated as an official selection of each of the five participating festivals, however each festival will retain their own individual shorts programs.

If you want to help, we’d love to have you. NIGHTSTREAM is a labor of love and always open to those who want to support. If you’re looking to join the team, please email us at

Absolutely. Press can apply for credentials HERE.
Industry can purchase passes HERE.

Each respective festival from which you purchased your original festival badge is handling transfers/refunds differently and will be in touch with you directly to discuss the options.

All sales to NIGHTSTREAM are final, as all proceeds are shared with artists, charitable causes, and each participating festival as a fundraising initiative during these extraordinary times.

You will be required to register with your badge for each film you would like to watch, as well as all events. As there will be a limit to the number of tickets/views that can be issued for certain films, we encourage you to prioritize your most anticipated films first to give yourself the best chance to watch them.

A celebration of the best that contemporary genre cinema has to offer, from hotly anticipated feature films to exciting new filmmaking discoveries, as well as live events, panels, and Q&As with the industry’s leading voices.

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