How to Fest


In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of genre film festivals located across the country teamed up to produce a collaborative virtual festival experience called NIGHTSTREAM that ran in October of 2020. 

NIGHTSTREAM will return October 7-13, 2021 and this year’s edition will be produced and presented by the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival and The Overlook Film Festival.

NIGHTSTREAM is a fundraiser event. For the 2021 edition, all proceeds go directly to the artists and filmmakers involved, as well as to each participating non-profit festival, and the National Alliance To End Homelessness as well as climate change advocacy group the Sunrise Movement.

NIGHTSTREAM’s film program is geo-blocked to the United States. So, film badges (HOMEBODY and NIGHT OWL) and individual film tickets can only be used by those who reside in the U.S.

Between October 7-13, there will be a variety of films and events that follow more of a traditional schedule (as would be experienced in a physical setting), with some available as one-time-only screenings/events. Most of the program will continue to be available on demand for the duration of the festival.

The full NIGHTSTREAM lineup will be announced in mid-September. However, badges can be purchased now HERE.

Yes you can! Film Submissions for both short and feature films are now open HERE.

Early Deadline: July 13th
Regular Deadline: July 27th
Late Deadline: August 17th

We’re looking for a mix of US and international horror, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, vanguard, underground and otherwise unusual films that capture the distinct curatorial spirit of each festival. Highlighting imaginative daring and bold voices in cinema, our program will encompass the full scope of genre storytelling and provide an exciting home experience for film fans this Halloween season. We’re looking forward to seeing your work!

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Streaming NIGHTSTREAM films & events is available on PC/Mac/iPhones and iPads via web browsers.

You may also stream films via Eventive’s Roku and AppleTV apps, or simply connect from your laptop browser to a Chromecast or with a HMDI cable. Once you figure out your app setup, be sure to log into your Eventive account that you purchase films with to access on your TV.

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.

More instructions, tips and tricks can be found HERE.


Check out our badge page for more info! We have ten and five ticket film packages and all badges also grant access to our panels/talks/parties and special events. Early bird pricing is available until August 1st; prices will rise again September 1st. 


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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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