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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019

What Is The Oregon Documentary Film Festival?

The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is a theatrical screening event of international independent Documentary films in Portland. Do you enjoy watching films that tell a story? Are you inspired by interesting people, historical events, political awareness, behind-the-scenes insights and thought provoking events? Our mission is to screen independently produced documentary films on the film festival circuit, from around the world.  Are you a documentary enthusiast, binge watcher or story teller? If so, we'd like you to participate in our next event. Tickets are now available for the Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019 on Eventbrite.  Connect with the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter use #OregonDocumentaryFilmFestival. Please support this event and these amazing independent filmmakers on Saturday December 7, 2019.

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019 Submissions Are Now Open!

Are you a Documentary filmmaker that is interested in screening your film or Docu-series at a Portland Film Festival? We've made a commitment to screening the best documentary films from around the world. We are looking for excellent storytelling, compelling interviews, fresh topics, good production value and stories that will keep our audience engaged. Our event takes place on the weekend, in downtown Portland, only 20 minutes away from the airport. As a result, it's easier for our filmmakers to attend from out of town. For our 5th event, we are accepting films that are between 1-30 minutes in length including credits, in order to give as many filmmakers opportunities to screen as possible. You can submit your film to the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on FilmFreeway.

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Award Categories

There are 5 nominations for each award category. If you are unable to attend the event, we will mail the award to you, free of charge, anywhere in the world.

  • Best Cinematography Award
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Documentary Film Award
  • Best Editing Award
  • Best International Director Award
  • Best International Documentary Film Award
  • Best Original Music Award
  • Best Oregon Film Award
  • Most Inspirational Film Award

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Tips

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Categories

The following Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Categories are the same ones used for the Georgia Documentary Film Festival. Both events take place at different times of year,  have a different pool of regional judges, and are Film Festival Circuit Partner Events. If you're looking for exposure for your film on the Documentary Film Festival Circuit, we recommend that you submit your film to both events.

1) Documentary Film (6-30 minutes)This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The maximum length for all documentary film submissions is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)

2) Documentary Micro Short Film (1-6 minutes): This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The time limit for the Documentary Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

3) Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode (1-6 minutes)This category is reserved for a single docuseries, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The time limit for the Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

4) Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode (6-30 minutes): This category is reserved for a single docuseries, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The time limit for the Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode category is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00) 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Judging Guide

 
Quote From Ricky Cruz, Documentary Filmmaker
"A well organized event showcasing an interesting and diverse array of important documentaries; The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is truly a celebration of filmmaking and a must attend festival for anyone interested in phenomenal and honest storytelling. The Oregon Documentary Film Festival should be on any filmmakers festival list. A remarkable experience showcasing honest, moving and important films that need to be seen and appreciated."
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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Previous Events

The Oregon Documentary Film Festival has held 5 events to date. We've screened a variety of films over the years from over 30 countries.

  1. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019
  2. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019
  3. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019
  4. Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018
  5. Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Event Recap

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018 Event Recap

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 Event Recap

Films That Have Screened At Previous Oregon Documentary Film Festival Events

 

 

 


 

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