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If you have questions about the Film Festival Circuit, Film Festival Judging or any info that is Film Festival related, please don't be afraid to ask. We would love your questions and topic suggestions. Visit the Facebook Live Event Page and type your question by clicking on the "Discussion" Tab and select "Add A Post." If you'd like to hang out and listen, that's fine too. Thank you.
What Is The Oregon Short Film Festival?
Portland, Oregon is known for being a laid back, fun town, with lots to do. Whether it’s the nature experience, the arts or the wonderful food options, if you haven’t visited at least once, perhaps it’s time you came out here! The Oregon Short Film Festival is now a bi-annual event on the Film Festival Circuit for filmmakers and screenwriters of all genres to showcase their creative works in Portland. This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015. We have chosen the 5th Avenue Cinema on the campus of Portland State University to screen several programs of international independent short films in a "back to back" format in HD 1080p. All types of films and screenplays are accepted, from Drama to Dark Comedy, Documentary to Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy to Horror Films and much more. The judges are looking for films that have engaging content, good acting, creativity, strong production value and great stories to entertain the Portland audience in a fun, fast paced program at a great venue. We now host two different networking parties where you can meet directors, screenwriter, cast, crew and film industry professionals and discuss your future projects. Come enjoy a great slate of films and network with us in Portland.
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Oregon Short Film Festival Submissions Are Now Open!
Are you a filmmaker that is interested in a theatrical release for your short film in Portland, Oregon? We've made a commitment to screen the best international independent short films on the Film Festival Circuit. All genres and filmmaking styles are eligible to screen at this diverse showcase of independent film and videos. Screenwriters also have an opportunity to have their creative writings read, rated and possibly nominated for awards as well. Would you like to review our submission rates and upcoming deadlines? If so, please go to the Oregon Short Film Festival listing on FilmFreeway. Our judges can't wait to watch your videos and read your stories. Please read our Film Festival Judging Guide if you'd like to understand our how we rate and select films. We make the process as fair and objective as possible. No politics here, we're just looking for the best content to entertain our audience. Have more questions about the rules and regulations for Oregon Short Film Festival submissions? Please visit the Film Festival Circuit FAQ Frequently Asked Questions LINK
Oregon Short Film Festival Rated In The Top 100 On FilmFreeway By Filmmakers
We are fortunate to be rated in the Top 100 film festivals by filmmakers worldwide on FilmFreeway in October 2019! We have fun, we network and we appreciate creative films in Portland. It's all about the filmmakers, screenwriters and the screening experience. The Oregon Short Film Festival strongly believes in giving every filmmaker possible, an opportunity to share their creative work in a comedy friendly film environment. Thank you for your support.
"Dear Oregon Short Film Festival, Congratulations! Your festival has ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on FilmFreeway for the month of October 2019! According to reviews from real FilmFreeway users, your festival ranks in the top 1.5% of more than 8,000 film festivals and creative contests around the world. No doubt, this ranking is a testament to the countless hours of hard work and care that you and your staff have devoted to creating such a wonderful event. We’re especially proud to be partnered with amazing events like yours that help independent film continue to thrive." - FilmFreeway
Oregon Short Film Festival List Of Submission Categories
- Action Film
- Animated Film
- Comedy Film
- Dark Comedy Film
- Dark Drama Film
- Documentary Film
- Drama Film
- Experimental Film
- Experimental Music Video
- Fantasy Film
- Horror Film
- Horror Comedy Film
- Mockumentary Film
- Music Video
- Science Fiction Film
- Short Film
- Web Series Episode (Video)
- Screenplay: Short
- Screenplay: Comedy
- Screenplay: Dark Comedy
- Screenplay: Drama
- Screenplay : Dark Drama
- Screenplay: Horror
- Screenplay: Horror Comedy
- Screenplay: Romantic Comedy
- Screenplay: Science Fiction
Oregon Short Film Festival List Of Film And Video Award Categories
- Best Action Film
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Animated Film
- Best Cinematography
- Best Comedy Film
- Best Comedy Micro Film
- Best Dark Comedy Film
- Best Dark Comedy Micro Film
- Best Drama Film
- Best Drama Micro Film
- Best Dark Drama Film
- Best Dark Drama Micro Film
- Best Director
- Best Documentary Film
- Best Documentary Micro Film
- Best Editing
- Best Ensemble Cast
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Experimental Micro Film
- Best Experimental Music Video
- Best Fantasy Film
- Best Fantasy Micro Film
- Best Horror Film
- Best Horror Micro Film
- Best Horror Comedy Film
- Best Horror Comedy Micro Film
- Best International Director
- Best International Film
- Best International Micro Film
- Best Mockumentary Film
- Best Mockumentary Micro Film
- Best Music Video
- Best Picture
- Best Micro Film
- Best Science Fiction Film
- Best Science Fiction Micro Film
- Best Web Series Episode
- Best Oregon Film
- Best Oregon Micro Film
- Best Oregon Director
- Most Original Concept
Oregon Short Film Festival List Of Screenplay Award Categories
- Best Comedy Screenplay
- Best Dark Comedy Screenplay
- Best Drama Screenplay
- Best Dark Drama Screenplay
- Best Fantasy Screenplay
- Best Horror Screenplay
- Best Horror Comedy Screenplay
- Best International Screenplay
- Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay
- Best Science Fiction Screenplay
- Best Screenplay
- Best Oregon Screenplay
Oregon Short Film Festival Event List
Films That Have Screened At The Oregon Short Film Festival
Some of the filmmakers from our previous events, have since made their films public on YouTube and Vimeo. Check them out!
Aether - Science Fiction Short Film
Ants - Comedy Film
Close Encounter Of The Literal Kind, Literally
To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You
Fill Your Heart With French Fries
My name is Mikel Fair and I have written this 30 page ebook to help filmmakers strengthen their submission when submitting to Film Festivals. This guide is based on my experience, starting in 2008 as a Film Festival Director that has watched, rated and reviewed more than 5000+ submissions of all genres from over 100 countries. There are several mistakes that filmmakers are making on a daily basis that I can help you avoid. I explain in detail, about how the packaging and editing of your submission can have a direct effect on how many festivals that your film is accepted to. Priced under $10 US, I have made this book affordable for everyone and will email you any new versions that we release until January 2021. Please read the first chapter for free!
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- Chapter 5: Do You Know That A Director’s Bio And Resume Are Two Different Things?
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