**We have made the difficult decision to cancel this film festival for the 2020 season. We are processing refunds for sponsors and filmmakers now. Please reach out via email with any concerns. We look forward to seeing you next year!**
45th Parallel Film Fest is an annual celebration of cinema that brings awareness to the importance of local and accessible media for all individuals to have their voices heard. Our film festival (formerly Community Media Film Fest) is an opportunity for YOU to gain recognition in YOUR community for exceptional local media and video production.
Are you an Oregon resident or non-profit with a non-commercial video you take pride in? We want to see it! Our goal is to celebrate creativity, skill, and culture within Oregon.
45th Parallel Film Fest is organized and hosted by Capital Community Media (CC:Media), a public access center Located in Oregon's capital city of Salem.
This event is made possible through the generous support of Hoss Sauce, Bearscat Bakehouse, The Morning Plunge, Specialty Services LLC, REMAX Integrity Foundation, and PressPlay Magazine.
CC:Media will grant awards in eight categories, judged by a panel of Oregon residents with experience in video production. Other awards will be granted for Emerging Filmmaker and People's Choice. Winners will be presented with a trophy for their outstanding video, awarded on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Salem Cinema in downtown Salem, Oregon. **Pending COVID-19 developments, this awards ceremony may be held virtually. A decision will be made regarding venue availability by September 1, 2020.**
Excerpts of winning submissions will be shown at the awards reception, with the option to be played on CC:Media’s channels on Comcast cable in the Salem area.
By submitting a video to 45th Parallel Film Fest, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the following Rules for Entry, including eligibility and submission requirements. You give permission to Capital Community Media (CC:Media) to present one or more clips from your video/audio to an audience: on access channels, on the internet, and at the Awards Ceremony. You also give permission to CC:Media to host a single screening of your video in its entirety, between September 1st and October 15th, 2019. CC:Media does not charge a fee for any 45th Parallel Film Fest activities, and will not profit from your video content.
Projects that are currently in any form of commercial distribution are not eligible for entry. All entries must be non-commercial videos that do not sell or advertise a product or service. Entries do not need to have aired in order to be considered.
Entries may be submitted in as many categories as apply to the content of the video. One award will be presented for each category.
There are no time restrictions on submissions (except PSAs and Narrative/Storytelling categories), but judges may only view 10 minutes of your video. If your submission exceeds 10 minutes, please specify which 10 minutes you would like judges to view. If no specifications are provided, judges will view the first 2 minutes, middle 6 minutes, and last 2 minutes of your submission.
All entries in all categories can be from professionals and non-professionals alike.
You must be an Oregon resident to enter.
All entries must have been produced by a current Oregon resident within the last two years, but do not need to be filmed in Oregon (except for entries to the Salem is Awesome category).
All entries must be submitted no later than August 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM.