Set in the heart of Oregon wine country, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is a “filmmaker’s” festival. MSFF organizers cater to filmmakers from the moment a film is submitted to the moment the festival wraps up, experience why Portland, OR, filmmaker Zach Putnam says “…the festival organizers curated a sophisticated collection of high caliber films from both local and international directors. They create a welcoming environment for all attendees, but as a filmmaker, it felt like I was treated like a king!…”
The MSFF is a 2-day festival with 4 screenings, a filmmaker reception to allow networking and enjoy local area wines, and an awards dinner.
A festival for amateur and professional filmmakers, we welcome short films of any genre, of no more than 20 minutes in length. Rated Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals by filmmakers on FilmFreeway, experience for yourself why the MSFF is worth participating in.
Look for our awards and nominations on IMDB!
Grand Jury Prize - $500 cash prize
Best Sound Mixing
Will Vinton Award for Best Animated Film - a $150 cash prize
Recology Sustainability Award - a $100 cash prize
Short films in any genre, maximum 20 minutes in length.
The Will Vinton Award for Best Animated Film will be awarded to the top scoring animated film. Will Vinton, a native of McMinnville, OR, is an Oscar-winning filmmaker and pioneer of Claymation. He is supporting this award and festival to encourage animation filmmakers!
Recology Sustainability Award
Recology’s vision is a world without waste. This employee-owned company carries out its vision through community based services, educational programs and innovative engineering solutions that promote the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle.
The Recology Sustainability Award will go to a filmmaker who demonstrates and promotes environmental sustainability as a major theme in their short film. Themes can include but are not limited to:
• Natural Resource Conservation
• Waste Reduction Outreach and Education
• Sustainable Product Production, Use and Management
A panel of judges will review the qualifying films and select the film that best fits this award.