The Ogeechee International History Film Festival (O.I.H.F.F.) had its inaugural year in 2017. Dr. Micheal Van Wagenen and Graduate Assistant Regan Everett decided to start the O.I.H.F.F. in Statesboro, Georgia. The festival would become a collaboration project between the GSU History Department and the Statesboro Visitors and Convention Bureau (SCVB). At the time of the festival’s conception, the only festival like it was the American Historical Associations Festival which was invitational only. By having an open-submission, international festival, they allowed more ideas to flow from people who are just starting out in film. We will screen two premier films and then begin the jury-screening of the film submissions by the professionals and college students the next day. The last day will consist of the high school competition.

Rules & Terms

Content: Films must have a focus on history and historical events
Length: Films can be any length, however, submission prices vary
-Films one hour or shorter: $10 to submit
-Films over one hour: $20 to submit
Language: Preferred English. Foreign language films are accepted, but must contain English subtitles.
Relevancy: Only films released in or after 2014 will be accepted.
Category: Submissions can be in three categories
-Professional
-College
-High School
High School films do not have to be historical, but do need to be non-fiction