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.

Content: Films must have a focus on history and historical events
Length: Films can be any length, but 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 2015 will be accepted.
Historical: Must have consulted a historian or interviewed one for information.
Category: Submissions can be in three categories
-High School

Overall Rating
  • Ian Hamilton

    This film festival is still new, but in two years it has become the leading showcase for films exploring historical themes.

    March 2018
  • Will Nordstrom

    Glad that my film screened at this festival. Received great feedback.

    March 2018
  • Ram Alladi

    It was really great festival with nice people. Felt happy to see all movies and met with very talented people. Thank you very much. I hope we will be there next year again and wish the organizers to very good luck.

    March 2018