The Oakland Film Society is currently seeking submissions to showcase in the 17th Oakland International Film Festival- September 24-28th, 2019.

Our theme are "Problems and Solutions" in Oakland and the world around. Stories that speak truth to power. Stories that create space for conversations driven by justice for all. We seek to dissect hatred to its tiniest bit and rebuild a place we call planet earth.
We are seeking films that inspire peace, tolerance, diversity and community for all. Solutions over problems. Hope and dreams over doubt and fear.

Best Feature film
Best Short film
Best film "Made in Oakland."

I, the undersigned acknowledge and agree as follows: I have read, understood and compiled with all eligibility requirements of categories for which I would like this film to be considered. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and it's competition. I understand that if accepted, all shipping costs of the film/video will be the responsibility of the filmmaker, I agree to allow the festival permission to screen the film/video in the festival and to use portions of the film/video and accompanying photos and publicity materials for promotion and publicity purposes of the Festival. I hold the Oakland International Film Festival ("Festival") and the Oakland Film Society harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route or otherwise Festival's possession of film.

Overall Rating
  • john eddins

    We screened on closing night with a great film (Le Vice) and it was great! Loved it! Thank you to Dave and the organizers. For the first time I got to show in front of a packed house over 250 people. The audience and the Q&A were epic. Last question came from the security guard asking if we could wrap it up! And then the after party. The whole experience exceeded anything I could have asked for. I'll be returning whether I have a project or not.

    July 2018
  • Donna Roberts

    Great Festival. Intreating venues and partnerships. Closing evening was amazing with original cast from Roots Series speaking and presenting awards..
    We won Best Documentary!

    May 2017
  • Thank you so much for your nice festival

    April 2017