19th Oakland International Film Festival
September 16-25th, 2021
Due to Covid-19, we are planning another virtual film festival similar to 2020.
Which means everything one might experience with a physical event, i.e. film, conversation with filmmaker from the comfort of their home.
Films selected into OIFF19 will be screened through the Official Oakland International Film Festival website: oiff.org internationally and possibly at theaters in Oakland and The East Bay (depending on Covid-19 by September 2021).
We seek stories of the often voiceless that speak truth to power. We seek to connect these stories to what is happening in Oakland, CA and around the world to inspire community empowerment, equality and justice for all.
If your film is for the people, its for The Oakland International Film Festival.
Peace and love.
Best Narrative Film:
Films that demonstrate originality in storytelling
Best Short Film:
NEW CATEGORY - 2020
BEST TOWN: "Made in your Town"
A film that best illustrates "THE PEOPLE" in your city, community, neighborhood. Showcase the best group effort towards building community from "the people" up!
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.