Established in 2009, Oceanside Intl Film Festival officially kicks off a season of film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall. OIFF is an opportunity for independent film makers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom. Call to leave a message at 760-433-3632 or email OIFF@ocaf.info

Among the highlights of the festival will be its traditional red-carpet opening gala, reception of artists and closing ceremonies with Best-In-The-Category Awards, Best Picture Trophy, and Audience Choice Awards.

Screener & Exhibition Formats: Filmmakers will be notified if their work is selected for festival screening / becomes an Official Selection by July 3, 2018. FilmFreeway Secure Online Screeners, Youtube or Vimeo Links are OK for submissions. No hard copy screeners will be accepted. If made an official selection of OIFF 2018, please be ready to provide a digital screener for exhibition purposes(Pro-Res, MOV, MP4, etc all acceptable). If files are mailed in on a thumb-drive or similar physical storage device, please include pre-paid postage with your submission if devices are desired to be mailed back. Drives can be mailed in at - P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051

Copyright & Exhibition Material: Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) are not responsible for the origin of video and music content submitted by filmmakers. Legal responsibility for any copyright infringement due to questionable origin of content belongs exclusively to the submitter/filmmaker. Submitting work that does not meet legal ownership of the filmmaker will result in immediate, non-refundable disqualification from consideration.

Films may not include or promote the agendas of hate speech, hate crimes, prejudice or xenophobic ideology, nor be comprised of material deemed extreme or pornographic in nature. Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) are not responsible for any immoral or criminal past of submitters/filmmakers. It shall not be a responsibility of OIFF or OCAF to conduct background checks of submitters/filmmakers. Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) do not offer parental guidance according to criteria and standards of Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Parental guidance disclosure is not mandatory and is the responsibility of submitters/filmmakers.

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  • Excellent Festival Carly Lou Sterling and Michael are wonderful to work with!
    Highly recommend it!

    August 2018
  • Ed Moy

    Great festival in a cozy little seaside town. Small-town theater ambiance. Glad I had a chance to participate in this year's festival.

    August 2018
  • Mark Elias

    Sterling and the rest of the team here are so hospitable and gracious!

    August 2018
  • Amazing festival! Very well executed with lots of networking, interviews, and a splendid award show. Highly recommend.

    August 2018
  • I had so much fun and met so many amazing people. I was honored to win a few awards as well! Thank you OIFF!!!

    August 2018