The mission of the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival is to showcase the best international independent films, videos and web series of all genres on the Film Festival Circuit for the Portland audience. We have big crowds that love independent film, but in a relaxed atmosphere that is casual and comfortable.

There are no cash prizes for this event.

All genres of films, web series, music videos and commercials are eligible. Even if your film has played in other festivals it is still eligible. There are no geographic or distribution restrictions at the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival. We cannot screen films that are longer than 120 minutes, because each of our 10 theater screenings are booked and paid for in 120 minute increments.

Minimum resolution 1080p.
Frame Rates Accepted are 23.976, 24, 25 or 30.
Stereo Audio Only. No surround sound 5.1 accepted.
If accepted, filmmakers must provide a download link for their short film through FilmFreeway, Google Drive, Dropbox, Wetransfer or similar service.

Financial assistance for travel is not provided.
There are no screening fees available to be paid to filmmakers.

Overall Rating
  • Filip Grac

    Nice festival with enthusiastic organizers devoted to film. Smooth communication and great overall experience.

    January 2019
  • Steve Perkins

    Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to publicly show your work on a big screen. For short filmmakers that's a rare thing. Add to their personal responsiveness and good energy that they created during the one-day, it was a total win.

    January 2019
  • Really fun festival! Organizers were kind and welcoming. A little bit long and not a format I was expecting, but definitely worth the trip out to Oregon!

    January 2019
  • Great festival. I am looking forward to next wear

    December 2018
  • Great festival with great people.

    September 2018