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.

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
  • It was an absolute honour to have been selected for this festival and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering a quality, art-house independent festival. I, unfortunately, could not attend in person but I would love to participate again and hopefully get there.

    August 2019
  • Ramie Streng

    While my daughter and her friend were able to go and enjoy the festival, I couldn't go. Just want to thank Michael Williams for going out of his way to make the communication easy and being so generous with helping me. Highly recommend!

    August 2019
  • Derek Weber

    Great time at the Festival. From and attendee perspective it's a fantastic place and for free you can't beat it.

    August 2019
  • J William Boothman II

    The Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival is a small, but high quality festival. The theater was a nice small art house theatre with good sound and picture. The organization was great with good support on social media. I enjoyed the entire slate of films and I highly recommend attending, as it was thoroughly enjoyable. It is really unbelievable it is free. Portland is blessed to have this festival.

    August 2019
  • eduard agarunov

    thanks to all the participants and the team, wonderful people

    May 2019