This film festival is run completely by donations and it is free to submit. We will showcase independent short films of all genres at 5th Avenue Cinemas in Portland, Oregon.

Winter 2019 Screening: Saturday January 12, 2018

There are no cash prizes for this event.

All films must be 6 minutes (6:00) in length or less with no exceptions. All genres of film, web series, music videos and commercials are eligible. Even if your film has played in other festivals it is eligible, there are no restrictions at the Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival. Screenplays are no longer accepted. Only submit your film one time to one category. Multiple submissions of the same film will be disqualified.

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 for filmmakers.
Everyone that enters the theater, including filmmakers are required to pay for a $14.00 ticket per person. No exceptions.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival with great people.

    September 2018
  • Great! I am looking forward to next year!

    September 2018
  • Jesse Pickett

    Wonderful festival! Fantastic communication and organization. So proud to have been a part of it :)

    September 2018
  • Melissa M Neuburger

    A great experience! I wish I could have attended for the festival.

    September 2018
  • Pablo Soto

    I wish was able to attempt the event, it would be nice to find a way for us international developers to be able to travel to the festivals, pay the tickets and place to stay is difficult.

    September 2018