The creators of the Oregon Short Film Festival launched this festival in 2017 to specifically target the Portland Documentary Film audience. The Oregon Short Film Festival screens all genres of films, but we noticed through our research and attendee feedback, that the documentary films that we screened were the most popular. After the success of our 2017 and 2018 screenings, we feel like 2019 will be our most popular event ever. The event takes place at 5th Avenue Cinemas on the campus of Portland State University downtown.
Each film submitted to the Oregon Documentary Film Festival is carefully screened and ranked by 12 independent judges that will watch every minute of each film from beginning to end. We are looking for engaging stories, great production value, good cinematography, creative music and clean audio. Unlike other film festivals that may be screened in an empty classroom or on a cheap hotel projector, the Oregon Documentary Film Festival is screened in a professional movie theater. Our short film program is compiled and projected on 1080p Blu Ray DVD. This festival pre-screens all film submissions digitally. Please do not ship DVD’s or other materials to our office unless requested.