The Oregon Short Film Festival is a seasonal event (Winter, Summer and Fall) on the Film Festival Circuit for filmmakers of all genres to showcase their creative works in the Pacific Northwest. A live screening of international independent short films, series episodes, and music videos of all genres. Oregon is known for being a fun and laid back state in the Pacific Northwest with yummy food and lots to do. Whether it’s the nature experience, the arts or the wonderful wine, craft beer and food options, if you haven’t visited at least once, perhaps it’s time you came out here! This event was founded by author and retired filmmaker Mikel Fair who worked on location in the Film and Television industry from 1999-2015. Our mission is to screen several programs of international independent short films in a "back to back" format in HD 1080p.

Our panel of 12 judges will give out 20 different awards with up to 5 nominations per category:

Best Acting Performance
Best Animated Film
Best Cinematography
Best Comedy Film
Best Comedy Series Episode
Best Dark Comedy Film
Best Dark Drama Film
Best Director
Best Documentary Film
Best Drama
Best Editing
Best Experimental Film
Best Fantasy Film
Best International Film
Best Music Video
Best Oregon Film
Best Original Music
Best Relationship Drama Film
Best Science Fiction Film
Best Suspense Film

All films are eligible, regardless if they have distribution or not. All films are eligible even if they have been accepted to other film festivals. All films and videos are eligible, regardless of when or where they were produced. Even if your film, video or music video is publicly available on YouTube or Vimeo, it is still eligible for submission.

We have streamlined the Video File Delivery Process for exhibition purposes. We do not accept DCP format at this time. You can upload an .mp4 or .mov file via our Google Form ( a link will be provided in the acceptance email.) We screen the program in HD 1080p. 23.976, 24, 25 or 30 frame rates are accepted for projection. We can render your file to these specifications free of charge if needed.

The submission fee does not include an event ticket fee if selected. Submission fees and event ticket fees are separate. Every vehicle must have a ticket. There are no filmmaker passes.

Oregon Short Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Oregon Short Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Thank you so much to Mikel - festival director for organising this festival! Really good in supporting early career filmmakers. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there for the screening and cheering awardees, but am so happy to have been screened in Portland, Oregon ( USA) .
    Mikel has a series of opportunities once the film is accepted including interviews, other festival recommendations , and of course awards. Apply !

    October 2022
  • Sideliners Series

    This has been my most positive and human festival experience so far (and the other festivals that this team run). Mikel is a total joy and I really appreciate the platform and the opportunity. x

    October 2022
  • Daniel McLaughlin

    In this time of the "online" events of dubious validity, the Oregon Short Film Festival, with Mikel Fair at the helm, was a refreshingly real experience. It was great to associate with a crowd of fellow filmmakers at a quaint and intimate venue. Participants got actual certificates and the crew made you feel like a star. Big Mahalos!

    October 2022
  • AR Nicholas

    A well-run festival, very inclusive with opportunities to network. Each of us was interviewed and had those interviews posted. The screening schedule got a little messed up on the day due to a venue lighting issue, but overall very good!

    October 2022
  • Thank you Oregon for giving me this opportunity to screen my work. Mikel and his team were very helpful with us from the beginning even when I asked for a discount to submit my film they didn't hesistate at all. Wish you all the best for the next editions.

    October 2022