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
  • Literally the best experience we've had, the festival organizers were great and it was so much fun to meet all of the fellow filmmakers, actors, and festival goers. Thank you OSFF, you'll be getting future submissions from us!

    July 2022
  • This is a really awesome program that gives opportunity for filmmakers to meet other filmmakers and see their work on a screen in a great city. They have a unique approach to scheduling the screenings, but I think it's a good decision and allows more films to have opportunities to shine!

    July 2022
  • Even though I wasn't able to attend, Mikel was a true gentleman. Extremely helpful, informative and considerate.
    With somebody of that calibre running the show, you can guarantee it's going to be a well managed, top quality affair.

    June 2022
  • Jubilee Productions

    Mikel and the Oregon Short Film Festival Team are truly fantastic. Their communication and responsiveness made it very easy to know what exactly was required of those submitting, selected, screening, and attending OSFF. We look forward to participating in the many other exciting festivals they coordinate.

    June 2022
  • “It was an honor working on 'Beyond' with the University of East London's film team - directed by Florenta Vatavu. I was thrilled, upon the announcement that 'Beyond' had been selected for Best Experimental film. Now, that we have been selected as finalist it is a testament that all of our hard work has paid off. Most of all, I am excited for the results and to see what is to come moving forward for all involved with the project”. Shelanda Bolton, The character: Jasper’s Mother.

    “ For the entire team it was a great experience! The communication with the director of the festival was very good ! Thank you and hope to participate again soon! “ Florenta Vatavu, Director of “Beyond”

    June 2022