The Oregon Short Film Festival is a showcase of independent short films from around the world for the Portland, Oregon audience in the Northwest USA. One full weekend of 100+ short films will be compiled and screened at the 5th Avenue Cinema in HD. All short films that are under 30:00 minutes in length are eligible for submission. We are looking for creative works with good acting, original ideas, fresh concepts, great production value and strong writing. The Oregon Short Film Festival is diverse accepting films from all cultures, races, religions, lifestyles and ideologies. The Oregon Short Film Festival screenings will be thought provoking, fun, colorful, passionate, action packed as well as, cutting edge and experimental. Diversity is the theme of this festival. Check out our website and Facebook to see the hundreds of posts and articles that we create to promote the creative work of each filmmaker and screenwriter. Please submit your film or screenplay and get the recognition that your creative team deserves.

Our panel of 12 judges will give 20 awards to filmmakers including:

1) Best Action Film
2) Best Actor
3) Best Actress
4) Best Animated Film
5) Best Cinematography
6) Best Comedy Film
7) Best Director
8) Best Documentary Film
9) Best Experimental Film
10) Best Film Editing
11) Best International Film
12) Best International Director
13) Best Music Video
14) Best Oregon Film
15) Best Original Music
16) Best Picture
17) Best Science Fiction Film
18) Best Short Film Screenplay
19) Best Supporting Actor
20) Best Supporting Actress

If selected, filmmakers are to provide a link to download a digital copy of your film for our projection team. Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo or any other reputable download website will help make this process simple. We compile .mov, .mp4, .avi, or .wmv files into an editing session and burn the films on HD Blu-Ray DVD. Please send files that are less than 4 GB in total file size. Our programs are approximately 120 minutes in length. Films are screened in a back to back, rapid fire format to hold the interest of the audience. Shorter credits are appreciated.

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
  • Amazing experience! Very professional. Mikel is a great guy!

    April 2019
  • Antonio Alonso

    🤘🤯🤘Well Coming all the way from Miami, Florida to Portland, Oregon the last thing I expected was to win "Best Horror Film" once I saw the films being viewed. The communication and Hospitality Of Mikel Fair and his wife and assistants was very welcoming and there were so many filmmakers and fans of film there to network with, I'm a bit of an introvert and even that wasn't stopping the networking. Thank you for such a Great experience, and I can't wait to submit our next shortfilm to have another chance at coming back to Oregon! 🤘🤯🤘

    March 2019
  • Daniel Fishbayn

    Great festival! I came all the way from Toronto and had no idea what to expect. Luckily, Mikel is a super nice guy and made all of the filmmakers, myself included, feel super welcome. Definitely hope to come again!

    March 2019
  • Carol Younghusband

    Delighted that 'What Happened to Evie' was selected for this festival and nominated for Best International Director. Although we were unable to attend, as we live in the UK, the friendly communications from the festival were excellent and made is feel a part of this festival throughout. Would recommend.

    March 2019
  • Fantastic film fest, as expected!

    March 2019