A live screening of international independent short films, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays 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! The Oregon Short Film Festival is a seasonal event (Winter, Summer and Fall) on the Film Festival Circuit for filmmakers and screenwriters of all genres to showcase their creative works in the Pacific Northwest. 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 34 different awards:

Film/Video:

1) Best Actor Award
2) Best Actress Award
3) Best Animated Film Award
4) Best Cinematography Award
5) Best Comedy Film Award
6) Best Comedy Micro Film Award
7) Best Comedy Series Micro Episode Award
8) Best Comedy Series Episode Award
9) Best Dark Comedy Film Award
10) Best Dark Comedy Micro Film Award
11) Best Director Award
12) Best Editing Award
13) Best Ensemble Cast Award
14) Best Horror Comedy Film Award
15) Best Horror Comedy Micro Film Award
16) Best International Director Award
17) Best International Film Award
18) Best Mockumentary Film Award
19) Best Romantic Comedy Film Award
20) Best Nevada Film Award
21) Funniest Music Video Award
22) Most Original Concept Award

Screenplays & Teleplays:

1) Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
2) Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award
3) Best Comedy Series Teleplay Award
4) Best Dark Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
5) Best Dark Comedy Short Screenplay Award
6) Best Horror Comedy Screenplay Short Award
7) Best Horror Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
8) Best International Feature Screenplay Award
9) Best International Short Screenplay Award
10) Best Nevada Screenplay Award
11) Best Romantic Comedy Feature Screenplay Award
12) Best Romantic Comedy Short Screenplay Award

All films and screenplays 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.

(Filmmakers Only) 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. The cost of attending this event is $25 for the entire day. Every attendee 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.

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  • Zachary Madson

    A LIVE EVENT IN 2021?!?! Yes! We actually got to show our hard work to a live crowd at an awesome drive in theater! Mikel and his team were so great and accommodating, and put on a fantastic block of short films! 10/10 I'll submit in the future, well worth the trip out to The Dalles!

    April 2021
  • Thank you Oregon Film Fest that I could participate with my movie. Networking during Covid was secured online and completely fulfilled. I'm glad I could connect with so many creative people on different continents. Thank you, organizers !!

    March 2021
  • Xin Li

    Thank you for having my film The Winter included in Oregon Short Film Festival. It is a great honour that my work could be selected . Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    March 2021
  • Layla Merritt

    The Oregon Short Film Festival was a valuable, rich opportunity and great networking experience. Thank you OSFF!!!

    March 2021
  • Justin Morfin

    Kudos to Mikel and everyone at the Oregon Short Film Festival for a successful festival! communication was amazing and thank you for allowing "Looking Through the Trees" to be screened at the Winter2021 festival!

    March 2021