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
  • Judith Fullerton

    Thoroughly enjoyed being involved with the festival - first time for me and the communication and effort to reach out was great. Thank you for a great experience

    April 2022
  • Dan Edwards

    I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Oregon Short Film Festival. While I wasn't able to attend in person, I greatly appreciated the communication, and they even sent me a cool picture of my film on the giant screen ---such a nice touch! I highly recommend this festival to other filmmakers.

    March 2022
  • Koko VanDernoot

    The Oregon Short Film Festival is simply one exceptional film festival. From start to finish, Mikel and his team go above and beyond to ensure filmmakers have a fantastic and meaningful experience. I am grateful to have been involved in this film festival and strongly urge other filmmakers to submit their work.

    March 2022
  • J Studio Jackie

    Good communication, even I'm not able to attend, but I can definitely feel their organize and good management.

    February 2022
  • Goran Šporčić

    Thanks a lot for selected my short film.This is proud for me.

    February 2022