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. Two full nights of short films will be compiled and screened at the Avalon Theater on Blu-Ray DVD. All short films that are under 30 minutes in length are accepted. We are looking for creative works with good acting, original ideas, concepts and writing. OSFF is diverse accepting films from all cultures, races, religions, lifestyles and ideologies. The OSFF screenings will be thought provoking, fun, colorful, passionate, action packed and experimental. Diversity is the theme of this festival. Please submit your film and share it with an Oregon Audience.

Avalon Theater
3451 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

Awards & Prizes

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

Rules & Terms

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.

6 Reviews

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    Emily Skyle-Golden

    Fun Festival that screens their films in a vintage theater in Portland. Filmmakers are asked to purchase their tickets, but a Groupon offer was made available. Programming was eclectic and engaging. We had a great time and were impressed with the crowds and the Festival Director.

    March 2017
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    Jason Rosenblatt

    Great Festival. The people that run it did a great job filling the theater and bringing filmmakers together with audiences and other filmmakers.

    March 2017
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    Darren Coyle

    This was a fun, little festival in a cool, older theatre. It's in it's first year, so I had low expectations. The programming was good and it was a good crowd. I had to buy my own ticket, which as a filmmaker was a little off-putting, but it was a fun night. A good, little, grass-roots festival.

    September 2016
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    Robert J. Rogers

    Thank you for including my short screenplay, "Dakota Caves - 2 Miles" as one of your fortunate few. This is my 20th honored credit. In fact this story has been so popular worldwide, as of August 8, I've converted it into a feature screenplay with my first two submissions winning Best Feature.

    And finally, thank you Oregon! You have been extremely kind to me and all my work. I will forever revere your competent professionalism! Take care!

    R J Rogers ...

    September 2016
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    AJ Gordon

    Mikel and his team at OSFF put together a stellar program and made the entire process easy and seamless. Great festival!!

    September 2016