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 Saturday of 100 short films will be compiled and screened at the Avalon Theater on Blu-Ray DVD. All short films that are under 20:00 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.

Avalon Theater
3451 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

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.

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  • Oliver Theurich

    Great festival.
    Our short film "Rewinder" by Jean-Luc Julien was nominated as "Best Science Fiction Film" at Oregon Short Film Festival 2018.
    Thank you.
    We will most definitely submit our other films in the future.

    July 2018
  • Well-run festival, great communication, and I really appreciated being able to give my tickets to family members when I couldn't attend. They had a great day out, and I will definitely resubmit in future.

    February 2018
  • Excellent one-day event! Very friendly, well curated. Good opportunities for networking.

    Would be delighted to have my work shown there again!

    February 2018
  • Carroll Brown

    An excellently run festival, great communication throughout and a positive atmosphere for filmmakers!

    February 2018
  • Robert Schmeltzer

    Great communication, diverse selection of entries, and run by great people!

    February 2018