Oscillation Transia Film Festival is a non-profit traveling event hosting free solar-powered showcases of independent cinema across the U.S.

Seeking innovative works that incorporate human interaction with the natural world. Celebrating the risk and adventure within travel and nomadic living. Highlighting the importance of environmental protection Telling curious stories about encounters both fictional and non-fictional. Showing us your rituals within nature and travel.

Open to:
-essay films
-well crafted travelogues
-adventure films including surfing, climbing, backpacking etc.
-silent films

Inspired by America’s next generation, Oscillation Transia is an educational program in service of the environment, solar energy, and community culture. The film festival celebrates sustainability by hosting low-impact film screenings throughout America’s diverse natural landscape using only renewable solar energy, and traveling the United States with a leave-no-trace perspective.


Combining the love for nature and outdoor cinema, Oscillation Transia will be screening works for its fourth year in outdoor areas around the U.S.

Oscillation Transia will utilize amphitheaters located within many parks, and also incorporating "pop up" screenings in more remote locations. Using a projector and solar generator, Oscillation Transia has been able to screen in a wide range of locations -- usually uncharted territory for traditional film festivals. Travel schedule and festival line-up to be announced April 2020.

The selected films will be shown in efforts to inspire all generations to keep traveling, exploring and protecting the planet we all inhabit. Through learning about other communities and cultures we become that much closer to understanding and accepting them. Oscillation Transia hosts free events that are open to all, and offers an experience that brings people together through the art of film.


Early Bird Deadline | February 15, 2023
Regular Deadline | March 15, 2023
Late Deadline | April 1, 2023

If you feel that you are unable to pay the full entry fee, head to our website for waiver.


Oscillation Impact Award 2021

Attendees at each event will vote for the film they felt was most impactful. At the conclusion of their multi-state tour (October 2020), Oscillation Transia will announce an Oscillation Impact Award Winner for 2020.

Previous Award Winners:

Oscillation Transia Impact Award 2018, Jacques Naude, "Overberg"
Oscillation Transia Impact Award 2019, Right to Roam, "Surf Girls Jamaica"

-Films must incorporate themes of movement, human connection with the natural world, the environment, and/or travel.
-Films must not exceed 60min in length.
-Films have no minimum length requirement.
-We are accepting works to be projected 8mm and 16mm
(please send digital file first if possible)
-We are NOT accepting music videos.