Velkommen til Oslo Independent Film Festival! / Welcome to Oslo Independent Film Festival!

Oslo Independent Film Festival bids you welcome to our yearly festival in the heart of Oslo. Known for our famous mountains, excruciatingly cold weather, and delicious waffles, we look forward to seeing faces from all over the world attend our warm, friendly and diverse film festival.

OIFF is run in association with Close:Up, a collection of international film festivals supporting indie filmmaking. By establishing a working network among filmmakers, producers and marketing professionals, we share one common goal: to forge productive and lasting relationships between independent filmmakers and audiences.

As an international and independent film festival and therefore we accept submissions of all genres. To encourage our youth, we have opened several affordable categories only applicable for students.

Press will be invited to our next event where we will also film and conduct Q&A interviews with the filmmakers.
Additionally, we will be facilitating a short filmmaker round table with local industry professionals on the topic of Distribution for Independent Films.

We offer two types of submission rates. The standard categories which include Best Feature, Best Short, Best Documentary etc. and add-on categories (such as Best Director, Best Producer etc.) which come at a fixed price of $10.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us or follow us on Facebook and our website.

We look forward to reviewing your work and seeing you in Oslo!

We are now open for submissions for our event in 2019.

Notification date for the 2018 season is November 6.

OFF Team

The 2nd annual award ceremony and screening will take place on Tuesday November 27th 2018.
Attending filmmakers are invited to participate in a filmmaker round table about Distribution for Independent Films, moderated by a local industry professional.
Films invited for screening will all receive certificates.
Winners will receive laminated award-certificates and other gifts.

⚬ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles.

⚬ All films must have been made in or after 2015.

⚬ Submissions to student categories must have valid student ID's.

⚬ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

⚬ By submitting to us, you give us the right to screen your film in front of a live audience at Kunstnernes Hus.

⚬ Nominations: All films nominated for every category.
Official Selection: Films selected for screening will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.
Award Winners: Chosen from both the Nominations and the Official Selection.

⚬ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

⚬ We retain the right to change the date and venue of the festival under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through our online platforms.

⚬ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

⚬ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100% the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

⚬ We cannot provide refunds.

⚬ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails. We will never sell your information to third parties.

⚬ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Any questions - feel free to contact us!

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  • James Carroll

    Great Festival. Great communications. It was an honor to be part of it.

    March 2018
  • Nigel Evans

    Hey Oslo, thanks for nominating Greed The Movie! Keep supporting independent filmmakers.

    December 2017
  • Nice Independent Festival in the heart of Oslo

    December 2017
  • Josephine Halbert

    Very good independent festival which screened a diverse and really interesting programme of shorts. Excellent communication and organisation and very good atmosphere. Screenings were well attended and in very nice venue at Cinemateket Cinema.

    November 2017
  • Julian Vogel

    Great independent film festival, well curated and variated program.

    November 2017