Southern Oasis Film Festival is a celebration of Filmmakers, by FIlmmakers and true Cinephiles. Whether you shot a guerilla style film or a budgeted film, we want to see it. Southern Oasis Film Festival champions the artists, encourages collaboration and growth! We welcome films from all over the world!

Due to Covid, SOFF 2021, was held via a stream, and with a significant drop in submissions as well as volunteers, SOFF will be held online for 2022 as well. This is an unfortunate change for us but with less submissions than before, no venue, and no competition, SOFF will remain online for this year with hopes to return to its in person event for 2023!

Best Micro Short Film
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Student Film
Best Foreign Short Film
Best Local Film

- Films NOT in english, MUST have English subtitles.
- No X-Rated Films
- Judges Selections are Final
- We DO NOT pay screening fees to show your film

Overall Rating
  • J. Trimble

    I have so much gratitude for this festival. The organizers are always gracious and a pleasure to work with. They make it clear from day 1 that they are here to celebrate filmmaking, and they assemble a stellar lineup of films. Although Covid temporarily drove the festival online (in Feb. 2021), hopefully the virtual screenings extended their reach, and more people will discover what a treasure this is.

    July 2021
  • Jim Politano

    I was really glad my movie got accepted and was looking forward to going to Knoxville where our niece lives. Unfortunately COVID hit and the festival supposedly happen on line. But I never got any notification either with my regular e-mail or spam. They also have never updated their Facebook page and took down their website even though I check every day. No mention of any awards either. I'll have to contact Film Freeway to see if this festival even took place.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Jim, I do apologize that you feel like the festival did not happen. However your film "The Class Analysis" was selected as part of the festival to screen but was not nominated nor did it win any awards. The Festival did stream via Twitch like we posted, as that is all that we could do during a pandemic, as we lost all of our sponsors as well as almost every volunteer. Our website went down after tracking visits, people were more responsive to Facebook than anything, so instead of paying out more money from our already struggling, built from the ground up festival we chose to stick to emails and FB. I will acknowledge that a few other people claim to have not received emails, and that is a frustration to me as I only used the mass email blaster from inside of Film Freeway and a few others mentioned not getting emails, and for that I am sorry. That is a concern since the festival relied on FilmFreeway for communication and it seems to not have worked well at all. I sincerely apologize for your troubles and frustrations, and sincerely hope you will give us another shot next year. - T

  • It was a pleasure to be part of the Southern Oasis Film Festival! Thank you for choosing Road 721!

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting and we look forward to having you next year!

  • Andrew J. Bullard IV

    Did a great job of communicating all of the changes they had to make due to COVID-19. It was a pleasure to have my short film "Ain't God Alright" selected

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    So glad to have been able to share your work and we hope to see more from you next year!

  • Brendan Egan

    So grateful to have had my film "The Lost Boy" nominated for Best Student Film! Unfortunately, I couldn't attend, but a representative for our film did and LOVED the festival! Definitely recommend submitting!

    November 2020