The Oregon State International Film Festival was founded by faculty members at Oregon State University. A curated festival, OSIFF presents award-winning films from across the globe, many of which premiere at Berlinale, Cannes, and Sundance. OSIFF also regularly screens world premieres, US premieres, and west coast premieres.
For its 10th anniversary in 2018, OSIFF reacts to the persisting discrimination against women filmmakers by accepting and screening only films directed or co-directed by women filmmakers. With this move, we strive to provide a platform for an ongoing debate about sexism, and we aim to take one step towards a level playing field for all genders.
Films accepted will be screened once during the festival.
For its 2018 iteration, Oregon State International Film Festival solicits submissions by women filmmakers only for documentary, narrative, animated, and experimental short films (up to 45 minutes), and for documentary, narrative or animated feature films (longer than 45 minutes). We reserve the right to ask for a copy of a picture ID that states "Female" as your biological gender. We will not review films by filmmakers with "M" or "X".
In order to be considered, submissions must:
a) be in a language other than English (with English subtitles), OR
b) be filmed in a country outside of the United States, OR
c) include an explanation regarding how the submitted film qualifies as "international."