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 persistent discrimination against women filmmakers by accepting and screening only films directed or co-directed by woman-identified (women and trans women) filmmakers. With this decision, we strive to provide a platform for ongoing global debates about sexism in the filmmaking industry in particular and in culture at large.
Films accepted will be screened once during the festival.
For its 2018 iteration, Oregon State International Film Festival solicits submissions for documentary, narrative, animated, and experimental short films (up to 45 minutes), and for documentary, narrative or animated feature films (longer than 45 minutes) by woman-identified (women and trans women) filmmakers.
In order to be considered, submissions must be by a woman or a filmmaker identifying as a woman AND:
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."