***Please note shorts and features which meet our Regional qualification (residents of, or films shot primarily in, counties on the Oregon/California border) have no fees! We apologize for the confusion but have to list a fee for the Regional categories to prevent ineligible films being submitted to this fee-less category. Please contact us at info@klamathfilm.org with your name, county and state in which you live, and the location in which your film is primarily shot in order for us to process your waiver.***

The Klamath Independent Film Festival is truly a filmmaker's film festival, with a well rounded program showcasing the Klamath region and Oregon as a whole, to bring attention to regional filmmaking, and to expose Southern Oregon to filmmaking throughout the state, with support and attendance from statewide film organizations.

KIFF films are selected by a multi-person jury consisting of filmmakers and regular people to ensure a non-biased, balanced exhibition which celebrates films for film's sake, in a way even general audiences can appreciate. Real films selected by real people, for real audiences to enjoy!

Awards & Prizes

Celebrating, growing, and bringing attention to filmmakers is our primary purpose. We program and award regional and state films separately in order to give the greatest opportunity for filmmakers to be seen and recognized for their work. We aim to pass our success back to filmmakers through awards and promotion, both of which increase as our success increases.

In addition to over $1000 in prizes, KIFF is working with Portland, Oregon's Northwest Film Center to bring a subset of our winners back up to Portland to further increase filmmaker exposure, through which, one of our filmmakers received an invite to exhibit in this year's Portland International Film Festival.

Current awards for regional films (shot predominately in, or by residents of Oregon and California counties on the Oregon/California border):

Jury Grand Prize Feature
Jury Grand Prize Short
Jury Runner Up Short
Jury 2nd Runner Up Short

Current awards for statewide films (shot predominately in, or by residents of the remainder of the State of Oregon):

Jury Grand Prize Feature
Jury Grand Prize Short
Jury Runner Up Short
Jury 2nd Runner Up Short

Rules & Terms

[1]. Please note shorts and features which meet our Regional qualification (residents of, or films shot primarily in, counties on the Oregon/California border) have no fees! We apologize for the confusion but have to list a fee for the Regional categories to prevent ineligible films being submitted to this fee-less category. Please contact us at info@klamathfilm.org with your name, county and state in which you live, and the location in which your film is primarily shot in order for us to process your waiver.

[2]. KIFF 2017 is open to shorts (less than 40 minutes in length) and features (more than 40 minutes in length) completed January 1, 2016 or later, by filmmakers who are residents of the state of Oregon, or California counties on the Oregon border (Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties), *OR* residents from anywhere in the world whose film was predominantly shot in the aforementioned regions.

[3]. Films must be submitted no later than July 1, 2017.

[4]. Limit two (2) shorts and two (2) features per filmmaker.

[5]. Submissions shot in or by residents of Oregon and California counties on the Oregon/California border will be considered for our Regional categories. The remainder of submissions will be considered for our Oregon Statewide categories.

[6]. Filmmakers shall have all rights to, or have received permission to use, all video/images, music and any other media contained in submitted films. There are also rights-free and/or "fair use" sources which can be found on the internet via a search, such as "rights free music", for example. For more information, contact us. We want to help you get your film on the big screen!

[7]. If your film is selected for show, you grant KIFF the right to exhibit your film, and use clips/stills from your film, in order to promote you and the festival.

[8]. All decisions by judges and organizers are final. Any submissions which do not meet the requirements will be disqualified, so please be sure you meet all requirements! Entry fees are non-refundable.