An annual 3 day celebration of cinema in the beach town of Lavra in Portugal. Sister festival of the River Bend Film Festival in Goshen, IN, United States.

The Ocean Coast Film Festival is a competitive three day festival that showcases independent films from all over the world and provides a platform for filmmakers to meet other like-minded people.

Just 15 kilometers north of the city of Porto, winner of the Best European Destination award in 2017, the OCFF will quickly become a favorite among travelling filmmakers.

Awards & Prizes

Award List:
- Best Short Film
(Winner of this award will receive the 'Hollywood LUT Bundle', courtesy of Color Grading Central.)

- Jordon Hodges Award for Best Short Drama
(Winner of this award will receive the 'Hollywood LUT Bundle', courtesy of Color Grading Central.)

- Tim Richardson Award for Best Comedy Short
(Winner of this award will receive the 'Hollywood LUT Bundle', courtesy of Color Grading Central.)

- Best Documentary Short
(Winner of this award will receive the 'Hollywood LUT Bundle', courtesy of Color Grading Central.)

- Best Portuguese Short
(Winner of this award will receive the 'Hollywood LUT Bundle', courtesy of Color Grading Central.)

- Best Animation Short

- Best Student Short

- Best Short Screenplay

- Best Music Video

- Best Local School/Institution Film

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Hospitality & Benefits for filmmakers who get selected:
- 2 VIP filmmaker badges that give full access to all screenings and events
- Discounted accommodations (limited availability)
- Potential for one-on-one meetings with other filmmakers and industry professionals

Rules & Terms

Submission costs vary depending on category and discounts. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing, if selected, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. OCFF will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a pre-negotiated agreement.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
The Ocean Coast Film Festival is a competitive showcase of feature films, documentaries and shorts. The OCFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. Projects must be submitted for consideration on DVD, BluRay or preferably as an online screener. All entries should preferably have English or Portuguese subtitles. If you don’t have any subtitles at the time of submission don’t worry, we’ll consider your project without subtitles and, if selected, we will work with you to get them ready for exhibition at the film festival.

COMPETITION
For a list of competitive categories, please see our awards page. All films are selected and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals and festival programmers.

SCREENING MATERIALS
If selected, the OCFF will require a digital copy of the film in the best quality available. If you have an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) you can send it along with the copy of the movie so we can use it for promotional activities (it can include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits).

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
Submission of an entry gives the OCFF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities related to the festival.

NOTIFICATION
Films selected to the OCFF will be notified no later than April 1, 2018.