The Southern Oregon Social DisDANCE Film Festival is an effort to bring folks together in a time of social distancing. The call for submissions is open to filmmakers residing in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas, Coos, Curry, and Lake counties in Southern Oregon or to student filmmakers remotely enrolled in schools located in those counties.
Submission is free with the Southern Oregon filmmaker password. Check filmsouthernoregon.org or our social for the password, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See rules below!
It is our pleasure to announce a prize of $100 to the winner of each of these categories:
--Jury Award: Best overall as voted by our jury.
--Audience Award: Best overall as voted online by the people of Southern Oregon.
--Achievement in Cinematography￼: This award goes to the film ￼that best utilizes the art of cinematography in a unique￼ fashion based on the limitations of the current pandemic (ie shot on an smart phone).
--Achievement in Social Distancing￼￼: A special award and a first, as far as we know, for film festivals, this award￼￼ goes to the film that best exhibits social distancing in a unique and creative portrayal.
GENERAL RULES | ALL CATEGORIES
Filmmakers must reside in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas, Coos, Curry, or Lake counties in Southern Oregon or be a student filmmaker remotely enrolled in a school located in those counties.
Films must have been completed after March 16, 2020.
Maximum run time is 5 minutes.
Stories should inspire, uplift, make us laugh, offer escape, or provide catharsis.
Scripted live action, documentary, animation, and music videos will be considered.
Films must have been made while observing social distancing best practices both in front of and behind the camera, including:
-- Cast and crew must already be sheltering in place together or be collaborating remotely.
-- Scenes may be SET anywhere, but should only be filmed at home or in open public spaces.
-- Films designed to push medically inaccurate information will not be accepted.
-- Films may use previous shot or found footage, but at least 51% of the film must have been shot after March 16.