OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|Feature Film - Narrative Film (all categories)
|Drama, Action, Mystery, Romance, Crime & any fiction films may submit in this category. All feature films must be 59 minutes or longer. Additional categories for short films and specific genre programming are listed below. Eligible films may submit in those categories.
Submitters unable to decide on a feature film submission category are recommended to use Narrative Film (all category). All films can be deemed eligible for any category, award, or programming slot.
|Feature Film - Documentary Film (all categories)
|Any Documentary Film 59 minutes or longer in length is eligible to submit to our Documentary Film (all) feature length category. Short film categories for Documentary Films under 59 minutes are listed below (with discounted fees).
Documentary Categories with specific programming blocks and awards are offered below. If unsure of documentary submission category, submit in the general category.
|Feature Film - Documentary Film (Historical Competition)
|Documentary Films with a historical subject or theme that are Feature Length (over 59 minutes) are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Documentary Film (Social Issues Competition)
|Documentary Films with a Social or Political subject or theme that are Feature Length (over 59 minutes) are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Documentary Film (Biographical Competition)
|Documentary Films with a biographical subject or theme that are Feature Length (over 59 minutes) are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Documentary Film (Environmental Competition)
|Documentary Films with a environmental subject or theme that are Feature Length (over 59 minutes) are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Animated
|Feature Length Animation Films are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Comedy
|Feature Length Films with a comedic subject or theme are invited to submit to this category.
|Feature Film - Horror
|Films with a Horror / Suspense / Thriller theme and a Feature Length running time over 59 min are invited to submit to this category.
|Student FIlm Submissions - Feature & Short FIlms
|For work by currently enrolled (or newly graduated) students. Feature Length films have a running time of over 59 min. Short Films have a running time of 59 min or less. *Proof of enrollment required with submission*
|Oregon Resident Submissions - Feature & Short Films
|Films made by Oregon Residents. Feature Length films have a running time of over 59 min. Short Films have a running time of 59 min or less. *Proof of residency via Oregon ID is required with submission*
|SHORT Film Submission - Narrative Film (all categories)
|Any film with a running time 59 minutes or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (all categories)
|Any Documentary film with a running time 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Historical)
|Any Documentary Film with Historical subject matter and a running time 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Social Issues)
|Any Documentary Film with Political / Social subject matter and running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Biographical)
|Any Documentary Film with Biographical subject matter and a running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Documentary Film (Environmental)
|Any Documentary Film with environmental theme / focus and a running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Animated Films
|Animated films with a minimum of 50% animated content, and a running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Comedy Films
|Any comedic film with a running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Horror Films
|Any suspense / thriller / horror film with a running time of 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - Experimental & Visual Art Filims
|Any experimental or visual art film that runs 59 min or less.
|SHORT Film Submission - High School Short Films
|Films by current High School students (with proof of ID) with running times of 40 min and under.
|SHORT Film Submission - TV Pilot Competition
|TV Pilots (under 60 minutes) may enter this screening & award competition category.
|SHORT Film Submission - Trailer Competition
|Submit your films (or your future films) trailer to our Trailer Madness screening event. This category is an affordable way to get the word out about your project as part of a fun festival event that allows OIFF guests view a large sample of new voices in short program.
|SHORT Film Submission - Music Video Competition
|Music Videos (Under 10 minutes) in length.
|SHORT - Webisode / Web Series Competition
|For Web Series / Webisode submission entries (with running times of 20 minutes or less)
|Audience Choice Award Competition
|Films of all categories and all lengths submitted to the Audience Choice Award Category are eligible for the OIFF Audience Choice Award, which is voted on by audiences at special screenings.
|Teleplay & Short Screenplay Competition (Under 60 pages)
|Screenplays and Teleplays in any genre and style, (under 60 pages in length)
|Screenplays of any genre and style, over 60 pages.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Oregon Independent Film Festival was created to assist in the discovery and presentation of the best new films and screenplays (with a curatorial festival emphasis on independent film, documentary films, and student cinema) while promoting the majestic state of Oregon as a travel destination to film lovers from around the world.
The Oregon Independent Film Festival occurs over several weeks each fall, spanning across multiple cities within in the great state of Oregon, but always culminating with a gala, Best Picture screening, and multiple days of film events in our current home base of PORTLAND, OR.
The Oregon Independent Film Festival is devoted to offering reasonable submission fees and ticket prices, while showcasing the most innovative, challenging, and new works from filmmakers across the globe.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Oregon Independent Film Festival is multi-week film convention dedicated to enriching the screening needs of the Oregon film community (including the University and Arts communities of Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis, Oregon, as well as our neighbors in Northern & Central California, Seattle and the rest of Washington state), showing the best in local & worldwide independent cinema.
OIFF is focused on promoting the state of Oregon as a travel destination for film lovers and welcomes everyone to visit the OIFF film festival each fall. Held in multiple cities including Portland & Eugene, OR. with other annual surprise festival locations (TBA) across Oregon state the Oregon Independent Film Festival is an event not to be missed for any fan of Independent filmmaking.
Ski, hike, and shop while you take in the best independent and documentary films, surrounded by the beautiful natural backdrop of the Cascade Mountain range.
The Oregon Independent Film Festival is a small festival run by local film lovers and supported by student volunteers that are passionate about independent cinema. Each year OIFF has grown in size and reputation thanks to a commitment towards selecting and promoting only the best in new and unheralded independent filmmaking.
Recently OIFF has showcased new documentaries on The Flaming Lips, and screened the 'lost' home movies of Bob Marley, featured work from the co-creator of the Myst & Riven computer games, debuted 'El Milagro' the ground-breaking documentary on child labor, and hosted a special screening of the hit European film sequels 'East is East' and 'West is West' as OIFF programmed over 60 films from 14 countries including a healthy selection of Pacific Northwest filmmakers.
Home to one of the biggest documentary screening programs in the northwest, OIFF screens a huge selection of documentary films with a wide selection of documentary awards and screening categories.
The lifeblood of the Oregon Independent Film Festival is the discovery of the best in new independent filmmaking and OIFF humbly invites you to submit your work today and to join us as a part of our film community for a long time to come.
Submit your film today through Withoutabox.
Mr Grudin (Publicist)
; Mr Lane
; Mr. Marks
; Mr. Park
; Mrs. Bandings
; Mrs. Marks
; Ms. Nelson
; OIFF Student Film Society
; OIFF Film Society Collective
; OIFF Volunteer Cooperative
OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL / FESTIVAL RULES
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Failure to comply with guidelines, rules, regulations, & eligibility is cause for disqualification.
By entering the OIFF competition through Withoutabox, all entrants release any hold the Oregon Independent Film Festival, it’s Board of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers from all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or in any competition related event.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian submit on minors behalf) to enter the competition.
All entered scripts and films must be the original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship allowed.
The Oregon Independent Film Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project or film submitted.
OIFF submissions via Withoutabox are NOT guaranteed to be promoted, honored, or screened at any OIFF event. Submission, entry and any fees are for an inclusion in the OIFF Judging Process (from which SOME applicants are then chosen to be honored and/or screened at an OIFF event)
- Please submit Films via Withoutabox Secure Online Screener or by sending a physical DVD (NTSC ONLY) Region 1.
- Please send all submissions in the smallest possible shipping envelopes, to help reduce our environmental footprint.
- All Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles.
Mark any physical submission DVD copy with:
- OIFF Tracking Number
- Directors Name
- Film Title,
- Running Time,
- Contact email.
- Avoid sticker labels on discs as they can damage BluRay players.
- For the sake of deadline fairness OIFF cannot accept additional, updated or revised versions of submitted films or scripts unless they are re-submitted with separate fees.
- Submissions & Press Materials will never be retuned. DO NOT SEND ORIGINALS. DO NOT EXPECT ORIGINAL DVD. BLURAY, or any promotional materials to be returned.
- The Oregon Independent Film Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage to submission or exhibition or press materials.
- Please Respect all Deadlines and Fees. OIFF Deadlines are postmark deadlines, please have your film in the mail and your OIFF/WAB fees paid by the deadline dates to be considered for submission.
- Filmmakers who postmarks submissions after the deadline that they submitted under may be subject to additional fees in order for their film to be considered, with any original fees being considered non-refundable.
-SCREENPLAY SUBMISSION RULES
- Screenplays should have a title page with the Film Title, Writers Name, and Tracking Number.
- Please submit screenplays via Withoutabox
SCREENING / JUDGING PROCESS
All films are viewed in their entirety by three pre-screeners and films with average grades of C or better are then sent to three or more OIFF screeners for review. Films with the best screener reviews and grades are given to the Board Of Directors and the years Festival Programmers for the final festival program selection process.
FESTIVAL NOTIFICATION RULES
It takes one month to process submissions. Please check back with your festival submission agency/site three weeks after submitting to see if your film has been marked as received by the Oregon Independent Film Festival. Due to volume of requests and size of staff, we cannot answer queries about films shipped less then three weeks prior.
Films marked as sent without payment received for over two weeks may be deleted from record & may need to be re-submitted with new fees paid under the current submission deadline
- Our Festival Program and our final festival submission determinations will be decided by August.
Please check our site on that date to see when and where your film is screening.
Festival Winners will be contacted by email or phone 1-3 months before the festival, so please include contact information that will reflect how to reach the filmmakers at that time.
Once your film has been selected for presentation, filmmakers may be asked to send a Exhibition Copy for screening. There will only be a small window for receipt of Exhibition Copies and films with copies not received in time may be screened using the original submission DVD.
Screening times and venues are subject to delay or change.
Please note festival dates are always subject to change.
Judges, readers, and screeners decisions are FINAL..
If your film is accepted, you have two weeks to notify the festival if you do not want a screening of your accepted film.
By entering the festival you are giving the festival the right to screen your film in any version.
By entering you are acknowledging that If the festival is not notified within the specified two weeks (14 days) from the date the festival sends email notifications of acceptance to the Oregon Independent Film Festival, that your film will be programmed and screened.
By entering/submitting to the Oregon Independent Film Festival you are acknowledging that you have ownership and rights to screen the film you have submitted and that you grant the OIFF the right to screen your film if it becomes chosen to be accepted to our annual film festival.
By entering you agree to all of the OIFF Festival Rules as well as the OIFF Terms & Conditions (listed below).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Oregon Independent Film Festival
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Failure to comply with the guidelines, rules, regulations, terms & conditions and/or eligibility may be cause for disqualification and having your film pulled from screening or competition.
By entering you are admitting to reading and agreeing to follow the General Festival Rules and the Oregon Independent Film Festival Terms and Conditions.
By entering or submitting to any competition you are admitting that you are 18 years of age or older and that you are granting the right to screen your film publicly at least one time in the next year at the Oregon Independent Film Festival.
By entering or submitting to any Oregon Independent Film Festival competition you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind if your film is unable to screen due to technical or operational difficulties or if your film needs to be rescheduled or delayed for any reason.
By entering or submitting to any Oregon Independent Film Festival competition you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind in regard to the promotion or advertising of your film.
By entering or submitting you are agreeing that the Oregon Independent Film Festival is not responsible for films that are missing, damaged, unreadable, lost in transit, or stolen not is the Oregon Independent Film Festival responsible for broken or non-functioning films.
By entering or submitting you are agreeing to reading and understanding the following:
Oregon Independent Film Festival reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
All fees are non-refundable.
All submitted materials become the property of the Oregon Independent Film Festival and will not be returned. By sending your materials to the Oregon Independent Film Festival, you are acknowledge the Oregon Independent Film Festivals right to copy any submitted material, and screen your film or project at least one time in the next 18 months at our Film Festival.
By submitting you are also acknowledging the right to allow Oregon Independent Film Festival use of images and clips from your film or project for the next 48 months on any OIFF website and in any OIFF press materials used to promote the OIFF festival and events, but NOT for any additional commercial use reproductions of your film images and clips.
By entering this competition, entrants release and hold the Oregon Independent Film Festival, it’s Members, Board of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or participation in any competition related activity.
By entering this competition, entrants agree to acknowledge the following:
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ATTENDANCE AT OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS, OR ENTERING INTO ANY OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL EVENT, CONTEST, FESTIVAL OR COMPETITION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE, OR GENERALLY FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER METERIALS PUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED BY THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, OR ITS AFFILIATES. THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURES, DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO YOU, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SPECIFICALLY, THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR CAUSED BY YOUR CONDUCT. THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, AND THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENCIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE WEBSITE / ATTENDANCE AT ANY EVENT / ENTERING ANY COMPETITION / SUBMITTING ANY WORK FOR IFS REVIEW OR SCREENING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS, OR ANTICIPATED LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBLITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AND ITS AFFILIATES AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO $500.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold The OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL harmless from any claim, expense or demand, including without limitation reasonable attorneys? fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws provisions thereof that would indicate the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction and you hereby submit to exclusive jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of California. You agree to receive service of process through certified mail or by other means sanctioned by law, and you expressly waive any claim of improper venue and any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement may be automatically assigned by The OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, in its sole discretion, to a third party. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement, along with any other terms and conditions regulating use of the Website, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement and any ancillary terms and conditions will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties.
All content contained on OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (OIFF) Website, including but not limited to video, clips, photographs, text, graphics, logos, icons, images and software (collectively, “Content”), is the property of OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL and is protected by U.S. and/or international copyright laws.
Any reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display or performance of the content contained is strictly prohibited. If you use material appearing on the Website contrary as set forth in the Agreement, you may be liable for infringement, misappropriation or other causes of action to the fullest extent of the law.
Unless otherwise indicated, all names, graphics, designs, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, commercial markings, trade dress, and service names included in the Website are trademarks of the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL and are protected by the trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, distribute, modify or post any Trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to or distribution of materials on the Website, without our prior written consent. The Trademarks may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.
You acknowledge and agree that your only remedy for failures, delays or interruptions with respect to the ordering of and delivery of passes ordered by you through the Website or submissions sent through the website, Brown Paper Tickets, Withoutabox, Google Checkout, or any partner or affiliate is limited to a refund for such passes, issued at the discretion of the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.
Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL.
As Director/Producer/Submitter of the SUBMISSION, entrants represent and warrant to the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL that the Film and all parts thereof are original; that the Film does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Film and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Film to the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL; the Film entrants submitted to the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL is not subject to nor threatened by any litigation.
Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, the submission of the Film, or by the OREGON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL'S acceptance, review or retention of the Film.