6th Annual

We Like 'Em Short

August 20, 2015 to August 23, 2015

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Brian Vegter
c/o WLES
2339 Auburn Ave.
Baker City OR 97814
Phone: 541-325-1689

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Short Film
This festival will accept ONLY comedy and/or animated shorts.


The We Like 'Em Short Film Festival is aimed at celebrating the art of the comedic short and animated film. We provide a platform for independent filmmakers, seasoned and emerging, to showcase their talent. This festival seeks original and entertaining animated and comedy shorts from around the world.


The We Like Em Short Film Festival allows aspiring and professional filmmakers from around the world the chance to show their films in beautiful Baker City, a small community known for embracing the arts.

The WLES was started in 2009 as a very small local festival featuring local and American filmmakers. In 2012 we started working with Without A Box to handle our submission process and have become international and regionally award winning film festival thanks to that change.

WLES has seen it's share or international award winning shorts and hosted talented directors including Chel White, Benjamin Morgan and Joanna Priestly in recent editions of this four day festival. WLES is centrally located at the historic Eltrym Theater, in downtown Baker City, OR. All shorts are screened on Theater 1's giant screen through a Christie Digital Projector.

The WLES film festival is a weekend festival that offers several awards, including a $250 cash award for Best Picture and a $150 award for Best Student Film.


Brian Vegter (Director); Brian Vegter (Festival Registrar); Brian Vegter (Financial Contact); Derek Hosler (Co-Director); Derek Hosler (Co-Director)


1. All live action films must be comedies. Any other genre must be animated.
2. Films must be less than 20 minutes in length.
3. DVD copies of all films selected for the Official Selection must be received by June 1, 2015.
4. Any materials submitted will not be returned.
5. All fees are non-refundable.
6. The We Like 'Em Short & the Eltrym Theater, LLC are not responsible for lost or damaged submissions.


I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have the full right to submit my work to the We Like 'Em Short Film Festival. I have read the 2015 festival general rules and understand that failure to adhere to said rules may disqualify my submission from consideration in the 2015 We Like 'Em Short Film Festival.