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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Established in 2009, Oceanside Intl Film Festival officially kicks off a season of film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall. OIFF is an opportunity for independent film makers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom. Call to leave a message at 760-433-3632 or email OIFF@ocaf.info See OIFF Facebook page for more info: www.facebook.com/likeOIFF
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Held August 6th to 13th, 2017 (Aug 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2017), Oceanside International Film Festival kicks off a season of film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and usually continue through the Fall. OIFF is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom. Film industry guests and audience members alike will appreciate the ocean-infused atmosphere surrounding the city, where the festival is held. Located in the most Northern part of San Diego county and within a short drive from Los Angeles and Orange counties, Oceanside offers miles of sandy beaches ideal for sun-worshiping and surfing. Between screenings, movie aficionados will be able to visit the famous bungalow house featured in “Top Gun” (starring Tom Cruise), California Surf Museum, or the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline – all within walking distance from OIFF-2016. Oceanside is also home to a harbor bustling with restaurants and entertainment, and to the historic Mission San Luis Rey, the largest building in California when completed in 1700’s and the most prosperous of the state’s 21 missions, thus earning the name “King of the Missions”.
Oceanside International Film Festival is a public event conceived and once again underwritten by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, which is OIFF’s parent entity and 501c3 non-profit organization (www.ocaf.info ). This year will be the 27th year OCAF has brought quality artistic, visual, performance, and musical arts to Oceanside and the surrounding communities. The organizational committee of OIFF is resolved to make the 2017 event a success with strong industry experience of its members and fun screening techniques to ensure an enjoyable experience for all. Among the highlights of the festival will be its traditional red-carpet opening gala, recognition of the industry activists, and closing ceremonies with Best-In-The-Category Awards, Best Picture Trophy, and Audience Choice Awards. (About 20 awards total were given out the previous year, see http://osidefilm.org/news-updates for complete list of winners.)
The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences. Elevating the chances for landing distribution deals for movies like “Callous” and “Working Class” is one of the high goals of this non-profit organization. (Winner of OIFF-2009′s Best Feature award “Callous” - thanks in part to Oceanside Intl Film Festival – has been propelled to stardom and is now available on DVD. OIFF-2012′s Best Picture “Working Class” has also found its way to distribution. OIFF-2015 Jury’s Best Narrative Feature Film "Wildlike" has received both a nation-wide theatrical and on-demand release in September 2015. Those are just a couple of many examples.)
Narrative Feature Films 40 to 120 min
Narrative Short Films under 40 min
Full Length Documentaries 40 to 120 min
Short Documentaries under 40 min
Animation Films up to 120 min
Student Films up to 120 min
Filmmakers will be notified if their work was selected for festival screening by July 3, 2017. The festival accepts submissions as digital files and discs, but no hard drives are accepted (WAB Secure Online Screeners, YouTube, Vimeo links are OK). Please do not mail media packages (with printed post cards or flyers of your film) but rather bring them in person if your film is selected for festival screening if accepted. “Adopt A Film Maker” program (local accommodations) may be available for accepted entry participants upon request, subject to availability. Please include pre-paid postage with your submission if film copies are desired to be mailed back. Filmmakers may mail their submissions on DVD or Blu-ray to P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051. Call to leave a message at 760-433-3632 or email OIFF@ocaf.info See OIFF Facebook page for more info: www.facebook.com/likeOIFF
Anita Romaine (Festival Registrar); Dmitriy Demidov (Chairman); Dmitriy Demidov (Chairman); Dmitriy Demidov (Chairman); Dmitriy Demidov (Festival Registrar); Dmitriy Demidov (Festival Registrar)
Adopt A Film Maker program (accomodations) may be available for accepted entries upon request, subject to availabiltiy.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) are not responsible for the origin of video and music content submitted by fillmmakers. Legal responsibility for any copyright infringement due to questionable origin of content belongs exclusively to the submitter/filmmaker. Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) are not responsible for any immoral or criminal past of submitters/filmmakers. It shall not be a responsibility of OIFF or OCAF to conduct background checks of submitters/filmmakers. Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) do not offer parental guidance according to criteria and standards of Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Parental guidance disclosure is not mandatory and is the responsibility of submitters/filmmakers.