Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017

By Mikel Fair

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 Event Laurel

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 Recap

First of all, thank you, to all of the attendees and filmmakers of the very first Oregon Documentary Film Festival at the Avalon Theatre. We screened Fifteen (15) short and feature length documentary films from all over the world over two days. I can't believe there were  over 250 attendees! Most noteworthy, this documentary film festival event was more successful than we ever dreamed, in our first year on the Film Festival Circuit. I was excited to kick things off on Veterans Day, Friday November 10th, 2017. The world premiere of, Stu Steinberg, a PTSD Documentary Film about US Military Veterans. Stu Steinberg himself issued a call-to-action for our audience. Above all, to offer better and more efficient medical support for combat veterans. Also, Director Clay Kempf's film was voted "Best Feature Film" by the judges. Furthermore, several veterans from the northwest were on hand for the screening.

 

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2017 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Award Nominations And Winners

Best Feature Film: Award Nominations

  • Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Directed by David Brown
  • “Human Zoos” Directed by John West
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
  • “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Directed by Corbin Schweitzer
  • “Stu Steinberg” Directed by Oscar Bucher and Clay Kempf -  Winner!

Best Short Film: Award Nominations

  • “Invisible Oregon” Directed by Sam Forencich
  • “Model Material” Directed by Sabrina Linville
  • “Sisterly” Directed by Nina Vallado
  • “Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones
  • “The Mustached American of the Year” Directed by Anna Yeager and Peter Subaiya  Winner!

Best (Feature) Cinematography: Award Nominations

  • “Ghosts of Our Forests” Cinematography by Marianna Margaret
  • “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Cinematography by David Brown
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Cinematography by Garrett Guinn
  • “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Cinematography by Corbin Schweitzer  Winner!
  • “Stu Steinberg” Cinematography by Clay Kempf

Best (Short) Cinematography: Award Nominations

  • “Invisible Oregon” Cinematography by Sam Forencich
  • “Model Material” Cinematography by Annie Piacentini
  • “Song in a Day” Cinematography by Michael Nipper  Winner!
  • “The Business of Boxing” Cinematography by Rob Maloof
  • “Throwline” Cinematography by Jass Foley

Best Oregon Film: Award Nominations

  • “Invisible Oregon” Directed by Sam Forencich
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed -Winner!
  • “Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones
  • “Stu Steinberg” Directed by Oscar Bucher and Clay Kempf
  • “The Kenton Lead Blob*” Directed by Zach Putnam and Richard Percy

Best Editing: Award Nominations

  • “Fattitude” Directed by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman
  • “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Directed by David Brown
  • “Human Zoos” Directed by John West  Winner!
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
  • “Stu Steinberg” Directed by Oscar Bucher and Clay Kempf

Best Original Music: Award Nominations

  • “Ghosts of Our Forests” Original Music by Richard Jay
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose”
  • “Sisterly” Original Music by André Barros  Winner!
  • “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Original Music by Colton Schweitzer
  • “Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones

Best Directors (Feature Film): Award Nominations

  • “Fattitude” Directed by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman  Winner!
  • “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Directed by David Brown
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
  • “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Directed by Corbin Schweitzer 
  • “Stu Steinberg” Directed by Oscar Bucher and Clay Kempf

Best Director (Short Film): Award" Short Film Nominations

  • “Model Material” Directed by Sabrina Linville
  • “Sisterly” Directed by Nina Vallado
  • Invisible Oregon” Directed by Sam Forencich
  • “Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones
  • “The Mustached American of the Year” Directed by Anna Yeager and Peter Subaiya   Winner!

Most Inspirational Film: Award Nominations

  • “Fattitude” Directed by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman
  • “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Directed by David Brown  Winner!
  • “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
  • “Sisterly” Directed by Nina Vallado
  • “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Directed by Corbin Schweitzer

2017 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Official Selections

  1. “Fattitude” Directed by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman
  2. “Ghosts of Our Forests” Directed by Daniel Roher
  3. “Going the Distance: Journeys of Recovery" Directed by David Brown
  4. “Human Zoos” Directed by John West
  5. “Invisible Oregon” Directed by Sam Forencich
  6. “Model Material” Directed by Sabrina Linville
  7. “Perception: From Prison to Purpose” Directed by Jonathan Reed
  8. “Sisterly” Directed by Nina Vallado
  9. “Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones
  10. “SOS: The Salton Sea Walk” Directed by Corbin Schweitzer
  11. “Stu Steinberg” Directed by Oscar Bucher and Clay Kempf
  12. “The Business of Boxing” Directed by Rob Maloof
  13. “The Kenton Lead Blob*” Directed by Zach Putman and Richard Percy
  14. “The Mustached American of the Year” Directed by Anna Yeager and Peter Subaiya 
  15. “Throwline” Directed by Mia Mullarkey

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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.

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