Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019

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 Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019 In Portland

The fourth annual Oregon Documentary Film Festival screened 85+ films on March 23-24, 2019 at the Avalon Theatre at 3451 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214.  A Diverse And Thought Provoking Group Of International Documentary Films Watch several films that were shot on location in 16 different countries will screen including: Antarctica, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and the US Virgin Islands. A Broad Range Of Interesting Stories From The United States. Also, several films that were shot on location in 18 different states are represented including: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, Washington D.C, and Wisconsin.

 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Full Films Now Online

The following films are now publicly available documentary films that screened at our event and are now available online to watch from beginning to end.

 

An Eaglet's First Flight from MPG Ranch on Vimeo.

SHARP from Conrad Laga - Full Film

 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Trailers

 

The Lifesavers of Saigon: A Film by Timur Güner - Teaser Trailer from Timur Güner on Vimeo.

  

Rolling in the Deep | Trailer from Joyride on Vimeo.

 

Trailer - Warbonnet: An Odyssey of Honor from JohnHarrington on Vimeo.

 Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Official Selections

  1. "A Room Full Of Lego" Directed by Daniel Bourke (Australia)
  2. "A Thousand Pair Of Eyes" Directed by Nik Forster & Dennis Lundin (Australia) - Watch The Film
  3. "A Tiny Spark" Directed by Niamh Heery (Ireland) - Website - Watch The Trailer
  4. "Accused Of Witchcraft" Directed by Ewa Marcinowska (Poland)
  5. "An Eaglet's First Flight" Directed by (Montana) - Website - Watch The Film
  6. "Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon" Directed by Kevin Stirling (Pennsylvania) - Watch The Trailer
  7. "Artist Statement" Directed by Shayna Connelly (Illinois)
  8. "As If The King" Directed by Fahad Hussain (United Arab Emirates) - Watch The Trailer
  9. "Astronaut Starbright" Directed by Lana Taylor (Florida) - Website
  10. "Big Paradise" Directed by JP Olsen & Kristen Nutile (New York)

  11. "Boris: A Portrait Of An Artist As An Old Man" Directed by Matus Racek (Canada) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  12. "Carnatic Wave: A Glimpse Of The Karaikudi Veena Tradition In Portland, Oregon" Directed by David Van Auken (Oregon)
  13. "Carpe Diem" Directed by Jake Gigliotti & Kevin Shiramizu (California)
  14. "The Traffic Separating Device" Directed by Johan Palmgren (Sweden) - WebsiteWatch The Trailer
  15. "Because You're Here" Directed by Mike Syers (Massachusetts)
  16. "Chef Darren: The Challenge Of Profound Deafness" Directed by Dorothy Fadiman (California) - Watch The Trailer
  17. "Child, Disrupted" Directed by Krista Riihimaki (California) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  18. "Circle Up" Directed by Julie Mallozzi (Massachusetts)

  19. "City Plaza Hotel" Directed by Anna-Paula Honig and Violeta Paus (France, Germany, Chile) - Watch The Trailer

  20. "Coos Bay Wooden Boatbuilders" Directed by Greg McKenzie (Oregon)
  21. "Counter//Balance" Directed by Anuradha Rana (Illinois) - Website
  22. "Dragtivists" Directed by Savannah Rodgers (Missouri) - Watch The Trailer
  23. "Emma." Directed by "Emma." Directed by Saskia Hennecke & Grace Tourville (Indiana)
  24. "Faceless For The Voiceless" Directed by Nicholas Snyder (Belgium) - Website
  25.  "Forest On Fire" Directed by Reed Harkness (Oregon) - Website
  26.  "Concrete Dreams" Directed by Nick Nummerdor (Illinois) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  27.  "Connie" Directed by Elizabeth Sher (California) - Website
  28. "Di'Tani: The Story Of The Table Rocks Of Southern Oregon" Directed by David Nienow (Oregon)

    "Dreamer's Gate" Directed by Daz Chandler (Australia)

  29. "Finding Nasseebi" Directed by Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung (Taiwan) - Watch The Trailer

  30. "From Rooftop To Enchanted Land" Directed by Shihyun Wang (Taiwan) - Watch The Film

  31. "Found Family Footage" Directed by Eric J Moore (California)

  32. "Fumero-Ism: The Grafstract" Directed by Keith Aronowitz (New York) - Watch The Trailer
  33. "Gracie" Directed by Gracie White Eagle & Cathy Cain (North Dakota)
  34. "Hearts Of Blue" Directed by Shane Williamson (Illinois)
  35. "High Diver" Directed by DH Jacobs (United States)
  36. "Hoan Alone" Directed by Aaron Johnson (Wisconsin) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  37. "In The Dark Room" Directed by Luigi Abanto Varese (Madrid) - Website
  38. "Inner City Dreams" Directed by Peter Bob White (California)
  39. "It's In Your Eyes" Directed by Sergio García Locatelli & Sean Schoenecker (Spain) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  40. "Jah And The Gratitude Alarm" Directed by Joe Ramos (California)
  41. "Here, We Are" Directed by Viviana Zuñiga (Mexico)
  42. "Land Of The Eternal Spring" Directed by Boaz Dvir (California)

  43. "Little Skeleton" Directed by Jennifer Levonian (Pennsylvania)

  44. "Love Letters To Death" Directed by Simon Ray (Scotland) - Watch The Trailer
  45. "Periods And Other Lady Bits" Directed by Katrina Nilles (Illinois)
  46. "Picture Jasper" Directed by H. Nelson Tracey (Oregon/Idaho) - Watch The Trailer
  47. "Mercy" Directed by Marilyn Freeman (Washington) - Website
  48. "Migrant" Directed by Abbey Hoekzema (Georgia) - Watch The Trailer

  49. "Modus Vivendi: The Only Way Out Of The Suez Conflict, The Only Way To Save The British Pound" Directed by Summer Royal (Hawaii)

  50. "Mosaic" Directed by SIwei Tian (California)

  51. "Mum" Directed by Mariam Al Awadhi (United Arab Emirates) - Watch The Trailer

  52. "Music Of Life - What Is A Gene" Directed by Tim Pope (United Kingdom)

  53. "Natasha's Voice" Directed by Zach Putnam (Oregon) - Website
  54. "Natural Frequency" Directed by Brock Simmons (Oregon)
  55. "Offshore" Directed by Jenna Miller (Oregon)
  56. "Plenty To Say: The Radical Murals Of Mary Perry Stone" Directed by Ramie Streng (Oregon) - Website - Watch This Film
  57. "Proudly We Served: Virgin Island Veterans Of The Korean War" Directed by Joan Keenan & Jean Picou (US Virgin Islands) - Website
  58. "Pull Your Pants Up" Directed by Tracy Jenkins (California) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  59. "The Accidental Environmentalist" Directed by Ellen Esling (Alabama)

  60. "The Divers" Directed by Angela How (Australia) - Facebook Page

  61. "The Long Wait: A Violinist's Political Asylum" Directed by Carlos P. Beltran (New York)

  62. "The Mayor" Directed by Taylor Horky (California)

  63. "The Other Walla" Directed by Ethan Graham (Washington) - Watch The Trailer

  64. "The Puppet Free Library" Directed by Jared Leong (Massachusetts)

  65. "The Search For The Oldest Ice" Directed by James Tralie, William Atkinson, & Quinn Parker (Antarctica)

  66. "The Toucan" Directed by Cameron G. Quevedo (Texas) - Watch The Trailer

  67. "Tunnel Vision" Directed by Cartter Fountaine, Sam Birdsong, & Andrew Levy (Georgia)

  68. "Water Inhabitants" Directed by Tamino Parren (Netherlands)

  69. "What's Your Story?" Directed by Luca Acito (Italy)

  70. "White Death: The Wellington Train Disaster" Directed by Shay LaPierre (Washington)

  71. "Why We Push" Directed by Graeme Bachiu (Canada)

  72. "You Don't Know JACK" Directed by Jack Henslee (California)

  73.  "Rhonda's Treasures" Directed by Sam Lichtenstein (New Jersey)

  74. "Rolling In The Deep" Directed by Aaron Putnam (California) - Watch The Trailer - Director's Commentary - Website
  75. "Seattle's Bikini Baristas" Directed by Benjamin Nolot (Washington)
  76. "Shaholly" Directed by Wojciech Lorenc (Hawaii) - Watch This Film
  77. "Sharp" Directed by Diana Gorin (Colorado) - Watch This Film
  78. "Sheep Seasons" Directed by Katherine Roselli (Oregon) - Website - Watch The Trailer
  79. "Sunblock" Directed by Bill Bentley (Oregon) - Central Oregon Daily News Article
  80. "Sweetheart Dancers" Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris (Washington)
  81. "The Astral Project" Directed by Natalie Christensen (Virginia)
  82. "The Ballad Of Druid Hill" Directed by Clark Ashton (Georgia) - Website - Facebook Page - Watch The Trailer
  83. "The Bet Of Annette" Directed by Aurélie Gurdal (France)
  84. "The Lifesavers Of Saigon" Directed by Timur Güner (Vietnam) - Article - Watch The Trailer
  85. "There Goes The Neighborhood" Directed by Dan Evans (Oregon) - Website
  86. "Warbonnet: An Odyssey Of Honor" Directed by John Harrington (Oregon) - Watch The Trailer
  87. "We Are Epic" Directed by Benjamin Roy & Thomas Kranzle (South Africa) - Watch The Trailer - Website

 

 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Award Nominations

 

Best Cinematography Award Nominations

  1. "Accused Of Witchcraft" Directed by Ewa Marcinowska (Poland)
  2. "In The Dark Room" Directed by Luigi Abanto Varese (Madrid) - Website
  3. "Natural Frequency" Directed by Brock Simmons (Oregon) - Winner!
  4. "Sweetheart Dancers" Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris (Washington)
  5. "Warbonnet: An Odyssey Of Honor" Directed by John Harrington (Oregon)

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Best Director Award Nominations

  1. "Counter//Balance" Directed by Anuradha Rana (Illinois)
  2. "Dragtivists" Directed by Savannah Rodgers (Missouri)
  3. "Fumero-Ism: The Grafstract" Directed by Keith Aronowitz (New York) - Winner!
  4. "Rolling In The Deep" Directed by Aaron Putnam (California)
  5. "Seattle's Bikini Baristas" Directed by Benjamin Nolot (Washington)

The Traffic Separating Device - Trailer

Best Editing Award Nominations

  1. "Boris: A Portrait Of An Artist As An Old Man" Directed by Matus Racek (Canada) - Winner!
  2. "Kidd's Toys" Directed by Michael Falcone (Washington)
  3. "Migrant" Directed by Abbey Hoekzema (Georgia)
  4. "The Traffic Separating Device" Directed by Johan Palmgren (Sweden)
  5. "White Death: The Wellington Train Disaster" Directed by Shay LaPierre (Washington)

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Best International Director Award Nominations

  1. "As If The King" Directed by Fahad Hussain (United Arab Emirates)
  2. "Finding Nasseebi" Directed by Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung (Taiwan)
  3. "Love Letters To Death" Directed by Simon Ray (Scotland)
  4. "The Divers" Directed by Angela How (Australia)
  5. "The Lifesavers Of Saigon" Directed by Timur Güner (Vietnam) - Article - Winner!

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Best International Film Award Nominations

  1. "A Thousand Pair Of Eyes" Directed by Nik Forster & Dennis Lundin (Australia) - Watch The Film
  2. "Faceless For The Voiceless" Directed by Nicholas Snyder (Brussels) - Winner!
  3. "The Bet Of Annette" Directed by Aurélie Gurdal (France)
  4. "Water Inhabitants" Directed by Tamino Parren (Netherlands)
  5. "We Are Epic" Directed by Benjamin Roy (South Africa)

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Best Micro Short Documentary Film Award Nominations

  1. "Mercy" Directed by Marilyn Freeman (Washington)
  2. "Natasha's Voice" Directed by Zach Putnam (Oregon) - Winner!
  3. "Rhonda's Treasures" Directed by Sam Lichtenstein (New Jersey)
  4. "Shaholly" Directed by Wojciech Lorenc (Hawaii)
  5. "There Goes The Neighborhood" Directed by Dan Evans (Oregon)

 

Best Oregon Film Award Nominations

  1. "Coos Bay Wooden Boatbuilders" Directed by Greg McKenzie (Oregon)
  2. "Offshore" Directed by Jenna Miller (Oregon)
  3. "Picture Jasper" Directed by H. Nelson Tracey (Oregon/Idaho)
  4. "Sheep Seasons" Directed by Katherine Roselli (Oregon)
  5. "Sunblock" Directed by Bill Bentley (Oregon) - Winner!

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Best Original Music Award Nominations

  1. "Carnatic Wave: A Glimpse Of The Karaikudi Veena Tradition In Portland, Oregon" Directed by David Van Auken (Oregon) - Winner!
  2. "Hoan Alone" Directed by Aaron Johnson (Wisconsin) - Watch The Trailer - Website
  3. "The Ballad Of Druid Hill" Directed by Clark Ashton (Georgia)
  4. "The Other Walla" Directed by Ethan Graham (Washington)
  5. "The Toucan" Directed by Cameron G. Quevedo (Texas)

 

Best Picture Award Nominations

  1. "Emma." Directed by Saskia Hennecke & Grace Tourville (Indiana)
  2. "Forest On Fire" Directed by Reed Harkness (Oregon)
  3. "Hearts Of Blue" Directed by Shane Williamson (Illinois)
  4. "Proudly We Served: Virgin Island Veterans Of The Korean War" Directed by Joan Keenan (US Virgin Islands) - Winner!
  5. "The Long Wait: A Violinist's Political Asylum" Directed by Carlos P. Beltran (New York)

Most Inspirational Film Award Nominations

  1. "Apollo 8: A Christmas Moon" Directed by Kevin Stirling (Pennsylvania)
  2. "Chef Darren: The Challenge Of Profound Deafness" Directed by Dorothy Fadiman (California)
  3. "Inner City Dreams" Directed by Peter Bob White (California) - Winner!
  4. "Plenty To Say: The Radical Murals Of Mary Perry Stone" Directed by Ramie Streng (Oregon) - Website - Watch The Film
  5. "The Accidental Environmentalist" Directed by Ellen Esling (Alabama)

 
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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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