Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019

By Mikel Fair

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 was a huge success!

The 5th Oregon Documentary Film Festival took place on Sunday August 11, 2019 at 5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201. Four hours of short documentary films on the Film Festival Circuit from 25 different states and countries. Connect with the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on Facebook and Instagram. Please use #OregonDocumentaryFilmFestival when posting on Twitter.

 

 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 Award Winners

Best Cinematography Award Winner

Kalama's Journey, Directed by Hob Osterlund, Rosemary Rawcliffe (Hawaii)

 

Best Director Award Winner

David's Ark, Directed by David Studebaker (California)

 

Best Editing Award Winner

Catatumbo Stories, Directed by Xenia Grubstein (Colombia)

 

Best International Film Award Winner

We All Believe in You, Directed by Andrea Beça (Canada)

 

Best Micro Short Documentary Award Winner

A Story of Courage, Directed by Ariana Feiner (Georgia)

 

Best Oregon Film Award Winner

Lodestar, Directed by Paul Kirby (Oregon)

 

Best Picture Award Winner

Smoke and Baloney, Directed by Shirley Moore (Canada)

 

Most Inspirational Award Winner

Clay County, Directed by Marcy McCall (Georgia)

 

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 Award Nominations

1) Best Cinematography Award Nominations

2) Best Director Award Nominations

3) Best Editing Award Nominations

4) Best International Film Award Nominations

  • Jimbo, Directed by Kelly Conlin (Canada)
  • Kalangala Dreams, Directed by Daniel Hedström, Apollonia Meleouni, Sofie Andersson, Astrid Andersson Ahlbom (Uganda & Sweden)
  • R1514, the waiting, Directed by Salvador Alemany (Spain)
  • Sink or Skim, Directed by Will Hewitt & Austen McCowan (Scotland)
  • We All Believe in You, Directed by Andrea Beça (Canada)

5) Best Micro Short Documentary Film Award Nominations

6) Best Oregon Film Award Winner

  • Lodestar, Directed by Paul Kirby (Oregon)

7) Best Picture Award Nominations

8) Most Inspirational Story Award Nominations

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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 Official Selections

The following films rated in the top 25% of all submissions by our 12 judge panel. These films are recognized for their storytelling and overall production value.

  1. A Change of Practice: Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved, Directed by Jennifer Berggren (Michigan)
  2. A Feeling for Leaving, Directed by Dan Boord, Luis Valdovino (Czech Republic, Germany & United States)
  3. A Story of Courage, Directed by Ariana Feiner (Georgia)
  4. Canvas, Directed by Liv Gwynn (New York)
  5. Catatumbo Stories, Directed by Xenia Grubstein (Colombia)
  6. Clay County, Directed by Marcy McCall (Georgia)
  7. Colors of Resistance, Directed by Areeb Zuaiter (State Of Palestine)
  8. DAMITA., Directed by W. Feagins, Jr. (Georgia)
  9. David's Ark, Directed by David Studebaker (California)
  10. Dogana/Chapti, Directed by Serena Chopra, Kasey Ferlic (India)
  11. Farm Truck 912, Directed by Kylie Procita (Georgia)
  12. Finndians, Directed by Maria Seppälä (Minnesota & Michigan)
  13. Fraser Syndrome & Me, Directed by Kyle Anne Grendy's (Illinois / Wisconsin)
  14. Jimbo, Directed by Kelly Conlin (Canada)
  15. Kalama's Journey, Directed by Hob Osterlund, Rosemary Rawcliffe (Hawaii)
  16. Kalangala Dreams, Directed by Daniel Hedström, Apollonia Meleouni, Sofie Andersson,
    Astrid Andersson Ahlbom (Uganda & Sweden)
  17. KUMUDINI: A Water Lily Chronicle, Directed by Jaya JoseRAJ C L (India)
  18. Kwizera, Directed by Alexis Lopez (Rwanda & United States)
  19. Lodestar, Directed by Paul Kirby (Oregon)
  20. Portrait of Elli, Directed by Antti Haase (Finland)
  21. Post-Election Works, Directed by Kate Haug (California)
  22. R1514, the waiting, Directed by Salvador Alemany (Spain)
  23. Remembering Cuba, Directed by Sophia Costanzo (Cuba & United States)
  24. Sanctuaries: A New Life, Directed by Paula Castro (Georgia)
  25. Sink or Skim, Directed by Austen McCowan & Will Hewitt (Scotland)
  26. Smoke and Baloney, Directed by Shirley Moore (Canada)
  27. The Rider, Directed by Ryan Stevenson (California)
  28. The Story Of Pema, Directed by Martin Buzora (Tibet & China)
  29. Thursday Fields, Directed by Harry Zernike (New York)
  30. We All Believe in You, Directed by Andrea Beça (Canada)
  31. Witch Hunt, Directed by Emmanuel Adu Poku (Ghana)
  32. You Will Survive Doomsday, Directed by Kyle McDougall (Canada)

 

 

 

Watch The Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 Film Trailers

Watch trailers from some of the upcoming documentary films that are screening at Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

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