Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019



Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 is coming soon!

The 5th Oregon Documentary Film Festival will take place on Sunday August 11, 2019 at 5th Avenue Cinema 510 SW Hall St, Portland, OR 97201. Two different, 2 hour sessions will screen short documentary films from 25 different states and countries. Connect with the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on Facebook and Instagram. Please use #OregonDocumentaryFilmFestival when posting on Twitter. Tickets for this event are listed on Eventbrite.


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.


Session 1: Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ 3:00pm

  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)

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Tickets


Session 2: Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ 5:30pm

  1. KUMUDINI: A Water Lily Chronicle, Directed by Jaya JoseRAJ C L (India)
  2. Kwizera, Directed by Alexis Lopez (Rwanda & United States)
  3. Lodestar, Directed by Paul Kirby (Oregon)
  4. Portrait of Elli, Directed by Antti Haase (Finland)
  5. Post-Election Works, Directed by Kate Haug (California)
  6. R1514, the waiting, Directed by Salvador Alemany (Spain)
  7. Remembering Cuba, Directed by Sophia Costanzo (Cuba & United States)
  8. Sanctuaries: A New Life, Directed by Paula Castro (Georgia)
  9. Sink or Skim, Directed by Austen McCowan & Will Hewitt (Scotland)
  10. Smoke and Baloney, Directed by Shirley Moore (Canada)
  11. The Rider, Directed by Ryan Stevenson (California)
  12. The Story Of Pema, Directed by Martin Buzora (Tibet & China)
  13. Thursday Fields, Directed by Harry Zernike (New York)
  14. We All Believe in You, Directed by Andrea Beça (Canada)
  15. Witch Hunt, Directed by Emmanuel Adu Poku (Ghana)
  16. You Will Survive Doomsday, Directed by Kyle McDougall (Canada)


Oregon Documentary Film Festival Promo Code

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.





















Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019 Award Nominations

The following films have been nominated for Awards. TBA

  • Best Cinematography Award
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Documentary Film Award
  • Best Docu-Series Episode Award
  • Best Editing Award
  • Best International Director Award
  • Best International Picture Award
  • Best Micro Short Documentary Film Award
  • Best Oregon Film Award
Looking For More Places To Submit Your Documentary Film?

There are five film festivals in the Film Festival Circuit network that we strongly recommend and are open for documentary film submissions. Before you submit, make sure to get a 20% discount on your submission fees at FilmFreeway, published on our Promo Code Page.

Austin After Dark Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Austin Micro Short Film Festival on FilmFreeway

Georgia Documentary Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Georgia Shorts Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Oregon Short Film Festival On FilmFreeway

About the author
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.

    Save 20 percent On FilmFreeway Submissions
    Film Festival Submission Tips

    Recent Posts

    Film Festival Judging Explained