Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2021

By Mikel Fair

The ninth edition of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival took place on Sunday August 15, 2021 at The Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202 presented by Film Festival Circuit. Although there were mask mandates in place outdoors, we had a great time taking photos outdoors. Several filmmakers came from all over the country to watch the screenings and accept their awards. This event was hosted by Mikel Fair, author of the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook. The official selection laurels are publicly available on Google Drive. (LINK) All of the submissions were submitted via FilmFreeway. Please check out our FilmFreeway waiver code list and save 20% on future film festival submissions.




Summer 2021 Award Winners



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Summer 2021 Official Selections

Order of screening

  1. A Long Road to Liberty, Directed by Bryan Beasley (Oklahoma) - Trailer
  2. A Revolution Under The Bridge, Directed by Lee Anderson (Oregon)
  3. Against The Wind, Directed by Hollis Bennett (Tennessee) - Trailer
  4. Alles Hat Grenzen Nur Der Mondfisch Nicht, Directed by Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler (Austria). - Trailer
  5. Behind On Rent, Directed by Gabriella Parsons (Nebraska) - Trailer
  6. Conversations at the End of Life, Directed by Fabienne Koch (Netherlands/Switzerland) - Trailer
  7. Detroit Fire, Directed by Isaac Sheets (Oregon) - Trailer
  8. El Espíritu de las Danzas (The spirit of dances), Directed by Adán Ávalos (California) - Trailer - Website
  9. Flood Plain, Directed by Paul J Shumaker and Payton Shumaker (Iowa) - Trailer
  10. Forever In My Life, Directed by Zach Putnam (Oregon) - Trailer
  11. Her Resolve, Directed by Marissa Dingman (Oregon) - Website
  12. Hubble Space Wonders, Directed by Kevin Stirling (Pennsylvania) - Website
  13. If I Tell Them, Directed by Oliver Sutro (Colorado)
  14. Last Of Us / The Last Fishermen Of The Lake, Directed by Andrea Marcovicchio (Italy) - Trailer
  15. Mawhialeo Ote Alowha / Our Love, Directed by Valeriya Golovina (New Zealand) - Trailer
  16. Nkosi Eclipsed, Directed by Candice Delevante (New York) - Trailer - Website
  17. Raided, Directed by Simon Davis-Cohen (New York) - Trailer - Website
  18. Recaptcha, Directed by Heather Warren-Crow (Texas) - Trailer
  19. Rooted In Culture: Oregon's Wild Camas, Directed by Michelle Alvarado (Oregon)
  20. Strength Among Us, Directed by Taha Ovaci (Turkey) - Trailer
  21. Takilma Stories, Directed by Philip Lauri and Steven Oliver (Michigan) - Trailer - Website
  22. The Art of Bombing Hills in San Francisco, Directed by Wendi Jonassen (California) - Trailer
  23. The Black Stonefly, Directed by Cody Lewis and Marc Rotse (Oregon) -Trailer
  24. The Hunt for the Asian Giant Hornet, Directed by Jay Windland (Washington)
  25. Unemployment Hotline, Directed by Nikos Campbell (Washington) - Trailer
  26. Wilson's Market - A Mom and Pop Story, Directed by Trenton Fraser (Oregon) - Trailer


Oregon Documentary Film Festival Award Certificates (Winners & Finalists) Logo, Laurels & Event Photos - Link To Google Drive -


Summer 2021 Award Finalists



01 Best Cinematography Award Finalists



02 Best Director Award Finalists



03 Best Editing Award Finalists



04 Best Experimental Film Award Finalists



05 Best Experimental Micro Film Award Finalists

  • Flood Plain, Directed by Paul J Shumaker and Payton Shumaker (Iowa)
  • Recaptcha, Directed by Heather Warren-Crow (Texas) - Award Winner



06 Best International Director Award Finalists



07 Best International Film Award Finalists


08 Best International Micro Film Award Finalists

  • No selection for this category in Summer 2021



09 Best Micro Film Award Finalists



10 Best Oregon Film Award Finalists



11 Best Oregon Micro Film Award Finalists



12 Best Original Music Award Finalists



13 Best Picture Award Finalists



14 Best Series Episode Award Finalists

  • Raided, Directed by Simon Davis-Cohen (New York)
  • Behind On Rent, Directed by Gabriella Parsons (Nebraska)
  • Takilma Stories, Directed by Philip Lauri and Steven Oliver (Michigan) - Award Winner



15 Best Series Micro Episode Award Winner



16 Most Inspirational Film Award Finalists



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Oregon Documentary Film Festival History

  1. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2021
  2. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2021
  3. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Fall 2020
  4. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2020
  5. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019
  6. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2019
  7. Oregon Documentary Film Festival Spring 2019
  8. Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018
  9. Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017


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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