Oregon Documentary Film Festival Summer 2021

By Mikel Fair

The ninth edition of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival will take place on Sunday August 15, 2021 at The Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202 presented by Film Festival Circuit. 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. The official ODFF Shirts, Sweatshirts and clothing are now available in our online store. The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is a great opportunity to network with others in the Film and Television Industry. Please join us for our next virtual networking meeting hosted by Mikel Fair, author of the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook. If you are interested in attending the ODFF in the future, or to get updates, please join our emailing list. Event tickets are now available on Eventbrite. (LINK)

 

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August 15, 2021 Event Schedule

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  • 2:00p Filmmaker Outside Check-in Opens. Outdoor photos.
  • 2:30p Theater Doors Open for seating/networking
  • 3:00p Awards Presentation And Filmmaker Introductions
  • 3:30p Film Screenings
  • 6:00p Wrap

 

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Summer 2021 Official Selections

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

 

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

  • TBA

 

 

02 Best Director Award Finalists

  • Unemployment Hotline, Directed by Nikos Campbell (Washington)
  • Takilma Stories, Directed by Philip Lauri and Steven Oliver (Michigan)
  • The Art of Bombing Hills in San Francisco, Directed by Wendi Jonassen (California)

 

03 Best Editing Award Finalists

  • TBA

 

 

04 Best Experimental Film Award Finalists

  • Unemployment Hotline, Directed by Nikos Campbell (Washington)
  • Alles Hat Grenzen Nur Der Mondfisch Nicht, Directed by Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler (Austria)
  • If I Tell Them, Directed by Oliver Sutro (Colorado)

 

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)

 

 

06 Best International Director Award Finalists

  • Alles Hat Grenzen Nur Der Mondfisch Nicht, Directed by Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler (Austria)
  • Conversations at the End of Life, Directed by Fabienne Koch (Netherlands/Switzerland)
  • Mawhialeo Ote Alowha / Our Love, Directed by Valeriya Golovina (New Zealand)

 

 

07 Best International Film Award Finalists

  • Strength Among Us, Directed by Taha Ovaci (Turkey)
  • Conversations at the End of Life, Directed by Fabienne Koch (Netherlands/Switzerland)
  • Last Of Us / The Last Fishermen Of The Lake, Directed by Andrea Marcovicchio (Italy)

 

08 Best International Micro Film Award Finalists

  • TBA

 

 

09 Best Micro Film Award Finalists

  • El Espíritu de las Danzas (The spirit of dances), Directed by Adán Ávalos (California)
  • Forever In My Life, Directed by Zach Putnam (Oregon)
  • Against The Wind, Directed by Hollis Bennett (Tennessee)

 

 

10 Best Oregon Film Award Finalists

  • Her Resolve, Directed by Marissa Dingman (Oregon)
  • Detroit Fire, Directed by Isaac Sheets (Oregon)
  • Wilson's Market - A Mom and Pop Story, Directed by Trenton Fraser (Oregon)

 

 

11 Best Oregon Micro Film Award Finalists

  • Rooted In Culture: Oregon's Wild Camas, Directed by Michelle Alvarado (Oregon)
  • The Black Stonefly, Directed by Cody Lewis and Marc Rotse (Oregon)
  • A Revolution Under The Bridge, Directed by Lee Anderson (Oregon)

 

 

12 Best Original Music Award Finalists

  • Last Of Us / The Last Fishermen Of The Lake, Directed by Andrea Marcovicchio (Italy)
  • Rooted In Culture: Oregon's Wild Camas, Directed by Michelle Alvarado
    (Oregon)
  • Raided, Directed by Simon Davis-Cohen (New York)

 

 

13 Best Picture Award Finalists

  • The Hunt for the Asian Giant Hornet, Directed by Jay Windland (Washington)
  • Mawhialeo Ote Alowha / Our Love, Directed by Valeriya Golovina (New Zealand)
  • If I Tell Them, Directed by Oliver Sutro (Colorado)

 

 

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)

 

 

15 Best Series Micro Episode Award Winner

  • Her Resolve, Directed by Marissa Dingman (Oregon)

 

 

16 Most Inspirational Film Award Finalists

  • Forever In My Life, Directed by Zach Putnam (Oregon)
  • The Black Stonefly, Directed by Cody Lewis and Marc Rotse (Oregon)
  • Nkosi Eclipsed, Directed by Candice Delevante (New York)

 

 

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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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