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It's time for another fun filled event on the Film Festival Circuit. The Oregon Short Film Festival will screen 170 indie shorts at the gorgeous Sunshine Mill Winery & Outdoor Drive-up Theatre August 16-19, 2020. That's right, retro drive-up (drive-in theaters) are making a comeback and we are screening a stunning line-up of short independent films and videos. The entire screening event, networking and awards program will take place outdoors! Genres include: Action, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Web Series, Animation, Music Videos, Science Fiction and more. The OSFF judges have also selected almost 100 screenplays from independent screenwriters worldwide. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
We changed venues, because the Portland State University theater, 5th Avenue Cinema, is currently closed due to COVID restrictions. It is unclear when the Portland venues will reopen.
This is going to be the most unique Oregon Short Film Festival ever, don't miss it! Have you ever been to The Dalles in Oregon? This city is known for all of the fun Columbia river activities in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. A beautiful northwest landscape that borders the State of Washington. If you're into the outdoors, hiking, fishing, kayaking and nature, you will love this place. Explore The Dalles! ( LINK )
The following films and videos rated in the top 30% of all submissions by the judges. Every official film and video selection will screen at the event. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the list of Award Finalists for each category.
Day 1 Film Screenings (Mature Audience)
|Sunday August 16, 2020 @ 8:00p|
|Action, Experimental, Fantasy, Music Videos, Sci Fi|
|Day 2 Film Screenings (Mature Audience)|
|Monday August 17, 2020 @ 8p|
|Comedy, Dark Comedy, Mockumentary|
|Day 3 Film Screenings (Mature Audience)|
|Tuesday August 18, 2020 @ 8p|
|Drama, Dark Drama, Relationship Drama, Documentary|
|Day 4 Film Screenings (All Ages)|
|Wednesday August 19, 2020 @ 8:00p|
|Animated, Drama, Documentary|
The following screenplays rated in the top 30% of all submissions by the judges. Award Nominations for each category will be announced soon.
Listed below, the Award Finalists for each individual category are chosen from the top 30% of official selections. All films and videos will screen, regardless if it is nominated for an award or not. The Award Winners will be announced on August 16, 2020 online and at the Sunshine Mill Winery. For those filmmakers that are attending, we will have a photographer and step-and-repeat available. All photos will be published online for high resolution download for all registered attendees.
Best Action Film Award Finalists
Best Actress Award Finalists
Best Actor Award Finalists
Best Animated Film Award Finalists
Best Cinematography Award Finalists
Best Comedy Film Award Finalists
Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalists
Best Dark Drama Film Award Finalists
Best Director Award Finalists
Best Documentary Film Award Finalists
Best Drama Film Award Finalists
Best Drama Micro Film Award Finalists
Best Editing Award Finalists
Best Ensemble Cast Award Finalists
Most Original Concept Award Finalists
Best Experimental Film Award Finalists
Best Experimental Music Video Award Finalists
Best Fantasy Film Award Finalists - Video Link
Best International Director Award Finalists - Video Link
Best Relationship Drama Award Finalists
Best Oregon Film Award Finalists
Best Washington Film Award Finalists
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