Oregon Short Film Festival Summer 2021

By Mikel Fair

The eighth edition of the Oregon Short Film Festival took place on Sunday August 29th, 2021 at The Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202 presented by Film Festival Circuit. The official selection, award finalist and award winning laurels and certificates are publicly available on Google Drive. (LINK) The Oregon Short Film Festival had 200+ attendees throughout the day for this live screening. This event was hosted by Mikel Fair, Festival Director and author of the Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook.

 

Fall 2021 Oregon Short Film Festival on November 6

 

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

 

Summer 2021 Award Winners

  • Best Action Film - Resignation Day, Directed by Adam Brashaw Adam Basil (United Kingdom)
  • Best Animated Film - Nanakorobi (Seven Falls), Directed by Glenna Burmer and Gaby Breiter (Washington)
  • Best Animated Micro Film - Elsewhere, Directed by Morris Callegari (California)
  • Best Actor - Ryan Terk in "There’s Nothing You Can Do" Directed by Ryan Terk (Canada)
  • Best Actress - Katie Prentiss in Second Story, Directed by Michael W. Dodge (Oregon)
  • Best Cinematography - A Machine For Boredom, Directed by Marc Cartwright (California)
  • Best Comedy Film - I Need His Blood For My Poisons, Directed by Sean Parker (Oregon)
  • Best Comedy Micro Film - Have You Tried..., Directed by Roger Aylward (Connecticut)
  • Best Comedy Screenplay - 2001, Written by Jagger Waters (California)
  • Best Comedy Teleplay - Another Highschool Sitcom, Written by Sarah R de Leon (Oregon)
  • Best Dark Comedy Film - Quashed, Directed by Steven Larkin (Oregon)
  • Best Dark Comedy Micro Film - Don't Jump, Directed by Kathryn Schott (California)
  • Best Dark Comedy Screenplay - The Petrified Florist, Written by Richard Levine (North Carolina)
  • Best Dark Drama Film - Defenseless, Directed by Javier Augusto Nunez (California)
  • Best Director - Security Plan, Directed by Jeremy Evan Taylor (Oregon)
  • Best Documentary Film - All Bodies on Bikes, Directed by Zeppelin Zeerip (Utah)
  • Best Documentary Micro Film - The Black Stonefly, Directed by Cody Lewis and Marc Rotse (Oregon)
  • Best Drama Film - Kindred, Directed by Ali Kurr (United Kingdom)
  • Best Drama Micro Film - In Case We Get Found, Directed by Sarah Young (New York)
  • Best Drama Screenplay - Saving Faith, Written by Randy Messersmith (Arizona)
  • Best Drama Teleplay - Windswept, Written by Deric Olsen (Canada)
  • Best Editing - In Defense of Civil Society, Directed by Rafeh Mahmud (Canada)
  • Best Ensemble Cast - Resignation Day, Directed by Adam Brashaw Adam Basil (United Kingdom)
  • Best Experimental Film - Lemons, Directed by Danny Lewis (Florida)
  • Best Experimental Micro Film - Continuum, Directed by Calum Hotchkiss (Canada)
  • Best Experimental Screenplay - Death is Only a Stranger Once, Written by Larry Collins
  • Best Fantasy Screenplay - Windy, Written by Todd Sorrell (Hawaii)
  • Best Horror Comedy Screenplay - The Familiar, Written by Carrie Specht (California)
  • Best Horror Film - Killing Time, Directed by P. Patrick Hogan (California)
  • Best Horror Micro Film - Did You Lock The Door? Directed by Harry Valentine (California) 
  • Best Horror Screenplay - Scratched, Written by Cedrick A. Nichols (Virginia)
  • Best International Film - Giraffe, Directed by Dan Nicholls (Canada)
  • Best Mockumentary - (The Making of) Please Don't Make Me Play Piano Man, Directed by Steve Nerangis (Virginia)
  • Best Music Video - Bliss ~Swerve~ Music Video, Directed by Nao Sakamoto (Japan)
  • Best Oregon Film - Razor Tail, Directed by Mr. Salad
  • Best Oregon Micro Film - Everything's Heavy, Directed by Jason B. Skipper
  • Best Picture - Come Home To Me, Directed by Gavin Bradley (Oregon)
  • Best Relationship Drama Film - Late Night Swim, Directed by Collin Chute (California)
  • Best Relationship Drama Micro Film - Discharge, Directed by Dillard Brown (California)
  • Best Relationship Drama Screenplay - Unhappy in the Nicest Part of Town, Written by Madeleine Weatherhead (New York)
  • Best Romantic Comedy Film - A Midwinter Nightmare, Directed by Kristina Hampton (Canada)
  • Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay - Fig Jam, Written by Frank J. Avella
  • Best Science Fiction Film - Sentris, Directed by Ian Harrington (California)
  • Best Science Fiction Micro Film - ZAP! Directed by Philip C. Sedgwick (Arizona)
  • Best Science Fiction Screenplay - Disturbing Silence, Written by Mark Heath Howard (Illinois)
  • Best Suspense Thriller Film -  Conductor, Directed by Royce Leii (New Mexico)

 

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Summer 2021 Award Finalists

The following films, videos and screenplays are official selections of the Oregon Short Film Festival Summer 2021 event. This means that they placed in the top 30% of submissions. All official selections and award nominated films screen will screen on August 29, 2021 unless the filmmaker has deferred their screening date to November 7, 2021. For the current schedule, please check out our ticket and schedule listing on Eventbrite. Many of these films have been nominated for awards in the following categories. Winners will be announced on August 29, 2021.

 

 

Best Action Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Actor Award Finalists

 

 

Best Actress Award Finalists

 

 

Best Animated Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Animated Film Award Winner

 

 

Best Cinematography Award Finalist

 

 

Best Comedy Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Comedy Micro Film Award Winner

 

 

Best Comedy Screenplay Award Winner

  • 2001, Written by Jagger Waters (California)

 

 

Best Comedy Teleplay Award Winner

 

 

Best Dark Comedy Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Dark Comedy Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Dark Drama Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Dark Comedy Screenplay Award Winner

 

OSFF 2021S Best Director Award Finalists-1

 

Best Director Award Finalists

 

 

Best Documentary Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Documentary Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Drama Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Drama Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Drama Screenplay Award Finalists

 

 

Best Drama Teleplay Award Winner

 

 

Best Editing Award Finalists

 

 

Best Ensemble Cast Award Finalists

 

 

Best Experimental Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Experimental Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Experimental Screenplay Award Winner

 

 

Best Fantasy Screenplay Award Winner

  • Windy, Written by Todd Sorrell (Hawaii)

 

 

Best Horror Comedy Screenplay Award Winner

 

 

Best Horror Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Horror Micro Film Award Winner

 

 

Best Horror Screenplay Award Winner

  • Scratched, Written by Cedrick A. Nichols (Virginia)

 

 

Best International Film Award Finalists

 

Best Mockumentary Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Music Video Award Finalists

 

 

Best Oregon Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Oregon Micro Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Picture Award Finalists

 

 

Best Relationship Drama Film Award Finalists

 

Best Relationship Drama Micro Film Award Winner

  • Discharge, Directed by Dillard Brown (California)

 

 

Best Relationship Drama Screenplay Award Finalists

 

 

Best Romantic Comedy Film Award Finalists

 

 

Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award Winner

  • Fig Jam, Written by Frank J. Avella (New Jersey)

 

 

Best Science Fiction Film Award Winner

 

 

Best Science Fiction Micro Film Award Winner

  • ZAP! Directed by Philip C. Sedgwick (Arizona) - Website

 

 

Best Science Fiction Screenplay Award Winner

 

 

Best Suspense Thriller Film Award Finalists

 

 

 

Official Selections

 

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

 

Oregon Short Film Festival History

  1. Oregon Short Film Festival 2016
  2. Oregon Short Film Festival 2017
  3. Oregon Short Film Festival 2018
  4. Oregon Short Film Festival 2019
  5. Oregon Short Film Festival Winter 2020
  6. Oregon Short Film Festival Summer 2020
  7. Oregon Short Film Festival Winter 2021
  8. Oregon Short Film Festival Summer 2021

 

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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