Documentary Film Category Description

Documentary Film Category

This category is reserved for documentary films with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories,[...]

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Drama Film Category Description

Drama Film Category

This category is reserved for films with real-life stories, people and situations of a more serious nature. Films that have strong acting and great writing. Films that bring out emotions in the audience are what the judges[...]

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Mockumentary Film Category Description

Mockumentary Film Category Description

This category is reserved for comedy films that are presented in a documentary or testimonial format. This is a fun category for our judges to review, which frequently has the most creative concepts. There[...]

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Comedy Film Category Description

Comedy Film Category Description

This category is reserved for films that make people laugh. The judges are looking for films that have funny moments, comedic situations, fun dialogue, humorous acting, and great characters. This event has[...]

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Animated Comedy Film Category Description

Animated Comedy Film Category Description

This category is reserved for funny cartoons, 2D animation, 3D animation, clay animation, sand animation, Anime, Computer Graphics, Puppetry Animation, Stop-Motion, Flip Book Animation, Experimental[...]

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Animated Film Category Description

Animated Film Category Description

This category is reserved for cartoons, 2D animation, 3D animation, clay animation, sand animation, Anime, Computer Graphics, Puppetry Animation, Stop-Motion, Flip Book Animation, Experimental Animation and any[...]

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Action Film Category Description

Action Film Category Description

This category is reserved for films with intense action, fighting, chase scenes, driving sequences, acrobatics, gun fights, martial arts, or some element that fuels the audience with adrenaline. The judges are[...]

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Film Festival Submission Tips #9: A Website Is A Central Hub For Your Submission

Does Anyone Care About Film Websites Any More?

I was having a conversation with a friend and filmmaker in the Middle East recently. He has been a writer, director and producer in the film industry for at least 10 years. He has been associated[...]

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Film Festival Submission Tips #7: Does Your Film Have A Trailer?

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5 Reasons Why Your Film Should Have A Trailer

Film or Web Series trailers are not a requirement for submission to our Film Festival Events. However, having a trailer associated with your submission,[...]

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Film Festival Submission Tips #10: The Final Cut vs. The Festival Cut. Do You Know The Difference?

Portland Comedy Film Festival On FilmFreeway

For Festival Programmers, Every Second Counts

Most of our Film Festival Events feature 2-3 hour blocks of short films that are 1-30 minutes in length. Sometimes we screen anywhere from 20-40 films[...]

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