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Oregon Documentary Film Festival Tickets 

What Is The Oregon Documentary Film Festival?

The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is a theatrical screening event of international independent Documentary films in Portland. Do you enjoy watching films that tell a story? Are you inspired by interesting people, historical events, political awareness, behind-the-scenes insights and thought provoking events?Our mission is to screen independently produced documentary films from around the world at the 5th Avenue Cinema every year.  Are you a documentary enthusiast, binge watcher or story teller? If so, we'd like you to participate in our next event. Tickets are now on sale for March 23, 2019. Please support this event and these amazing independent filmmakers.

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Tips

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2019 Submissions Are Now Open!

Are you a Documentary filmmaker that is interested in screening your film or Docu-series at a Portland Film Festival? We've made a commitment to screening the best documentary films from around the world. We are looking for excellent storytelling, compelling interviews, fresh topics, good production value and stories that will keep our audience engaged. Our event takes place on the weekend, in downtown Portland, only 20 minutes away from the airport. As a result, it's easier for our filmmakers to attend from out of town. In our third year, we are accepting films that are between 1-30 minutes in length including credits in order to give as many filmmakers opportunities to screen as possible. You can submit your film to the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on FesthomeFilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submissions On Festhome

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Awards

There are 5 nominations for each award category. If you are unable to attend the event, we will mail the award to you, free of charge, anywhere in the world.

  • Best Cinematography Award
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Documentary Film Award
  • Best Editing Award
  • Best International Director Award
  • Best International Documentary Film Award
  • Best Original Music Award
  • Best Oregon Film
  • Most Inspirational Film Award

Oregon Documentary Film Festival On FilmFreeway

Oregon Documentary Film Festival On Withoutabox

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Categories (4)

The following Oregon Documentary Film Festival Submission Categories are the same ones used for the Georgia Documentary Film Festival. Both events take place at different times of year,  have a different pool of regional judges, and are Film Festival Circuit Partner Events. If you're looking for exposure for your film on the Documentary Film Festival Circuit, we recommend that you submit your film to both events.

1) Documentary Film (6-30 minutes)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, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The maximum length for all documentary film submissions is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00)

2) Documentary Micro Short Film (1-6 minutes): 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, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented films and stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). The time limit for the Documentary Micro Short Film category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

3) Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode (1-6 minutes)This category is reserved for a single docuseries, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The time limit for the Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Micro Short Episode category is five minutes and fifty nine seconds (05:59) including all credits.

4) Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode (6-30 minutes)This category is reserved for a single docuseries, web series, or a TV Pilot episode that is shot in a non-fiction documentary format. An episode with thought provoking short stories about real life, interesting people, great stories, historical research, medical issues, sports stories, coming of age stories, political issues, war stories, racism, gender issues, LGBTQ stories, social justice issues, artists, musicians, actors, professionals, technologies, or some kind of non-fiction story. All flavors of well documented stories are eligible from anywhere in the world, and in any language (with English subtitles or voice-over). Please do not combine more than one episode in one submission. The time limit for the Docuseries, Web Series or TV Pilot Episode category is between six minutes and thirty minutes in length including all credits. (6:00 - 30:00) 

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Judging Guide

 
Quote From Ricky Cruz, Documentary Filmmaker
"A well organized event showcasing an interesting and diverse array of important documentaries; The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is truly a celebration of filmmaking and a must attend festival for anyone interested in phenomenal and honest storytelling. The Oregon Documentary Film Festival should be on any filmmakers festival list. A remarkable experience showcasing honest, moving and important films that need to be seen and appreciated."


Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018 Award Winners, Nominations, And Official Selections

Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 Award Winners, Nominations, And Official Selections

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