Looking to laugh? Look no further then this years OIFF 2012 Comedy Programming, sure to make you laugh with delight. For fun entertainment check out the classic comedy of “One Shot”, or out of water tale “Stranger On A Train” or the lighthearted sci-fi of “Dennis”, or how about the comedy-horror of “Re-Animate Her”, or perhaps the deft and subtle drama that resides in the black humor of “Pow Pow Pow” is more your speed. Whatever you are looking for in comedy you are sure to find at this years Oregon Independent Film Festival.
An estranged father and son stumble upon a fabled Theory of Everything that could alter the course of history and heal the rift between them.
After the disappearance of his father. a boy tries to drown his sorrows until he loses his way in the endless night.
An isolated traveler, trapped in a hotel room by his company through the devices they gave him.
The Art & Crimes of David Choe, a painter, muralist and graffiti artist whose work has been displayed at the White House, and his time in a Japanese prison.
A personal take on the vanishing nomads of Tibet and their uncertain future in a modernizing world.
A teenage boy searches for an old friend he lost to methamphetamine addiction. His journey takes him to every corner of his small town and into his own childhood.
The monster from under the bed has his world turned upside down after he encounters a young boy with a depressing plight.
An experimental film that features eighty feet of film painted in blood.
A relaxing vacation for family and friends at a cabin in the redwood forest gives way to turmoil when some campers begin to doubt the identities and intentions of their two new guests.
Amazing archival footage as taken by Bob Marley's former girlfriend and collaborator Esther Anderson.
A girl comes of age in this screenplay by Madeleine L'engle starring Cary Elwes.
Is death the end? ...with Progenitor Cloning every ending can be a new beginning. It's not legal, yet...
A young man's reality becomes torn apart by the disappearance of his girlfriend, who was last seen walking with him on a forest path that is rumored by locals to lead into the gates of hell.
With her father trapped, his daughter joins forces with her first crush to rescue him.
A young French woman retreats to her mountain home, and has a confusing night where dreams and memories dissolve into each other.
A modern day fairy tale about a lonely boy\'92s attempt to make his dream come true through the delicacies of dessert only made on the moon.
An experimental film with kaleidoscopic, apocalyptic fantasy designs that were generated from digital images of human skin.
This couple has lived so long together that they have nothing left to say to each other. Living in an isolated state in their old house, they go about their daily routines, until...
A good-natured traveler journeys through India by rail, excited to finally come to a land he has fantasized about for years only to find nothing is like he imagined.
Director: Dima Levanchuk An exaggerated look (it includes a giant octopus) at one man’s struggle to transcend the mundane. Lars comically struggles to impress his wife with his recollection of an epic battle in the open waters off the coast of Mexico but may be shown up by an experienced fisherman. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Anthony Tocchio In this dark comedy based on a dream, a man is hunted through the forest by a band of villagers who want something for him. Eschewing spoken dialogue, director Anthony Tocchio displays a sure hand in portraying the nightmare of being hunted down. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Dino Coons Adam was the first man to name things in the world. In this post-modern comedy, we see two men, trapped in a room together, waiting to name whatever comes out of a box. The film contrasts the mind of the artist, who is given to whimsy, to that of the scientist, rational and logical. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Patrick Neff In this Australian comedy-horror hybrid short film, a young DJ unknowingly creates a song that kills anyone who listens to it. Somehow immune to its power, he continues. Meanwhile, police officers try to solve this series of seemingly random deaths that have been occurring. Australia Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Kyle Aldrich Dennis, a monster from under the bed, has his world turned upside down after encountering a young boy with a depressing plight. The boy forces Dennis to acknowledge and reevaluate his severe addiction to eating children in this comedy. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Brian Conti In a desperate attempt to raise $100,000 for a surgery needed by his granddaughter, a con man crafts an identity as a pseudo door-to-door salesman, tailoring his sales pitches to what he thinks people at each door want to hear. With a day job, months of after-hours soliciting, and still nowhere near his goal, the grifter is on the verge of giving up, until he comes to the door of a woman with a huge issue of her own… USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Sylvain Giannetto Handsome Nicolas may have been rolling through life treating every girl as a one night stand, but when he hooks up with Nina at a night club he’s got a lot to face the next morning – including her father. Part sexy thriller, black comedy and angry critique looks at the consequences of a shallow world where love is as disposable as a condom. France Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Dianne Bellino Almost 40, hipster Danny is a sometimes artist who recreates himself as a clown for kids’ birthdays. Finding himself before a tough crowd of suburban parents and kids, he has an unexpected moment of insight. In this era of extended childhood, Director Dianne Bellino explores the themes of aging, connection and alienation, and regret. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Trevor Allen Is death the end? with Progenitor Cloning every ending can be a new beginning. It’s not legal, yet… USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Cliff Sargent A man tries to find out the answer to the mystery of his own death in this short based on the short story “The Return.” Benjamin dies in a nightclub, and steps into an unspectacular after-life. Unable to interact with anyone, but able to see everything around him, he follows his body to the hospital. Witnessing the theft of his body, he decides to trail the robbers to find out how he became a ghost. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Cameron Harrison In this rom-com-horror mashup, Kenneth takes his love life into his own hands and purchases a mail-order bride. Unaware that “some assembly is required,” he heads to the library to find out how to put his girlfriend together. Now he faces a choice between finishing his science experiment or going for the cute librarian that the mysterious ad in the back of the magazine has brought him to. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Harry Teitelman Shortly before the director’s charismatic grandfather Sid died, at 95, filmmaker Harry Teitelman recorded him telling some of his crazy stories. Presented here is an animated retelling to accompany the posthumous audio recording of this tragic tale which Grandpa Sid recounted with his signature sardonic humor. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Jeremy Murphy This animated short portrays the remarkable self-protective ability of our minds which can undergo an intense moment of unexpected change and fear — then just as easily dismiss it once the crisis is over. An exploration of egocentrism. Canada Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Brayden Yoder A good-natured American travels through India by rail, excited to finally come to a land he has fantasized about for years, thinking of himself as a pilgrim in a spiritual land. He is looking intently for something different than the corporate, materialist Western world that he left behind…yet the Indian people he continues to meet in his 1st-class, air-conditioned train car do not meet his expectations for the country. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: KJ Knies Desperate to be accepted by the local basketball players, Eddy is challenged to kiss the most popular girl at camp — then keep her to tell the tale! Using his personal camera, Eddy records his chronicles of first love and heartbreak, as well as how he finds the power to stand up for what he believes in. USA Bijou Theater August 28 ...read more
Director: Stuart Allan In this colorful animated short, complete with a moral summary at the end, director Stuart Allan brings us the character of Troubled Tommy, who hates his baby brother and asparagus. When Tommy comes up with a plan to avoid eating what his mother tells him to, he does indeed make a “horrible, horrible” mistake. An ironic and grim cautionary tale about the familiar conflict of sibling rivalry. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more
Director: Noah Lambie Like a heart in the blender, While You Were Out finds faith in nothing. Part documentary, experimental, animation and musical, the film follows a man swimming in memories of violence, drugs and loneliness, examining transitions between experiences through the kino eye. USA Bijou Theater August 29 ...read more