Failure to comply with the guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility may be cause for disqualification. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By entering this competition, entrants release any hold the Oregon Independent Film Festival, it’s Board of Directors, Officers, Staff, and Volunteers, as well as any and all venues screening OIFF films and/or holding OIFF events; from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or in any competition related event.
Submission Format. Please submit Films via Withoutabox secure online screener or by sending a physical DVD (NTSC) Region 1.
All Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles.
Please submit screenplays via Withoutabox or send on numbered white paper in an industry standard format and bound with 2 or three brads.
DVD’s must be marked with Tracking Number, Directors Name and Film Title, Running Time, and contact information. Avoid stickers as they may damage DVD players.
Screenplays should have a title page with the Film Title, Writers Name, and Tracking Number.
Please send all submissions in the smallest possible shipping envelopes, to help reduce waste.
For immediate acknowledgement of our receipt of your submission, include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
Do not sent Fiber Filled envelopes.
For the sake of deadline fairness, filmmakers cannot send additional, updated or revised versions of submitted films or scripts unless they re-submit and pay separate fees.
Submissions will not be retuned. DO NOT SEND ORIGNALS
Loss And Damage. The Oregon Independent Film Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.
Screening Process. All films are viewed in their entirety by two pre-screeners and films with average pre-screener grades of C or better are then sent to three or more screeners for review, the films with the best screener reviews and grades are given to the Board Of Directors and our Festival Programmers for final festival program selection.
Please Respect all Deadlines and Fees. Deadlines are postmark deadlines, please have your film in the mail and your fees paid by the deadline date to be considered for submission.
Filmmakers who postmarks submissions after the deadline that they submitted under may be subject to additional fees in order for their film to be considered, with any original fees being considered non-refundable.
Submit as early as possible, not only are fees lower, but it gives your film more time to be considered and can result in extra screenings for films on the bubble of being accepted.
Festival Notifications. It takes one month to process submissions. Please check back with your festival submission agency/site (WAB, Film Festival Life, Film Freeway) one month after submitting to see if your film has been marked as received by the Oregon Independent Film Festival. Due to volume of requests and size of staff, we cannot answer queries about films shipping and receiving status less then three weeks earlier.
Films sent without payment received for over ten days will be deleted and must be re-submitted with new fees paid under the current submission deadline.
OIFF's approximate final festival submission determinations will be decided by early August. Please check both this site & your own submission account on the Notification Date listed under the OIFF festival submission page to see if your film or screenplay has been accepted.
Festival Winners will be contacted from approximately July 20th - August 15th by email (or phone), so please include contact information that will reflect how to reach all submitters & filmmakers.
Print for screening. Please have this version (DVD/Blu Ray/35mm) ready to send to OIFF by August 12th. There will only be a small window for receipt of Exhibition Ready Print Copies and submissions with copies not received in time may be screened using the original submission DVD, or have their slot removed entirely from the festival.
By approximately August 15th, all venue dates, and most screening times will be secured. Our OIFF program guide and festival tickets will go live and on-sale after that date.
The Festival is held in September or October each year in multiple cites in Oregon, culminating with screening events in Portland, Oregon.
Once your film has been selected for presentation, filmmakers may be asked to send an Exhibition Copy for screening. Please have this version ready to send to us by August 12th as there will only be a small window for receipt of Exhibition Copies and films with copies not received in time may be screened using the original submission DVD.
Screening times and venues are subject to delay or change.
Please note festival dates are subject to change.
Judges, readers, and screeners decisions are final.
Eligibility. You must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent/guardian to submit on your behalf) to enter the competition. The entered script or film must not be or previously been sold, or produced and must be original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship allowed.
The Oregon Independent Film Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project or film submitted.
Right Of Service. The Oregon Independent Film Festival reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Any submitter causing a disruption or acting aggressively, disrespectfully or threateningly to any volunteers, staff or employee of the festival may have their film/screenplay pulled from exhibition at any time without refund and be denied re-entry to any festival events.
Submissions Use. All submitted materials become the property of the Oregon Independent Film Festival and will not be returned. By sending your materials to the Oregon Independent Film Festival, you are acknowledge the Oregon Independent Film Festivals right to copy any submitted material, and screen your film or project at least one time in the next year at our Film Festival.
By submitting you are also acknowledging the right to allow Oregon Independent Film Festival use of images and clips from your film or project for the next to 48 months on our website and press materials to promote our festival and events, but NOT for any commercial use reproductions of your film.
PROGRAMThe Oregon Independent Film Festival legendary Documentary Program.
Submit your Feature Length Screenplay, Short Screenplay, or Teleplay today.
TicketsDiscounted Tickets for the Oregon Independent Film Festival go on sale soon.
SUBMIT YOUR FILMAll styles, film lengths, and genres are welcome to apply for selection.
SUBMISSIONSThe Oregon Independent Film Festival offers discounts to Students and Residents.