2017 Oregon Short Film Festival Official Selections & Awards

Oregon Short Film Festival 2017 Official Selections: Film

March 4th, 2017
Avalon Theatre
3451 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

28 Films from 10 countries were selected out of 278 submissions to the Oregon Short Film Festival 2017. The selection process was difficult for our team of 12 judges. We watched every single film from introduction to end credits. We read every single screenplay from page one to the end. In our opinion, we selected the best of the best. Films that truly touched us in a special way. At the same time, we just didn’t have enough time to accept at least 30 more films that we felt were really strong, but simply did not make the cut. More information about these films will be released over the next several days, please bookmark this page for more information. The event will take place on Saturday, March 4th, 2017.

Session 1: 6:30 PM

“Your Move” Directed by Rollyn Stafford (Portland, Oregon)

“35 Years to the Moon” Directed by Laki Karavias (Portland, Oregon)

“Dear George” Directed by Emily Skyle (Reno, Nevada) – Watch the Trailer

“Black Cloud” Directed by Doug Sitter (Bend, Oregon)

“Lifeline” Directed by Adam Harum (Spokane, Washington)

“Five Dollars” Directed by Ty Coughenour (Port Angeles, Washington)

“Ryker” Directed by Alexandre Pulido (Monroe, New York)

“Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones (Portland, Oregon) – Watch the Trailer

“Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy (Portland, Oregon)

Awards at 8:30-9:00 PM inside Theater

Session 2: 9:00 PM

“Gerard” Directed by Jason Rosenblatt (Portland, Oregon)-  Watch the Trailer

“A Hero in All of Us” Directed by Travis Lupher (Aurora, Colorado) – Watch the Trailer

“Will and the Blue” Directed by Collin Meath & Benjamin Drew Thompson (Brooklyn, New York) – Watch the Trailer

“Bad Sheriff” Directed by Ben Bernschneider (Hamburg, Germany) – Watch the Trailer

“Balloon” Directed by Vis Vitalis (Moscow, Russia)

“Illegal Aliens” Directed by Justin & Kristin Schaack (Richfield, Minnesota) – Watch the Trailer

“Hibakusha” Directed by Ari Beser (Japan)

“Orshena” Directed by Muhammad Bayazid (Istanbul, Turkey)

“Paintbrush Harvest” Directed by Katherine Roselli (Ashland, Oregon)

“Peephole”Directed by Doug Cook (Canada)

“Perfect World” Directed by Saul Freed (United Kingdom)

“Blazing Saddles” Directed by Maxi Witrak & Keaton Kaplan (Seattle, Washington)

“Blue Peter” Directed by Marko Santic (Zagreb, Croatia)

“Tras Chrysalyda” (Through the Chrysalis) Directed by Aurian De Wouters (Brussels, Belgium)

“VUP” Directed by Thierry Vergnes (Paris, France) – Watch the Trailer

“Year of the Dragon” Directed by Quinn Russell Brown (Seattle, Washington)

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“Breath” Directed by Ben Dickinson (Australia)

“Collaborator” Directed by Katie Ross (United Kingdom)

“Return to Sender” Directed by Catherine Bailey (Portland, Oregon)

Five Dollars Screenshot 02 Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Winner of the “Best Music Video” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Tras Chrysalyda” (Through the Chrysalis) Directed by Aurian De Wouters (Brussels, Belgium)

Winner of the “Best Animated Film”, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Perfect World” Directed by Saul Freed (United Kingdom) – Winner!

Nominations for the “Best Picture” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Dear George” Directed by Emily Skyle (Reno, Nevada)-  Winner!

“Five Dollars” Directed by Ty Coughenour (Port Angeles, Washington)

“Lifeline” Directed by Adam Harum (Spokane, Washington)

“Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy (Portland, Oregon)

“Ryker” Directed by Alexandre Pulido (Monroe, New York)

Nominations for the “Best Director”Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Adam Harum, Director of “Lifeline”- Winner!

Alexandre Pulido, Director of “Ryker”

Collin Meath & Benjamin Drew Thompson, Director of “Will and the Blue”

Emily Skyle, Director of “Dear George”

Will Cuddy, Director of Linea

Nominations for the “Best Horror Film” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Balloon” Directed by Vis Vitalis (Moscow, Russia)

“Peephole”Directed by Doug Cook (Canada) – Winner!

“VUP” Directed by Thierry Vergnes (Paris, France)

Nominations for the “Best Comedy Film” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Blazing Saddles” Directed by Maxi Witrak & Keaton Kaplan (Seattle, Washington)

“Gerard” Directed by Jason Rosenblatt (Portland, Oregon)

“Illegal Aliens” Directed by Justin & Kristin Schaack (Richfield, Minnesota)

“Will and the Blue” Directed by Collin Meath & Benjamin Drew Thompson (Brooklyn, New York)

“Your Move” Directed by Rollyn Stafford (Portland, Oregon)-  Winner!

Nominations for the “Best Actor” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Ben Leiataua in “Five Dollars”

Jack Strom in “Linea”

Neil Fannin in “Dear George”

Tyler Kane in “Lifeline”

William Poole in “Ryker” – Winner!

Nominations for the “Best Actress” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Adrienne Thomas in “Illegal Aliens”

Dana Winter in “Lifeline”

Em Lew in “Linea”

Lianne Becker in “Will and the Blue”

Sophie Moeller in “Dear George” – Winner!

Nominations for the “Best Supporting Actor”, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Abu Swaleh in “Blazing Saddles”

Adam Dorsey in “Blazing Saddles”

Benjamin Drew Thompson in “Will and the Blue”

Hunter Eller in “Five Dollars” – Winner!

Kael Wagner in “Ryker”

Nominations for the “Best Supporting Actress” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Ali Francis in “A Hero in All of Us”

Carolyn Gilliam in “Will and the Blue” – Winner!

Morgana Davies in “Breath”

Rebecca Stevens in “Blazing Saddles”

Tasneem Tarabeen in “Orshena”

Nominations for the “Best Ensemble Cast”, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“35 Years to the Moon”

“A Hero in All of Us”

“Blazing Saddles”

“Linea” – Winner!

“Will and the Blue”

Nominations for the “Best Editing” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Bad Sheriff” Directed by Ben Bernschneider (Hamburg, Germany)

“35 Years to the Moon” Directed by Laki Karavias (Portland, Oregon)

“Lifeline” Directed by Adam Harum (Spokane, Washington) – Winner!

“Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy (Portland, Oregon)

“Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones (Portland, Oregon)

Nominations for the “Best Cinematography” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Devin Tolman, Cinematographer for “Linea”

Douglas Porter, Cinematographer for “Ryker” – Winner!

Fadi Alshatti, Cinematographer for “Orshena”

Jade Warpenburg, Cinematographer for “Lifeline”

Travis Lupher, Cinematographer for “A Hero in All of Us”

Nominations for the “Best Original Music”, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

Bryan Hall, Composer for “35 Years to the Moon” – Winner!

Composer Unknown for “Perfect World” Composer

Kyber-Lance Audio Werks, Composer for “Lifeline”

Nick Messitte, Composer for “Ryker”

Teen Commandments, Composer for “Will and the Blue”

Nominations for the “Best Documentary” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Hibakusha” Directed by Ari Beser (Japan)

“Paintbrush Harvest” Directed by Katherine Roselli (Ashland, Oregon)

“Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones (Portland, Oregon) –  Winner!

“Year of the Dragon” Directed by Quinn Russell Brown (Seattle, Washington)

Nominations for the “Best Oregon Film” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Black Cloud” Directed by Derek Sitter (Bend, Oregon)

“35 Years to the Moon” Directed by Laki Karavias (Portland, Oregon) – Winner!

“Linea” Directed by Will Cuddy (Portland, Oregon)

“Song in a Day” Directed by Kris Jones (Portland, Oregon)

“Your Move” Directed by Rollyn Stafford (Portland, Oregon)

Nominations for the “Best Original Screenplay” Award, Oregon Short Film Festival 2017

“Three Sonnets” written by Jeffrey Delano Davis – Winner!

“.org” written by Simon J Green

“A Sacrifice to the God of the Blues” written by Jonathan LaPoma

“A Second Husband” written by Thomas Britt

“Homesick” written by Dustin Lester (Van Nuys, California)

“Invocation” written by Lara Haynes Freed

“Silent April” written by Alison Markinson

“Where Love Is” written by Michele Klimer

“.org” written by Simon J Green: Read the Screenplay

“A Conversation with Roosevelt” written by Vadim Kukharev (Moscow, Russia)

“A Sacrifice to the God of the Blues” written by Jonathan LaPoma

“A Second Husband” written by Thomas Britt

“Brad, Actually” written by Jeremy Bonali & Alex Quinn

“Crushing” written by Simbi Kali

“Dog Years” written by Jeremy Storey

“Dogmeat” written by Tom See

“Grandpa’s Getaways” written by Kristin Holodak

“Homesick” written by Dustin Lester

“Ill-fitted” written by Anna Conway

“In the Details” written by Brad Riddell

“Invocation” written by Lara Haynes Freed

“Oz” written by Kyle Anderson

“Rewind” written by Ian Wilson

“Road to NGAF” written by Pablo Luis Perez: Read the Screenplay

“Silent April” written by Alison Markinson

“Sisters” written by Natalie Peracchio

“The Backwards Soldier” written by Alex Nguyen

“The Last High” written by Doug Bost

“The Legend of Gaslight Gil” written by Eric Borden

“The Street Photographer” written by Jim Norman

“The Warning” written by Alan Barber

“Three Sonnets” written by Jeffrey Delano Davis: Read the Screenplay

“Where Love Is” written by Michele Klimer

About the author

Mikel Fair

My name is Mikel Fair. I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit Inc. First of all, we are a company that manages film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Furthermore, we like to have fun and celebrate independent film. I worked for 15 years in the television and film production as a location sound mixer and production manager. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Above all, watching independent films and reading creative screenplays is my passion.


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