2018 Oregon Short Film Festival Award Nominations

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Award Nominations Have Been Announced For The Oregon Short Film Festival 2018. 

The following films have been recognized in each category by the judges for exceptional filmmaking.

Nominations for "Best Action Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. "My Darling Alex" Directed by Wilson Huang (Australia)
  2. “Dead End” Directed by Carter Ferguson (Scotland)
  3. “Do No Harm” Directed by Marielle Woods (Santa Monica, California)

Nominations for "Best Actor" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Javier Fernandez in "Think Twice" (Chicago, Illinois)
  2. Jack Plotnick in "Dog Music"
  3. Noah Kulala in "Phantom of Rebel Road"
  4. Isaac Stephen Montgomery in "The Man With The Axe"
  5. Omar García in "Mirror Like"

Nominations for "Best Actress" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Kalyn Miles in "Scattered"
  2. Megalyn Echikunwoke in "Electing"
  3. Tania Nolan in "Break The Will"
  4. Teagan Kee in "Windmills - The Black Rose"
  5. Alexandra Nader in "Be Sexy"
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"Tania Nolan" in Break The Will

Nominations for "Best Animated Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Going Outside” Directed by Curtis Randolph (Portland, Oregon)
  2. Hamburgers” Directed by Patrick Mallett (Naperville, Illinois)
  3. “The Pirate Cruncher” Directed by Howard Cook (Denver, Colorado)
  4. “Earth Angel” Directed by Hanlin Bias (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  5. “Tender Tides" Directed by Justin Norman (Iowa)

Nominations for "Best Cinematography" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Reunion” Cinematography by Stirling Bancroft (Vancouver, Canada)
  2. “Lethe” Cinematography by Garry Torrance (United Kingdom)
  3. Laboratory Conditions” Cinematography by Ben Kutchins (New York City)
  4. "Game" Cinematography by Filip Funk (Toronto, Canada)
  5. The Energy Within” Directed by Samuel de Ceccatty (United Kingdom)

Nominations for "Best Comedy Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Sticker Shock” Directed by Taylor Morden (Bend, Oregon)
  2. "(virtualized)” Directed by Isaiah Corey (Seattle, Washington)
  3. “Dog Music” Directed by Chris Riggi (Studio City, California)
  4. “Speed Date” Directed by Scott Cameron Sells (Portland, Oregon)
  5. CUCK!” Directed by Richard Jensen (Ashland, Oregon)
  6. Legends of the Falls” Directed by Stefan Kuchar (Toronto, Canada)

Nominations for "Best Costume" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Aether” Directed by Jerry Brown Jr. (Brooklyn, New York)
  2. “Break the Will” Directed by Jonathan Siebel (Los Angeles, California)
  3. “Close Encounters of the Literal Kind, Literally” Directed by Tobias Tobbell (United Kingdom)
  4. “Do No Harm” Directed by Marielle Woods (Santa Monica, California)
  5. “Iconoclast” Directed by Alex Haney (Los Angeles, California)

Nominations for "Best Director" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Control” Directed by Carroll Brown (Newhall, California)
  2. “Electing” Directed by Nana Ghana (Los Angeles, California)
  3. “Iconoclast” Directed by Alex Haney (Los Angeles, California)
  4. "Lovely Legs" Directed by Abby Thompson (Vancouver, Washington)
  5. “The Pick Up” Directed by Taylor Morden (Bend, Oregon)

Nominations for "Best Documentary Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Cockpit” Directed by Luke Malone (New York City)
  2. Marieke” Directed by Thomas C. Johnson (Decorah, Iowa)
  3. “Nineteen” Directed by Elizabeth Archer (Austria)
  4. “Dear Life,” Directed by Cody Marks (Los Angeles, California)
  5. “Older Than What?” Directed by Steen Starr (Toronto, Canada)

Nominations for "Best Drama Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Break the Will” Directed by Jonathan Siebel (Los Angeles, California)
  2. Cat” Directed by Eric Lindstrom (Portland, Oregon)
  3. “Cogent” Directed by Ray Vagge (Lincoln Park, New Jersey)
  4. “Dream Detective” Directed by Hugh Schulze (Chicago, Alabama)
  5. “Lethe” Directed by Eric Romero (United Kingdom)
  6. Men Should Be” Directed by Pearson Kunz (Portland, Oregon)
  7. Iconoclast” Directed by Alex Haney (Los Angeles, California)
  8. “Pie and Whiskey” Directed by Chase Ogden (Cheney, Washington)
  9. "Prep Talk" Directed by Michael Wagner (Pennsylvania)
  10. “The Man with the Axe” Directed by Edwin Stevens (Glendale, California)
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"Prep Talk" Directed by Michael Wagner

Nominations For "Best Ensemble Cast" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Propaganja" Directed by Patrick Servais & Paul Pedreira (Portland, Oregon)
  2. "(virtualized)” Directed by Isaiah Corey (Seattle, Washington)
  3. “Laboratory Conditions” Directed by Jocelyn Stamat (Los Angeles)
  4. “Margaret” Directed by Javier Del Olmo (United Kingdom)
  5. Fluffy Marky - Vol 2” Directed by Benoit Lach (Montreal, Canada)

Nominations For "Best Experimental Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Invisible Oregon” Directed by Sam Forencich (Portland, Oregon)
  2. Monday” Directed by Candice Vallantin (Spain)

Nominations For "Best Film Editing" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Be Sexy” Directed by Steve Thompson (Brooklyn, New York)
  2. “Phantom Of Rebel Road ”Directed by Charles Wall (Portland, Oregon)
  3. “A Fine Cycle” Directed by Derek Willis (Portland, Oregon)
  4. Iconoclast” Directed by Alex Haney (Los Angeles, California)
  5. “NAMCAR Night Race” Directed by Lance Khazei (Los Angeles, California)
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"Iconoclast" Directed by Alex Haney

Nominations for "Best Horror Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “The Pick Up” Directed by Taylor Morden (Bend, Oregon)
  2. “Autopsy” Directed by Adam Long (Portland, Oregon)
  3. “The Freeze” Directed by Trevor Mirosh (Canada)

Nominations for "Best International Director "Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “The Morning After” Directed by Leanne Mangan (Australia)
  2. “Passion Gap” Directed by Matt Portman, Jason Donald (United Kingdom)
  3. The Curtain” Directed by Crystal Lowe (Vancouver, Canada)
  4. “Unnatural Selection” Directed by Geneviève Delouche (France)
  5. Caronte” Directed by Luis Tinoco Pineda (Spain)

Nominations for "Best International Film "Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Reunion” Directed by Leon Lee (Vancouver, Canada)
  2. “The Morning After” Directed by Leanne Mangan (Australia)
  3. “Nineteen” Directed by Elizabeth Archer (Austria)
  4. To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You” Directed by Dan Castella (United Kingdom)
  5. The Inuring” Directed by James Hughes (United Kingdom)

Nominations for "Best Micro Short Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Cubicle” Directed by Mischa Livingstone (Los Angeles, California)
  2. “The Field Trip" Directed by Abbie Cobb (Los Angeles, California)
  3. “Tender Tides" Directed by Justin Norman
  4. The Friend Zone" Directed by Chelsea Roach (New York, NY)
  5. “The New Neighborhood” Directed by Brynne McManimie (Brooklyn, New York)

Nominations for "Best Music Video" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Windmills - The Black Rose” Directed by Ricky Kelley (Novato, California)
  2. DRTYDNCN - Turn Up - Music Video” Directed by Ana Valenzuela (Portland, Oregon)
  3. “Eve” Directed by Artem Skiy (Tokyo, Japan)
  4. “View Master Mind” Directed by Robert Schmeltzer (Oak Grove, Oregon)

Nominations for "Best Oregon Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Propaganja "Directed by Patrick Servais & Paul Pedreira (Portland, Oregon)
  2. “7 Days a Week” Directed by Justen Noll (Dallas, Oregon)
  3. “Phantom Of Rebel Road ”Directed by Charles Wall (Portland, Oregon)
  4. “A Fine Cycle” Directed by Derek Willis (Portland, Oregon)
  5. Cat” Directed by Eric Lindstrom (Portland, Oregon)

Nominations for "Best Original Music" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Aether” Original Music by Igor Yachmenov (Brooklyn, New York)
  2. “Reunion” Original Music by Michael Richard Plowman (Vancouver, Canada)
  3. "Cello" Original Music by Randy Kerber
  4. “Phantom Of Rebel Road ” Directed by Charles Wall (Portland, Oregon)
  5. “The Man with the Axe” Directed by Edwin Stevens (Glendale, California)

Nominations for "Best Picture" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Autopsy” Directed by Adam Long (Portland, Oregon)
  2. "Be Good Now" Directed by Tyler Roberts (Seattle, Washington)
  3. "Electing" Directed by Nana Ghana (Los Angeles, California)
  4. "Laboratory Conditions" Directed by Jocelyn Stamat (Los Angeles, California)
  5. “Phantom Of Rebel Road ”Directed by Charles Wall (Portland, Oregon)

Nominations for "Best Science Fiction Film" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. “Lovely Legs” Directed by Abby Thompson (Vancouver, Washington)
  2. “Aether” Directed by Jerry Brown Jr. (Brooklyn, New York)
  3. Laboratory Conditions” Directed by Jocelyn Stamat (Los Angeles)
  4. “Rewinder” Directed by Jean-Luc Julien (Germany)
  5. “Mirror Like” Directed by Watasaka W. (Peru)

Nominations for "Best Short Screenplay" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. "The Most Interesting Man in Dave's Mind" Written by Amanda R. Martinez (New York)
  2. "Melville" Written by Jeremy Storey (Seattle, Washington)
  3. "GCC Strong" Written by Keegan Moore (Roseburg, Oregon)
  4. "Magic Trick" Written by Gerald Teaster & Kelley Cantrell (Blacksburg, Virginia)
  5. "The Rental" Written by L.P Lee (London, England)
  6. "New Year's With The Devil" Written by Maurizio Lai (Italy)
  7. "Virtually Fine" Written by Gil Saint (United States)
  8. "Baggage" Written by Shaun Radecki (Portland, Oregon)
  9. "Lunar Flight" Written by Verena Braun (Germany)
  10. "Hard Music" Written by Jon Ware (Maryland)

Nominations for "Best Supporting Actress" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Jennie Oliver in "Pie and Whiskey"
  2. Rachael Perrell Fosket in "Autopsy"
  3. Samantha Desman in "Cello"

Nominations for "Best Supporting Actor" Oregon Short Film Festival 2018

  1. Marcus Jackson in "Dream Detective"
  2. Falk Hentschel in "The Pick Up"
  3. Eric Stafford in "Aether"
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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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