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The Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018
Oregon Documentary Film Festival - The Joy Block Event Photos 125 Director Joanie Fox The Joy Block Bloco Alegria Samba Documentary

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 films that tell a story? Are you inspired by interesting people, historical events, political awareness, behind-the-scenes insights and thought provoking events? Are you a documentary enthusiast, binge watcher or story teller? If so, we'd like you to participate in our next event. Do you have a documentary film that is ready for a theatrical screening in Portland, Oregon? Submissions are open for all documentary films that are 30 minutes or less.  Please submit your film today via Withoutabox or FilmFreeway

Oregon Documentary Film Festival Categories

The Oregon Documentary Film Festival has featured environmental documentary films about The Salton Sea and The Dead Sea.

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)

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.

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.

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 2018 Tysen Knight The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary

The 2nd Oregon Documentary Film Festival Screenings May 25-26, 2018 Have Concluded.

The 2018 Oregon Documentary Film Festival screenings at the 5th Avenue Cinema at Portland State University were a huge success. Friday and Saturday Night May 25-26, 2018 were a lot of fun and showcased 24 diverse films from all over the world. The audience enjoyed the engaging stories, great production value, good cinematography, creative music and insightful history. Read about the films in the articles below. We now turn our attention to Saturday March 23, 2019. 

The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber Directed by Jared Brandon-Flande & John Webb

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 Official Website 2018 Ricky Cruz Improv A Saving Grace


Producer Ricky Cruz (Right) "Improv A Saving Grace"
Helen's Pacific Costumers Everything's More Fun In Costume Megan Wilde

Documentary Film Trailers From Past Events

Would you like to get an idea of what types of films have screened at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival in the past? The following are trailers from some of the films that attendees have raved about. Furthermore, you can read more about the Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2017 and the Oregon Documentary Film Festival 2018.

Stories About Oregon Documentary Film Festival Filmmakers

Misheal Pariyar Documentary Film
Misheal Pariyar Documentary From Nepal The Oregon Documentary Film Festival is proud to announce the screening of the Misheal Pariyar[...]
“Glass Bubble Project” Directed By Fernando Lopez (Ohio)
A Glass Blowing Documentary From Cleveland, Ohio Glass Bubble Project, directed by Fernando Lopez is an official selection of the[...]
“Little Fiel” Directed by Irina Patkanian (Mozambique)
A Mesmerizing Stop Motion Documentary First of all, Little Fiel, directed by Irina Patkania is a 2018 Oregon Documentary Film[...]
“Piotr” Directed by Zuzanna Kopacka (United Kingdom)
Treating Depressing With MMA training? First of all, Piotr, Directed by Zuzanna Kopacka, is a 2018 Oregon Documentary Film Festival[...]
“Zebrafish: Practically People, Transforming the Study of Disease”
An Amazing Documentary About Zebrafish ResearchZebrafish: Practically People, Transforming the Study of Disease, is an official selection of the Oregon[...]
“The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary” Directed by Tysen Knight (California)
An Inspiring Story About Tysen Knight And His Passion For Street Art The Art Of Hustle: Street Art Documentary, Directed[...]
“Wicked Wednesday” Directed by Andy Ridgway (Oregon)
Wicked Wednesday: A Portland Hip Hop TraditionWicked Wednesday the documentary, directed by Andy Ridgway screened at the Oregon Documentary Film[...]
“The Korean Farmer” Directed by Marshall Lee (Tennessee)
An Unlikely Place To Find A Korean Farmer Named Steven BaileyThe Korean Farmer, directed by Marshall Lee screened at the[...]
“Improv A Saving Grace” Directed by Amalia Ramirez Atilez (California)
Treating Depression With Comedy: Improv A Saving GraceFirst of all, Improv A Saving Grace, directed by Amalia Ramirez Atilez is[...]
“Silent Laughs” Directed by Natalia Kouneli (United Kingdom)
An Insightful Film About Deaf Culture by Natalia Kouneli First of all, Silent Laughs, directed by Natalia Kouneli, is a[...]
“Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels” Directed by Jay Vera (California)
Fighting Back Against DiabetesFirst of all, Death and Diabetes in the City of Angels, is an official selection of the[...]
“Strong Culture” Directed by Jarryd O’Keefe (Australia)
Director Jarryd O'Keefe Takes You Into A Hidden World First of all, Strong Culture, Directed by Jarryd O'Keefe, is an[...]
“Aware” Produced by Jeremy Cournyea & Nija Walker
A Film About Protecting Wildlife In A Delicate Environment Aware, produced by Jeremy Cournyea & Nija Walker (Georgia) is a 2018[...]
“Everything’s More Fun In Costume” Directed By Megan Wilde
Who Doesn't Love A Costume Shop?Everything's More Fun In Costume, directed by Megan Wilde, is an official selection of the[...]
“The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber” Documentary Film
The Oregon Farmer And The Atomic BombThe Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber by Jared Brandon-Flande and John Webb. This[...]
“Danse De Voyage” Directed By Akshay Mahendrakar (New Zealand)
An Amazing Journey Into The Mind Of A DancerDanse De Voyage is a documentary short film directed by Akshay Mahendrakar.[...]
“The World of Snowhorse Animation” Directed By Leila Chieko
Joey Ethridge And The Amazing World Of Snowhorse AnimationThe World of Snowhorse Animation, is a documentary film directed by Leila[...]
Ant. Documentary Film Directed By Hayden Bevis (Australia)
The Inspirational Story Of Arborist Anthony McConchie:  Ant. Documentary FilmAnt. is a Documentary Film Directed By Hayden Bevis from Australia.[...]
“Final Days In Saigon” Directed by Ashley Enright
Col. John Madison's Account Of The Final Days In Saigon by Ashley EnrightFinal Days In Saigon, is a documentary film[...]
“3 Siblings” Directed by Sheena Rossiter
3 Siblings, Transgender Documentary3 Siblings, directed by Sheena Rossiter (Brazil & Canada) is an official selection of the 2018 Oregon[...]
“The Joy Block” Directed by Joanie Fox (Oregon)
The Joy Block, Bloco Alegria, Samba DocumentaryFirst of all, we had a great time screening "The Joy Block" at Oregon[...]
“People of the Forest: Orang Rimba” Directed by Isaac Kerlow (Singapore)
People of the Forest: Orang Rimba by Isaac KerlowPeople of the Forest: Orang Rimba, Directed by Isaac Kerlow is a[...]
“My Dad Matthew” Directed by John Schaffer
Director John Schaffer Goes Beyond Disabilities with the film "My Dad Matthew"My Dad Matthew, directed by John Schaffer is a[...]
“Ancient Oak: The Story Of A Bog Oak Sculptor” Directed By Daniel Balteanu
Screening May 25, 2018: Ancient Oak by Daniel Balteanu Filmed in Ireland, Daniel Balteanu presents an amazing short documentary with[...]

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