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The Oregon Independent Film Festival is known for our championing of local and independent cinema. Honored for our comprehensive documentary programming, and developing a buzz around our experimental and horror programming, OIFF invites you to check out our brilliant films each fall in when the sun is out, and the hiking, skiing, and outdoor fun are also thriving in the summer-fall vacation season.



The Oregon Independent Film Festival exists to discover and showcase the best independent films of the past year (with a curatorial emphasis on documentaries and student films) while promoting the majestic state of Oregon as a travel destination for film lovers.

Oregon Independent Film Fest News

The Oregon Independent Film Festival is run by local film lovers and supported by student volunteers that are passionate about independent cinema. Each year OIFF has grown in size and reputation thanks to a commitment towards selecting and promoting only the best in new and unheralded independent filmmaking.

Recently OIFF has showcased new documentaries on The Flaming Lips, and screened the 'lost' home movies of Bob Marley, featured work from the co-creator of the Myst & Riven computer games, debuted 'El Milagro' the ground-breaking documentary on child labor, and hosted a special screening of the hit European film sequels 'East is East' and 'West is West' as OIFF programmed over 60 films from 14 countries including a healthy selection of Pacific Northwest filmmakers.

Home to one of the biggest documentary screening programs in the northwest, OIFF screens a huge selection of documentary films with a wide selection of documentary awards and screening categories. Here are some of the current OIFF films that we are most proud of:


El Milagro

El Milagro

The amazing film El Milagro also premiers this fall at OIFF. El Milagro is a documentary about a Peruvian city where the only jobs that exist are to find goods inside the trash of the gargantuan landfill on the edge of town. The film follows the young children who work there to feed their families.



The Oregon Independent Film Festival is also showcasing Esther Anderson & Gian Godoy's documentary film Bob Marley: The Making Of A Legend, featuring footage lost for over 30 years of home movie style footage including interviews with the King of Reggae before he was famous.


How Ping-Pong Saved The World

El Milagro

The unique story of the 1971 U.S. Table Tennis team that became the first Americans to enter communist China in over two decades. An event that led to President Nixon's historic trip to China the next year.




The Oregon Independent Film Festival's legendary Documentary Program is accepting submissions. Pre-sale tickets are available now.



Submit your Feature Length Screenplay, Short Screenplay, or Teleplay to our Screenplay Competition to be eligble for awards and prizes. 

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Submit your film today for the Oregon Independent FIlm Festival. All styles, film lengths, and genres are welcome to apply for selection.



The Oregon Independent Film Festival's Student category offers discounts to Film Students and Oregon Residents. We are currently accepting submissions.