5th Annual Film Festival - October 3rd, 2015
Keynote Address by Oscar-winner Will Vinton!
McMinnville’s own Oscar-winning filmmaker Will Vinton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s McMinnville Short Film Festival on Saturday, October 3! The keynote will take place during the awards dinner/presentation in between two showings of the films.
Vinton is a Claymation pioneer who seems to be the most famous for the California Raisins, but he has gone on to do so much more. Read more about Vinton's amazing career at http://willvinton.net.
The 5th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR. This festival is open to
amateur and professional filmmakers alike. The goal of the MSFF is to provide a venue where short filmmakers can have their films viewed by an
audience and to provide a networking opportunity to filmmakers in order to learn and share with each other.
The MSFF is a fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Foundation of McMinnville, and all entry fees and sponsorships are tax deductible.
Sunrise Rotary will use the funds to promote their mission to make our community and world a better place in which to live! (Oregon Public Benefit Corporation Registry Number 614827-83)
New for 2015: We now accept films up to 20 minutes in length (the previous limit was 15 minutes).
The deadline to enter a film is August 25th, 2015.
EARLY BIRD OFFER - Films submitted by August 15, 2015, receive the Early Bird offer of $30 per film! Films submitted after August 15th will be $35 per film. Returning filmmakers get an additional $5 discount! No limit to the number of films a filmmaker can submit.
Download the 2015 Call-for-Entries Poster, in either PNG format or PDF format.
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if you have questions or you are interested in being a sponsor!
From the winner of the 2014 Documentary Award & 2014 Audience Award:
"I am very honored to have won the Documentary award [for Forward Farming: The Next Generation of American Agriculture] at the McMinnville Short Film Festival. It was a great experience to be recognized for my work while at the same time
interacting so closely with my community. The McMinnville Short Film Festival is an exciting event that means a lot to filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. Thank you to all who make it possible."
-Cassidy Davis (Carlton, OR)
From the winner of the 2014 Fiction: Comedy Award:
"The McMinnville Short Film Festival was the spectacular opportunity that I'd been waiting for, to have my work viewed by an audience on the big screen for the first time.
Although being chosen to screen at the festival was plenty honor enough, being awarded as the winner in my category
[for Dee-Ort] gave me a new level of confidence and validity as a filmmaker.
Thank you, Dan and Nancy Morrow, for making this all possible!"
-Jordan Mackor (Salem, OR)
Promo Film from the 2014 Film Festival: