Short Film Festival
October 11 2014, 7 PM
McMinnville, Oregon

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4th Annual Film Festival Summary

The 4th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) was held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR, with all proceeds benefitting the work of the McMinnville Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

See the complete list of Winners and Official Selections.

Thank you to everyone who made this year's event our best yet! And it's not too soon to start planning your entries for next year...

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Laugh and Learn — Everything you wanted to know about MSFF 2014, in just 2 minutes:

From the winner of the 2013 Emerging Artist Award:

"My Winning the Emerging Artist award at the 2013 festival was the impetus for my entering my film, Jesse and the Fountain of Youth, in multiple film festivals over the next year. McMinnville is not only special to me because of the award but also because I won as a 50-year-old first time filmmaker. Before entering McMinnville, I had someone from the industry tell me that my film should be scrapped and that the subject matter made the film boring and not worth watching. It is a good thing that I did not heed his advice.

Jesse and the Fountain of Youth has been screened at 8 film festivals including an upcoming Oscar Qualifying Festival in Rhode Island. The film won "Best Short Film" at the 2014 Idyllwild International Film Festival. Having been a winner at the McMinnville Festival has afforded me the ability to list myself as an award-winning documentary filmmaker, words that have served me well in this industry. A girl never forgets where and when she won her first award for being a filmmaker. I feel the bonus of this experience was coming in contact with Dan and Nancy Morrow as well as getting to know Larry Strober. I plan to submit my short films to the McMinnville Festival whenever possible."
-Tracey Anarella (Brooklyn, NY)

Video testimonials from industry professionals:
Inventor Tim Jenison, Founder of NewTek, and star of the documentary film "Tim's Vermeer" Actress Rena Strober, Broadway, television & screen performer, and star of the film "Waiting in the Wings: The Musical"

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