Southern Oregon Film launches online film festival
Need something to do while in lockdown? Our friends at Film Southern Oregon have a solution!
Open to filmmakers suddenly with plenty of spare time while stuck in COVID-19 lockdowns, the Southern Oregon Social DisDANCE Film Festival welcomes film submissions for an upcoming livestreaming film fest.
Open to people from Klamath, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lake Counties, the festival welcomes short films of five minutes or less. The festival will also welcome films from students currently residing in one of those counties.
Films need to have been completed after March 16 (at least 51% of the film, if using stock or archived footage), created using proper social distancing practices. THEY DO NOT NEED TO BE CORONAVIRUS THEMED! Films can be live-action, animation, documentary, or music video and cover any topic, but need to have been created while conducting social distancing best practices in front of and behind the camera.
Cast and crew must be sheltering in place together, or collaborating remotely.
Scenes can be set anywhere but should be filmed only at home or in public spaces utilizing proper social distancing techniques.
Films will be accepted until May 3 via FilmFreeway. Selections will be notified on May 10, with the film festival taking place online on May 17. Submission fees will be waived using the password “SoFamily.”
$100 prizes will be awarded to four selections:
-Jury Award: Best overall film voted on by jury.
-Audience Award: Best overall voted online by Southern Oregon residents.
-Achievement in Cinematography: Best use of cinematography in a unique fashion.
-Achievement in Social Distancing: Given to the film that best exhibits social distancing in creative and unique ways.
To submit a film or for more rules and information visit www.filmsouthernoregon.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s see your best use of social distancing in film!