Submissions now open for the 2021 Klamath Independent Film Festival

Made-in-Oregon films to be accepted through June 1

Planning is once again in full swing, and films are now being accepted for submission, for the 2021 Klamath Independent Film Festival (KIFF) – scheduled for Sept. 17-19, 2021 at The Ross Ragland Theater and available online via Eventive.

Films that were completed no later than Jan. 1, 2020 and were predominantly shot in Oregon or created by Oregon filmmakers are now being accepted via FilmFreeway. There is a $20 fee for submitting a film, however the fee will be happily waived for anyone who requests it by emailing

Films will be accepted between Monday, Feb. 1 and Tuesday,  June 1. Once the submission window closes multiple tiers of judges will review every submission, with selections for the ninth annual Klamath Independent Film Festival announced in mid-July.

The festival will take place across three days held at The Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Ore. and simultaneously livestreamed and present as video-on-demand via Eventive. Should ongoing COVID-19 protocols restrict the ability to welcome an in-person audience, activities for KIFF will carry on exclusively via livestream and VOD.

KIFF, the premier Oregon-centric film festival, welcomes Made-in-Oregon films, as well as films from bordering Northern California counties, in multiple categories:
-Northern Oregon Feature Films (40-minutes or longer)
-Northern Oregon Short Films (under 40 minutes)
-Northern Oregon K-12 Student Films (maximum 5 minutes in length)
-Southern Oregon/Northern California Feature Films (40-minutes or longer)
-Southern Oregon/Northern California Short Films (under 40 minutes)
-Southern Oregon K-12 Student Films (max 5 minutes in length)

Cash prizes totaling $1,900 will be distributed on the final evening of the festival, as well as the return of KIFF’s popular wooden carved unique art pieces as awards specific to each film. The Southern Cascade Woodcrafters Guild will create one-of-a-kind trophies for each category.

KIFF2020 awards created by the Southern Cascade Woodcrafters Guild

For full details of the festival and to submit a film, click here.

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