KIFF2022: 10th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival




The Klamath Independent Film Festival continues its run as the leading all-genre, Oregon-centric film festival, presented for the second year both in-person and on-demand/livestreaming!

For the 2022 rendition we plan to be even bigger and better, expanding on last year's virtual offerings and more. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing we are closely monitoring theater restrictions, but plan to continue our hybrid online festival presentation while bringing back our opening night street festival. The ever-popular custom awards designed by local artists in the Southern Cascade Woodcrafters Guild will also return in 2022, along with a few new surprises.

The 2022 Klamath Independent Film Festival will once again be held at The Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Ore., in mid-September 2022. Activities will include an opening Friday street festival, a day of feature films on Saturday, and a full slate of shorts on Sunday culminating with our festival awards.

Every on-stage event will be livestreamed, and all films will be available to view on-demand for a limited time after the festival with exclusive filmmaker Q&As online - all thanks to the Eventive Virtual Festival platform. Watch the entire festival from the comfort of home via computer, tablet, phone, Apple TV, or Roku.


https://filmfreeway.com/klamathfilm

 

SUBMIT YOUR FILM BETWEEN FEB. 1 - JUNE 1

Celebrating, growing, and bringing attention to filmmakers is our primary purpose. We program and award Northern and Southern films separately in order to give the greatest opportunity for filmmakers to be seen and recognized for their work. We aim to pass our success back to filmmakers through awards and promotion, both of which increase as our success increases.

KIFF2022 will feature $5,000 in prize money!

Southern films: shot predominantly in, or by residents of Oregon (and California counties on the Oregon/California border):
- Jury Grand Prize Feature $1,000
- Jury Grand Prize Short $600
- Jury Runner Up Short $400
- Jury 2nd Runner Up Short $300
- Jury Best K-12 Student Short $200
Northern films: shot predominantly in, or by residents of the remainder of the State of Oregon:
- Jury Grand Prize Feature $1,000
- Jury Grand Prize Short $600
- Jury Runner Up Short $400
- Jury 2nd Runner Up Short $300
- Jury Best K-12 Student Short $200

All submitters, regardless of whether their film is selected for the festival or not, are entitled to two (2) free Weekend Passes (Saturday/Sunday), in order to bring filmmakers together and encourage them to meet/network/see each other's work!
*This pass does not include the Friday opening night gala and feature.

 

*Student films must meet all KIFF guidelines below. For specific student film info, see [5].

*We list a submission fee on FilmFreeway in part to prevent an onslaught of ineligible films from being submitted to us. If your film meets our eligibility requirements below, we are happy to offer you a free submission waiver upon request. Contact us at info@klamathfilm.org to receive a unique waiver code.

[1]. KIFF 2022 is open to shorts (less than 40 minutes in length) and features (more than 40 minutes in length) completed January 1, 2021 or later, by filmmakers who are residents of the state of Oregon, or California counties on the Oregon border (Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties), *or* residents from anywhere in the world whose film was predominantly shot in Oregon and/or Northern California in Del Norte, Modoc or Siskiyou Counties.

[2]. Films must be submitted no later than June 1, 2022. Please note we have a tight review and selection schedule. We will not accept films submitted after June 1, however if films are still being edited we will work with filmmakers to accept the original cut and showcase the final version at the festival.

[3]. Limit two (2) short and two (2) feature submissions per filmmaker.

[4]. Submissions shot in or by residents of Oregon and California counties in Coos, Douglas, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, or Malheur counties of Oregon or Del Norte, Siskiyou, or Modoc counties of California will be considered for our Southern categories. The remainder of submissions will be considered for our Northern categories.

[5]. K-12 students are eligible for our student prize. Films must be no more than 5 minutes in length max, and meet all other KIFF guidelines in these rules (completion date, rights to content as detailed in [6] below, etc.). Students who are residents of Coos, Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, Harney, or Malheur counties in Oregon or Del Norte, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties in California should enter as a "Southern Student Short". Residents from elsewhere in Oregon should enter as "Northern Student Short." The winner of each category will receive a $200 prize!

[6]. Filmmakers shall have all rights to, or have received permission to use, all video/images, music and any other media and/or trademarks contained in submitted films. If unsure of rights requirements please contact Klamath Film at info@klamathfilm.org.

**We strongly encourage filmmakers to stay away from relying on "fair use" to use protected content. "Fair use" is not always clear and we reserve the right to disqualify films we feel do not comfortably meet its standard, or which open us to receiving an excess of films with protected content under the guise of "fair use." This includes "fan films", "remakes", trademarked character or product use, and more. It is best to be totally original!

We are more particular about this issue than many festivals due to the range of experience/knowledge among our filmmakers, in order to keep a level playing field for everyone as best we can. Alternatively, some rights-free sources can be found on the internet via a search, such as "rights free music," for example.

For more information, contact us. We want to help you get your film on the big screen! info@klamathfilm.org

[7]. We reserve the right to not exhibit works which we feel are not intended for, or well suited to, the big screen audience/film experience. While we don't want to discourage great works of unique, entertaining, or artistic quality, this means submissions made for television, commercials, etc. may be dismissed.

[8]. If your film is selected for show, you grant KIFF the right to exhibit your film, and use clips/stills from your film, for promotion of the film festival.

[9]. All decisions by judges and organizers are final. Any submissions which do not meet the requirements will be disqualified, so please be sure you meet all requirements. Film submissions are rated by judges on a 1-10 scale based on technical achievement, entertainment value, and overall film quality. Scores are averaged among the judge panel to determine selections, with additional judge panels considering selected films for KIFF awards. Entry fees are non-refundable.

[10]. Klamath Film does not discriminate in any way, nor does the Klamath Independent Film Festival follow any set theme, religion, sexual preference, gender, race, or ideology in its structure. KIFF is a celebration of film as an art form showcasing Made-in-Oregon films. The festival is all-welcoming. The selection or non-selection of a film for KIFF is done on artistic merit by our eclectic panel of judges; not based on any specific religion, political belief, or otherwise controversial subject matter. We encourage artistic expression with all that film may encompass.


2022 KIFF TICKET STRUCTURE

Under 18 free

$15 Friday pass – food and drinks available 

$20 Saturday all day

$20 Sunday all day

$35 Weekend pass

$50 Full festival pass (includes livestream access)

$40 LIVESTREAMING PASS

50% off with Klamath Film membership

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BARRING STATE MANDATES OR DRASTIC CHANGES IN CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES, THE 2021 KLAMATH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL WILL STILL TAKE PLACE IN MID-SEPTEMBER 2022 AT THE ROSS RAGLAND THEATER / ONLINE.

If you plan to attend in-person be prepared to:
1) WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES *(unless eating/drinking)*. If you forget to bring a mask one will be provided at the entrance..

2) AGREE TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND CONTACT TRACING AT THE ENTRANCE.

3) IF ANYONE SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF ILLNESS THEY WILL BE DENIED ENTRY.

4) CLEANING CREWS WILL CLEAN THEATER FACILITIES AND TOUCH-POINTS MULTIPLE TIMES EACH DAY.

5) ROWS WILL BE BLOCKED OFF AND SEATING SPACED OUT INSIDE THE ROSS RAGLAND THEATER.

6) KLAMATH FILM ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO GET A COVID-19 VACCINE ASAP IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, AND STRONGLY URGES THAT ANYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND GETS A COVID TEST WITHIN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ATTENDING.

7) BEFORE FINALIZING PURCHASE OF AN IN-PERSON TICKET EVERY ATTENDEE MUST AGREE TO AND COMPLY WITH A WAIVER LISTING IN DETAIL THIS PUBLISHED COVID-19 POLICY FOR KIFF2022. THOSE WHO REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE WAIVER WILL BE DENIED ENTRY. 

For those who do not want to comply with these rules please consider an online pass to enjoy KIFF2022 from the comfort of home.

LODGING RECOMMENDATIONS

MAVERICK MOTEL (click to visit website)

The Maverick Motel is located in downtown Klamath Falls, two blocks from the Ross Ragland Theater where the festival begins and ends, and near the Highway 97 exit for easy access.

15% discount for attendees who call in their reservation and mention the festival.

 

 

RUNNING Y RANCH RESORT (click to view website)

Running Y Ranch Resort is a full resort community located off Highway 140 West about 15 minutes out of Klamath Falls. Running Y features restaurants, a spa, grocery store, the only Arnold Palmer designed golf course in the state, a covered outdoor ice rink in Winter, and more. Running Y is Klamath's upscale resort experience, but very reasonably priced.

15% discount for attendees who call in their reservation and mention the festival.
Direct link to the discount page: https://be.synxis.com/?&hotel=67897&Rate=KFF2021