Oceanside International Film Festival looks for local talent

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside International Film Festival continues its open call for submissions from professional and amateur filmmakers. The festival, held Aug. 15 through Aug. 18, is accepting works from both international sources and those local to San Diego through June 10.Films from Italy, Spain, Iran, Brazil, Russia, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, any many more countries and states have been submitted to OIFF-2013 already. Its organizers are hoping that local talent responds to the call to represent North San Diego County.

No experience is necessary, as long as applicable anti-piracy laws and copyrights are respected. OIFF is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It also gives the film buffs a jump-start chance for viewing local and international films at a place in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and artistic freedom.

Film categories include:

— Narrative Feature Films 40 to 120 minutes.

— Narrative Short Films under 40 minutes.

— Full Length Documentaries 40 to 120 minutes.

— Short Documentaries under 40 minutes.

— Animation Films up to 120 minutes.

— Student Films up to 120 minutes.

Go to to submit films. Filmmakers will be notified if their work is selected for festival screening by July 1. Mail submissions only on DVD or Blu-ray to P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051. Call to leave a message at (760) 433-3632 or e-mail See OIFF Facebook page at

Oceanside International Film Festival is a public event conceived and once again underwritten by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, OIFF’s parent entity and 501c3 non-profit organization. The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences.


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