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Special category announced for film festival

OCEANSIDE — Oceanside International Film Festival has announced a new category, free of submission fees, to celebrate Oceanside’s image.

Entries for the new category will be accepted until May 12. They must be short films (up to 5 minutes) that have something directly to do with Oceanside, either documentary, music video, narrative fictional story, historic account, etc. Participants can go to and message their YouTube or Vimeo link to the organizers.

Candidates may choose to mail their DVD as well, but be aware of the May 12 deadline. Soon after filmmakers submit a video to and only after Oceanside International Film Festival posts it on its Facebook page and announces “Voting starts now!” (filmmakers will be notified), anyone can “like” their work.

The film with most “likes” on OIFF’s Facebook page by June 16, 2014 will be announced the winner, will be publicly shown on big screen during the Oceanside International Film Festival, Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, and will be given a special Oceanside Spotlight Award Aug. 10. The runners-up of this Oceanside Facebook contest also have a shot at becoming Official Selections of OIFF-2014 and be shown on big screen between films of other genre as part of “Oceanside Spotlight” screening spots. Oceanside Spotlight Facebook-based contest is not limited to Oceanside residents. There is no charge to participate in the contest.

Got a film longer than 5 minutes or not about Oceanside? Filmmakers can still participate at OIFF under regular submission process, deadline June 16, 2014. For details visit