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Filmmakers with projects shorter than 20 minutes are encouraged to submit to the 2016 McMinnville Short Film Festival. The Festival is scheduled for October 1-2 at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR.

MSFF Awards & Prizes

  • Grand Jury Prize – $250 prize plus trophy
  • Best Director – trophy
  • Best Story – trophy
  • Best Cinematography – trophy
  • Will Vinton Award for Best Animation – $150 prize plus certificate
  • Sunrise Rotary Emerging Artist Award – $100 prize plus certificate
  • Recology Sustainability Award – $100 prize plus certificate

The entry fee includes admission to the festival screening events AND to all of the roundtables.

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The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.