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42nd Fresh Film Northwest

  • November 3 – November 3, 2018

Submissions for the 42nd annual Fresh Film Northwest are now open!
Deadline extended to Friday August 17th, 11:59 pm (PST)

Submit your film!

Fresh Film Northwest is a juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. Now in its 42nd year, the Festival recognizes individual talent, showcases model examples of how film arts can be taught in schools, and engages all of us in helping to build the Northwest regional youth media community of 13- to 19-year-olds. 

Each year we receive a growing number of submissions from talented and emerging young filmmakers in the region whose unique stories, viewpoints, and creative sensibilities make Fresh Film an exciting view into the future of moving-images. A jury panel of three film/media community members will review the selections and make that tough decision of what to include in the winning program, which will take place Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 in our Whitsell Auditorium (inside the Portland Art Museum) as part of our larger Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. Last year’s jurors included Anthony Hudson (performer and drag artist Carla Rossi), Elijah Hasan (award-winning filmmaker and installation artist), and Jacqueline Gault (Board President of the Oregon Media Producer’s Association). Jurors for the 2018 Fresh Film will be announced in late August.

Winning films and Honorable Mentions are also posted on our Vimeo page, go on tour as part of Northwest Tracking, and are often included in special programs.

Any young filmmaker between the ages of 13 and 19 living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, or British Columbia may enter their films in any theme or style made after September 1, 2016. Group projects as well as individual works are encouraged. All entries must be student produced. We cannot accept work that includes copyrighted music unless you have the express written permission of the musician. Adult guidance and instruction is permissible, but the primary hands-on creative work and point-of-view must be by a student(s).


Still above from Comeback (2016) by Skala Leake, Cameron Miller, Avery David, Aaron Miller of Ballard High School, Seattle, WA.


Submit your film!