About Oregon Coast Film Festival

Film Festival “Best of Festival Evening” to be held in Bandon, Oregon October, 11, 2014
The Oregon Coast Film Festival is announcing a “Call for Entries” for the 2014 film festival which will be the Sprague Theater on October 11th, 2014. The deadline for entries is August 15, 2014.
This years festival categories include: Short Form Documentary, Independent Film/Video, Featured-length, and Hybrid Photography. Professionals and amateurs are encouraged to enter submissions.
The Sprague Theater in Bandon, Oregon is the location for the “Best of Festival” evening on Saturday evening October 11, 2014. The evening event will feature a reception, speakers, screenings and awards.

The 2014 festival brochure can be downloaded as a PDF file from the film festival website:  http://OregonCoastFilmFestival.org
For more information, contact Dave Wilhite at coastfilmfest@icloud.org or 541-253-6248.

2013 Film Festival Archive:
Best of Festival Saturday Night:
I not sure how many superlatives were used to describe the event, but Oregon’s South Coast came out in Bandon on Saturday night. ”Great”, “Fantastic” “Awesome” and other comments echoed in the foyer after the conclusion of the first Oregon Coast Film Festival wrapped up.
Over 200 people attended the event last Saturday night in at the Sprague Theater in Bandon. The evening began with an pre-event reception followed by the screening of over 25 original, short films.
Awards were presented in each category in addition to an “Audience Choice” award.
Congratulations to the artists, staff, and attendees who made this a well received, first-class event.
Here are the recipients:
Best of Festival: Tourism, Outdoor, Recreation
Oregon Coast Adventure Journal: Floras Lake to Port Orford
Best of Festival: Historical and Cultural
Southwestern Oregon Community College: 50 Years
Travis Cooper, Wayne Van Burger
Best of Festival: Student Videos
“Cobwebs”, Cobwebs Crew of the Rural Design Collective in Port Orford
(Cobwebs is an animated series being produced by a really cool creative group of kids.)
Best of Festival: Independent Videos
“Circles in the Sand”, Michael Fousie
Best of Festival: Audience Choice
“An Artist with a Camera”, William Kelsay, Larry Modrell
The support of numerous individuals, groups, businesses, and the media is much appreciated.
We’re looking forward to making the film festival an annual event.
Thanks to all,
Dave Wilhite
Oregon Coast Film Festival


Film Festival Update
It’s Cranberry harvest time in Bandon, and we’re approaching the date for the upcoming Oregon Coast Film Festival. We’re in the process of  posting the recent entries/submissions on the website.
The Best of Festival Evening 
You’re encouraged to arrive early to attend the pre-event reception. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This will be an opportunity to talk about and share your experiences with other artists and attendees.
If you have entered into the film festival, your entry includes admission to the reception and the festival evening.
Festival Poster Silent Auction
During the festival evening, there will be a silent auction of our film festival posters, a equal portion of the proceeds going to the artist and the festival. The festival posters were created by students in the Bandon High School (BHS) Digital Photography class. If you’ve seen the posters, you know what a great job and contribution these young artists have made.
Ticket Sales
Tickets for the festival are available on the EventBrite.com website and also at the True-Value Hardware in Bandon.
General admission tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door. The theater has a 250 seating capacity. Please encourage your friends, neighbors and colleagues to attend.
The Proceeds
This is the inaugural Oregon Coast Film Festival. While it might be an opportunity to hold on to this years proceeds, it’s always been the idea to pay it forward.
The benefactor of this year’s film festival is the Bandon High School Senior Class of 2014. A portion of the ticket sales and concessions will donated to the BHS Class of 2014.

More information about the festival is available on the website: www.OregonCoastFilmFestival.org

About the Oregon Coast Film Festival

The 2013 Oregon Coast Film Festival will be held at the Sprague Theater in Bandon.  The Sprague Theater has a 250 seat capacity and will be the site for the film festival reception and festival screenings. Click here for the latest updates >>

Professionals, amateurs, students and tourists are encouraged to enter. A festival category waits for your submission.

We’re looking for 10 minute (or less) submissions. It’s less about the equipment. and more about the story. Camera phones make good movies too! Just send your entry and include a link to your creation.

“Calling for Entries” of compelling stories in the following categories: Historical and Cultural; Tourism, Outdoor and Recreational; Student Videos; and Independent Videos.

A panel of judges from the community will review the entries and jury films into the “Best of Festival” evening. The evening event will feature a reception, speakers, screenings and awards on Saturday evening October 12, 2013.

General admission tickets for the event are available the day of the event on a first come basis.

For updates on the Oregon Coast Film Festival, visit OregonCoastFilmFestival.org