2014 Film festival Recap

The Oregon Coast Film Festival held its “Best of the Festival” event this past Saturday in Bandon, Oregon. The daylong event included a storytelling workshop, feature film and an evening of short documentaries.
 
Festival organizer Dave Wilhite was appreciative of the community support. “We’re really pleased with the attendance today. We wanted to expand this year’s event, and the workshop and feature film additions were well received.”
 
“Best of Festival” award was given in the following categories:
 
Independent Feature Film:
“RECLAIMATION”, Nan Parsons filmmaker
 
Documentary Short Films:
Tourism, Outdoor and Recreation:
   Bike-packing Bandon to Gold Beach …via Agness, Nicholas Martin filmmaker
Historical and Cultural:
   Canton Creek: Shane Anderson filmmaker
Student Film:
   Cobwebs, Part 2: Cobwebs Crew
Independent Short:
   I Am Not OK, Steve Wilson filmmaker
Hybrid Photography:
   Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, Battle in Coos Bay: Jeff Reese filmmaker
 
The “Audience Choice” was awarded to “Raw Oregon”, a short film documenting a standup paddleboard trip down Oregon’s south Coast. The film was a collaborative production of SUP Magazine, a publication for  standup paddling.  The film featured locals paddlers in addition to a few professional paddlers who travelled from Port Orford to Brookings. The film was produced by Gold Beach native Will Taylor.
 
Local Bandon celebrity Neal Davis served as the master of ceremony and entertained the audience while introducing the evening films. Next year’s film festival is planned for October 2015.