Back to All Events

McMinnville Short Film Festival

  • McMinnville Cinemas 300 NE Norton Lane McMinnville, OR 97128 (map)

McMinnville’s own Oscar-winning filmmaker Will Vinton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s McMinnville Short Film Festival on Saturday, October 3! The keynote will take place during the awards dinner/presentation in between two showings of the films. 

Vinton is a Claymation pioneer who seems to be the most famous for the California Raisins, but he has gone on to do so much more. Read more about Vinton's amazing career at

The 5th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR. This festival is open to amateur and professional filmmakers alike. The goal of the MSFF is to provide a venue where short filmmakers can have their films viewed by an audience and to provide a networking opportunity to filmmakers in order to learn and share with each other.

The MSFF is a fundraiser for the Sunrise Rotary Foundation of McMinnville, and all entry fees and sponsorships are tax deductible. Sunrise Rotary will use the funds to promote their mission to make our community and world a better place in which to live! (Oregon Public Benefit Corporation Registry Number 614827-83)

New for 2015: We now accept films up to 20 minutes in length (the previous limit was 15 minutes).

The deadline to enter a film is August 25th, 2015.

EARLY BIRD OFFER - Films submitted by August 15, 2015, receive the Early Bird offer of $30 per film! Films submitted after August 15th will be $35 per film. Returning filmmakers get an additional $5 discount! No limit to the number of films a filmmaker can submit.

Later Event: October 9
Art Harvest Studio Tour