The Oregon Independent Film Festival (OIFF) is bringing its collection of new independent films again this year from September 22nd through 24th, 2017 to Portland and other cities across Oregon.

With festival screenings and events in Portland at The Clinton Street Theater and at the Bijou and Metro cinemas in Eugene, with more surprise screening stops to be announced.

The Oregon Independent Film Festival features over 70 films from 11 countries, screened over two weeks in independent cinemas across the great state of Oregon, USA.




sideeffectSide Effects May Include

Dir: Emily Laue

This dark comedy film examines putting the need for money and success over ideals (and despite suspicious problems that also arise).

A struggling voice actor takes a new job doing pharmaceutical commercials despite having reservations about the content. The drug ads bring financial security but also come with unexpected side effects - as she begins to suffer from the symptoms she describes in the ads.

twokatesTwo Kates: Happy Birthday!

Dir: Zach Schultz

What does an unsuccessful artist talk about with her parents?

A pair of clones try to figure it out in episode 4 of "Two Kates," a comedic web series about anxiety.

A comedic/dramatic portrait of a young woman learning to live with herself: "Two Kates" features a powerful dual-performance by Kate Knappett as both halves of the clone pair, along with a soundtrack comprised of great independent musicians from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


Dir: Edward Derby

In this Dramatic Comedy we find Sierra, a post-college book lover, looking for an affirmation of her whimsy through hiding postcards in a bookstore. The message the world sends back isn't what she expects in this OIFF Award Winning short film. Featuring Melanie Meijer as Sierra, and Taylor Roel Pedroza as Jack.


northwestminiuNorthwest Mini U-Store: No Hidden Fees!
USA / PG13

Dir: Michael Ward

In this experimental comedy we find Kurt's commitment to offering low-cost storage solutions with no hidden fees is bringing him to the brink of madness. He soon finds himself caught up in a sinister plot that goes deeper than he could have ever imagined.

Also be sure to ask about truck rental and storage supplies!


survivingSurviving Unemployment (making a commercial)

Dir: Janet Christensen Obrien

A film of heartbreak and starting over … held together with comedy.

A mixed-up comedy/drama with bits of a documentary style in an investigation of unemployment and guardianship misconduct. The documentarian listens to relatives and surviving victims all while her "Commercial" is being filmed, edited and finished, ...creating a mixture of mush!

This complicated film addresses "the things we sometimes step in, (but don't want to talk about!)", while also managing to address the serious issues of Misconduct of Guardianship by Attorneys of Estates and the struggle within the bureaucracy of Surviving Unemployment.

Special Admission

$12; purchase in ADVANCE HERE.