Film Action Oregon is on the lookout for short-film entries for its 3-round Video Gong Show contest!
Entries can be nearly any style or quality ( Music videos, Senior thesis projects, Stoner videos, Feature Excerpts, & Teasers…etc.)
Your peers & celebrity judges will rate the videos, and the top 5 from each rounds will advance to the Finals at the Hollywood Theatre in October. Compete for cash & a prize from Picture This worth $2000+. Those gonged the quickest will also be rewarded 🙂
The event is designed to be competitive – Like the original show, the film’s run time could be cut short by the sound of a GONG! if the crowd is bored. But it is meant to be fun (not cruel) & to provide a networking space for the local film community members.
Proceeds to benefit Film Action Oregon (FAO), now in its 18th year of operation. FAO supports working artists producing independent film projects, educates youth in the art of filmmaking & animation, and presents nationally-recognized films on 3 screens at the historic Hollywood Theatre.
Round 1: Wednesday, July 28th, 8pm @ The Know, 2026 NE Alberta St.
Round 2: Tuesday, August 31st, 8pm @ The Woods, 6637 Milwaukie Ave.
Round 3: Wednesday, September 29th, 8pm @ BEULAHLAND, 118 NE 28th Ave.
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Films must be at least 2 minutes long. All Video entries must be submitted on DVD, and include the following information: Title, Run time, Producer, Director, Submitter Contact information.
$5 submission fee
Send submissions to Film Action Oregon, RE: Video Gong Show, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97212.
All films will be screened by the organizers, and as many as possible will be played publicly during the various rounds. Film Action Oregon reserves the right to exclude any film based on content, taste, technical difficulty.