McMinnville Short Film Festival Announces 13th Festival Edition

McMinnville, OR becomes a destination for art and culture this February for the 13th edition of the McMinnville Short Film Festival! MSFF is excited to announce the lineup for 2024, with over 100 short films from filmmakers all over the world screening in the heart of Oregon Wine Country February 23rd-25th. All films will be showcased at the McMinnville Cinema followed by a Filmmaker Q&A.

This year marks the 13th edition of MSFF, and will feature events for pass holders and industry networking opportunities for visiting filmmakers in addition to screening its official selections: 

  • “HOW TO BUILD CAREER SUCCESS FROM YOUR SHORT FILM” PANEL, hosted by industry professionals. 
  • BREAKFAST WITH A FILMMAKER with author and screenwriter Jonathan Raymond, who collaborated on six screenplays with director Kelly Reichardt (including FIRST COW, based on his own novel, “The Half-Life”), and on the HBO miniseries MILDRED PIERCE with Todd Haynes.
  • AWARDS DINNER & KEYNOTE SPEAKER, where MSFF will announce the winners of this year’s category nominees and feature their 2024 Keynote Speaker, award-winning producer Liz Cardenas (2022 Indie Spirit Award Winner for Best First Feature for 7 DAYS). 

The awards for this year’s short films will be chosen by their talented industry judges including actress and author Ione Skye (RIVER’S EDGE, SAY ANYTHING); executive producer and actor Peter Billingsley (A CHRISTMAS STORY, IRON MAN); and director and producer Kyle Marvin (80 FOR BRADY, THE CLIMB). See the full list of judges here

Held annually each February in McMinnville, Oregon, the internationally recognized MSFF focuses on a range of narrative topics, including Native American, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Experimental, Animation, Environmental, and Documentary films. In addition to supporting their visiting filmmakers, they also promote and raise visibility for their local Willamette Valley and Pacific Northwest-based filmmakers and strive to increase the collaborative dialogue between creative peers. 

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