FILM CATEGORIES BEFORE 12/12/16 BEFORE 3/13/17 BEFORE 6/12/17
Narrative Feature Films 40 to 120 min $45 $50 $55
Narrative Short Films under 40 min $35 $40 $45
Full Length Documentaries 40 to 120 min $45 $50 $55
Short Documentaries under 40 min $35 $40 $45
Animation Films up to 120 min $35 $40 $45
Student Films up to 120 min $25 $30 $35

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  $$ Cash PRIZE No 1
$1,000 Award for Audience Choice Best Picture Film!!! Voting for Audience Choice is done by the audience during the festival in August. The film with highest number of votes (Best Picture Audience Choice Award Winner) will receive a $1,000 check and Trophy. All other winning films in the following categories will be honored with medals: OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Feature Film, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Short Film, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Animation, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Full Length Documentary, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Short Documentary, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Student Film – College, OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Student Film – High School, and OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Student Film – K thru Middle School. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony the last day of the festival. See NEWS section for complete typical list of award categories given every year to filmmakers.

$$ Cash PRIZE No 2
$500 OIFF Audience Choice Award for Best Student Film in College or High School category!!! The award recipient in this category is selected by the audience of Oceanside International Film Festival. Winner of this award – who must be currently enrolled in high school or college – will receive a $500 scholarship check and certificate. Other films in the following categories will be honored with certificates: OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Narrative Feature Film, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Narrative Short Film, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Animation, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Full Length Documentary, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Short Documentary, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Student Film – College, OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Student Film – High School, and OIFF Jury’s Award for Best Student Film – K thru Middle School. Trophy will be presented to Winner of OIFF Jury’s Best Picture. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony the last day of the festival. “See you on the red carpet!”