2017 Highlights

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OIFF 2017 Jury Award Winners:

Best Animation:  A Boy & His Beast (Calley MacDonald, Laguna Beach, CA)

Best Student Film – High School:  Temple of the Ghost Owl (Justin Myhre)

Best Student Film – College:  Pearl (Assia Qianhang Shao, Los Angeles, CA)

Best Short Documentary:  Washed Away (Dana Nachman, Los Altos, CA)

Best Narrative Short Film:  Songs of Wild Animals (Mara Weber, Mexico)

Best Full Length Documentary:  No Roads In (Josh Wong, Alberta, Canada)

Best Narrative Feature Film:  American Satan (Ash Avildsen, Los Angeles, CA)

Best Picture: Hush (Michael Foster, San Diego, CA)


OIFF 2017 Audience Choice Award Winners:

Best Animation: A Boy & His Beast (Calley MacDonald, Laguna Beach, CA)

Best Student Film – High School or College: That Your Body is for Receiving Happiness and Good Stuff (Anna Blum, New York City, NY + $500 Scholarship Prize)

Best Short Documentary:  Washed Away (Dana Nachman, Los Altos, CA)

Best Narrative Short Film:  Iron (L. Gabriel Gonda, Seattle, WA)

Best Full Length Documentary:   No Roads In (Josh Wong, Alberta, Canada)

Best Picture:  Our Barrio (Ryan Casselman, San Diego, CA + $1000 Grand Prize)


OIFF 2017 Special Awards:

  • OIFF “Oceanside Spotlight Contest” Winner: Waves N’ Craves: The Yummus Episode (Missy Powers, Oceanside, CA)

  • OIFF Lifetime Achievement Award: (Contribution to the World of Production Design) Alan Roderick-Jones (“Star Wars”, “Blow Up”, “Papillon”) - Roderick-Jones’ career spans more than five decades, starting way back 1961 on “The Victors†as a junior in the art department at Shepperton Studios. He would go on to work on two films that received Oscars for art direction; “Nicholas And Alexandriaâ€(1971) and “Star Warsâ€(1977). He has also won four Cleo Awards for his art direction in the world of commercials. On “Star Warsâ€, Alan Roderick-Jones co-designed with the late Production Designer John Barry. He drafted and dressed the Cantina, Homestead Garage, Docking Bay 94 for the Falcon, Death Star Corridors, The Throne room and The War Room. Although not credited in the 1977 film, he was finally acknowledged in the film’s second release.

Special Guest Film: “The Black Ghiandola” (Make-A-Film Foundation Co-Presentation) - (Except from Film’s Website) OIFF’s second screening collaboration with the foundation, The Black Ghiandola fulfills the dream of 16-year-old Anthony Conti who suffered from stage four adrenal cortical cancer. He stars in the project along with Johnny Depp, J.K. Simmons, Laura Dern, David Lynch, Chad L. Coleman, Richard Chamberlain, Penelope Ann Miller, Keith Allan, Jade Pettyjohn and Pritesh Shah. The film was directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures) and Sam Raimi (Spiderman Trilogy, Evil Dead).

Special Opening Night Feature: “I Stand: The Guardians of the Water” (Kyle Kauwika Harris, Sioux County, North Dakota) - First hand interviews and on the ground footage give a stirring account of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s and water protectors’ opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. #NODAPL

OIFF 2017 Took Place August 6 – 13, 2017 in Downtown Oceanside, CA

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