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Oceanside International Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 8th Annual Event

Oceanside CA— The Oceanside Intl. Film Festival has opened submissions for what will be the event’s eighth annual edition. Taking place in August of 2018, independent filmmakers of both local and abroad are encouraged to submit their work by the festival’s final deadline of June 11. One of over 25 film exhibition outlets throughout the San Diego region, the festival accepts short & feature length films of any genre, language & subject matter not yet available on distribution platforms. The event’s previous edition, which ran August 6 – 13, showcased a record number of world and US premieres, as well as a higher volume of San Diego made titles than any prior year.

“We screened more locally produced work in 2017 than any year before it”, programmer of the festival, Sterling Anno said, “It’s a testament to how far San Diego’s up and coming talent has truly progressed as an industry”.

Attendees of the 2017 event also commented on a substantial rise in the quality of the material selected for screening. Such highlights mentioned were the California premieres of Dakota Access Pipeline documentary, “I Stand: The Guardians of the Water” and “Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs”, a retrospective on the titular western star. Guests also enjoyed a screening of “The Black Ghiandola”, a non-profit horror film starring Johnny Depp, Laura Dern and Richard Chamberlain among many others. A workshop featuring “Star Wars” set designer Alan Roderick-Jones was also considered a standout by those who attended the panel discussion.

The 2018 Oceanside Intl. Film Festival will take place at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre from August 1 – 4 with additional dates and special events announced as they become available. Professional & student filmmakers can enter their work via the FilmFreeway or WithoutaBox submission platforms. For further information or questions, please visit the festival’s website at www.osidefilm.org or contact directly at oiff@ocaf.info