Explore Global Cinema at the Oceanside International Film Festival
Home to a prolific art scene, Oceanside welcomes the Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) in its 13th year as it kicks off the annual film festival circuit.
A Unique Festival Experience Begins
A more boutique and unique festival, OIFF curates films that speak to the community, including a number of surf films and movies featuring ties to the community.
OIFF is an opportunity for independent filmmakers from around the globe to screen their work and gives you a chance to view local and international cinema in Oceanside’s artistic community.
Exploring Global Cinema in Oceanside
OIFF is a unique festival that selects its theme once all films are submitted. This allows the festival a wide range of exploration and discovery of films that have a variety of styles.
In total, OIFF features around 40 to 50 films from around the world with a mix of comedy, dark, documentaries, skate, surf, music, and more.
A Few Featured Film Highlights:
- “The Buildout” – Directed By Zeshaan Younus (Anaheim, CA, USA)
- “Hemet, or The Landlady Don’t Drink Tea” – Directed By Tony Olmos (Ramona, CA, USA)
- ”Tasmania” – Directed By Austin Alward (USA)
- “Those Were The Good Days” – Directed by Hong-Rae Lee (Republic of Korea)
- “To Fall in Love” – Directed by Michael Foster (North Hollywood, CA, USA)
The Oceanside International Film Festival Highlights
The festival will feature week-long events, including an opening night red carpet at the Oceanside Museum of Art featuring Jason Hill, a musician who has composed music for films including “Gone Girl,” “Mind Hunter” (Netflix), and more.
There will be a one-on-one with Jason where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at inspiration and problem-solving, as well as the opportunity to better understand the industry and profession.
Following the red carpet, the films will be shown at The Brooks Theater. On Saturday, the film block is sponsored by Soroptimist Oceanside/Carlsbad and focuses on women-related writers, directors, and topics.
Saturday night is the OIFF Awards, which will announce the winners of the OIFF and wrap up the week-long festival.
Between screenings, filmmakers and movie-goers can visit the famous Oceanside sights like the house featured in “Top Gun”, The California Surf Museum, the world-renowned Oceanside Museum of Art, or the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline, all within walking distance from The Brooks Theater.
See you there!
See you there, San Diego!