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Ogeechee International History Film Festival (OIHFF)

About OIHFF

The Ogeechee International History Film Festival (OIHFF) is the only open submission, juried, international cinema program of its kind. In the past, festivals devoted to history films have been located in Europe and abroad. The OIHFF made its debut in March 2017 in Statesboro, Georgia, and has continued to promote and celebrate history presented through motion picture ever since. Now in its sixth season, it is also the longest-running film festival of this type in the world.

This juried festival is sponsored by the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Georgia Southern University Department of History, the Georgia Humanities Council, the Georgia Southern University Department of Political Science and International Studies, the Georgia Southern University Department of Communication Arts, the Georgia Southern University Department of Foreign Languages, the Georgia Southern University Film Club, the Georgia Southern University History Club, and the Georgia Southern College of Arts and Humanities. To find out more about our partners, visit our Sponsors page.

Submit a Film

The 2020 Ogeechee International History Film Festival accepts a wide variety of film submissions. The regular submission deadline is December, 2019. Before you submit your film, check that it matches the following criteria:

  • Content: Professional and College films must have a focus on history and historical events. High School films may have any focus, but must be non-fiction. Films should explain the role of featured historians (e.g. interviewed or consulted).
  • Length: Films can be any length but submission prices vary
    • Films one hour or shorter: $10 to submit
    • Films over one hour: $20 to submit
  • Language: Preferred English. Foreign language films are accepted, but must contain English subtitles.
  • Relevancy: Only films released in or after 2015 will be accepted.
  • Category: Submissions can be in three categories
    • Professional
    • College
    • High School

Ogeechee International History Film Festival proudly accepted entries via:

FilmFreeway.com

Venues

Georgia Southern University Nessmith Lane Conference Center

847 Plant Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458

Room 1915

Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau

222 S Main Street, Statesboro, GA 30458

Georgia Southern University Russell Union

85 Georgia Avenue, Statesboro, GA 30458

Theater

Georgia Southern University Sanford Hall

2434 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458

Room 1002

Armstrong Student Union – Ogeechee Theater

11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

Contact

Lauren Della Piazza Hartke, Coordinator
ogeecheefilmfestival@gmail.com

Last updated: 10/12/2020