Columbia Center
for the Arts

215 Cascade Street

PO Box 1543

Hood River, OR 97031


Mt Hood Independent Film Festival


Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival
coming November 8-10, 2013!

Application Deadlines:
Early Bird: April 30th
Regular: July 31th
Late: August 31th
Extended Late: September 15th

About the Festival

As the largest Oregon based arts and culture organization in the Mid-Columbia region both in terms of programming and facility, Columbia Arts strives to expand the impact of culture and humanities on the community by presenting a wide-variety of programs. We offer a diverse menu of programming including, lectures, speakers, live performance, workshops, and art shows that impact every segment of the community.

These different programs have drawn broad and diverse audiences from throughout our region. We are confident that the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival will be educational, entertaining, and will engage a broad section of community members. We currently offer a monthly film series and are now expanding into a film festival to be presented yearly.

Mission & Objective

The Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival seeks to bring films of multiple genres including narrative, animation, documentary, and sports documentary to the community of Hood River, OR and the Columbia River Gorge area. The Film Festival also seeks to provide a venue to screen films from around the world which otherwise would not be seen in this area.

The Film Festival will dedicate a portion of programming specifically to independent films made in the North West in an effort support local film makers. The Film Festival will dedicate a portion of the program to films made by high school age film makers with a special emphasis on local films made by high school students.

How to Apply

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Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions.

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More Details ...

Please contact Catherine Butler for more details:

  • By email: Catherine.
  • By phone: 541-387-8877, ext 117