Here are the guidelines to qualify for an OIF Screening.  Please review the General Film Submission Guidelines, which apply when submitting your film to OIF. 

Entry for this Challenge is FREE to OIF group members.

Standard Challenge Entry Guidelines

You warrant that you are not a director, writer or lead actor directly participating in more than one film being submitted to the current OIF Challenge.

An actor may only participate in a LEADING role in a single (1) OIF Challenge Production to be eligible for an award.

An actor’s participation in a SUPPORTING role on any production in an OIF Challenge, is limited to two (2) productions to be eligible for an award.  Where the participant is a lead in any such productions, then they are limited to participate in a supporting role in one (1) production.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker submitting their entry to ensure their crew and talent are aware of any guidelines pertaining to their participation in this Challenge.

At the beginning of the timeline, immediately following the ratings board (see samples), the film should contain a white matte with, this graphic overlaid (click on image, then right-click on larger image to “save-as”), identifying the film as part of an OIF Challenge Entry.  The two boards, the ratings board and the OIF Challenge Identification board should be shown for three seconds each. The display of these required graphics are not considered part of the running time limit for the Challenge.

Once completed, selected qualifying films will secure a screening spot at the OIF premiere. Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the set OIF Challenge screening date.  The OIF screening is a PRIVATE film PREMIERE event open to members and their guests ONLY.  This condition enables you to satisfy the non-public-showing requirement for most film festivals.

Please visit the submission page at to send us a copy of any of the following:

Your Film for Challenge entry, the Film Poster, Film Trailer, Filmmaker Bio.
Additional resources may be available to you on this page as well.

Rules Specific to This Film Challenge:

The film’s theme must be Comedy genre.

Submission deadline for the full script is July 28th, 2019

Deadline for our receiving your full final film online using the form below  is TBA (Around beginning  of October 2019)

Total running time for all content, including credits, is 10 minutes or less.

Chosen entries will be announced on July 30th, 2019

Required Film specs: 

Final:  H.264 mp4 format, 16:9 aspect ratio (1920×1080).
* Other aspect ratios will be letterboxed into 1080p frame size. 
* Any other frame size will be either sized up or down to 1080p for screening purposes. 
Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 29.97, 30 fps

Audio Settings:
Audio format: AAC 48Khz stero at 320kbps 
Normalize overall Audio levels to a MAX -3db.
Normalize dialogue levels set -12 to -6 
NO PEAKING to zero db or above
Bit rate: 15 MBps target for a 1080HD file.