Oregon Road Film Series


The Oregon Road Film Series will show two films during the fall semester and hold one film challenge. Discussion sessions led by College faculty will follow the showing.

The Owens Library will promote books with similar themes during the month the film is shown.

For more information on the Oregon Road Film Series, please contact Jen Hazel at jennifer_hazel@owens.edu.


Spring 2024 Film Showings *

Cast and crew of A Heartfelt Change at the September 20, 2021 Q & A.  A Heartfelt Change is a film from Commercial Art Tech student, Michael DeSanto, an award-winning filmmaker based in Toledo, OH.

Film Showing: Let Me Be Me (2021)

April 3 | 11 a.m.—CH 100 & Livestream (Discussion Only): click here. >>
Join us as we watch and discuss this documentary that explores Autism; live discussion with Dr. Steve Culbertson, Professor of Humanities, will follow or join us online with Professor Jodi Gore.

*Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online, click here. >>.

Feature Film Showing: Wonderstruck (2017)

May 2—12:15 p.m.—CH 100 & Livestream (Discussion Only): click here.>>>

Join us as we watch and discuss this feature film.

“This coming-of-age drama follows the parallel stories of two deaf children in different eras who travel to New York City in search of their idols. In 1927, Rose sets out to meet her favorite actress, while in 1977, Ben looks for his absent father,” as noted by the Swank.com.

*Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online, TBA.


Spring 2024 Film Challenge*

Back by popular demand…the Oregon Road (ORFS) Film Challenge! The ORFS Film Challenge gives participating teams a 48-50 hour period in which to create a short (up to 8-minutes) film with a specific theme. The filming for fall semester’s FREE challenge will be March 15-17, 2023.

The official rules are here.

Please join us for the kickoff meeting on March 15 in the Toledo-area campus Library conference room, CH 170, at noon.  If you want to participate but don’t have a team, please come, and we will get you set up with one.

Please pre-register at this link.

Reach out to Jen Hazel at jennifer_hazel@owens.edu or Rob Thomas at robert_thomas19@owens.edu with questions.


Spring 2024 Film Challenge Film Showings

March 20—12 p.m.—CH 100 

Join us as we show the Spring 2024 Film Challenge films.


2023/2024 Film Challenge Film Awards

May 1—12 p.m.—CH 100 

Join us as we award the winners of the 2023/2024 Film Challenges.


2022-23 Film Challenge Entries

Use the links below to view the films.

Harris Who: watch here.
Gum Festivalwatch here.
Discontinuedwatch here.
Code Greenwatch here.
Check Pleasewatch here.
Bro Witch Projectwatch here.
Monster of Owens Community Collegewatch here.

The “O” went to…

People’s Choice Award: Code Green
Best Film Award: Harris Who
Merritt Award: Gum Festival


2021-22 Film Challenge Winners

Picture of 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners

ORFS 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners, Ken Ellison and Cortnie Fogo, at the awards presentation on May 5, 2022.

Use the links below to view the films.

UnSuperDay: watch here >>
Water Advisory: watch here >>

The “O” went to…

People’s Choice Award: Water Advisory
Best Film Award: Water Advisory