Oregon Road Film Series

The Oregon Road Film Series will show three 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, as well as show the film all day.

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.

The second EVER Oregon Road (ORFS) Film Challenge wrapped; the ORFS Film Challenge gives participating teams a 48-hour period in which to create a short (up to 8-minutes) film with a specific theme.

Use the link 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

Spring 2023 Film Challenge *

Back by popular demand…the Oregon Road (ORFS) Film Challenge!  The filming for this semester’s FREE challenge will take place March 24-26, 2023. The ORFS Film Challenge gives participating teams a 48-hour period in which to create a short (up to 8-minutes) film with a specific theme. Teams can register online by emailing jennifer_hazel@owens.edu or in person at the Owens Library (College Hall 170), Toledo-area campus, Friday, March 24, 2023 at noon, prior to the orientation event at 12:30p.m.  Details for the challenge will be revealed at that time such as genre, dialogue and scene prop needed to complete the film. Click here for more information and official rules: OREGON ROAD FILM SERIES (ORFS) – Film Challenge, Spring 2023

This year, we are introducing a new award, Merritt Award, besides the People’s Choice & the Best Film Award.  Click here for more information and requirements: ORFS 48 Hour Film Challenge Merritt Award Final–Updated February 14–JH

Spring 2023 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.

May 9, 2023
Documentary Film Showing: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017)

5:30 p.m. in CFPA Theatre* or watch online. Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online, use this link.

*The ORFS 48-Hour Film Challenge Film Entires will be shown before the Documentry Film.

Live Discussion with SLA Internship Manager Denise Grupp-Verbon will follow or join us online with Professor Jodi Gore; livestreamed: here.

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

*The film schedule may be adjusted due to COVID-19.