Oregon Road Film Series


The Oregon Road Film Series (ORFS) will show two films during the fall and spring semesters 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.


FALL ORFS Events

Fall 2024 Film Showings *

The Sound of Metal (2018) Film Showing 
October 3—12 p.m. — CH 100  & Livestream (Discussion Only): TBA. 
Join us as we watch and discuss this documentary with themes revolving around Deaf Culture; live discussion with Emmah Artino, Instructor of American Sign Language.  Jodi Gore, Instructor of Social Work, will lead the online discussion.
*Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online: TBA.

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.


Feature Film Showing
October 221:00 p.m. — CH 100 & Livestream (Discussion Only):  TBA.
Join us as we watch and discuss this feature film; discussion falling film lead by Denise Grupp-Verbon, Manager, Internships, School of Liberal Arts.  Jodi Gore, Instructor of Social Work, will lead the online discussion.

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


Fall 2024 Film Challenge

Film Challenge
October 11-13

Back by popular demand…the Oregon Road (ORFS) Film Challenge! The ORFS Film Challenge gives participating teams a 48-52 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 October 11-13, 2024.

The official rules are here.

Rules for promotion are here.

Please join us for the kickoff meeting on October 11 in CH 100, 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.


Fall  2024 Film Challenge Film Entries Showing
November 1312:00 p.m. — CH 100 
Join us as we watch the film entires from the Fall 2024 Film Challenge Entries.


SPRING ORFS Events

Spring 2025 Film Showings *

Inside Out 2
February 13—11 a.m. | CH 100 & Livestream (Discussion Only): TBA.
Join us as we watch and discuss this film; live discussion with Vickie Heck, Director of Counseling Services.  Jodi Gore, Instructor of Social Work, will lead the online discussion.
*Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online: TBA.

Feature Film Showing for Autism Awareness Week
April 2—11 a.m. | CH 100 & Livestream (Discussion Only): TBA.
Join us as we watch and discuss this film; live discussion with Dr. Steve Culbertson, Professor of Humanities.  Jodi Gore, Instructor of Social Work, will lead the online discussion.
*Film will not be livestreamed; to watch online: TBA.

Spring 2025 Film Challenge

Film Challenge
March 14-16

Back by popular demand…the Oregon Road (ORFS) Film Challenge! The ORFS Film Challenge gives participating teams a 48-52 hour period in which to create a short (up to 8-minutes) film with a specific theme. The filming for spring semester’s FREE challenge will be March 14-16, 2054.

The official rules are TBA.

Rules for promotion are TBA.

Please join us for the kickoff meeting on March 14 in CH 100, 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 TBA.

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


Spring  2025 Film Challenge Film Entries Showing
March 2612:00 p.m. — CH 100 
Join us as we watch the film entires from the Spring 2025 Film Challenge.


ORFS Film Challenge Awards
May 512:00 p.m. — CH 100 
Join us as we award the Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Film Challenges.


ORFS FILM CHALLENGE

2023-24 Film Challenge Entries & Winners

Use the links below to view the films.

Untitled (Runner)watch here >>
This One’s for the Chickens: watch here >>
The Woods of the Occult: watch here >>
Stick with Me: watch here >>
Disassociate: watch here >>
A Real Cowboy: watch here >>
Slushie The Musical: watch here >>
Libbey’s Lament: watch here >>
Murder At 7:18: watch here >>
Leprechauns And Sunglasses: watch here >>
Unlucky: watch here >>

The “O” went to…

People’s Choice Award: Murder At 7:18
Best Film Award: Slushie The Musical
Merritt Award: Slushie The Musical


2022-23 Film Challenge Entries & Winners

Use the links below to view the films.

Harris Who: watch here >>
Gum Festival: watch here >>
Discontinued: watch here >>
Code Green: watch here >>
Check Please: watch here >>
Bro Witch Project: watch here >>
Monster of Owens Community College: watch here.

The “O” went to…

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


2021-22 Film Challenge Entries & 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