Eugene's Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) celebrated its tenth OpenLens Short Film Competition anniversary in January, 2014. This annual festival has provided the opportunity for Oregon resident filmmakers to showcase their films of 15 minutes or less in an exciting competitive event that celebrates the independent spirit of Oregon filmmakers.
The Openlens Festival is taking a one year hiatus while DIVA restructures its organization. We appreciate all of the past submissions and look forward to calling for new submissions in late 2015 for the 2016 festival event. Meanwhile, here is an archive of of the past ten years incuding programs, guest filmmakers, and award winning films.
OPENLENS FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
2004 - Program from the first OpenLens Festival presented December 10, 2004
2006 - Program with filmmaker Susan Emshwiller as host
2007 - Program with filmmaker Kelley Baker as artist in residency.
2008 - Program with film producer Aaron Kirk Douglas as festival host
2009 - Program with animator Joanna Priestley as artist in residency.
2010 - Program with film director Beth Harrington as artist in residency.
2011 - Program with filmmaker Dan Schaefer as artist in residency.
2012 - Program with film critic Doug Hennessy conducting a special seminar on film criticism
2013 - Program with film critic Doug Hennessy
2014 - Program with film critic Doug Hennessy
Festival Posters - A collection of unique posters designed by Don Haugen of Munky Design in Eugene
ARCHIVE OF WINNING FILMS
2004-2010 - Jury awarded films
2011 - Jury awarded films
2012 - Jury awarded films
2013 - Jury awarded films
2014 - Jury awarded films
OPENLENS FESTIVAL TRAILER