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Sunset at the beach in Port Orford

Sunset at the beach in Port Orford.

Contributed by Dave Wilhite

BANDON — See and hear Oregon stories at the Oregon Coast Film Festival in Bandon, Oct. 9-10.

Friday evening exhibition categories are Thrill of the Still Photo Exhibition; Cranberry Film Challenge; and Time Lapse, Digital Painting, and Dronescapes. The Saturday matinee will showcase the Best of the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival. Return Saturday night for short documentaries, Best-of local film submissions, plus Audience Choice Award and videographer Q&A.

The festival is held at the Sprague Community Theater, 1202 11th St. SW, in Bandon. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at Bandon Mercantile Company, Bandon Ace Hardware, and at the door. Visit for show times and online ticketing.

Storytelling in the digital age

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"Video is the storytelling medium of the day," said festival founder Dave Wilhite.

He started the Oregon Coast Film Festival in 2013 to entice storytelling in a variety of multimedia film and video genres. New in 2015 is the Cranberry Film Challenge. Wilhite invited videographers to craft "the greatest cranberry story ever told" to celebrate the long history of cranberry farming on the southern Oregon coast.

The festival features entries from professional and amateur filmmakers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Audience members are invited to nominate their favorites for the Audience Choice Award.