BANDON -- The 2014 Oregon Coast Film Festival date is set for Oct. 11, the Best of Festival Evening will be from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon. This year's event will include workshops and scholarships.

Entries for the 2014 Oregon Coast Film Festival categories will include: short form documentary, independent film and video, feature length, and hybrid photography. Deadline for entries is Aug.15. More details are available in the festival brochure: Film festival organizers are looking for interested presenters to hold workshops.

The 2013 festival donated $350 to the Bandon High School senior class. In 2014, the festival plans to establish a yearly scholarship for area high school students. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to establish and distribute a film festival scholarship.

More than 200 people attended the 2013 Best of Festival Evening at the Sprague. More than 25 original short films were screened. Those entries are available for viewing on the film festival website: The Coos County Cultural Coalition provided a $1,000 grant for media and advertising.

Those interested in underwrighting or sponsoring the festival, or anyone with suggestions or comments, can email

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