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2022 - online edition

APRIL 27-30

In collaboration with ENDAVO




Films in Competition



Welcome to the Oakland Short Film Festival, established in 2019 and organized by HF Productions.

Our festival aspires to showcase the newest talents in the independent film industry and create an event where films of different backgrounds can provide entertainment for anyone who is a fan of cinema.

After some difficult months, we took the tough decision to move the 2022 edition of the festival online for the safety of all of us. 

In this edition, we were happy to present a selection of 19 outsanding films from well-crafted animation, to surreal dramas, light documentaries and odd comedies; films that can make you reflect, feel and connect.

Browse through the film guide below to find out more information about the winners and the films in competition!



Best Short Film

Best Experimental Short

Best Cinematographer

Best Documentary Short

Best Animation Short

Best Student Short Film

Best Drama Short

Best Director

Best Comedy Short


*The films above with the asterisk will not be screened but will still compete in the festival.


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Nico Opper
Best Short Film Jury

Nico Opper (they/them) is an Emmy-nominated director and producer who has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film”, Indiewire Magazine’s “25 LGBT Filmmakers on the Rise”, and DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” list of documentary talents.


Their directorial debut, Off and Running(Tribeca Film Festival Audience Favorite, POV broadcast), received nine Best Documentary awards including the Best Documentary Award at Outfest. The WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay and a national Emmy nomination. Their episodic series The F Word (Los Angeles Film Festival, PBS Digital Studios, SoulPancake) was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series, an IDA Award for Best Short Form Series, and was named a top series of the year by Indiewire. Most recently they produced the ITVS feature documentary Try Harder! which premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

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