Do you have a story to tell? An opinion to share? An experience recorded on film? Any sort of original nonfiction film created by you will do. If you or someone you know is ready to share with the world then you should consider entering it into The Stranger’s documentary short film festival SCOOP!

SCOOP! Is a new documentary short film festival from The Stranger, The Portland Mercury, and the folks behind HUMP, SLAY, and SPLIFF Film Fests. The festival is looking for short (as in 15 minutes or less) documentaries of all kinds. Your film can be educational, journalistic, humorous, poetic, artistic, all styles are welcome.

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Now you’re probably wondering, why should I enter? Well, you have a chance to win in three different categories. They include:

• Biggest Scoop. This is the biggie. Which documentary is the best?

• Tenderest Truth. This award goes to the sweetest, tenderest, most truthful story.

• Scrappiest Shoot. Who’s the most innovative while still working on a tight budget?

And you also have a chance to win some hard cash because the festival will share a portion of all ticket sales with filmmakers who make it into the festival. Not to mention, being able to say you won or had a film submitted to a film festival is pretty dang cool.

So if you want to enter be sure to submit your film before October 8th and remember this is a documentary festival so don’t make things up. As for submission requirements, the festival prefers videos in 24 frames per second. Be sure to click here to familiarize yourself with all the other nitty-gritty details. Have fun out there folks!