DisOrient Film Festival Opens in Eugene April 17th

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DisOrient is a social justice film festival dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans as “Orientals.” We believe in the power of film-as-art to educate, heal and improve the lives of people by giving voice to their experiences. Started in 2006 by artists, educators, and activists, DisOrient is a grassroots and volunteer-run film festival committed to presenting honest portrayals of the diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander American experience. When selecting new and exciting films for our festival, we use the W.E.B. DuBois standard of “for us, by us, or about us.”

DisOrient Film Festival opens April 17th and runs through 19th at the Bijou Art Cinemas. Get tickets here.


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Lindstrom’s “Mothering Inside” – Second Film in Oregon Film[Makers] Screening Series

Photo: Brian Lindstrom

Photo: Brian Lindstrom

Following on from our successful screening of “Wild” at the Salem Cinema last December, we are pleased to be starting a new series of free screenings in Salem made by, or featuring, Oregon filmmakers and subjects which we are calling Oregon Film[Makers].

The next Oregon-made film to be featured, is filmmaker Brian Lindstrom and “Mothering Inside“.  The short documentary will be special screening March 3rd at 7p at the Level B Theater Pub, 445 High St SE, Salem, Oregon.  For tickets please RSVP to [email protected]

The film lasts just over a half-an-hour and the filmmaker and many of the film’s subjects will be on-hand to discuss the film after the screening. Click here for more information on the film itself.

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“Wild” and “The Boxtrolls” At Oscars 2015

Photo appeared on Reese Witherspoon's Facebook page

Photo appeared on Reese Witherspoon’s Facebook page

At Oscars 2015 the 87th Academy Awards Witherspoon was nominated for Best Actress in “Wild”, and Dern for Best Supporting Actress, and Laika’s the “The Boxtrolls” for Best Animated Feature.  Although Oscar eluded Oregon projects this time, to stand with their equally talented fellow nominees was impressive.  Congrats!

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8th Annual POWFest is March 12-15, 2015 at The Hollywood Theatre


POWFest 2015
March 12-15, 2015
Festival Pass $40 / Individual showings $8-10
More info: powfest.com

Come see the work of over 60 women directors!

The 2015 films were judged by a panel of industry professionals along with film enthusiasts who evaluated over 600 submissions on the merits of creativity, production value, aesthetic vision and storytelling craft. We are very excited to present such a strong collection of films from around the world during the 8th annual festival! Check out the list of selected films here.

The Festival Pass gives you the opportunity to see as many films as you like during the festival, save money and show your support while benefiting from early seating and access to our Opening Night Reception, Meet the Director’s Mixer and Closing Night Reception.

POWFest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with The Hollywood Theatre.

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OMPA Appoints Nathaniel Applefield as Interim Executive Director

The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) has appointed Nathaniel Applefield as the organization’s Interim Executive Director following the departure of Tom McFadden after seven years of service to the organization. Applefield served prior as Executive Director for the Portland Local of SAG-AFTRA, and has over ten years of experience in Oregon politics. A search for a permanent Executive Director is expected to begin in the coming weeks.  Read More »

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“A River Between Us” Screens at Oregon Historical Society

IMG_4505Every seat was filled last night at the Oregon invite-only screening of “A River Between Us” – a feature documentary detailing the sometimes contentious, and largest restoration project in the US along the Klamath River.  Jason Atkinson, keen fisherman and 14 year Oregon state senator, introduced his film to a rapt audience including current Governor Kate Brown and past Governor, Ted Kulongoski.  Read more here.

Co-producer on the project was Oregonian, Jeff Martin (“Undivided”).

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Clackamas Community College Partners with Portland Film Festival

andyPortland Film Festival (September 1st – 7th, 2015) is partnering with Clackamas Community College’s (CCC) Digital Media Communications (DMC) program for the 2015 festival season.

Led by director Andy Mingo, the DMC program has the led the state in film production experience in Oregon for its students. It is the only higher education program with state-of-the-art tools including Oculus Rift Virtual Reality devices and digital cinema cameras, like those used in locally produced, “Wild,” with Reese Witherspoon.  Read More »

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POWFest in the Portland Mercury

Check out this great article on POWFest which is coming in March.

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New Doc Screening at Cinema 21 This Week

Brian Lindstrom’s new film “Mothering Inside” follows inmate moms and their children in the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. It shows at Cinema 21 in NW Portland on this Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7p.

Buy Tickets here:  http://www.cinema21.com/#motheringinside


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ALL THE WILDERNESS Opening in Portland

ATW-Couple-Outdoor-600x400Thanks to Josh Leake, Portland Film Festival and OMPA for coordinating and co-hosting the event – and Screen Media Films for releasing it. And congrats to Writer/Director Michael Johnson and the entire cast & crew. Looking forward to seeing it.


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