Get Your Tickets For Rose City Games and PIGSquad’s Cartoon Network Game Jam: Documentary Screening & Game Night!

CARTOON NETWORK GAME JAM PARTY AT Revolution Hall (1300 Southeast Stark Street, #110, Portland, OR 97214),

Fri, June 8, 2018

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

Hosted by Rose City Games and PIGSquad.

The Cartoon Network Game Jam was held in February of 2016, challenging almost 200 game artists, programmers, musicians, and more to make videogames in under 48 hours at a shared event space in Portland, OR. After the winning team was awarded a publishing deal with Cartoon Network and released their game “Dynamite’s Action News,” a portion of the jam’s documentary footage was released on YouTube – join us to see the content that remains unreleased in this exclusive screening!

Portland creatives! Meet art & tech creatives from the games community to learn more about games production, the Portland games community, and working with brands like Cartoon Network!

Register and get tickets now!

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Spotlight On Oregon Location Professional – Shaun Gavin

Shaun Gavin and (appropriately named) dog, Scout, at Larch Mountain.

Shaun Gavin is a Portland based location scout and manager who has worked in Oregon for over 20 years. We recently reached out to Shaun and asked how he got his start – “I’ve always been interested in broadcasting and film but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I met my good friend Sara Burton (Girl Scout Locations) when we both were students at the University of Oregon. About the time I graduated, she was already managing locations on Gus Van Zant’s feature,  “My Own Private Idaho” and hired me on as a Locations PA. After that I worked on a few gigs as a Set PA on movies and commercials. Somebody saw ‘Locations’ on my resume and asked if I had a camera and could scout. I said yes and never looked back. Read More »

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Koerner Camera Hosted PacNW Lens Summit – A Success!

In a great recap from Adam Wilt at the Film and Digital Times:

Koerner Camera Systems in Portland, Oregon hosted the 2nd annual Pacific Northwest Lens Summit on the first Saturday in May. About 250 people came to see lenses, filters, FIZ controllers and focusing aids, anamorphics and adapters, gimbals, cameras, and camera robots presented by thirty different exhibitors.

Go check out the article for more info and photos.

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#OregonMade Independent Film, “Phoenix, Oregon” – Shooting In Klamath Falls

H&N Photo By Sean Bassinger

Directors Gary and Anne Lundgren, (“Black Road”)  have been shooting their latest film,”Phoenix, Oregon” in Klamath Falls this week.

Klamath Falls Independent Film Festival (KIFF)  announced the Lundgren’s new project, as well as updates about the upcoming festival.

“Phoenix, Oregon” centers around the relationship between two small town, long-time friends, who open a bowling alley together.

Read more about the movie adn activity in Klamath in the Herald and News.

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Call For Entries For Film Festival For High School And College Age Filmmakers!

We are excited to announce that the Call for Entries for the inaugural Gateway Film Festival is now open!
The Gateway Film Festival aims to give young diverse minds a platform to create, share, and celebrate their filmmaking with the entire community.The festival will take place in October 12-13 2018. Submissions are open to high school and college aged youth.
Submit your films to the website. Please like our Gateway Film Festival Facebook page.

Gateway Film Festival

Submit your film today!!The Gateway Film Festival aims to give young diverse minds a platform to create, share, and celebrate their filmmaking with the entire community.ENTRY DEADLINE: August 15th, 2018 | Entry Fee: $5FESTIVAL DATES: October 12th and 13th, 2018LOCATION: Pacific University Forest Grove, Ore. CampusWEBSITE:

Posted by Gateway Film Festival on Thursday, May 3, 2018

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NW Doc “The Cage Fighter” screening @ NW Film Ctr 5/10

For your consideration – a NW documentary from Seattle based filmmaker Jeff Unay that explores the dramatic “real life Rocky” struggle of Seattle MMA fighter Joe Carman.  A rare Portland screening brings this well reviewed and well traveled doco (which saw theatrical release after making the rounds at the Bend Film Fest among others) to the NW Film Center/Whitsell auditorium, May 10th at 7pm.  Unay will be in attendance!

In the supporting cast on this film is the unsung yet unprecedented (for a documentary) visual effects work, pairing a savvy VFX-aware director with local Portland VFX startup Sprocketship.  Unay, a former visual effects artist and modeler known for his work on King Kong and Avatar, was well aware of how careful VFX could provide support in all the right places. Even on a documentary film!  Sprocketship completed over 100 shots;  some of the invisible and undetectable variety, others very visible and very much in the foreground.  Yet always seamlessly executed.

Come see what the buzz is about for this unique verité style doco.  Tickets and more information available here.  Trailer and website here.

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#OregonMade Film Series: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” on June 10

The next installment of the #OregonMade Film Series celebrating 50 years of Oregon Film, is a tribute to Miloš Forman (1932-2018), with a 35mm print of his 1975 masterpiece “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

In addition, this screening is a benefit for the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health, the Salem based institution where the film was shot.

Based on the novel by Ken Kesey and adapted by Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben, Producers Michael Douglas and Saul Zaentz put together a cast for the Salem shot film that was unknown at the time (even, to some extent, Jack Nicholson) but all went on to have incredible careers – Michael Berryman, Scatman Crothers, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, Brad Dourif and Oscar winner (alongside Nicholson, Forman, Goldman, Hauben, Douglas and Zaentz) Louise Fletcher, to name just a few.

We’ll have artifacts from, and stories about, the shoot provided by our friends at the Museum who were there at the time.

So come celebrate a great director, a great cause, and a great, great #OregonMade film.

Tickets will go fast, so book your’s now by going here.

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Chris Butler Will Direct LAIKA’s 5th Film, “Missing Link”

LAIKA’s fifth film, “Missing Link,” will be directed by Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) and cast will include, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. It is set to open in the spring of 2019.

LAIKA describes the latest project as a “globetrotting comedy-adventure bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of acceptance and finding one’s place.”   Read more here.

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Bloated Cat Productions and Penguin Films bring local filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s latest horror feature film, UNDER THE KNIFE, to the Portland Underground Film Festival on Sunday, May 20th at 9pm.  As the Closing Film for PUFF, UNDER THE KNIFE, will play in the historic Clinton Street Theater and be followed by a Q and A with the director.  Fresh off of its much-talked-about World Premiere in Japan at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in March, the film will have its North American Premiere at this gem of a festival here in Portland.  Read More »

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NW Documentary Summer Film Workshops Are Open For Enrollment!

NW Documentary Summer Workshops

NW Documentary’s D.I.Y. workshop series prepares you to write, direct, shoot, and edit your own short documentary! No prior filmmaking experience necessary.
Sign up before May 25 to save 15% : use coupon code EARLY-BIRD at checkout

Summer Workshops are as follows:

D.I.Y. Story Craft
Develop and workshop an in-depth creative treatment: leave ready to kickstart your next documentary project. Story Craft makes a great pairing with either of our D.I.Y. Documentary workshops!
Class runs Wednesdays, 6-8 pm starting June 6 and ending July 11.

D.I.Y. Documentary

From concept to creation to the big screen: bring your own documentary to life in only 10 weeks!
Class runs Mondays, 6-8 pm starting June 25 and ending August 27.

D.I.Y. Audio Documentary

For podcast, broadcast, or personal archive: engineer your own audio documentary in 10 weeks!
Class runs Thursdays, 6-8 pm starting June 28 and ending August 20.

Editing 101 [Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere]
These five-week classes are dedicated to equipping you with tools to make your videos look and sound their best.
Classes run Tuesdays [Final Cut Pro] and Wednesdays [Adobe Premiere] starting July 17/18 and ending August 14/15.

Sign up now and take the first step towards sharing your story with the world!

More information available on our website.

**Enroll in two or more workshops to save 20%!
This discount can be applied across terms. Contact us for details. 

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