https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-26152347-82338864493-1-originalA Benefit for Southern Oregon Film and Media (SOFaM) 

Come celebrate the end of the year and support the southern Oregon film industry with the Martini Shot New Year’s Eve Party!

The Martini shot is a Hollywood term that describes the final shot set-up of the day so named because “the next shot is out of a glass,” referring to a post-wrap drink.

So grab your party hats and your noisemakers and join us for the best New Year’s Eve Party in Southern Oregon!

What’s Included:

Your overnight package includes: two tickets to the party starting at 8:00pm, party favors and noisemakers, Chef’s Special selection of Hors d’oeuvres during the party, and access to premium cash bar with specialty drinks.

Live music in the Stardust Lounge featuring Not Too Shabby. At midnight enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and a balloon drop!!

Take the elevator home to your spacious suite in the Ashland Hills Hotel and Suites, and start the New Year off with a leisurely breakfast and late check out on January 1, 2017.


A Suite/Double Lodging and Celebration is $299.00 per couple + tax (Hotel check-in begins at 4:00pm and includes Overnight Suite Accommodations for two on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The Party begins at 8:00pm).

Individual tickets for party and complimentary glass of champagne at midnight are $99 per person without hotel accommodations, $199 with accommodations.

Sponsored by Elsewhere Films


Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 8:00 PM –

Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 12:30 AM PST

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Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

2525 Ashland Street

Ashland, OR 97520

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“I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” To Premiere At Sundance

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore' by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance

Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood appear in ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ by Macon Blair, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Photo: Allyson Riggs / Sundance

The 33rd Sundance Film Festival unveiled it’s line up for 2017. Actor, Macon Blair‘s debut as writer-director of the #OregonMade, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” ,will premiere at the festival, and is entered in the US Dramatic Competition. The film stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood and is about ” a depressed woman who is burglarized, and finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. “

Macon Blair has a history in Oregon, as he starred-in, and co-produced, (alongside Oregonian, Neil Kopp) in another #OregonMade project, “Green Room“.

Interestingly, last year at Sundance, Kelly Reichardt and Neil Kopp’s film, “Certain Women” (written and directed by Reichardt) also premiered at the festival.  (Although Reichardt and Kopp have shot most of their projects in Oregon, such as; “Night Moves“, “Meek’s Cutoff“,”Wendy and Lucy“, “Old Joy“, “Certain Women” was shot elsewhere, but posted in Oregon).

Sundance Film Festival will run January 19-29th, 2017.


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PIGSquad Pub Takeover At Oregon Public House – Dec. 5

afterpartyFree & All Ages
Play games, meet developers, celebrate Portland games!
Have dinner and drinks with us to raise money for the PIGSquad nonprofit!

Join the Portland Indie Game Squad in an evening of games, special announcements, and community fun as they celebrate 2016 and kick off their end-of-year pledge drive for the nonprofit. PIGSquad is the Charity of the Day for Oregon Public House: A portion of all food and drink purchases on Monday, December 5th (including lunch!) will benefit the Portland Indie Game Squad. In addition to having games available for play, they will be revisiting their year and hosting a PIGSquad organizer Q&A session for a “Town Hall” meeting.

11:30am-6pm: Restaurant Open & Games Downstairs
6pm: Party Starts in Ballroom
7pm: Town Hall
8pm: Party Resumes
10pm: Party Ends

Attendees are required to follow the PIGSquad Code of Conduct. Learn more about the Oregon Public House here.

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00pm 10:00pm
Oregon Public House 700 Northeast Dekum Street
Portland, OR, 97211

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Oregon Film + Technology Association Of Oregon – Winter Open House Dec 15th

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-3-06-20-pmOregon Film and the Technology Association of Oregon, invite you to an evening of hors d’oeuvres , drinks and merriment at a Winter Open House in our shared offices at the Eastside Exchange.

Join staff, filmmakers, production personnel, and local tech innovators as we raise a glass to the 2016 achievements of Oregon’s production and technology industries!

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-47-00-pmEnter the winter raffle for prizes from these awesome companies:
AC Hotel Marriott, Atlas Cider Company, Belmont Coffee Service, Centrl Office , ClientJoy, Danner Boots, Health-Ade Kombucha,
Knot Springs, Hotel Eastlund,Hotel Lucia, Hotel Modera,
TriBella, Vance Family Soy Candles


Oregon Film & Technology Association of Oregon

or on Facebook

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)

Parking is available in the Eastside Exchange lot (NE 2nd Avenue) at 5:30 pm.  Enter through main doors on NE 3rd Ave.

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Nominations For “Kubo” (Annie Awards) and “Certain Women” (Spirit Awards)



44th Annie Awards have nominated “Kubo and the Two Strings” for ten nominations this year:

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Character Design in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production
  • Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated Feature Production

The winners will be announced February 4, 2017.

And  “Certain Women” (produced by OMPA member Neil Kopp, and posted in Oregon), was nominated for two 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

  • Best Supporting Female Lead
  • Best Director

The winners will be announced on February 25th, 2017.




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Women in Film – PDX holiday party, Thurs. Dec. 8th

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-7-35-45-amThe Board of Directors of Women in Film Portland chapter invite you to attend our annual holiday party, a great networking event for WIF members and those considering membership.

Thursday, Dec. 8 | 6 pm – 9 pm Portland Community Media

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Portland, OR 97212
Drinks and appetizers will be served, plus a silent auction $10/Member (pay at the door) $25/Non-members
RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 1st to [email protected] or 248-884-0680.

Invite attached – Happy holidays!


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Become A Part Of Seaside, An Oregon Indie Revenge Thriller

Seaside was shot in Portland and the Coast in April with some great New York actors, including Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), and some wonderful Portland actors, including Jana Lee Hamblin, Haley Talbot, Bob Olin, Victoria Blake, Jennie Vaughn, and Brandt Leeds, all cast by Simon Max Hill.

Portland producer is Alyssa Roehrenbeck, Cinematographer Phil Anderson, and Production Designer Jade Harris. And our composer, Megan Diana McGeorge, is the creator of Portland’s Piano.Push.Play.

We also had tremendous in-kind support from local businesses (Mother’s Bistro, Batter, Gearhead, Kroerner Camera, city of Seaside, Funland Arcade, Water Avenue Coffee, and many more). We’re close to finishing but we need help getting to the end. Please check out our Kickstarter trailer, our TAX-DEDUCTIBLE pledge rewards, and help spread the word. Thanks!


Sam Zalutsky

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“The Librarians” S3 Premieres Sunday

"The Librarians" Season 3TNT’s drama, “The Librarians” will  return to screens this Sunday, November 20th. The opening episode will feature the submarine that is parked outside OMSI, as well as many other Portland locations.
The show stars; Rebecca Romijin, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, John Larroquette, series veteran, Noah Wyle, and this season, Vanessa Williams.

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Local Studios Are Saving Both Energy And Money Using LED Lighting

Our clients aSkypanel S60 Cre  saving significantly thanks to wider adoption of the new LED lighting technology. The potential power  differential can as as great as 75% when compared to incandescent lighting. Although LED lighting has been around for a decade it’s use in Film/ TV production has been limited largely to panel lights. Which were mainly used in field production. In that context they were competing to replace existing fixtures which pulled less than 15 Amps. Which is the capacity of most household plugs. The design of the fixtures limited their use to soft sources and in fact the lights had a tendency to cast multiple shadows unless diffused further. So the cost and relatively restricted uses of the lights compared to existing sources had limited it’s appeal. But no more…

Advances in fixture design have moved LED lighting from a bit player to a starring role on Production. Arri leads the way with the Skypanel soft light and L-series of LED Fresnels. These fixtures are increasingly replacing both Tungsten, Fluorescent and HMI lighting on set. At 400 watts a L10 is as bright as a 2k Junior. The L7 compares to 1k Baby Fresnels while pulling only 160 watts. These fixtures are also available in color changing models, which saves you on gel. The Skypanel line has been enjoying the widest popularity of an fixture of any fixture I’ve ever seen. This soft light which pulls only 400 watts but has an output equal to a 4k Soft Light or a 6k Space Light, depending on how you rig it.  Read More »

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Horror Film Festival Haunts Southern Oregon On Nov. 12th

official-poster-2016Returning to Ashland, OR for it’s 8th installment, the Killer Valley Horror Film Festival (KVHFF) is a celebration of independent horror and science fiction movies from around the globe. A one-night affair, geared to film-goers 18 years and older, the festival showcases genres that are arguably the most fun for independent filmmakers to create, and provides an atmosphere for horror fans to watch in a more social environment than a typical theater setting. Audiences often dress in costume, and the festival offers Special FX Makeup Booths in case viewers want to feel like a zombie for the night.

Local film production companies, along with Southern Oregon Film and Media (SOFaM), will have booths set up to showcase their works.

crystal-lake-winesThis annual event also features a special appearance by Adrienne King, star of the original “Friday the 13th,” and proprietor of Crystal Lake Wines. Fans can get autographed bottles of her signature blends, all made in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.

The hotel bar and restaurant will be open during the festival, and film-goers are encouraged to enjoy the full evening with refreshments of their choosing.  Read More »

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