Debra Granik Wins Best Director from LAFCA For #OregonMade “Leave No Trace”

The L.A. Film Critic Association (LAFCA) awarded Debra Granik with Best Director for her #OregnMade film, “Leave No Trace.”  The winners will be awarded their honors at the January 12th gala in Century City.  Congrats Debra!

Oregon Casting Directors Eryn Goodman & Lana Veenker Nominated For International Casting Director Award

  In case you missed it, earlier this month, our own Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker were nominated–alongside L.A. Casting Director Heidi Levitt–for the 2018 International Casting Director Award for “Bad Samaritan,”directed by Dean Devlin!   Lana was on hand at Sarajevo Film Festival for the Award Ceremony, and also helped her fellow International Casting […]

Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner

Cottage Grove The winning filmmaker, Leah Warshawski and her Oregon-raised animator, Dawn Norton, received a $3,000 grand prize as the Best Film. The winner aims to take the proceeds to launch high school curricula about overcoming the obstacles of our past and becoming stronger. COTTAGE GROVE, ORE., 18 AUGUST 2018 – “Big Sonia” won the overall […]

Sarajevo Film Festival Puts A Spotlight On Casting—And On Local Casting Director

Oregon Casting Director Lana Veenker invited to one of Europe’s largest film festivals as part of a weeklong program dr awing international focus to the casting profession (Portland, OR) On August 15, 2018, when the International Casting Director Award is handed over to the winner at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oregon casting […]

The Oregonian/OregonLive Wins 2 Regional Emmys With Polar Bear Doc

The Oregonion/Oregon Live’s, Kale Williams, won a Reporting Emmy over the week end for his documentary film, “Thin Ice: A Polar Bear’s Plight” and Dave Killen received the Regional Emmy for direction of the film.  The doc was part of the bigger, Project Nora, that the Oregonian and Oregon Live have been reporting on since […]

Portland and Ashland Voted Best Places To Live + Work By MovieMaker

MovieMaker Magazine has annouced their “Best Places to Live and Work as a moviemaker” with Portland coming in at #11 in the “Big Cities” category, and Ashland at #5 in the “Small Cities” category.  Ashalnd was  beaten out by New Orleans, Savannah, Santa Fe, and Pittsburg, and Portland by Atlanta, Vancouver (BC), Los Angeles, Chicago, […]

Inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant Opens Tomorrow!

 We are excited to announce, with our partners, our inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant! Oregon Film, Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland have partnered to bring funding for a new competitive grant, the Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant (OAFG). The OAFG will enable the selected applicant to create a short film that […]

#EOFF2017 Festival Awards

“We are thrilled to announce the winners of #EOFF2017 — the 8th Annual film festival that finished up over the weekend in La Grande, OR. The films here have been selected through an intimate, if somewhat unconventional process. Gauging audience response, laughter and amusement, lobby buzz, and late night conversations — we did our very […]

HouseSpecial’s ‘Jailbreak’ Takes Best Picture at the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

HouseSpecial took home the award for Best Picture at the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival held on August 17-20, 2017 in Baker City, Oregon. Aaron Sorenson wrote and directed the winning stop-motion film, Jailbreak, which was shot in black and white. The story follows the daring escape of a desperate prisoner fleeing his nightmarish […]

Multiple Emmy Nominations For “Portlandia”!

      The 69th Emmy Awards nominations were again kind to #OregonMade “Portlandia“.  Three nominations were handed down for: Best Variety Sketch Series Outstanding Costume Design for Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality;  (“Carrie Dates a Hunk”).  Nominees; Amanda Needham Costume Designer, Jayme Hansen, Asst. Costume Designer, and Jordan Hamilton, Costume Supervisor Production Design (“Fred’s Cell […]