LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations are out!  Among them are two nominations for  LAIKA‘s #OregonMade “Kubo And The Two Strings” –  Animated Feature, and Visual Effects! “Kubo” joined; “Moana”, “My Life as a Zucchini”, “The Red Turtle”, “Zootopia” in the Animated Feature category, and “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Jungle Book” and  “Rogue One: A Star […]

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 […]

HouseSpecial’s Stop-Motion Short Takes ‘Best Animated Film’ At Oregon Independent Film Festival

Aaron Sorenson, a Director at Portland animation studio HouseSpecial, received the award for Best Animated Film for the stop-motion short Jailbreak during the award ceremony at The Oregon Independent Film Festival (OIFF) held on September 24, 2016 in Portland’s Clinton Street Theater. Jailbreak, shot in black and white, follows the daring escape of a desperate […]

Emmy Win For “Portlandia” Production Design: Schuyler Telleen + Katherine Isom!

Many congrats to Schuyler Telleen, Production Designer, and Katherine Isom, Set Decorator, (“Portlandia”) for winning the Creative Arts Emmy for Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series – Reality Or Reality-Competition Series…..job well done! “Portlandia” was nominated Outstanding Comedy Sketch Series, and  Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category, with Fred Armisen, […]

AIFF- One Of MovieMaker’s “Coolest Film Festivals In The World, 2016”!

MovieMaker Magazine, has, once again, the  Ashland Independent Film Festival on their latest list of “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World“.  They admire that AIFF isn’t “mired in tradition…the 15-year-old fest has recently taken steps to broaden its range, with dives into live cinema, art installations and interactive media offerings, plus a new category […]

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC, Honored and Celebrated For His Work On “Stand By Me”

Thomas Del Ruth, ASC, was honored and celebrated at the Tower Theatre, Bend, last week, for his outstanding cinematography and contribution to “Stand By Me”, and was presented with a plaque by  Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film.  “Stand By Me” was based on a novella by Stephen King (“The Body”), and written by […]

Congrats to “Portlandia” – Three Emmy Nominations

“Portlandia” was nominated again for Outstanding Comedy Sketch Series, and  also nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category, with Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Graham Wagner and Karey Dornetto , and for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Real-competition Series – with production designer Schuyler Telleen and set […]

Historic UO Alumni Filmmakers Receive Grant To Preserve Their Work

 The National Film Preservation Foundation announced their latest group of historic films that will receive funding to preserve them for record. Among them are; the “Luther Cressman Field Work Films” (1938 – 1954), an important documentation of work done by the UO archaeologist, Luther Cressman; and a feature (1953) by UO alumnus, James Blue, that […]

AIFF Announces 2016 Award Winners – Oregon and Pacific Northwest Films Win Over Juries and Audiences

The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its highly anticipated juried and audience award-winning films for work screened at the 15th annual festival, April 7-11, 2016, where films made in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest received a warm welcome and took home top awards.

MovieMaker Magazine Covers “Green Room” + Bend Is One Of The “50 Film Fests Worth The Entry Fee”

“Green Room” graces the cover of MovieMaker Magazine’s latest edition (spring 2016) and delves into an-depth interview with director, Jeremy Saulnier about how the film came together. In the same edition, MovieMaker names BendFilm as one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”.  Congrats!