24 Hour Comic – Feature Documentary

8 Artists confined to a comic book store, partake in Scott McCloud’s 24 Hour Comic Challenge. Each attempting to write, draw, and complete a 24 page comic, in 24 hours. With the smell of coffee and doughnuts lingering over a table filled with pencil shavings, director Milan Erceg delves into the personal lives of each […]

2017 Pacific Northwest Lens Summit

Koerner Camera Systems to Launched its First Pacific Northwest Lens Summit. Koerner Camera Systems, the premier supplier of high-end cinema gear for motion picture, television and commercial productions in the Pacific Northwest, will be hosting a first-of-its-its-kind exposition at their new facility in Southeast Portland. The latest optics from Angenieux, Arri, Canon, Cooke, Fujinon, IB/E, […]

Around the World in 7 Films!

Matt Schulte and Lower Boom  are co-producing an innovative documentary series that takes audiences on an international tour of independent filmmaking: JUMP THE FENCE – Around the World in 7 films. Hosts Molly Elizabeth Parker, 29, Lacy Allen, 26, and Britt Harris, 30, actors and best friends, will work in 7 different films, in 7 different countries, from 7 award-winning directors, over 7 months. They […]

#OregonMade Animated Comedy Series Turns America’s Obsession With Weight & Body Image Into Morbidly-Funny Cartoons

WATCH the first 5 cartoons on Vimeo. The recently-launched SmashTheHive Studio in SE Portland has just debuted its first production —the “My American Waistline” animated comedy series. This fearless, unapologetic and politically-incorrect collection of bite-size shorts leaves no muffin top unturned or moob unchafed in its unsparing quest to expose America’s fixation on over-eating, under-eating, […]

“Oregon’s Animation Magic” On OPB TV

Don’t miss out! Get an exclusive look at how animation gets made in Oregon, from the studios of Portland’s indie animators to the heavyweights in the stop-motion animation industry. “Oregon’s Animation Magic: An Oregon Art Beat Special” premieres tonight, April 27, at 8 p.m. on OPB TV and online at the same time at opb.org/animation. […]

Oregon Poetic Cinema Filmmaker Jack Nicholson Turns 80

This is an excerpt from the photo book being written by Oregon Filmmaker Katherine Wilson: 50 Years of Oregon Film, from Hollywood to Cinematic Literary Voices 1968 -2018 Five Easy Pieces & Poetic Cinema: the 1st Oregon Film of Jack Nicholson There is a quote I love from Jack Nicholson about the low budget existential westerns […]

DisOrient Asian American Film Fest Of Oregon – Begins This Week In Eugene

The 12th Annual Disorient Asian America, Film Festival begins April 21 and runs through 23. “DisOrient is a social justice film festival that takes place at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene, Oregon.  It is dedicated to deconstructing the media stereotypes of Asians and Asian Americans as “Orientals”. We believe in the power of film-as-art to educate, […]

Governor Brown Dedicates Grove Of Trees To #ThankYouGrimm!

This afternoon, Governor Kate Brown joined members of the “Grimm” cast and crew along with the City of Portland, State of Oregon elected officials, and representatives from  Oregon Film, Friends of Trees, Friends of Pier Park and Comcast/NBC. They all came together to plant a small grove of trees in beautiful Pier Park, North Portland, […]

This Fall Animating Life:The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA Comes to Portland Art Museum

Behind the scenes, the Oregon animation studio, LAIKA, is an amazing collection of animators, artists, cutting-edge tech, and good, old-fashioned story-telling, and this fall you will be able to explore LAIKA’s “creative process” from start to finish at the Portland Art Museum. The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum have partnered with LAIKA […]

Timberline Lodge Hosting New “Experiential” Horror Film Fest!

The Overlook Film Festival is about to begin (April 27-30) at Timberline Lodge, on the flanks of Mount Hood.  The lodge exterior stood in for the fictitious “Overlook Hotel” in Kubrick’s ’80’s classic horror movie, “The Shining“, and has drawn fans from all over the world to see the impressive pre-WWII 1930’s building. The festival […]