ISA PDX 3rd Thursdays 2/21

Screenwriters & Filmmakers —  Meet Irene Taylor-Brodsky at ISA Third Thursdays PDX – 2/21! This month’s mixer for Portland area screenwriters and filmmakers features guest speaker Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker IRENE TAYLOR-BRODSKY, just back from screening her latest film at Sundance! Known for her strong sense of story, Irene’s credits include Hear and […]

MovieMaker Magazine Votes Portland #14 In Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Big Cities

Yet again Portland makes onto MovieMaker’s, “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” – congrats! Here is what MM had to say: 14. Portland, Oregon “Without the new regional tax incentive, which gives an additional rebate back to productions shooting outside of Portland proper, I don’t think we could’ve made this film,” says […]

POWGirls Announces Three Workshops For Spring And Summer 2019

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival is excited to announce the POWGirls workshops for spring and summer of 2019. The POWGirls Media Education Program launched in March of 2014 and has hosted thirteen successful workshops, producing 19 films and serving over 100 girls and non-binary youth in the Portland metro area. Our mission is to […]

WORKING LUNCH Short Film by Shilpa Sunthankar to have Portland Premiere

Portland, Oregon – December 3, 2018 – The much anticipated short film, WORKING LUNCH, by Portland-based Director and Producer, Shilpa Sunthankar, is set to have the Portland Premiere on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at The Whitsell Auditorium. Director Shilpa Sunthankar will be in attendance.The film previously had a successful world premiere at the 19th Annual […]

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 […]

Women in Film Production Grant Accepting Applications!

BendFilm Women-Led Production Grant Deadline Aug 19 BendFilm is now accepting project applications for a women-led production to be filmed in Central Oregon. Female identifying filmmakers in the following counties are eligible to apply: Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Wasco, Wheeler, Lake and Klamath. Submit your short film project information before August 19th for a chance to win $5,000 and entry […]

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 […]

Winner Announced For #OregonMade Screenwriter’s Residency Award

August 6th, 2018: The OregonMade Creative Foundation, Northwest Film Center and Playa Summer Lake announce the winner for the 2nd annual Playa residency award. The Screenwriter’s Residency program, now in its second year, received over 30 pitches, proposals and outlines from screenwriters, filmmakers and related creators focusing on a new take on an old genre […]

New #OregonMade Outdoor Adventure Film Grant – Production Underway

In late 2017, the Oregon Made Creative Foundation (in partnership with Oregon Film,) Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland partnered together to bring  funding for a new grant: The Outdoor Adventure Film Grant. This Grant has enabled our filmmakers, Emilia Quinton and Liz Haan to begin creating a short […]

BendFilm’s “Women Filmmaker Production Fund” Is Up And Running

Help BendFilm fund the production of a local, women-led short film to be shot in Central Oregon. They only need $2,500 from this campaign to match a $2,500 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation. “The gender disparity in our industry is embarrassingly low and we need to be the spark that creates change!” Here’s how the […]