Sundance To Premiere Both Debra Granik’s & Gus Van Sant’s New Films

Sundance Film Festival announced its lineup today and we are pleased to see that Debra Granik‘s (“Winter’s Bone”) new feature, “Untitled Debra Granik Project” was just accepted in the festival’s World Premiere section.  Granik wrote (with Anne Rosellini) and directed this #OregonMade film. “A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest […]

“Chasing Grace”: A New Docu-Series About Women In Tech, Filming In Portland

U of O grad, and reTHINKit Founder, Jennifer Cloer, is shooting part one of her docu-series, “Chasing Grace” in Portland this week, and took some time out from filming to talk to the Portland Business Journal  . The Chasing Grace Project, is a six-part documentary series “that brings together a community that is creating change for […]

Doxx Magazine Focuses On Women Documentary Filmmakers

Doxx Magazine is a new digital publication dedicated to women documentarians. The online hub is a designated and creative place for the stories, work, and thoughts of female and non-binary nonfiction media makers. To enrich the local and national documentary communities, the magazine will archive filmmakers from Oregon and beyond. Each issue will include interviews, […]

POWGirls Summer $5k Set To Raise Scholarship Funds By September 20th!

POWGirls Summer $5k! Help us to raise scholarship funds for the 2017/2018 POWGirls Workshops! $5000 Goal by September 20, 2017! POWGirls depends on partnerships and donations to meet the costs of running our workshops. Since some POWGirls participants are unable to pay tuition, we rely heavily on scholarships to make our workshops available to all […]

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 […]

Sound Recording Workshop

Sound Recording Workshop Two-Saturdays, July 22nd and 29th from 1pm to 5pm Taught by Pam Minty. Register online here.   Use professional sound gear to record scripted dialogue and interviews.   Topics: Overview of microphone types and uses from lavaliers to shotguns Single versus dual system recording Basics of recording dialogue, interviews, narration, and effects Audio […]

Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film

Producers and University of Oregon students Tanner Staab and Claire Williams sought to create a mini series on an entirely new scale, breaking common trends in student film. They wanted an adventure, a show that would not only have appeal outside of the student body, but also take them far from the often-used filming locations around […]

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 […]

POWGirls Announces two Workshops for Summer 2017

POWGirls Announces two Workshops for Summer 2017! POWGirls launched in March of 2014 and has hosted eight successful workshops serving over 80 girls in the Portland Metro area.  Watch POWGirls Films Here. We are excited to announce our Summer 2017 dates: Summer Workshop I: INTRO TO FILMMAKING, June 19-23, 2017 Summer Workshop II: ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY […]

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 […]