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 […]

VFX/PDX User Group Meeting – Short Film Saturday! w/Lessons Learned + Proximity & More!

The Portland area visual effects and animation user group, VFX/PDX, has a special program on tap for the upcoming user group meeting on November 15th.  A little something called “Short Film Saturday!”  It’s been a prolific year for eye-popping short films in the area, and this show promises an in-depth look behind the scenes at […]

Fox Searchlight’s “Wild” Premieres In Telluride

The 41st Telluride Film Festival announced it’s lineup today. Fox Searchlight Picture’s “Wild” will be premiering at the festival.  “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, and produced by her production company, Pacific Standard, shot in more locations throughout Oregon than any other project filmed in the state to date.  From southern Oregon; Crater Lake and Ashland; to […]

Moviemaker Magazine Awards Two Oregon Cities With Honors For “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2014”!

In years gone by, Moviemaker Magazine lumped together big city and small town to compete for the sought after title of, “Best Places To Live and Work as a Moviemaker”.  This year, the magazine has split their list into three components: Top Big Cities (they define as more than 50,000 residents) Top Small Cities (100,000) […]

Portland 48 Hour Film Project Returns August 2 – 4!!

That’s right, the original, best, and biggest time based festival/competition  is set to take over an unsuspecting Stumptown again, and registration is now open!   Just go to www.48hourfilm.com/portland_oregon to register a team today! Filmmaking is August 2 -4 The world premieres of all the short films are August 7 & 8 at The Hollywood Theatre. […]

Eastern Oregon Film Festival 2014

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 FESTIVAL DATES Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 20-22, 2014 for the 5th Annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival in beautiful La Grande, Oregon. IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A FILM FESTIVAL EOFF provides a quality of life component to our valley that is essential in attracting visitors, professionals, and businesses to the Grande Ronde Valley– in […]

Teen Video Challenge – Eugene

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Time: 11:00 AM Admission: Free Location: Bijou Art Cinemas – 429 E. 13th Ave. Eugene DIVAs Youth Visions program is pleased to host the 2012 Teen Video Challenge Competition with a screening of entries and winning videos. Each year teens from all over Lane County submit work that is reviewed by a panel […]

2011 Portland 48 Hour Film Project Early Bird Registration Ends Monday July 11

The 48 Hour Film Project is back in Stumptown August 5-7! That’s right, from August 5-7, the pressure cooker of creativity that is the 48HFP will explode once again in Portland. Early Bird Registration Ends this Monday July 11th, so register now to save a few bucks . You can sign up at http://www.48hourfilm.com/portland_oregon I’m […]

Sundance Round Up And Oregon Wine

Shawn Levy (The Oregonian) has been busy blogging from Sundance with the roundup of the fantastic showing of Oregon made films and documentaries that have been screening, check it out here. They  were not the only Oregon products featured at Sundance this year – Troon Vineyard (located in the beautiful Applegate Valley near Grant’s Pass) […]

OpenLens Film Festival Calls for Entries

Eugene, Oregon. The Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA Center) announces its Seventh Annual OpenLens Short Film/Video Competition call for entries.  The deadline for submissions is 5PM December 1st. Screening and awards will take place during the three-day OpenLens Festival event – January 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2011.