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 […]

iOPIF to Begin Accepting New Applications May 4th

July 1st will mark the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new round of funding for our film incentive programs. As a result, we are preparing to open up the application process for our “local filmmaker” program, commonly referred to as the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF). We will begin accepting iOPIF applications on May […]

“House Of Last Things” Now In Europe!

“House of Last Things” — far from home, on sale now in Germany, Austria, & Switzerland, online and in shops, bluray and dvd. Thank you Guenter in Wuerzburg for sharing the image above, and happy holidays to Oregon Film from all of us who worked so hard to bring this Portland film to the world! […]

iOPIF to Begin Accepting New Applications May 5th

As we near July and the beginning of a new fiscal year, we are preparing to open up the application process for our “local filmmaker” program, commonly referred to as the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF). We will begin accepting iOPIF applications on May 5th, 2014.  Our iOPIF Advisory Committee will evaluate all applications submitted between May 5th […]

“The Wilderness of James” to World Premiere at SXSW

The iOPIF feature, “The Wilderness of James“, that shot in Portland in 2012, is to have it’s world premiere at SXSW this year.  Michael Johnson (formerly from Kamp Grizzly), wrote and directed the feature,  it stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”, voice of Norman Babcock in “ParaNorman”), Virginia Madsen (“Sideways”), Isabelle Fuhrman (“Orphan”), Evan Ross (“Jeff […]

Oregon Film Incentive Update – Incentives Available in OPIF and iOPIF

With 2014 coming quickly, we thought it would be a good idea to send out an update on the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) and the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF).     Oregon Production Investment Fund In October we completed our second tax credit auction and successfully sold out the remaining tax credits […]

New iOPIF Application Available Online – Includes Post-production and Video Games

On October 7, HB 3367 becomes law.  This is significant in several ways for Oregon’s film, television, and digital media industry.  The most obvious change is the increase in the annual amount of OPIF tax credits to $10million a year. (By the way, we’re selling the remaining $4million of tax credits for 2013 beginning on October […]

Second Half of 2012 is Booming With Indie Film Production in Oregon

Oregon has always been known as a great place for the independent film scene, and 2012 is no exception.  Since July, there have been four independent films that have been accepted as a part of the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund which was created in 2009. In addition, critically acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt is directing her […]

Independent Feature, “The A-List” Wraps

We stopped by the set last week on the penultimate day of shooting for “The A-List“, an independent comedy feature  about a high school senior who is “coerced by his guidance counselor into fulfilling a list of all of her high school fantasies in order for him to graduate”.  This is a first feature to […]

Poster Debut for the Upcoming Film “The Weather Outside”

Polluted Pictures is proud to debut the poster for our film “The Weather Outside” which is currently in Post Production.     For latest news about the film and exclusive content please become a fan on the newly formed Facebook  THE WEATHER OUTSIDE MOVIE page. www.pollutedpictures.com