5:30P – 7:30P Join us and connect with film organizations,
city staff, and meet fellow creatives!
OMPA is thrilled to re-introduce its newly branded COCO program, aimed at fostering connections within communities of color and across the film industry. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, this is an awesome opportunity to mingle, share ideas, and meet new friends!
To welcome in the King Tide tubes and help the ex-presidents finance an Endless Summer, the Tomorrow Theatre is screening “Point Break” as part of its “Night of 1000 Swayze’s” programming. Join us to celebrate the rain of the Oregon Coast (specifically Indian Beach in Ecola State Park and downtown Wheeler) with Katherine Bigelow’s classic surf-thriller.
Oregon is the home to a drenched Swayze/Reeves fight on the north coast sands while waiting for a closed out set that came in from Hawaii but plays as Australia (our locations are just that flexible).
This year, DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon invites you to join them in Eugene on Saturday, February 17 at the Art House Eugene for a preview screening of MY PARTNER, then March 8-10 for live screenings of over 60 films, and online March 11-17 for over 95 films screened virtually.
DisOrient will also have Opening and Closing Night Receptions at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art with food, entertainment, and conversation with filmmakers. Tickets are on sale now on the DisOrient website
Making your film is one thing, however, getting it out into the world, bought and seen by audiences around the globe is a whole different animal. What is a release plan, TVOD, SVOD, digital, theatrical, non-theatrical, educational, impact, and more, and how do they all coincide and work together to support film distribution? Come learn the basics from creative distribution consultant Mia Bruno whose recent campaigns include Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, Sundance doc King Coal, and the upcoming documentary on “Reading Rainbow,” Butterfly in the Sky, as she discusses the importance of early planning for your project.
Tickets are now on sale for the McMinnville Short Film Festival that runs Feb. 23-25. Come visit the heart of Oregon Wine Country and see films, meet the filmmakers and hear from experienced artists working in the industry.
Mark Gustafson, who won an Oscar last year for co-directing the animated feature “Guillermo del Toro‘s Pinocchio” and a cornerstone of Oregon’s deep and diverse animation community, died on Thursday. He was 64.
Mark has a long and storied history in Oregon. He began his animation career in the 1980s with Will Vinton and worked in many different types of animation. His claymation work can be seen in the 1987 TV special “Claymation Christmas Celebration,” “The PJs” series starring Eddie Murphy and the TV special “Meet the Raisins,” starring the iconic California Raisins.
#OregonMade ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’, starring Daisy Ridley, was released in the US on Jan 26th by Oscilloscope Laboratories (it opened theatrically in France on Jan 10th) and the film will be at theaters locally on February 2nd. Get ready to grab your tickets!
Kristi Turnquist’s recent update on the film reports that both Ridley and director, Rachel Lambert, described their experience shooting in Astoria and on the north coast as, “a gorgeous time”. A fine endorsement indeed!
Oregon-based Oscar winning animation studio ShadowMachine’s collaboration with Mike Judge, Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner comes to Peacock this month. The stop-motion animated comedy series is called “In the Know.”
Lauren Caspian is public radio’s third most popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of public radio staff.
“Downwind” looks at how miscalculated wind forecasts, government proclamations that radiation exposure wasn’t a serious health threat, and revelations from now-declassified documents referring to those who lived near the test site as a “low use segment of the population” potentially contributed to illnesses suffered by Americans who were never warned about the dangers of living near the test sites. It was produced and co-directed by Portlander Mark Shapiro.
Netflix has just closed a deal in the $17 million range for worldwide rights to It’s What’s Inside, the thriller written and directed by Greg Jardin that has been one of the Sundance Film Festival’s buzziest titles. It’s the second 8-figure deal of Sundance, after the Jesse Eisenberg-directed A Real Pain sold to Searchlight for $10 million. Both those deals were brokered by CAA.
“It’s What’s Inside” shot in Oregon in 2023. Congrats to the filmmakers and the entire creative team.