Oregon Film Museum to Present “Selig Award”

The Oregon Film Museum seeks to inspire the next generation of storytellers in Oregon.  We are excited to announce the “Oregon Film Museum Selig Award” that will be presented annually to a young Oregonian involved in the local film industry.

Partnering with “Outside the Frame” we have identified the first recipient: Fevan “Rose” Solomon.

Solomon will receive the award and a small stipend on November 10 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria at 7:00 pm.  Solomon’s documentary film “Stories I’ve Told the Stars” will be screened followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker.  Stories I’ve Told the Stars is a short documentary that features the stories of three men who left their homes in Ethiopia in the 1980s to escape civil war.  They share their experiences as refugees, their journey to the United States and their resettlement in the Pacific Northwest.

The presentation is free to the public.

Outside the Frame is a dynamic non-profit organization in Portland: We train homeless and marginalized youth to be directors of their own films and lives. In addition, OTF offers a creative outlet, job skills, an audience and a sense of dignity and possibility through filmmaking.  Because if youth experiencing homelessness can make films, they can do anything.

The Oregon Film Museum Selig Award is named after William Selig, whose Selig Polyscope Company was a pioneering motion picture company, widely credited with creating Hollywood, the cliffhanger, multi-reel films, travelogues, and other innovations.  In 1909, the company filmed The Fisherman’s Bride in Astoria, the first commercial movie with a plot filmed in Oregon.

For more information about Outside the Frame: www.outsidetheframe.org

For more information about this event, the Oregon Film Museum, or the Clatsop County Historical Society: www.astoriamuseums.org

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