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The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Cast Iron Studios

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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  We will be making a series of blog posts on a variety of production businesses here in Oregon – we want to know what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused.  Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the […]

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Remembering Anne Richardson

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Our community lost someone this week who has given us all laughter, entertainment, education, friendship and a deep connection to our history. Anne Richardson grew up in Portland and continued to give back to our community for all of her life.  Amongst so many other things, Anne started and directed the annual Oregon Film History […]

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Ashland Is On The Oregon Film Trail With Two New Signs!

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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The 18th and 19th signs on the Oregon Film Trail are now installed in the City of Ashland – they celebrate the town’s starring role in “Wild” and the historic Oregon Shakespeare Festival as inspiration for “Coraline”.  The signs are now located in the Downtown Plaza, and at the intersection of Pioneer Street and East […]

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“Tell Your Story” Grant – A Residency Opportunity For Portlanders – Now Accepting Applications

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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  Tell Your Story Grant. This single $10,000 grant will be awarded to the City of Portland BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color – including but not limited to Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders) creators or creative teams for a virtual-residency in order to develop, explore and/or shoot story(ies) applicants want to tell in […]

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How the Classic #OregonMade Film “Coraline” Came To Be Set In Ashland, OR

Monday, October 12, 2020

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“Coraline,” the first feature created by Hillsboro-based animation studio, Laika, was released in 2009 to much critical acclaim and box office success. Recently, Oregon Film reached out to the film’s screenwriter and director, Henry Selick, to find out how the movie, based on a book by Neil Gaiman, came to be set in the small southern Oregon town of […]

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Virtual Production, Utilizing Unreal Engine, At Picture This In Portland

Monday, October 12, 2020

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Marrying game-engine technology to virtual production techniques cracks open an expansive new world of creative filmmaking and business opportunities. Virtual production, utilizing Unreal Engine, a video game rendering technology, and immersive LED screens, will be the new driver for innovation in cinematic storytelling enabling a creative flexibility previously unimaginable. The first production to truly take […]

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S3 of “Shrill” – Underway This Fall

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Season 3 of “Shrill” will start shooting this fall in the greater Portland area. This successful Hulu comedy series is based on the book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West, who also co-created the show along with Aidy Bryant and Ali Rushfield.

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BendFilm Opens Next Week!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Connect, explore and escape with us! We look forward to kicking off our most unconventional festival yet on October 8 and thank you for coming along on this journey to foster connection through the power of film.  While the BendFilm Festival will look different from past years, we continue to believe strongly in the power of […]

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Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021 – Winner Announced!

Friday, October 2, 2020

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The fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Film Grant – “Oregon’s Outdoors Are For Everyone” (OAFG21) is pleased to announce the winning application, entitled, “You Go Girl.” Oregon’s open spaces and outdoor pursuits are for all Americans and visitors, yet there is a well-documented inequity in America that is deeply rooted in our shared cultural history, and as a […]

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Ashland Independent Film Festival: Varsity World Film Week

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is expanding Varsity World Film Week, its annual fall festival of new international films, into a two-week “Varsity World Film Weeks – Virtual Edition.” The festival will run online from Oct. 2 through Oct. 15 via the organization’s website: ashlandfilm.org, and is co-sponsored with Coming Attractions Theatres. Thirteen film selections […]

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