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“Young Hearts” – #OregonMade Feature Film Coming Soon

Friday, January 22, 2021

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#OregonMade “Young Hearts” (formerly “Thunderbolt in Mine Eye”) will be released Feb 12th on demand. Shot in around Portland pre-pandemic and screened at the Portland International Film Festival just before COVID stopped our movie-going experience, this love story will touch everyone.   The new trailer just dropped yesterday.

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New Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program Launches

Friday, January 15, 2021

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The Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) UNVEILS THE EASTERN OREGON FILMMAKER RESIDENCY LA GRANDE, OR – Eastern Oregon Film Festival, an La Grande based nonprofit, is excited to announce the inaugural year of its Filmmaker Residency program. The residency is a month-long retreat for writers and directors to receive designated time and space to work […]

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Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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                Ever wondered what it would be like to write for a video games company? Did you even know that you could turn your stories into video game worlds? Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, […]

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Kenji Sugahara Appointed By US Dept. Of Transportation To Serve On FAA Drone Advisory Committee

Friday, January 8, 2021

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This week, Oregonian, Kenji Sugahara, President and Chief Executive Officer, Drone Service Providers Alliance and founder of Ariascend,  was appointed by the US Department of Transportation to serve on the FAA Drone Advisory Committee. Kenji is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon School of Law. As an attorney, he played a […]

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“Sixes” Director’s Cut Released After 15 Year – Filmed in the Rogue Valley

Monday, January 4, 2021

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“Sixes” is an independent feature directed by Ray Nomoto Robison. It was shot over 15 years ago primarily in a warehouse in southern Oregon. It is one of the first totally digital feature films. The 15th anniversary edition of Sixes releases this month. The film premiered at Dance with Films in Hollywood in 2006 to […]

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Goodbye 2020! Reflecting On This Past Year? We Want To Hear! #OregonParkBenchStory

Monday, December 28, 2020

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2020 is almost over – have you been reflecting on the ups and downs of this unusual year? We want to know.  The Oregon Made Creative Foundation, Soma Games, Willamette Writers, and Travel Oregon have come together to create the #OregonParkBenchStory – a storytelling generator to help us unpack  2020. How to join #OregonParkBenchStory – […]

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Ballet Fantastique’s “American Christmas Carol” – A Holiday Ballet Film

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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Eugene’s Ballet Fantastique has created a wonderful holiday “ballet film” called American Christmas Carol, based on the story by Charles Dickens. The film was conceived, choreographed, and staged by Donna Marisa Bontrager and Hannah Bontrager, co-founders of Ballet Fantastique. It was filmed and directed by Jeremy Bronson of Bronson Studios in Portland.    American Christmas […]

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Stories From The Oregon Film Trail – Film Tourism Is Thriving In Brownsville

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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In recent years, Film Tourism is growing into a more robust niche sector of cultural tourism, and remarkably Oregon has hundreds of incredible locations that have starred in films, TV series, and shows, as well as commercials. The Oregon Film Trail has been slowly rolling out more and more trail stops that highlight our State’s […]

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“Tell Your Story” Grant Announces Winners!

Monday, December 21, 2020

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The Oregon Made Creative Foundation (OMCF) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Tell Your Story” grant; Howard Mitchell, Emma Duvall, and Nic Popp.  This grant was funded through the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and was part of the CARES Act and is being provided by the RACC, OMCF, and  Oregon Film. […]

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New York Film Critics Circle Announces #OregonMade “First Cow” As Best Film 2020!

Friday, December 18, 2020

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The New York Film Critics Circle announces A24’s period drama, “First Cow as their “Best Film” choice for 2020. (Read more here from Daily Variety). “First Cow” shot entirely on location in Oregon last year at; Oxbow Regional Park, Sauvie Island, Portland, Milo McIver State Park, San Salvador State Beach, and Elkton among other locations. […]

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