Immersive “Earths to Come” Heads to the Venice Film Festival

The World Premiere of “Earths to Come” will be at the Venice Film Festival, starting August 28, 2024 in the Biennale College Cinema Immersive program, Portland based Director, Rose Bond, and Producer, Melanie Coombs, announced today.

“Earths to Come” is an enveloping work that seeks to heal the last wounds on our post pandemic hearts by exploring the seductive, delicious and destructive nature of Desire. The piece is a collaboration between expanded cinema director, Rose Bond, Grammy® winning vocal band, Roomful of Teeth, lauded composer, inti figgis-vizueta , and Oscar® winning creative producer Melanie Coombs – each pushing at the edges of their prescribed mediums. Continue reading... “Immersive “Earths to Come” Heads to the Venice Film Festival”

Refuge VFX Nominated for Emmy for their work on Shōgun

Portland based Refuge VFX was nominated this week for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in the FX Series “Shōgun.” This nomination caps off a very busy year for Refuge who’s work can be seen in recent series like “Fallout” and “The Peripheral”(Amazon), “The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO) and “Superman and Lois” (WB).

Watch this space for future announcements recognizing the work of this #OregonMade studio. Congrats to all of the artists and producers that created this visually stunning series. Continue reading... “Refuge VFX Nominated for Emmy for their work on Shōgun”

PFCAT Returns To OMSI August 21st Through 25th

The Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology (PFCAT) announced that its 2024 event will be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) from August 21 to August 25 and will include screenings, panel discussions, parties, and special events in the Empirical Theater, Theory, the Kendall Planetarium, and OMSI’s auditorium.

This year’s festival includes screenings of over 120 films by visionary filmmakers, including over a dozen Portland-based filmmakers and animators. Innovation will also be displayed in the screening methods utilized at the festival. Continue reading... “PFCAT Returns To OMSI August 21st Through 25th”

“Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!

Are you ready to go back to the Other World… bigger and better than ever? On Aug. 15-22, #OregonMade Coraline returns to theaters around the world in remastered 3D!

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Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika

In an exciting development for the Oregon animation community, Portland Community College announced plans to offer an animation degree beginning in 2025, partly funded by a $60,000 donation from Oregon film studio Laika.

Laika announced Tuesday that it will give $30,000 to the PCC Foundation in each of the next two years to help fund three new classes in animation and stop-motion filmmaking, and the new degree in animation and motion graphics.

In addition, Oregon Film supports a paid placement at Laika for a PCC student each year through the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika”

LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest

The award-winning feature film studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon uses cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to create stop-motion animation in a way no other studios are. And the company’s culture — focused on DEI and growth opportunities — is driven by team members who share a passion for telling great stories.

“We have a collaborative culture and a great deal of diversity in terms of creative voices and ways of working across the studio,” said David Burke, LAIKA’s chief marketing and operations officer. Continue reading... “LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest”

Storyboard Training for CG Television

Oddbot Animation and Women in Animation Portland announce the launch of their Storyboard Training workshop led by Emmy award-winner Matt Danner. This FREE in-person event will be held at Wacom on Saturday, April 20. This workshop is perfect for artists seeking to transition to CG Television and new artists eager to gain experience in the field.

All are welcome!

Apply here.

This program is partially sponsored by Oregon Film. Continue reading... “Storyboard Training for CG Television”

BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at:

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#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th

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. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th”

Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio – Coming To The Portland Art Museum June 10th

Guillermo del Toro on the set of Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, 2022. Image courtesy Jason Schmidt/Netflix

The Portland Art Museum will be hosting the Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio exhibit this summer. The exhibit is “a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, passion and artistic cooperation that goes into making a cinematic vision come to life.” The exhibit started at MoMA in New York and is now opening at the Portland Art Museum on June 10th and will run through September 17th, 2023.

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