Cinema Unbound Awards Return on June 22

The Portland Art Museum’s cutting-edge media arts organization, PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow, is hosting the 4th annual Cinema Unbound Awards on June 22, 2023, highlighting artists, innovators and leaders who are not content to be contained.

The 2023 celebration will include a transformative meal conceived of by Portland’s most celebrated chef, Gregory Gourdet, whose restaurant, Kann, was named the Best Restaurant in America by Esquire and one of the top 50 restaurants in America by The New York Times.

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#OregonMade “Sometimes I Think About Dying” In Competition At Sundance

Daisy Ridley (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Dustin Lane)

The #OregonMade romantic comedy feature, “Sometimes I Think About Dying”  is set to premiere in competition at Sundance Film Festival (January 19, 04:00 PM – 7:00 PM) in the US dramatic feature section. Stefanie Abel Horowitz wrote the original short and as well as the feature (with co-writers Kevin Armento and Katy Wright Mead) and it was directed by Rachel Lambert, with Daisy Ridley producing and playing the lead, “Fran”. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Sometimes I Think About Dying” In Competition At Sundance”

#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Racking Up Award Wins!

Guillermo del Toro‘s take on the classic story of “Pinocchio” has been honored with plenty of nominations (over 100 – see the list) and dozens of wins during this awards season, and now aims an eye directly at the Oscars for Best Animated Feature. Some of the more well-known wins have been across a few different categories at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Lumieres, and the Annies, the list goes on.

The Portland animation studio, ShadowMachine, collaborated with writer-director, del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) on this new, and darker, version of the age-old favorite fable for Netflix. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Pinocchio” Racking Up Award Wins!”

Portland Premiere – Campy Screwball Comedy Movie “Pocket Mouse Protector”

Winner of Best LGBTQ Feature Film (Seattle Film Festival), POCKET MOUSE PROTECTOR brings its zany humor to Clinton Street Theater on November 5th, 2022.

Starring Portland talent James Sharinghousen, Eleanor O’Brien, Blake Stone, Jonas Israel, Yelena King, Daniel Villarreal, and Paul Bright, the movie is a send-up of screwball comedies from the 20s, 30s, and 70s.

Environmentalist Larry takes an experimental virility drug to woo back his wife Mary who’s having an affair with Barry who works for Thierry who plans to destroy the remaining habitat of the endangered pocket mouse.

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Hinge Digital Wins a National ADDY Award

#OregonMade Hinge Digital won anADDY Award at the national level for Alpenrose’s “Keep Portland Small” campaign. Hinge won the ADDY at the 2022 American Advertising Awards in the Animation, VFX & Motion Graphics category. That’s after winning multiple Gold ADDYs in Seattle this spring.

Big congrats to all of Hinge’s amazing artists who created this charming CG stop-motion style world.

Special shout out to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club 🚂 for their help and inspiration.

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Hinge Wins Multiple Addy’s For CG Alpenrose Spot!

Congratulations to Hinge on their recent CG stop-motion style Alpenrose’s spot, ‘Keep Portland Small’ on winning multiple Addy’s last week – in particular, a Gold in Animation/VFX/Motion Graphics Elements of Advertising/Animation!
Hinge Digutal and CMD teamed up to create this charming stop-motion style CG animated campaign, Keep Portland Small, for Alpenrose’s new home delivery service.
The spot tells the story of the Alpenrose Dairy and its milk deliveries, starting with their beginning in 1916, and the growth of the once-little town of Portland, Oregon.
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Southern Oregon’s theDove TV Named NRB Station of the Year

theDove TV has been honored to be selected by the National Religious Broadcasters to be TV Station of The Year for 2022.

NRB has announced the recipients of the 2022 NRB Media & Special Service Awards, which recognize the most outstanding ministries, organizations, and programs/producers in the world’s largest association of Christian communicators.

“It’s our honor to recognize these NRB members for excellence and effectiveness in Christian media and sharing the Gospel,” NRB CEO Troy A. Miller said. “We look forward to presenting these awards in March at NRB 2022.”

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2022 Cinema Unbound Awards

March 1 is the deadline to purchase tickets for this year’s Cinema Unbound Awards. Only a few tickets remain—including $125 cocktail tables! Don’t miss your opportunity to support the Northwest Film Center.

Celebrating groundbreaking multi-media artists, industry leaders, and activists working at the intersection of art and film, this year’s recipients will be honored at an in-person event at the Museum on March 8: Carrie Brownstein, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Arthur Lewis, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Shirin Neshat, and Roger Ross Williams— with virtual presenters Jeff Goldblum, Dr. Continue reading... “2022 Cinema Unbound Awards”

#OregonMade “Shrill” Nominated For GLAAD Media Award!

SHRILL — “Camp” – Episode 201 – Annie and Ryan escape the potential wrath of the Troll and go camping. Ryan (Luka Jones) and Annie (Aidy Bryant), shown. (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/Hulu)

We are excited to see that #OregonMade “Shrill” has been honored by the GLAAD Media Awards with a nomination in the “Outstanding Comedy Series” category.

The GLAAD Media Awards, “honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.” Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Shrill” Nominated For GLAAD Media Award!”

“Bird, Louise & Somebody Else.” | An award winning high school student film | In association with Portland Oregon’s Benjamin Franklin HS film program

Two kids entangled in the pursuit of young love find themselves colliding with the life of a woman experiencing a crisis in a new short film.

Written & Directed by: Quintana Jones and Harrison Hathaway

This is my first time, Quintana’s as well, just making something. I could write pages and pages about how much went in to this, and how much we failed to do. I had just graduated Senior year at High School, and Quintana was moving into Sophomore year. Continue reading... ““Bird, Louise & Somebody Else.” | An award winning high school student film | In association with Portland Oregon’s Benjamin Franklin HS film program”