Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients

The Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland, in partnership with Travel Portland, has selected three recipients of the Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant. The Amplify Portland Grant seeks to create opportunity for filmmakers using local talent, crew, and vendors during production. The grant contributes to productions that build professional development within the local industry and bring exposure to Portland through unique stories with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.

This is the first cycle of the new grant. Continue reading... “Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients”

STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions

NewFilmmakers LA is proud to announce the second edition of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive, in partnership with NFMLA, STARZ and NALIP!

NALIP and NFMLA have partnered with STARZ for a second year of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive to support aspiring TV writers from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to make their mark in the world of premium cable. The STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive provides a unique platform for emerging talents to cultivate their skills and refine their spec scripts with the guidance of esteemed mentors, executives, and established writers. Continue reading... “STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions”

Top Secret Club Wrap Party & Awards

Over the past six weeks five panelists composed of professional writers/filmmakers/actors have read and scored all of the 2023 Top Secret Club scripts.

We are excited to say that the winners of the 1k grants made possible through the Creative Opportunity Program have been selected and we are excited to announce them on Monday November 13th at Desert Island Studios!

The evening will be a celebration of the entire year of Top Secret Club writers and the community that gathered for each event.  Continue reading... “Top Secret Club Wrap Party & Awards”

“Showing Up” Collects Two Nominations – Gotham Awards


We are thrilled to report that Kelly Reichardt’s #oregonmade “Showing Up” (2022) has collected two nominations in the 33rd annual Gotham Awards lineup.

  • Best Feature: (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (A24))
  • Outstanding Lead Performance: (Michelle Williams)

Nominees are selected by “committees of film and television critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors, and others directly involved in making films will determine the final Gotham Award recipients.”   Continue reading... ““Showing Up” Collects Two Nominations – Gotham Awards”

Oregon Film Office Nomination For The Location Guide’s Makers & Shakers Awards 2023!

The annual Location Guide‘s Makers & Shakers Awards are awarded to a production trade association, member organization, or company that has benefited the community and expanded the local talent and skills pool of the creative screen industries. The Oregon Film Office, with its newly minted Creative Opportunity Program, has been shortlisted in the “Initiative to Grow Local Industry” category, along with 8 other nominees.

Makers & Shakers quoted Jean-Frederic Garcia, Events Director for the Awards, as saying: “This year’s entries have gone above and beyond what we have ever seen. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Office Nomination For The Location Guide’s Makers & Shakers Awards 2023!”

Community Storytelling Fellowship Call for Proposals

Ifanyi D. Bell films Leon Ransom for Bruce Poinsette’s story “My Heart Belongs Where the Trees Are”. Poinsette was a Community Storytelling Fellow in 2022. Photo credit: Intisar Abioto

Oregon Humanities is now accepting proposals for our Community Storytelling Fellowship. We’re looking for people who belong to communities that are underrepresented in Oregon media to share stories from those communities in our magazine and other publications in 2024.

This fellowship supports storytellers working in any nonfiction medium—written journalism, audio, video, comics, photography, and more. Continue reading... “Community Storytelling Fellowship Call for Proposals”

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.  Continue reading... “Oregon Film Museum to Present “Selig Award””

Emerging Voices Take Center Stage at The Portland Film Festival

“Every year is an honor to watch films shared with the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast,” said Joe Stevens, the 30-year-old self-described Afro-Indigenous Director of Programming. “The talent always blows me away: risk-taking and authentic storytelling. We never have enough theater screens to include all the great films we find.”

The festival takes place Oct 12- 16.

Storytelling is a vital part of Portland’s culture
Steven continues, “Last year, we hosted over 200 women-directed films of the 400 films we presented. Continue reading... “Emerging Voices Take Center Stage at The Portland Film Festival”

Made-in-Oregon films abound at 11th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival

For the 11th rendition of the Klamath Independent Film Festival, Oregon’s lone film fest that exclusively showcases Made-in-Oregon shorts and feature-length films, over 50 selected films will be presented in-person and online Sept. 22-24.
Organized by Klamath Film, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves as the film liaison office for Klamath County, the festival draws filmmakers and film fans from across the state to Klamath Falls for a three-day celebration of films made across Oregon over the past year. This year’s festival has accepted over 50 films – the most in the festival’s history – necessitating additional online exclusives alongside a full slate of film screenings to be held at the Ross Ragland Theater. Continue reading... “Made-in-Oregon films abound at 11th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival”

Cine | Seen is Back – Sept 7

A night of shorts films showcasing the talents of filmmakers from the PNW. We are highlighting the unique perspective and films of underrepresented artists. Join us in creating a space for creative celebration here in Oregon.

Find out more here.

Hosted by: Katie Nguyen

Sounds byDJ Aquamarine

Presented by: OMPA

Produced by: YGB Portland

This event is being made possible in part through the Creative Opportunity Program from Oregon Film.

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