Seven talented Indigenous storytellers have been named Confluence Filmmaker Fellows, as the nonprofit Confluence launches its inaugural program to showcase emerging Native visual artists. Thanks to a generous grant from Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program, Confluence is able to support Indigenous filmmakers in achieving their visions through cash prizes and
On-screen representation affects cultural understanding of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ characters. Barriers need to be broken down until equal representation is achieved on-screen and behind the camera.
BendFilm’s Grant will support a BIPOC women artist with $20,000 toward making their short or feature film. The grant supports storytellers who are working to tell creative and complex stories told from a point of view that is unique and authentic.
Join us for a workshop and in-depth conversation with Certified Consent-Forward Artist and Filmmaker Windy Borman MS, as she guides participants through a look at what it means to create storytelling in a consent-forward environment.
This is a part of the Creative Opportunity Program from Oregon Film.
Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that hosts table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads are followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.
6 PM – 9 PM at 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Free to attend!
Featuring work by Linda Alper and Aaron Isaac Vasquez.
The winners of this year’s “Tell Your Story” grants are Karina Lomelin Ripper and Luann Algoso & Christian Henry. These filmmakers will receive a non-project-specific grant of $15,000 and at least six months of direct support from the Oregon Film Office as well as shared office space at Desert Island Studios. The grant was designed to support a non-project-specific, virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and shoot the stories they want to tell in any film format they choose. Continue reading... ““Tell Your Story” Grant Winners Announed”
Join PAM CUT as we welcome the Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Academy Award-winning ShadowMachine, Rosemary Colliver as she discusses the very pertinent and important production contracts, how to properly create one, and what to be aware of to keep your creative project safe. Coming along for the ride is Academy Award-winning producer Melanie Coombs (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Harvie Krumpet) to help provide further insight with real-life experiences to help participants better understand the importance and necessity of these contracts. Continue reading... “PAM CUT Professional Workshops: The INs and OUTs of Production Contracts”
The next Top Secret Club script reading event is coming up Saturday April 29th at 2 PM featuring the work of playwright/actor/director Francisco Garcia and actor/writer/producer Julia Morizawa.
Desert Island Studios are excited to announce that the event will be held at their new studio space- 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Join them to support these fantastic projects/writers followed by networking, and a sneak peek of our new facility. Free to attend.
Top Secret Club is a program supported by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program.
Join PAM CUT, and attorneys Rachel Goldberg and Christopher Weathers on a deep dive into the world of Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use for media projects including film, television, video games, XR, etc.
Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities. Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!
We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.