Tell Your Story Grant Winners – 2024

Oregon Film and the #OregonMade Creative Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Tell Your Story Grant. This grant program seeks to directly support the individual filmmaker and artist and is not directly linked to a specific project. The TYSG seeks to help early and mid-career creators get to the next step of their career and ensure that career continues to develop in Oregon by providing funding that can be used by the recipient in a more flexible manner. Continue reading... “Tell Your Story Grant Winners – 2024”

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”

SOU Digital Cinema Named as a Top Film School

It’s official: Southern Oregon University’s Digital Cinema program makes SOU one of the best film schools in North America. The current edition of MovieMaker magazine, which bills itself as the world’s most widely read independent film magazine, includes SOU among its picks for the “30 Best Film Schools in the U.S. & Canada.”

“When we launched the Digital Cinema program in fall 2019, one of our big aspirations was to become a nationally-ranked film school,” said Andrew Gay, a professor of Digital Cinema and director of SOU’s School of Arts & Communication. Continue reading... “SOU Digital Cinema Named as a Top Film School”

PNW Indigenous Filmmaker Grant from MSFF

In an effort to raise visibility for Native American and Indigenous voices in film, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is awarding a $10k grant to a PNW-based filmmaker or filmmaking team. Applicants with films at all stages (from development to post production) are encouraged to apply and must complete 50% of production in Oregon.

The goal is for selected filmmakers to complete a short film to be premiered and promoted at MSFF. Please email us at [email protected] for an application. Continue reading... “PNW Indigenous Filmmaker Grant from MSFF”

Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees

Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow announces the honorees for the fifth annual Cinema Unbound Awards at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, on June 21, 2024. As one of the few major art museums in the U.S. that celebrates cinematic storytelling and new media in all its many forms—including film, television, new media, animation, audio storytelling, gaming, immersive arts, and boundary-pushing multi-sensory XR & VR—Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT is uniquely positioned to present these awards honoring bold, cinematic creators who use their vision to challenge for whom, by whom, and how stories can be told. Continue reading... “Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees”

Cinema Unbound Awards Coming June 21

Portland Art Museum and PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow have set a date for the 2024 Cinema Unbound Awards. Friday, June 21, 2024

This fifth annual event will feature a dinner, party, and fundraiser honoring world-class media artists and filmmakers pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Event and table sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please visit pam.to/2024-CUA or contact Harper Brokaw-Falbo at [email protected]

Watch for more information about individual tickets later this Spring. Continue reading... “Cinema Unbound Awards Coming June 21”

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”

Catalyst Film Collective’s Script to Screen Grant Open for Submissions

Catalyst Film Collective‘s screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters.

Script to Screen Grant Program

$10,000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Spring 2024 competition:

February 3 :: Competition Opens
March 31 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
April 21 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
April 28 :: Live Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts & In Person Voting
May 2 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
May 4 :: Winner Announced

Find out more here.

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Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3

Catalyst Film Collective has announced their Script to Screen Grant Program which will be open for submission starting February 3, 2024.

This grant will provide:

  • $10,000 to make your film.
  • Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective.
  • Valuable in-kind donations
  • An Executive Producer

And, even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.

You must be a Catalyst FC member to apply. Find out more here.

This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film. Continue reading... “Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3”

WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program

 

Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX) is proud to announce the launch of a new program, Educate/Incubate, designed to advance the careers of local women and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland film community. The program will be one of the largest in scope ever run by WIF-PDX. It will include public educational events, a cohort of hand-picked resident filmmakers, and a community screening. The organization is hiring a part-time coordinator position to assist with the program.

“We were thinking about ways to make an impact in the community and what the needs are,” said Stephanie Hough, board president of WIF PDX, “Through the Educate/Incubate program we’ll be able to activate the amazing sense of community that exists in Portland around filmmaking, and connect incredible emerging talent with the resources they need.” Continue reading... “WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program”