OMPA’s annual celebratory event of Oregon’s media production industry and toast our award recipients is coming next week. Come enjoy connecting, exchanging ideas and experiences, and exploring new collaborations.
Learn more and RSVP at
Where: Produce Row
When: April 27, 6:30-9:30pm
Dress code: Creative and festive
What will be there: Drinks and hor d’oeuvres, photo booth, member highlight reels and awards winner recognition
Thank you to our event sponsors
, Comcast , Oregon Film , Koerner Camera Systems , Emma Josephson and the Portland Events and Film Office! Oregon Film Museum Continue reading... “OMPA’s Annual Showcase Event: April 27”
Director Asher Jelinsky took home the juried and audience awards for Best Narrative Short for their film Miller & Son. Photo by Kyle Asher, courtesy of the Ashland Independent Film Festival
ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) wrapped its 18
th annual edition, which ran April 11-15, 2019, screening over 150 films to audiences of over 17,000. On April 14 at its Awards Night celebration, the juried and audience award-winning films were announced.
James Blue Award was presented to directors Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink of The Rescue List. Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2019 Juried & Audience Award Winners”
Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present
2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Award
to Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “FilmWatch” Grant
will support “Queer Intersectionality”
series curated by B. Ruby Rich
ASHLAND, OR. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), scheduled for April 11-15, 2019, is presenting two special awards this year—the Pride Award to film critic B. Ruby Rich and the Rogue Award to artists Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra , directors of the Sundance NEXT Jury and Audience award winner, The Infiltrators . Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present 2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Awardto Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra”
Clementine writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher works with actors Otmara Marrero, Sydney Sweeney, and Will Brittain between takes on location in Florence, OR. Photograph by Allyson Riggs
Yet again Portland makes onto MovieMaker’s, “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” – congrats!
Here is what
MM had to say:
14. Portland, Oregon
“Without the new post regional tax incentive, which gives an additional rebate back to productions shooting outside of Portland proper, I don’t think we could’ve made this film,” says moviemaker Lara Jean Gallagher, in on her directing debut, the psychological drama Clementine. Continue reading... “MovieMaker Magazine Votes Portland #14 In Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Big Cities”
The L.A. Film Critic Association (LAFCA) awarded Debra Granik with Best Director for her #OregnMade film, “ Leave No Trace.” The winners will be awarded their honors at the January 12th gala in Century City. Congrats Debra!
We always knew that #OregonMade films, series, docs, animation and interactive games were among the best in the nation – but now the
New York Times has validated our belief. Both Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” and Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” appear on the paper’s recent “ Best of” list – that’s 2 out of 8, not bad. Continue reading... “Debra Granik Wins Best Director from LAFCA For #OregonMade “Leave No Trace””
ICDN Casting Directors Tusse Lande (SE), Anja Dihrberg (DE), Lana Veenker (US), Timka Grin (BA), Beatrice Kruger (IT), Debbie McWilliams (UK), Harika Uygur (TU), Magdalena Szwarcbart (PL) and Nancy Bishop (US) pose with 2018 International Casting Director Award Winner Francesco Vedovati (IT) (second from left).
In case you missed it, earlier this month, our own
Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker were nominated–alongside L.A. Casting Director Heidi Levitt–for the 2018 International Casting Director Award for “ ,”directed by Bad Samaritan Dean Devlin! Continue reading... “Oregon Casting Directors Eryn Goodman & Lana Veenker Nominated For International Casting Director Award”
The winning filmmaker, Leah Warshawski and her Oregon-raised animator, Dawn Norton, received a $3,000 grand prize as the Best Film. The winner aims to take the proceeds to launch high school curricula about overcoming the obstacles of our past and becoming stronger.
COTTAGE GROVE, ORE., 18 AUGUST 2018 – “Big Sonia” won the overall $3,000 Grand Prize at this weekend’s inaugural Bohemian Film Festival. The film – featuring 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who still goes to work everyday and stays busy so she “doesn’t have to think about it” – explores what it means to be a survivor, how this affects families and generations, and how trauma might define each of us. Continue reading... “Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner”
Oregon Casting Director Lana Veenker invited to one of Europe’s largest film festivals as part of a weeklong program dr
awing international focus to the casting profession
(Portland, OR) On August 15, 2018, when the
International Casting Director Award is handed over to the winner at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oregon casting director will be on hand. Lana Veenker
Not only is Veenker—alongside longtime Portland colleague
and Los Angeles casting director Eryn Goodman —nominated for Best Casting of a Feature Film (for Heidi Levitt by Bad Samaritan Dean Devlin), she is part of a team invited by the Festival to produce a special program centered on the casting profession, entitled “Casting at the Heart of Filmmaking.” Continue reading... “Sarajevo Film Festival Puts A Spotlight On Casting—And On Local Casting Director”
The Oregonion/Oregon Live’s,
Kale Williams, won a Reporting Emmy over the week end for his documentary film, “Thin Ice: A Polar Bear’s Plight” and Dave Killen received the Regional Emmy for direction of the film. The doc was part of the bigger, Project Nora, that the Oregonian and Oregon Live have been reporting on since Nora was abandoned by her mother.
Read more about Nora the polar bear’s journey, and the plans for her future and the Oregon Zoo’s polar bear enclosure
here. Continue reading... “The Oregonian/OregonLive Wins 2 Regional Emmys With Polar Bear Doc”
MovieMaker Magazine has annouced their “B est Places to Live and Work as a moviemaker” with Portland coming in at #11 in the “ Big Cities” category, and Ashland at #5 in the “ Small Cities” category. Ashalnd was beaten out by New Orleans, Savannah, Santa Fe, and Pittsburg, and Portland by Atlanta, Vancouver (BC), Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Albuquerque, Boston, Toronto, Austin and Montreal. Director Alessandro Circiello shoots Magic Carpet, the Search for Now in Ashland. Continue reading... “Portland and Ashland Voted Best Places To Live + Work By MovieMaker”