Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”
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”
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”
KINO is excited to share with Oregon filmmakers the KINO Short Film Fest. Proudly sponsored by Panavision and Final Draft. Top prizes include the Judge’s Choice Award of $25,000 and the People’s Choice Award of $5,000. Filmmakers also have the chance for KINO (a Film Finance Company) to transform their short film (or another idea) into a full-length feature film. No other film festival offers this.
Additional industry prizes include: The Panavision Award for Cinematography and the Final Draft Award for the Most Original Script, with a series of other awards to also be distributed. Continue reading... “KINO Short Film Fest Open for Submissions”
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””
PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.
In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J. Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”
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 https://ompa.org/events
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, Oregon Film Museum, Emma Josephson and the Portland Events and Film Office! Continue reading... “OMPA’s Annual Showcase Event: April 27”
ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) wrapped its 18th 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.
The 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”
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 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 post 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”