A street kid gets caught vandalizing (in Portland or Astoria or even Seattle, it’s never actually clear except for the SuperSonics baseball cap) and sent to clean up his creative tagging at the fish tanks at (thanks to creative editing) Oaks Park. It is here that Jesse befriends the eponymous angry-at-his-captivity Orca and the rest is cinematic history – right on up thru the Killer Whale in a car wash and on to Willy’s dramatic flying escape over the breakwater at Hammond Marina in Warrenton. Continue reading... ““Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series”
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”
Join us for our highly anticipated Fourteenth Annual Event, taking place from October 19 to October 21 in the picturesque town of La Grande, Oregon. As we mark this milestone year, we invite you to immerse yourself in a captivating lineup of thought-provoking films, engage with emerging talents, and be part of a vibrant community of film enthusiasts. From powerful narratives to groundbreaking visuals, our festival showcases the very best in independent cinema. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of storytelling and cinematic artistry at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival! Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival – Oct 19-21”
Join us for the Special 20th Anniversary Bend Film Festival in 2023! We’ll screen over 100 films from the Regal Old Mill to Madras and host 125 filmmakers who are joining us from all over the country.
Passes are currently the least expensive they will be, so do not wait. You can even gift a pass to a loved one!
BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense – rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun, and engaging. Academy-qualifying and one of the “25 Coolest Festivals in the World,” BendFIlm is located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR and has been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 18 years.
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”
To anyone reading – hi, my name is Jeff Rutherford.
In May 2021, I went into the high desert of Central Oregon with a few friends and shot a feature film. Over the course of that summer, we edited that film in a little house off SE Division St. And then a year later, we premiered that film, which is called A PERFECT DAY FOR CARIBOU, in Cineasti del presente at the 75th Locarno Film Festival. Now a year after the world premiere, we’re bringing the film home for one night only. Continue reading... ““A Perfect Day for Caribou” Screens at Cinema 21 on August 15”
Prior to the start of TV/Theatrical/Streaming negotiations, SAG-AFTRA made the decision to allow producers, who may otherwise fall within the scope of the strike order, to apply for an Interim Agreement. These Agreements are for projects that have been confirmed to be separate from the AMPTP and entirely independent.
The Interim Agreement is not a waiver. It is a contract that includes all terms and conditions for producers looking to employ SAG-AFTRA members on their specific independent productions.
The union thoroughly vets and approves each and every project seeking an Interim Agreement. Continue reading... “SAG-AFTRA Offers Indie Productions “Interim Agreements” During Strike”
The Gorge Impact Film Festival (GIFF) announces its inaugural event, Saturday, November 4, 2023 at The Ruins in Hood River, Oregon. The festival will explore one of the most crucial questions of our time: “How does humanity go forward with joy, hope, and optimism on a changed planet?”
Climate change, species decline, and habitat destruction have transformed our world. But with the planet and humanity here to stay. GIFF seeks to inspire conversations about our future in this evolving environment.
GIFF is seeking film submissions from around the globe that explore the theme through various lenses, including art, design and architecture, nature, indigenous ways of thinking, technology, food, water and energy systems, philosophy, and even humor.
The next installment of our #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre is “Sometimes a Great Notion” on August 23. Paul Newman stars in and directs what some call the quintessential Oregon film based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Shot on the Siletz River and in and around Lincoln City and Toledo, the Stamper family, headed by Henry Fonda, Never Gives an Inch right on up to the final image of the senior Stamper’s hand giving a single finger salute as the last timber raft heads out to sea. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: “Sometimes a Great Notion” on 35mm”
The Hollywood Theatre and Oregon State Parks join forces once again for Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks! Pack a picnic and bring your friends to a summer season of vintage blockbusters, paranormal thrillers, and cult favorites, screening under the stars at some of Oregon’s most beautiful parks.
Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks are free to attend and no ticket is required. Screenings begin at dusk. Free day-use parking after 7 p.m.
Find the full schedule below and here, then pack up the picnic blankets and lawn chairs for a summer full of fun! Continue reading... “Outdoor Movies in Oregon State Parks Returns!”