Left Coast Comedy Preview Party – Nov 15

LEFT COAST Comedy: PREVIEW Party!

Come support the funny people and see our latest comedic sketches, too!

With special guest Comedian Sid!

Information & Tickets here. Free!

Wednesday, November 15th 5 – 7 pm

Willamette Garage

1590 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068

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Top Secret Club Wrap Party & Awards

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”

Lights, Camera, Connection Event at Open Signal Nov. 18

Lights, Camera, Connection is a femme & non-binary centered networking affair. All are welcome to attend to support Open Signal’s efforts to advance gender equity in film and video media arts and celebrate!

We are excited to host this open-house style gathering in our newly renovated lobby and community space. Help us warm up the space and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere for all who celebrate diversity and commit to equity!

We invite you to drop in, mingle, take in a showcase of content from femme and nonbinary media makers, and connect!

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World Premiere Virtual Watch Party

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAY NEVER DIE, BUT IT SURE CAN KILL!

YOU’RE INVITED to the world premiere watch party of the horror tv pilot, John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes, an international award-winning boldly dark comedic horror/supernatural rock-mock series set in the 1970s and present day Pacific Northwest.

4 friends seek out obscure ’70s rock bands to interview in an attempt to be hired by CREEM Magazine. Each episode follows the friends as they descend into a fantastical world where abhorrent creatures emerge from the shadows as a dark force pursues them. Continue reading... “World Premiere Virtual Watch Party”

KINO Short Film Fest Open for Submissions

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”

DAVID BYRNE // Reasons to be Cheerful & American Utopia

It’s true — David Byrne has reasons to be cheerful about Portland! Join us for the opening of the Tomorrow Theater, where he will chat with folks right here in our community about everything from their creative approach to affordable housing to artists and community leaders changing our world in a myriad of impactful ways.

David will guide audiences through the stories that inspire him to think differently on how to change for whom, by whom, and how we approach the future. Continue reading... “DAVID BYRNE // Reasons to be Cheerful & American Utopia”

Oregon Film Museum to Present “Selig Award”

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””

Movies On Morrison

Movies on Morrison starts Wednesday, October 11

To celebrate Portland’s production and media industry and to support local businesses and boost engagement within the Central City, the Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland is excited to activate downtown Portland vacant storefronts with a series of movies and TV shows filmed and/or produced here in Portland.

During Every Wednesday’s lunch hour in October, downtown street windows will come alive with screenings of film and TV content among displays inspired by the productions such as: LAIKA’s The Story So Far, James Beard Award-winning All the Homies Network, and NBC Universal’s Grimm. Continue reading... “Movies On Morrison”

Film Industry Quarterly Happy Hour

Please join the Portland Events and Film office, along with Catalyst Film Collective, to connect with a collaborative group of film industry professionals. We believe film, as an art, is important for its own sake as well as for our local ecosystem.

We want to meet you, hear from you, and be your resource for film industry updates and news from the organizations and agencies that work in the production and media industries.  Let’s do what we do best—collaborate and create! Continue reading... “Film Industry Quarterly Happy Hour”

Media Bias? Creator Bias?: “Free Willy”

On the Surface: “Free Willy”

The Mere Exposure Effect Workshop
Media Bias? Biased Creators.

It’s great to watch movies set in your hometown.  For many of us, Free Willy is a childhood favorite. This Sept. 22nd, when attending the #OregonMade film event, pay close attention to the implicit biases that show up in this film. The last time I watched “Free Willy” two scenes left me shaking my head in disbelief.  How had I not noticed these scenes before?  Today, it’s my job to turn a critical eye toward all media and unpack biases. Continue reading... “Media Bias? Creator Bias?: “Free Willy””