Hollywood Theatre at PDX is Looking for #OregonMade Short Films

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland’s premiere modern-historic movie house, is looking for short films to be screened at their location in the PDX airport for our Summer 2024 program. If you or someone you know has a short film that fits the parameters presented below, consider submitting your film!

To be considered for screening at the Hollywood Theatre @ PDX, all submissions must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Must be created by a local/regional artist or concern issues relating to Oregon or the Pacific Northwest
  • Must be appropriate for a general audience (G-rated).
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#OregonMade “Above the Trees” Premieres in Ashland on May 10

#OregonMade and Southern Oregon produced “Above The Trees” will premiere May 10, 2024 at the Varsity theatre in Ashland before taking a small tour around the state with a series of in-person screenings followed by a Q&A with the filmmaking team. “Above the Trees” is the new film from Joma Films who previously produced other #OregonMade features like “Phoenix, Oregon,” “Black Road,” “Redwood Highway” and “Calvin Marshall.”

Join us for in person Q&As in these cities. Tickets available soon.

May 10 – Ashland – Varsity Theatre
May 11 – Klamath Falls – Pelican Cinemas
May 13 – Grants Pass – Southgate Cinemas
May 15 – Eugene – Art House Theater
May 17 – Salem – Salem Cinema
May 18 am – Lincoln City – Bijou Theatre
May 18 pm – Florence – City Lights Cinemas
May 19 – Corvallis – Darkside Cinema
May 22 – Portland – Hollywood Theatre
June 22 – Fort Jones, CA – GlowFest

When a good man is assaulted and left in a serious coma, his best friend and local boxer is charged with the crime. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Above the Trees” Premieres in Ashland on May 10”

#OregonMade “Lazareth” to be Released May 10

Ignore those skyline shots of a post apocalyptic Seattle because this one is #OregonMade.

“Lazareth” follows Lee (Ashley Judd), an aunt whose life mission is to protect her orphaned nieces, Imogen and Maeve, from a self-destructing world, raising them in isolation until an outsider threatens their peaceful existence.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Sarah Pidgeon, Katie Douglas, Edward Balaban, and Asher Angel. Directed by: Alec Tibaldi.

“Lazareth” will be released on May 10, 2024.

Watch the trailer below:

 

 

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Particle Studio Opens SE Portland Production Stage Space

Particle Studio, a  soundproof studio space for video and photo production, has opened a new stage space in SE Portland.

Particle Studio is outfitted with an L-shaped cyc wall, industry grade lighting, high-end finishes, fully-functional model kitchens, and on-site equipment rentals. There’s also powered grids, ground floor load in, and a staff that’s eager to assist with any needs your production may have.

This new studio has been built from the ground up (literally) to fulfill all production needs.

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#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

A new feature film shot in Portland, Enterprise and the Wallowas opens in theaters and will be available on streaming platforms on May 3.

“New Life” tells the story of a mysterious woman on the run, and the resourceful fixer assigned to bring her in. Their two unique stories inextricably link, as the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.

The thriller stars Sonya Walger, Hayley Erin, and Tony Amendola. Written and directed by John Rosman.

Check out the trailer here:

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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.

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LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest

The award-winning feature film studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon uses cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to create stop-motion animation in a way no other studios are. And the company’s culture — focused on DEI and growth opportunities — is driven by team members who share a passion for telling great stories.

“We have a collaborative culture and a great deal of diversity in terms of creative voices and ways of working across the studio,” said David Burke, LAIKA’s chief marketing and operations officer. Continue reading... “LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest”

The Future of Film School is Here. And it’s Online.

Have you ever dreamed of working in film, television, or digital production?

Wouldn’t it be great to learn the skills that you need to work in the entertainment industry directly from top professionals from wherever you are — at any time — in a cost-effective way?

Stage 32, the world’s leading online education platform for the entertainment industry, is now offering you the opportunity to become certified in the skills that are needed to work in production so you can take your career to the next level from wherever you are in the world. Continue reading... “The Future of Film School is Here. And it’s Online.”

The Portland Events and Film Office Post-Production Grant

THE 2024 POST-PRODUCTION GRANT APPLICATION OPENS MARCH 20, 2024.

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to offer a grant opportunity for Portland-based independent film productions to support and offset the cost of the post-production process.

The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for world wide streaming distribution. Continue reading... “The Portland Events and Film Office Post-Production Grant”

BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at: www.bampiremovie.com

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