BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre

BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, is proud to announce this year’s “Sound and Vision Fest” taking place at the Hollywood Theatre to benefit restoration projects at the 85 year-old Portland landmark.

The festival was created to showcase new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers, exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa. Each night of the festival will be curated by a different local artist and will feature a mixture of film screenings and live music from favorite local bands. Continue reading... “BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre”

Disoriant Asian American Film Festival – Eugene, OR



Contact:  Colin Kiley, Publicity Coordinator

(541) 510-2096    [email protected]


April 29 – May 1, 2011 – Bijou Art Cinemas, Eugene, OR

EUGENE, OREGON – April 18, 2011.  The Chinese American Benevolent Association is pleased to announce the sixth anniversary of the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival with a selection of highly provocative and unique quality films. DisOrient has grown from a grass roots film festival started in 2005 by Eugene native Jason Mak to an all-volunteer run community event that features films that support social justice themes and that break the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander stereotypes so often portrayed in mainstream media.  Continue reading... “Disoriant Asian American Film Festival – Eugene, OR”

Van Sant’s Restless to Open the Cannes Film Festival

As you will read in Shawn Levy’s blog post today Gus Van Sant’s film “Restless” is set to open this year’s Cannes Film Festival.  Van Sant has been a long time favorite of the festival dating all the way back to the 1995 film “To Die For” which opened the festival back then.  This is the second Oregon film to premiere in a major international film festival over the last year.  The first one being Kelly Reichardt’s “Meeks Cutoff” which opened in theaters this past week.  Continue reading... “Van Sant’s Restless to Open the Cannes Film Festival”

Earth Day Is Around The Corner and “A Billion Acts of Green®” Is Already Happening In Oregon



It’s April, it’s beginning to sprout green everywhere you look and there are many good and green projects out there that make evident Oregonians are doing their part for Earth Day and a  “A Billion Acts of Green®” this year.

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is screening a handful of Oregon made eco-films, the 48 Hour Go Green project has chosen two Oregon filmmakers to screen at Cannes and we have been working with the Producers Guild of America to help with a searchable green vendor data base to help green your next project. Continue reading... “Earth Day Is Around The Corner and “A Billion Acts of Green®” Is Already Happening In Oregon”

Salem & Bend listed on “10 Best Small Film Festivals”

So, I entered my new short film, The Bag in to the Tupelo Film Festival (TFF).  That’s right Tupelo Mississippi.  I had heard good things about TFF and when it came time to enter film festivals I thought why not Tupelo.  After all it is the hometown of Elvis Presley and since the writer/star of The Bag was Elvis’ leading lady in The Trouble with Girls maybe TFF would find a little extra interest in the film.  Fast forward about 5 weeks and I haven’t heard anything back from Tupelo other than acknowledgment that they received my screener. Continue reading... “Salem & Bend listed on “10 Best Small Film Festivals””

Cinema Pacific’s Industry Symposium Open to the Public

When Richard Herskowitz called me to let me know that he was able to get Terrence Chang and David Linde to speak at this year’s Industry Symposium, I leaped at the chance to participate.  It is very rare for an event in Oregon to have one person with this much industry experience let alone two people.  And the best news is that the entire event is FREE!!!!! Check out the line up below and also check out all the other great things happening this year at Cinema PacificContinue reading... “Cinema Pacific’s Industry Symposium Open to the Public”

Film Festivals coming to Oregon

Oregon is host to two very exciting film festivals coming soon to Ashland Oregon as well as Eugene Oregon.

Either as a viewer of film maker you can visit these sites below to view the lists of films showing at the festivals.   At Cinema Pacific, you get the chance to watch not only some interesting films from China but on Thursday April 7 the festival is hosting an interesting industry symposium featuring some top level producers including the producer of all of John Woo’s films.  Continue reading... “Film Festivals coming to Oregon”

BendFilm Earlybird Deadline

The 8th annual BendFilm Festival opens call for entries! Declared “an important creation for filmmakers” by Gus Van Sant, BendFilm puts its focus on filmmakers, catering to their every need. Submit your film to the BendFilm today!! ** Only a few more days to take advantage of the Earlybird Deadline ** Continue reading... “BendFilm Earlybird Deadline”


After months of jurying over 400 films from female filmmakers from around the world, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POW Fest) is pleased to announce the programming highlights planned for its fourth annual festival scheduled to take place March 9 – 13, 2011.   “I am always thrilled after the POWFest schedule comes together to see the amazing talent of women filmmakers. We strive to showcase not only women who have been working for many years, the true pioneers in women-created cinema, but also those who are just getting their start. Continue reading... “PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (POW FEST) ANNOUNCES 2011 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS”