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”

Oregon Producer Named Honorary Co-chair of Wisconsin Film Festival

I’m proud to announce that I have been invited to be an honorary co-chair of the 2011 Beloit International Film Festival.  Affectionately known as BIFF, the festival is in its sixth year and has been touted as a “must-attend event” by Moviemaker Magazine showcasing both big releases and indie films. The festival has played host to filmmakers from around the world and, in a short time, has established itself as a truly international festival. The festival will kick off Thursday, February 17th and will continue through until Sunday, February 20th. Continue reading... “Oregon Producer Named Honorary Co-chair of Wisconsin Film Festival”

BendFilm 2011 Opens Submissions

Now in its 8th year, BENDFILM FESTIVAL celebrates independent cinema’s brave voices by bringing thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging films from all over the world to Central Oregon’s scenic mountainous town of Bend. Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, and declared “an important creation for filmmakers” by Gus Van Sant.  BendFilm has garnered acclaim from industry, media, audiences, and filmmakers alike. Continue reading... “BendFilm 2011 Opens Submissions”

Eastern Oregon Film Festival Astounds, Impresses and Continues to Grow

As Eastern Oregon Film Festival gears up for it’s third year, we take a look at the success of last year with a recap piece by Charles Trowbridge, writer for La Grande Life as well as EOU’s newspaper The Voice.

La Grande’s second annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival came off with few hitches and to raucous, widespread approval.

Though the festival had many sponsors, both local and regional, the main thrust behind the event came from the countless volunteer hours from the seven-member board, headed by Chris Jennings, EOFF board president. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival Astounds, Impresses and Continues to Grow”

Susan Saladoff’s “Hot Coffee” gets bought by HBO

What a Sundance Festival for Oregon Films!  Today it was announced that Ashland based Susan Saladoff sold her documentary “Hot Coffee” to HBO. This is Susan’s first film and the success of the film is sure to make everyone believe that documentary film making is still viable.  Credit does go to Susan’s ability to tell a compelling story but she also created a great on line presence for the film. Continue reading... “Susan Saladoff’s “Hot Coffee” gets bought by HBO”

“How to Die in Oregon” Wins at Sundance

How to Die in Oregon

It was already a banner year for Oregon film makers at Sundance with six films represented at the festival with Oregon ties.  At the final day awards ceremony, 2011 became an award winning year for Oregon film makers.  Portland based director Peter Richardson won the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival which as Shawn Levy described it “one of the most prestigious awards that can be won by a non-fiction film anywhere in the world.”  Continue reading... ““How to Die in Oregon” Wins at Sundance”

Seminar: Art Of The Storyboard – Sunday/Eugene

Seminar: Art Of The Storyboard
Date: January 29, 2011
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Location: Baker Center 325 East 10th –  Eugene
Fee: $50

Description: DIVA’s 2011 OpenLens Festival offers an “Art Of The Storyboard” seminar with Portland film director Daniel Schafer. Schafer will discusses his career as a storyboard artist and illustrator and shares insights into the intricacies of pre-visualizing a film production in this informative seminar session. Pre-register: 541-344-3482. Information: OpenLens Festival,

Contact: Eric Ostlind
Phone: 541-344-3482
E-Mail: [email protected] Continue reading... “Seminar: Art Of The Storyboard – Sunday/Eugene”

Sundance Round Up And Oregon Wine

Troon Vineyard, Applegate Valley near Grant's Pass, Oregon

Shawn Levy (The Oregonian) has been busy blogging from Sundance with the roundup of the fantastic showing of Oregon made films and documentaries that have been screening, check it out here.

They  were not the only Oregon products featured at Sundance this year – Troon Vineyard (located in the beautiful Applegate Valley near Grant’s Pass) was selected to pour at the Sundance opening ceremonies.  They served; Troon 2009 Viognier, 2007  River Guide White and 2009 Druid’s Fluid Red and 2007 Kubli Bench Cabernet Sauvignon.  Continue reading... “Sundance Round Up And Oregon Wine”