Tell Your Story Grant Winners – 2024

Oregon Film and the #OregonMade Creative Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Tell Your Story Grant. This grant program seeks to directly support the individual filmmaker and artist and is not directly linked to a specific project. The TYSG seeks to help early and mid-career creators get to the next step of their career and ensure that career continues to develop in Oregon by providing funding that can be used by the recipient in a more flexible manner. Continue reading... “Tell Your Story Grant Winners – 2024”

PNW Indigenous Filmmaker Grant from MSFF

In an effort to raise visibility for Native American and Indigenous voices in film, the McMinnville Short Film Festival (MSFF) is awarding a $10k grant to a PNW-based filmmaker or filmmaking team. Applicants with films at all stages (from development to post production) are encouraged to apply and must complete 50% of production in Oregon.

The goal is for selected filmmakers to complete a short film to be premiered and promoted at MSFF. Please email us at [email protected] for an application. Continue reading... “PNW Indigenous Filmmaker Grant from MSFF”

Confluence Filmmaker Fellows: Short Films & A Conversation

FREE EVENT at the Tomorrow Theater on August 1.

Seven talented Indigenous storytellers were named Confluence Filmmaker Fellows last year. Confluence supports Indigenous filmmakers in achieving their visions through cash awards and new film equipment, helping them take their craft to the next level. Join us for a screening of their short films followed by a moderated Q&A.

Thursday, August 1 at 7p

Find more info and book your tickets here.

This program is supported in part by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Confluence Filmmaker Fellows: Short Films & A Conversation”

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Post Production Grant to five feature films.  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 worldwide streaming distribution.

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“Tell Your Story” Grant – Open for Submissions April 17 – May 31

Oregon Film, #OregonMade Creative Foundation and the Creative Opportunity Program are offering two $15,000 grants to Oregon-based creators, or creative teams. The Grant is designed to support a non-project specific virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and/or shoot the stories they want to tell, in any format they choose. All filmmakers are welcome to apply, with a special emphasis on applicants from traditionally under-represented communities.

Tell Your Story Grant(s) Will:

  • Support early or mid-career filmmakers (not entry level) looking to move forward in the film, media, and entertainment fields in Oregon.
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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”

Catalyst Film Collective’s Script to Screen Grant Open for Submissions

Catalyst Film Collective‘s screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters.

Script to Screen Grant Program

$10,000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Spring 2024 competition:

February 3 :: Competition Opens
March 31 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
April 21 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
April 28 :: Live Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts & In Person Voting
May 2 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
May 4 :: Winner Announced

Find out more here.

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Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3

Catalyst Film Collective has announced their Script to Screen Grant Program which will be open for submission starting February 3, 2024.

This grant will provide:

  • $10,000 to make your film.
  • Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective.
  • Valuable in-kind donations
  • An Executive Producer

And, even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.

You must be a Catalyst FC member to apply. Find out more here.

This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film. Continue reading... “Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3”

Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update

As we head into a new year, it is a good time to reflect on our work and mandates and share what we’re up to here at Oregon Film. Do You Know What (Y)Our Film Office Does?

Who Are We? We are a small (4 people) semi-independent state agency. We work closely with other agencies such as:

  • Business Oregon
  • Travel Oregon
  • Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Parks & Recreation (Oregon State Parks)
  • Oregon Governor’s Office

We are overseen by a 5 member board of directors that is appointed by the Governor. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update”

WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program

 

Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX) is proud to announce the launch of a new program, Educate/Incubate, designed to advance the careers of local women and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland film community. The program will be one of the largest in scope ever run by WIF-PDX. It will include public educational events, a cohort of hand-picked resident filmmakers, and a community screening. The organization is hiring a part-time coordinator position to assist with the program.

“We were thinking about ways to make an impact in the community and what the needs are,” said Stephanie Hough, board president of WIF PDX, “Through the Educate/Incubate program we’ll be able to activate the amazing sense of community that exists in Portland around filmmaking, and connect incredible emerging talent with the resources they need.” Continue reading... “WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program”