Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients

The Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland, in partnership with Travel Portland, has selected three recipients of the Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant. The Amplify Portland Grant seeks to create opportunity for filmmakers using local talent, crew, and vendors during production. The grant contributes to productions that build professional development within the local industry and bring exposure to Portland through unique stories with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.

This is the first cycle of the new grant. Continue reading... “Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients”

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”

Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant

Opening Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023: Portland Events and Film Office presents Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant

In partnership with Travel Portland, the Portland Events and Film Office is excited to offer a new grant opportunity created to amplify previously unheard stories of Portlanders.

The Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant aims to create opportunity for filmmakers utilizing local talent, crew and vendors during production.

Our focus is on the professional development of the local industry and bringing exposure to Portland via its presence on screen. Continue reading... “Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant”

Application Open for OCF’s Small Arts & Culture Grants

Oregon Community Foundation’s Small Arts & Culture Grants Program is now accepting applications!

Could your organization use some support to advance your mission? Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) seeks applications from arts and culture nonprofit organizations with budgets under $100,000. One-year grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for general operating support will be awarded across the state with $350,000 in total grant funding available annually.

Review the eligibility guidelines in the Request for Proposals to see if this opportunity might be a good fit for your organization.

Continue reading... “Application Open for OCF’s Small Arts & Culture Grants”

Meet the First Confluence Filmmaker Fellows

Alana Tiikpuu Walker

Seven talented Indigenous storytellers have been named Confluence Filmmaker Fellows, as the nonprofit Confluence launches its inaugural program to showcase emerging Native visual artists. Thanks to a generous grant from Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program, Confluence is able to support Indigenous filmmakers in achieving their visions through cash prizes and

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new film equipment to take their craft to the next level. Last spring, Confluence put out a call for submissions and received proposals from many creative and thoughtful filmmakers! Continue reading... “Meet the First Confluence Filmmaker Fellows”

BendFilm Launches BIPOC Women Production Film Grant

On-screen representation affects cultural understanding of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ characters. Barriers need to be broken down until equal representation is achieved on-screen and behind the camera.

BendFilm’s Grant will support a BIPOC women artist with $20,000 toward making their short or feature film. The grant supports storytellers who are working to tell creative and complex stories told from a point of view that is unique and authentic.

Filmmakers who have been underrepresented are less likely to have the funding support to produce their first films to jumpstart their careers. Continue reading... “BendFilm Launches BIPOC Women Production Film Grant”

Creative Opportunity Grant Program – Call for Submissions

We are accepting proposals from partner organizations for projects to be considered for the next Creative Opportunity Program funding from Oregon Film through 5p September 1, 2023. If you run or are part of an media focused organization (non-profit, membership or public benefit entity) and have a program that you believe will be helpful to grow, educate, enlighten, train or otherwise benefit the film, television, animation, commercial, interactive or media community here in Oregon please send us your proposals.

Proposed projects should, ideally, take place during the Oct 1, 2023 to Sept 30, 2024 Fiscal Year. Continue reading... “Creative Opportunity Grant Program – Call for Submissions”

“Tell Your Story” Grant Winners Announed

The winners of this year’s “Tell Your Story” grants are Karina Lomelin Ripper and Luann Algoso & Christian Henry. These filmmakers will receive a non-project-specific grant of $15,000 and at least six months of direct support from the Oregon Film Office as well as shared office space at Desert Island Studios. The grant was designed to support a non-project-specific, virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and shoot the stories they want to tell in any film format they choose. Continue reading... ““Tell Your Story” Grant Winners Announed”

Portland Post-Production Grant Program Winners Announced

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, has announced the recipients of its 2023 Portland Post-Production Grant Program. Selected from a pool of 32 applicants, four local filmmakers will receive $7,500 each for their respective projects.

The grant program is intended to support the professional development of local Portland filmmakers by providing funds for such activities as sound, picture editing, color matching, color grading, closed caption, tech specs for distributors, and music clearances using local post-production houses.

Grants encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Continue reading... “Portland Post-Production Grant Program Winners Announced”

Portland Film Office Post-Production Grant Opens for Submissions March 14

For the fourth year, the Portland Film Office (@PDXFilmOffice), in partnership with Travel Portland (@TravelPortland), is proud to offer four grants of $7,500 each for Oregonbased independent feature-length film productions. 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 Mother of Color, which premiered in the Portland area and is circulating the film festival docket with much successDearest Eva, premiered at OMSI in August of 2022, and past recipients “Sophie Jones” and “Clementine” (starring Sydney Sweeney of “Euphoria” fame) both received distribution from Oscilloscope. Continue reading... “Portland Film Office Post-Production Grant Opens for Submissions March 14”