2 Two Oregon Towns Feature In HGTV’s Digital Piece – “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America”

HGTV’s digital home, lifestyle, and travel, platform recently posted a piece on “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America“. Oregon was showcased twice in the piece, highlighting both St. Helens and Brownsville. The Oregon Film Trail an initiative produced through Oregon Film’s non-profit, the Oregon Made Creative Foundation) was also mentioned.

St. Helens hosts a 6-week festival every fall that celebrates the beloved Disney movie, Halloweentown (1988) and Summit Entertainment’s Twilight (2008), and more recently all things Halloween and fall-related. Continue reading... “2 Two Oregon Towns Feature In HGTV’s Digital Piece – “Must-Visit Small-Town Movie Sets Across America””

BendFilm Announces 2024 Dates, Releases Poster

BendFilm today unveiled the 2024 creative for the 21st Annual Bend Film Festival, scheduled for October 10-13th.

The Bend Film Festival, at its core, is homemade and homegrown. The festival is made possible by our hard-working staff, devoted volunteers, and amazing community of supporters.

This year the festival creative and poster were designed in-house by our talented BendFilm team — led by Marketing Manager Elise Furgurson with help from Christina Rosetti, Doone Williams, Selin Sevinc and Giancarlo Gatto. The design was inspired by our mission to bring the best in independent films to Central Oregon and celebrates the spirit of the Bend Film Festival as a true indie festival. Continue reading... “BendFilm Announces 2024 Dates, Releases Poster”

McMinnville Short Film Festival Announces 13th Festival Edition

McMinnville, OR becomes a destination for art and culture this February for the 13th edition of the McMinnville Short Film Festival! MSFF is excited to announce the lineup for 2024, with over 100 short films from filmmakers all over the world screening in the heart of Oregon Wine Country February 23rd-25th. All films will be showcased at the McMinnville Cinema followed by a Filmmaker Q&A.

This year marks the 13th edition of MSFF, and will feature events for pass holders and industry networking opportunities for visiting filmmakers in addition to screening its official selections: 

  • “HOW TO BUILD CAREER SUCCESS FROM YOUR SHORT FILM” PANEL, hosted by industry professionals. 
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Film Tourism On The Agenda At The People’s Coast Summit, Astoria

Erik Nachtrieb, CEO, SetJetters (Photo: SetJetters)

This year the People’s Coast Summit 2023, took place in Astoria, Oregon. Hosted by the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Erik Nachtrieb (CEO, SetJetters) was invited to present a keynote address on Film Tourism, and how travel organizations can embrace this growing tourism sector. The Oregon Film Trail is partnered with SetJetters to raise Oregon’s filmed history profile, both within our Oregon communities and beyond the state boundaries.

Below are some key takeaways from Nachtrieb’s presentation:

  1. Film tourism is a $66B dollar industry and is described by Expedia Group as the new direction of travel.
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Vampira: Glamour Ghoul

The Oregon Film Museum and the Astoria International Film Festival present an evening of Vampira on Friday, October 27 at the Liberty Theater in Astoria.  It is a free event beginning at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.

Actress Maila Nurmi—better known as her alter-ego, TV’s original horror host Vampira—lived in Astoria from 1939-1941, graduating from high school here and working to save enough money to try her hand at Hollywood fame. Before starring in her character’s eponymously-named Vampira Show or in director Ed Wood’s cult-classic Plan 9 from Outer Space, Maila passed her days in Astoria dancing the jitterbug and driving the local bookmobile. Continue reading... “Vampira: Glamour Ghoul”

Movies On Morrison

Movies on Morrison starts Wednesday, October 11

To celebrate Portland’s production and media industry and to support local businesses and boost engagement within the Central City, the Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland is excited to activate downtown Portland vacant storefronts with a series of movies and TV shows filmed and/or produced here in Portland.

During Every Wednesday’s lunch hour in October, downtown street windows will come alive with screenings of film and TV content among displays inspired by the productions such as: LAIKA’s The Story So Far, James Beard Award-winning All the Homies Network, and NBC Universal’s Grimm. Continue reading... “Movies On Morrison”

AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon

In case you missed it, Tim Williams (Executive Director, Oregon Film) gives an Oregon Film Trail update to KATU. If you would like to know more about Oregon’s contribution to set-jetting (AKA Film Tourism) please get in touch. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Are you an Oregon movie buff? Are you using the film tourism app from our partners, SetJetters? Do you know of a film scene location that you would like to tell us about? Continue reading... “AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon”

Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)

“What does Oregon Film do?”  Do you know?

We’re the state film office. Or, the State Film Commission. Or, Oregon Film as some call it. And, as such, we are tasked with growing the film, television, commercial, interactive, and media industry here in Oregon. We bring attention to, elevate, and support the industry in many different ways.

Project support. We think that Customer Service means a great deal. Therefore, we make sure we are responsive, it doesn’t matter if a project is big or small, from out-of-state, or coming from one of our local producers or companies. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)”

@TheDailyWoo Experiences Some ’80s Movie Magic At The Short Circuit House, Astoria

Adam at the @TheDailyWoo , or better known as, Adam-The-Woo, describes himself as an “80’s pop culture nerd with a desire to travel and video what I see.” What better place to check out some ’80’s movie locations than our very own Astoria on Oregon’s North Coast? Adam recently explored the incredible Short Circuit house and gives us a fantastically detailed look at this Airbnb asset in Astoria. Give it a watch.

With set-jetting seemingly exponentially expanding inside the tourism space, this is a prime example of what visiting, experiencing, and staying overnight in a real film location looks like. Continue reading... “@TheDailyWoo Experiences Some ’80s Movie Magic At The Short Circuit House, Astoria”

The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria

Our friends at the Confused Breakfast podcast are at it again – they just made their second field trip to Astoria and this time to visit the Short Circuit House. 

The Confused Breakfast podcast takes its listeners and viewers on a “nostalgic journey back to the movie rental store era and the amazing movies from our childhood that we all know and love. With the benefit of 20+ years of hindsight, we revisit and dissect these classic movies to see if they still move us the way they did as kids. Continue reading... “The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria”