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”
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”
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.
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.
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.
Did you know over 100 million people a year are inspired to travel by movies and TV?
Our Oregon Film Trail partner, and Seattle company, SetJetters, has already built the app for this kind of “Film Tourism”! SetJetters has digitized an $8 billion dollar tourism industry and put it all in one place.
What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”