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”

Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program Announces 2023 Cohort

Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to announce the cohort for the 2023 Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program, taking place from April 30-May 26 in La Grande.

The selected attendees will be hosted at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs and will engage with the community, Eastern Oregon University Students and Faculty, local businesses, and more as they focus on writing screenplays that are informed and enriched by their time in the Grande Ronde Valley.

This residency is supported by the recently formed Creative Opportunity Fund. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program Announces 2023 Cohort”

Outdoor Adventure Film Grant ’23 – Awarded To Two Grantees

This year’s Outdoor Adventure Film Grant (OAFG’23) called for personal stories from and about the BIPOC community and Oregon’s outdoors. This year’s theme was specifically “The Nature Gap” – the uneven and inequitable distribution of wild, outdoor space based on race or socioeconomic status.

The OAFG’23 aims to help support and amplify stories and storytellers (both in front of and behind the camera) by utilizing Oregon’s outdoor spaces as a backdrop. Experienced BIPOC filmmakers and their on-camera subjects were invited to apply with a short film pitch that would inform, inspire, capture, and/or reveal a personal journey involving an outdoor pursuit that is set against the backdrop of Oregon’s majestic landscape.

Continue reading... “Outdoor Adventure Film Grant ’23 – Awarded To Two Grantees”

COP’s “Tell Your Story” Grant Opens For Submissions Monday, April 3rd

Oregon Film through its Creative Opportunity Program is offering two grants of $15,000 each to Oregon-based filmmakers or filmmaking teams. The grant is 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. While all applicants are welcome, there is a special emphasis on those from Oregon’s beautiful rural regions and the BIPOC community, including but not limited to Latina/Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders. Continue reading... “COP’s “Tell Your Story” Grant Opens For Submissions Monday, April 3rd”

OAFG21 Grant Winner, “You Go Girl!” Gets Spotlight In New Yorker Magazine

We are excited to see Vivian Cheng’s article and spotlight in the New Yorker magazine (Interviews Issue+ Screening Room) today on Shariffa Chelimo Ali, Director + Co-writer of “You Go Girl!”.

“You Go Girl!” – the fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Film Grant– “Oregon’s Outdoors Are For Everyone” winner (OAFG21) screened at Sundance 2022 in the U.S. Live Action Short Films, and also the Oregon Shakespeare Festival O site. Filmmakers, Shariffa Ali, Kamilah Long, Courtney Williams, and Adrian Aleas’ short film tells the story of Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, facing a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Continue reading... “OAFG21 Grant Winner, “You Go Girl!” Gets Spotlight In New Yorker Magazine”

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship – Now Open for Applications

Still from Borrufa by Roland Dahwen, 2019 Fellow

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship is a biannual award provided by the Oregon Arts Commission and overseen by the Portland Art Museum’s Center for an Untold Tomorrow (PAM CUT) for outstanding achievement and creativity in the field of media arts in the state of Oregon.

Applications for fellowships will be accepted from
January 30 – March 31, 2023

Get more information here: Continue reading... “Oregon Media Arts Fellowship – Now Open for Applications”