Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners

Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”

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”

Community Storytelling Fellowship Call for Proposals

Ifanyi D. Bell films Leon Ransom for Bruce Poinsette’s story “My Heart Belongs Where the Trees Are”. Poinsette was a Community Storytelling Fellow in 2022. Photo credit: Intisar Abioto

Oregon Humanities is now accepting proposals for our Community Storytelling Fellowship. We’re looking for people who belong to communities that are underrepresented in Oregon media to share stories from those communities in our magazine and other publications in 2024.

This fellowship supports storytellers working in any nonfiction medium—written journalism, audio, video, comics, photography, and more. Continue reading... “Community Storytelling Fellowship Call for Proposals”

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”

WIF PDX Vision Grant Open For Applications

In their ongoing commitment to empowering local filmmakers, Women in Film PDX is increasing the grant amount to $10,000 for this year’s recipient (previously at $5,000).

The Vision Grant, now in its 11th year, has been a cornerstone of Women in Film PDX’s mission to foster creativity, innovation, and inclusivity within the film community. The grant is designed to provide financial support to emerging female and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland Metro area, enabling them to bring their unique visions to the screen and contribute their diverse voices to the world of cinema. Continue reading... “WIF PDX Vision Grant Open For Applications”

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

Marcos Alatorre

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”