#OregonMade “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” Screening and Q&A

Fresh off of its World Premiere at Dances With Films in New York City, locally shot CAN’T SEEM TO MAKE YOU MINE, starring Zachary Ray Sherman, Lindsay Burdge, Jessica Barr, Journey Baker, and James “Jay Mack” McClendon, is coming home to Portland with a filmmaker Q&A after the screening.

The story revolves around a man recently released from prison as he tries to reconnect with his ex and become a father to his 6-year-old son, while he stays with a stripper he met through a prison pen-pal website. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Can’t Seem to Make You Mine” Screening and Q&A”

Dear Producer Award: OPEN APPLICATION

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In its ongoing commitment to amplify and support the role of the producer, Dear Producer is proud to be continuing the Dear Producer Award in 2024, and launching an open application for year three of the Award (in previous years, producers chosen for the Award were by industry recommendation only).

Four mid-career level producers will receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000 each, to be used at the producer’s discretion, and attend a retreat focused on rest and community-building with fellow Award recipients. Continue reading... “Dear Producer Award: OPEN APPLICATION”

FujiFilm Presents: The Making of “CHISPA”

Recently Portland based filmmaker (and Tell Your Story Grant recipient) Karina Lomelin Ripper teamed up with FujiFilm to make her film “Chispa.”

FujiFilm then made a wonderful behind-the-scene short doc about the making of the film.

You can see it here.


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Oscilloscope Labs Release New Trailer – “Sometimes I Think About Dying”

Oscilloscope Labs released the official trailer for the #oregonamde indie film, “Sometimes I Think About Dying” and announced its release date, on January 26, 2024. The feature was produced by, and stars, Daisy Ridley (Star Wars prequel trilogy) and first premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Set in Oregon, it cast features Ridley, Dave Merheje, Parvesh Cheena, Marcia DeBonis, and Bree Elrod. “Sometimes I Think About Dying is “an unexpected fable on the virtues of living.”

Daisy Ridley,  recently shared her thoughts on the movie and her experiences filming in Oregon.

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“Showing Up” Collects Two Nominations – Gotham Awards


We are thrilled to report that Kelly Reichardt’s #oregonmade “Showing Up” (2022) has collected two nominations in the 33rd annual Gotham Awards lineup.

  • Best Feature: (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (A24))
  • Outstanding Lead Performance: (Michelle Williams)

Nominees are selected by “committees of film and television critics, journalists, festival programmers, and film curators. Separate juries of writers, directors, actors, producers, editors, and others directly involved in making films will determine the final Gotham Award recipients.”   Continue reading... ““Showing Up” Collects Two Nominations – Gotham Awards”

“Mother Of Color” Gets Amazon Prime Deal!

Dawn Jones Redstone‘s #oregonmade Mother of Color” gets nationwide distribution with Amazon Prime!

Dawn (she/her) is an accomplished Oregon filmmaker and an award-winning queer, Mexican American writer/director. She directed multiple short films including the acclaimed ‘Sista in the Brotherhood” distributed by Collective Eye. Her narratives often feature women of color (in front and behind the camera) and she explores themes of resistance and feminism. Dawn has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards in Oregon, including from; the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland Art Museum, Seeding Justice, Oregon Futures Lab, Story Changes Culture, and Prosper Portland. Continue reading... ““Mother Of Color” Gets Amazon Prime Deal!”

World Premiere Virtual Watch Party


YOU’RE INVITED to the world premiere watch party of the horror tv pilot, John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes, an international award-winning boldly dark comedic horror/supernatural rock-mock series set in the 1970s and present day Pacific Northwest.

4 friends seek out obscure ’70s rock bands to interview in an attempt to be hired by CREEM Magazine. Each episode follows the friends as they descend into a fantastical world where abhorrent creatures emerge from the shadows as a dark force pursues them. Continue reading... “World Premiere Virtual Watch Party”

Sixth Annual Portland Dance Film Fest 

Portland Dance Film Fest is a multi-day festival running October 7-9, 2022. Join us for 29 spectacular PDFF Picks, curated from 12 different countries. Each screening is a crafted evening of original and diverse dance film.

Portland Dance Film Fest aims to promote the best films from around the world that marry the arts of dance and filmmaking -and- promote dance for film by hosting inspirational, educational, and accessible events in the community that also serve to galvanize local creators.

Portland Dance Film Fest October 7th – 9th, 2022 at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium

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Made-in-Oregon films abound at 11th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival

For the 11th rendition of the Klamath Independent Film Festival, Oregon’s lone film fest that exclusively showcases Made-in-Oregon shorts and feature-length films, over 50 selected films will be presented in-person and online Sept. 22-24.
Organized by Klamath Film, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves as the film liaison office for Klamath County, the festival draws filmmakers and film fans from across the state to Klamath Falls for a three-day celebration of films made across Oregon over the past year. This year’s festival has accepted over 50 films – the most in the festival’s history – necessitating additional online exclusives alongside a full slate of film screenings to be held at the Ross Ragland Theater. Continue reading... “Made-in-Oregon films abound at 11th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival”

Eastern Oregon Film Festival – Oct 19-21

Join us for our highly anticipated Fourteenth Annual Event, taking place from October 19 to October 21 in the picturesque town of La Grande, Oregon. As we mark this milestone year, we invite you to immerse yourself in a captivating lineup of thought-provoking films, engage with emerging talents, and be part of a vibrant community of film enthusiasts. From powerful narratives to groundbreaking visuals, our festival showcases the very best in independent cinema. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of storytelling and cinematic artistry at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival! Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival – Oct 19-21”