Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

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)”

SuperGenius Studio Announce “Last Tide:Aquatic Royale” -Now Available For Early Access

“Last Tide” – a new game from SuperGenius is now available for early access on Steam.   “A battle royale shooter sending 100 divers to the depths of the ocean! Avoid bloodthirsty sharks, locate equipment, and do whatever it takes to be the last diver swimming!” #OregonMade
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Rose City Games Signs New Deal With Viz Media

Portland-based Rose City Games announced a new publishing deal with anime adaptation specialist, Viz Media, and the development of a new and original title, “The World Next Door.”

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PIGSquad – Portland Retro Gaming Expo – October 20-22

Game developers and indie game enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss this.  When it is over, then check out the future of immersive gaming on October 23rd, with this event brought to you by PigSquad, Intel, New Relic, PANOGS, The Khronos Group,   360 Labs, and Perkins Cole.


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Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!

As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film.

That’s us.

Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a way to help better organize the needs of the film “Paint Your Wagon” that was in the throes of shooting in Baker County? Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!”

BendFilm Late Submissions Deadline – May 23rd

A near-constant fixture of MovieMaker magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee: https://goo.gl/yXmzNA, BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15, with most venues located in Bend’s historic downtown and the nearby Old Mill District.

Submit on Film Freeway or Withoutabox

Awards & Prizes

The 2016 BendFilm Festival jury included Aaron Katz (Oscilloscope), Eliza Hajek (SAGindie), and Kristin Slaysman (Los Angeles based actor, producer and director).

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Nicalis Inc. Acquires Eugene’s Game Studio Cowboy Color

Nicalis Inc., developer and publisher of such video games as Cave Story, 1001 Spikes and The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, announced  that it has acquired two talented and diverse game development studios: Irvine, California-based SuperVillain Studios and Cowboy Color of Eugene, Oregon.

Cowboy Color was founded in 2015, but in less than two years its team has produced a surprising number of retro-inspired games, including Legend of Ball, Handsome Mr. Frog and the frenetic multiplayer deathmatch game ChargeShot. Continue reading... “Nicalis Inc. Acquires Eugene’s Game Studio Cowboy Color”

PIGSquad + Patreon Present: Drink N’ Draw @ Design Week Portland

PIGSquad and Patreon have joined forces to host an evening of locally-made games and art!

Games will be open for everyone to play, and we invite artists to come draw fan art of the games on display. All artists (or non-artists!) are welcome to make game-inspired art. Along with the 20 local indie games, we’ll have Virtual Reality stations, including Tilt Brush!

For those of you who are up to the challenge, we’re bringing back Art Battles with Jolby: a competition of lightning round artwork creation over the course of 15 minutes! Continue reading... “PIGSquad + Patreon Present: Drink N’ Draw @ Design Week Portland”

Join Oregon Games March 9th – Investor Education + Game On

Explore why VR & AR are the next industries to invest in and see the latest projects and companies taking off within Oregon!

Game On is the Oregon Game Organization (OGO)’s annual celebration of games and new technology.

Games are a strong and ongoing contributor to job creation and the state’s economy.   Join business and creative leaders, policy makers and educators to see what where we’ve been and what’s coming next.

Sign up for Game On today!

Date: March 9th
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Cost: $20 – General Admission
Location: New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave, Suite 2700, Portland

Interested in sponsoring the growing games industry in Oregon?  
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“The Oregon Trail” Comes To Life At PCS Through November 20th!

Oregon Trail
Oregon Trail Runs at PCS October 29-November 20

The Oregon Trail – real life on the trail and the popular video game collide in Bekah Brunstetter‘s play at Portland Center Stage!

“You have died of dysentery! For those who grew up playing “The Oregon Trail” computer game, dysentery was serious business. In this fresh and funny retelling of our history, two Janes traverse The Oregon Trail. “Now Jane” is playing the computer game in 1997; “Then Jane” is in a covered wagon in 1848. Continue reading... ““The Oregon Trail” Comes To Life At PCS Through November 20th!”