Special Presentation: “Arráncame la Vida”

The Portland Latin American Film Festival invites you to join director Roberto Sneider for a special presentation of the award winning Mexican film Tear this Heart Out (Arráncame la Vida),  Thursday May 27th,2010 at 7:00 PM at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, Or.) Continue reading... “Special Presentation: “Arráncame la Vida””

Moon Tribe Studios Completes Principal Photography for "Population 2"

Portland's Shanghai tunnel used as a location in "Population 2."

Directed by Gil Luna, Produced by Gil Luna, Jonathan Stark, Golightly Films, Timothy Schneider. “Population 2” is a new and exciting independent film shot at historic places in Oregon. The production just finished principal photography at three of Oregon’s most historic locations; The Gordon House (designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright), The Shanghai Tunnels and the soon to be torn down Fairview Hospital in Salem.

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Interesting Article on the Future of Independent Film

We don’t usually post articles or information relating to the film industry outside of Oregon, but I thought this article was thought provoking.  The Wrap is a pretty decent website covering the happenings within the industry and unlike Variety – the site is free!  Don’t be fooled by the negative connotations behind the “failings of the film industry”.  A lot of what Ted Hope has to say in the article is thought provoking and relevant to all you filmmakers out there in Oregon.  Continue reading... “Interesting Article on the Future of Independent Film”

Sprout Film Festival in Eugene, Oregon

There are many talented movie makers out there and a growing number of those individuals are people with disabilities.  Full Access is an agency in Oregon that helps provide services to people with disabilities.  Each year, for the past three, Full Access has brought the Sprout Film Festival to Eugene, Oregon as a way of educating the public. Take a look at this video to see why.

2010 Sprout Film Festival
Thursday, May 13th 5:30-9:00pm
at The Studio at the Hult Center
Tickets: $27 for Reception & Films or $12 for Films only
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Trailer for First iOPIF Project Now Online

The Brothers Freeman (Todd and Jason to most of you) have completed a trailer for their most recent project Wake Before I Die .  Wake Before I Die was the first iOPIF project to go through the process.  Be sure to check out the trailer and spread the word about the film.  The trailer says the release of the film is slated for this summer so be on the lookout for more information! Continue reading... “Trailer for First iOPIF Project Now Online”

University of Oregon to Host Cinema Pacific Film Festival

In two weeks, the University of Oregon is hosting their first major film festival in Eugene entitled Cinema Pacific http://cinemapacific.uoregon.edu/.  Festival Director Richard Herskowitz has already effectively recruited several U of O alums who work as studio execs in Los Angeles to serve on his advisory board.  Below is some information about the festival. Continue reading... “University of Oregon to Host Cinema Pacific Film Festival”

Make A Movie About Winning $1-Million & You Could Win $15,000

Filmaka and Discover Card to Provide Production Funding

We’ve all dreamt of winning a million dollars. But have you ever really thought about what you would do, could do if you won that much money. Or maybe just dreamed of how your life could change. Think about it. One day you wake up and you’re a millionaire! That’s what is going to happen to the very lucky winner of the Discover Card Million Dollar Sweepstakes. Continue reading... “Make A Movie About Winning $1-Million & You Could Win $15,000”

Three Event Screenings of "Not Dead Yet" at the Hollywood Theater

Hot Flash Films PDX and Velocity Sisterhood presents three separate event screenings of “Not Dead Yet”, a dramedy about life, hot flashes, and profound re-awakenings, at the Hollywood Theater April 23rd-25th. All ticket sales will be benefiting five Portland area women’s non-profits:  Life By Design NW, Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation, NARAL Pro-Choice and OAASIS – Oregon Association of Abuse Survivors in Service. Continue reading... “Three Event Screenings of "Not Dead Yet" at the Hollywood Theater”

Oregon-Produced "Trainmaster" Now Available in the UK

Phil Bransom’s very successful family film “Trainmaster” is now available in the United Kingdom under the name “The Railway Grandchildren.” If you’re reading this in the UK, take a look at the link and bring the film home to your family – it’s a great, heartwarming film – and it features some great Oregon locations and actors, such as Jon Ashley Hall, Mercedes Rose, Bryce Walters, Elijah Nelson, Kevin Dahlgren… and even stunt-man extraordinaire Jerry Buxbaum! Continue reading... “Oregon-Produced "Trainmaster" Now Available in the UK”

It’s Not Easy Being Green…

Playing in the Ashland Independent Film Festival this year (April 8-12) is “Greenlit,” the documentary chronicling the attempt to make the feature film, “The River Why “green” from pre through post-production.  The film portrays the enthusiasm, challenges and successes when trying to green a film.  “The River Why” was shot entirely on location in Oregon.

Following the screening of “Greenlit,” a panel will discuss what it means to live and work green in the entertainment industry.

More on the documentary at:  http://www.greenlit.org/ Continue reading... “It’s Not Easy Being Green…”