#OregonMade Feature “My Dead Friend Zoe” to Premiere at SXSW

It was recently announced that My Dead Friend Zoe, an Oregon-shot upcoming film starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Natalie Morales, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman will have its WORLD PREMIERE at South by Southwest in March.

The exact date of the premiere isn’t set yet but expect more details in the coming weeks.

“My Dead Friend Zoe” is a dark comedy drama feature which is unlike any film about veterans that we’ve seen before. At its core MDFZ is a buddy film about a complicated friendship, a divided family and the complex ways in which we process grief. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Feature “My Dead Friend Zoe” to Premiere at SXSW”

Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update

As we head into a new year, it is a good time to reflect on our work and mandates and share what we’re up to here at Oregon Film. Do You Know What (Y)Our Film Office Does?

Who Are We? We are a small (4 people) semi-independent state agency. We work closely with other agencies such as:

  • Business Oregon
  • Travel Oregon
  • Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Parks & Recreation (Oregon State Parks)
  • Oregon Governor’s Office

We are overseen by a 5 member board of directors that is appointed by the Governor. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update”

“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!”

“Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series

A street kid gets caught vandalizing (in Portland or Astoria or even Seattle, it’s never actually clear except for the SuperSonics baseball cap) and sent to clean up his creative tagging at the fish tanks at (thanks to creative editing) Oaks Park. It is here that Jesse befriends the eponymous angry-at-his-captivity Orca and the rest is cinematic history – right on up thru the Killer Whale in a car wash and on to Willy’s dramatic flying escape over the breakwater at Hammond Marina in Warrenton. Continue reading... ““Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series”

Oregon OPIF Tax Credit Auction will be held Sept 18-22, 2023

Become a part of iconic #OregonMade productions and help create jobs and marketing value for Oregon.

Oregon’s Film, Television and media tax incentives are funded through an annual auction which creates the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF). This annual tax credit auction will take place starting at 9a on Monday, September 18, 2023 and run for 5 days until 5p on Friday, September 22, 2023.

$20M of Oregon state tax credits will be available to purchase in $500 increments by auction at a minimum bid of 90% of face value.

Continue reading... “Oregon OPIF Tax Credit Auction will be held Sept 18-22, 2023”

Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI

Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology (PFCAT) announced its 2023 schedule. The event will be taking place at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) from August 3rd – 6th and will include screenings of 119 films including 110 World or Regional Premieres from 22 countries, as well as panel discussions, parties, and presentations.

The complete schedule of screenings and special events can be found at www.pdxfestofcinema.com. Tickets and full-access passes are now available at on OMSI’s website at this link. Continue reading... “Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI”

#OregonMade Film Series: “Sometimes a Great Notion” on 35mm

The next installment of our #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre is “Sometimes a Great Notion” on August 23. Paul Newman stars in and directs what some call the quintessential Oregon film based on the novel by Ken Kesey. Shot on the Siletz River and in and around Lincoln City and Toledo, the Stamper family, headed by Henry Fonda, Never Gives an Inch right on up to the final image of the senior Stamper’s hand giving a single finger salute as the last timber raft heads out to sea. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: “Sometimes a Great Notion” on 35mm”

Top Secret Club – Script Reading Event Returns June 29

Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that hosts table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads are followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.

6 PM – 9 PM at 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Free to attend!

Featuring work by Linda Alper and Aaron Isaac Vasquez.

Find out more here.

“Top Secret Club” is presented by Desert Island Studios in partnership with Artists Rep Theatre and Oregon Film and supported by the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Top Secret Club – Script Reading Event Returns June 29”

Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)

“What does Oregon Film do?”  Do you know?

We’re the state film office. Or, the State Film Commission. Or, Oregon Film as some call it. And, as such, we are tasked with growing the film, television, commercial, interactive, and media industry here in Oregon. We bring attention to, elevate, and support the industry in many different ways.

Project support. We think that Customer Service means a great deal. Therefore, we make sure we are responsive, it doesn’t matter if a project is big or small, from out-of-state, or coming from one of our local producers or companies. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)”