Creative Opportunity Program Supports Soma Games’ “Writing For Video Games Retreat”
Adam Driver talks to Seth Meyer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” about filming “65” and the “look” Oregon was able to provide as a pristine and prehistoric backdrop. Read more in OregonLive (Kristi Turnquist) about the impact the film had in Coos and Curry counties on the Oregon Coast. 65 filmed at Whaleshead Beach (Brookings), Elk Creek Falls, Meyer’s Creek Beach (Gold Beach), Coos Bay, and Agness among others, as well as in Louisiana and Ireland. You can find and visit some of these locations yourself by downloading the SetJetters app and navigating to the location. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “65” – Big Financial Impact In Coos and Curry Counties – Movie Opened Today”
The 18th annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon is a hybrid festival with an exceptional line-up of both live and virtual film screenings as well as in-person filmmaker Q&A’s. All live screenings will be at the Art House in Eugene.
We launch our 2023 season with a Preview Screening on Feb. 24 (live) and Feb. 25-26 (virtual)! In March, join us at the Art House theaters for March 10-12 and on our virtual platform on March 13-19. Don’t miss this 10 day celebration of AANHPI independent films! Continue reading... “DisOrient Asian American Film Festival Returns in Feb-Mar”
MSFF runs from February 23 to February 27 in beautiful McMinnville.
The McMinnville Short Film Festival fosters a critical component of Oregon’s Yamhill County arts community by connecting local filmmakers with their counterparts around the world, and by providing a venue for culturally diverse screenings, events, and gatherings.
Find out more, see the schedule and get your tickets here: https://mcminnvillefilmfest.org
Promoting film in Oregon’s Yamhill County
• MSFF offers a small but culturally-rich community experience usually only offered in large cities or higher-ed academic settings. Continue reading... “McMinnville Short Film Festival Opens this Weekend”
Join PAM CUT, and attorneys Rachel Goldberg and Christopher Weathers on a deep dive into the world of Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use for media projects including film, television, video games, XR, etc.
This professional development workshop, supported by the Oregon Film’s Creative Opportunity Program will take a closer look at just what it entails for a media maker to inquire about, license, or incorporate into their project intellectual property such as music, images, artwork, and more. Along for the ride, seasoned producer David Cress will provide real-world examples of issues that have arisen on productions and how they could have been avoided. Continue reading... ““In The Clear” – Learn About Clearances from Legal Experts @PAMCut”
Confluence is pleased to announce the Confluence Filmmaker Fellows program in partnership with Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program. Three Indigenous video artists with a cultural connection to Oregon will receive cash prizes to support a film project they are developing: one for $5,000 and two for $2,500. Four other Emerging Indigenous Filmmakers will receive full camera kits so that they can take their craft to the next level. Continue reading... “Confluence Announces Filmmaker Fellows Program”
Sony Pictures Entertainment’s US release of (partly) #oregonmade “65” is set for March 10th. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (“A Quiet Place”) wrote, directed, and produced the film. The cast is comprised of Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman, and Nika King. It was filmed at several Oregon locations such as Gold Beach, Powers, Agness, Brookings, and Coos Bay, as well as Louisiana and Ireland among other locations. The logline reads, “Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills (Driver) and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. Continue reading... “(Partially) #oregonmade “65” Sees A Release Date Of March 10th”
We are excited to see Vivian Cheng’s article and spotlight in the New Yorker magazine (Interviews Issue+ Screening Room) today on Shariffa Chelimo Ali, Director + Co-writer of “You Go Girl!”.
“You Go Girl!” – the fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Film Grant– “Oregon’s Outdoors Are For Everyone” winner (OAFG21) screened at Sundance 2022 in the U.S. Live Action Short Films, and also the Oregon Shakespeare Festival O site. Filmmakers, Shariffa Ali, Kamilah Long, Courtney Williams, and Adrian Aleas’ short film tells the story of Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, facing a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Continue reading... “OAFG21 Grant Winner, “You Go Girl!” Gets Spotlight In New Yorker Magazine”
The Portland Art Museum will be hosting the Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio exhibit this summer. The exhibit is “a celebration and exploration of the inventiveness, passion and artistic cooperation that goes into making a cinematic vision come to life.” Currenly the exhibit is at MoMA in New York and will be coming to Portland this June.
The Portland animation studio, ShadowMachine, collaborated with writer-director, del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) on this new version of the age-old favorite fable for Netflix.
Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities. Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!
We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.