Five Filmmakers Who are Reshaping the Cinema of the PNW

Moviegoing is back. And Portland’s independent filmmakers are telling stories that many audiences—particularly white ones—have never seen before, including what it’s like to be a Black woman hiking with chronic pain or a Pakistani couple on a date at a McDonald’s. Willamette Week profiles the storytellers and stories from a dynamic group of emerging local […]

#OregonMade Film Series: “Twilight” June 6

Oregon plays Washington in this first installment of the Twilight saga coming on June 6 as part of the #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre. St. Helens, Silver Falls SP and Ecola SP double for the Washington forests and coastline around Forks. It’s been about 15 years since the couple that recently caught accolades […]

Sustainability Labs Return to PAM CUT

The 2022 Sustainability Labs applications are now open. This NEA funded program is in its second year and seeks to place focus on mid-career artists and creative makers themselves, rather than a specific project. Creative story-telling field can be a difficult one to continually navigate without fears of burn out and feeling overwhelmed. These labs […]

Oregon Doc Camp Returns May 11-13

Documentary filmmakers so often find themselves working in isolation, away from larger centers of filmmaking — Oregon Documentary Camp seeks to create an environment for learning, connecting, and support for filmmakers wherever they are. Doc Camp includes workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, filmmaker Q&As, and the chance to share stories with other filmmakers. Doc Camp […]

Laika Announces A New Animated Feature, To Be Written By Ozark’s Bill Dubuque & Directed By Travis Knight

Laika announced today they are teaming up with “Ozark” co-creator, Bill Dubuque, to bring a new stop-motion animated feature, “The Night Gardener” to the screen.  Laika’s CEO, Travis Knight, will be directing. The film is based on Dubuque’s original idea and is described as a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural […]

#OregonMade “Showing Up” Premiering in Main Competition At Cannes

This morning the 2022 Cannes Film Festival announced its Official Selection.  We are excited to see #OregonMade, A24’s “Showing Up” nominated in the main competition group.  “Showing Up,” was directed by Kelly Reichardt, written by Reichardt and Oregonian, Jonathan Raymond, and produced by Oregonians, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani  and Vincent Savino (see all cast and […]

#OregonMade “Buffalo Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts” to Premiere at SIFF

The #OregonMade documentary Feature “Buffalo Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts” will be part of the Seattle International Film Festival. Come to an in-person screening April 16th or 17th, or see it in the virtual cinema from April 14th-24th. Saturday, April 16th at 4:15pm SIFF Cinema Egyptian (805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122) Sunday, April […]

Eugene Made “Maxie” to Premiere at Broadway Metro on April 29

Maxie, an award-winning independent film shot entirely on location in Eugene and Springfield will premiere on April 29, 2022, at the Broadway Metro in Downtown Eugene. The film was shot in 2020, during the height of the pandemic, and follows two homeless adolescents over an eventful weekend, as they attempt to get clean and begin […]

Oregon Film Thanks Bob Schmaling For His Contributions

After 20 years of work with Oregon Film, Project Manager Bob Schmaling will be retiring at the end of March. It is hard to really give the proper weight and wording to everything that Bob has brought to our work, but suffice it to say that we are grateful to him, we admire him and […]

Oregon’s Film & Media Incentive Program Increases

Thanks to the passing of SB1524 in the short 2022 legislative session, the rebate percentage allowances for the “Oregon Production Investment Fund” (OPIF) have been increased in an effort to keep Oregon competitive with other similar programs in the region. Gov. Brown signed the bill into law this week and the increased rebate percentages will […]