“Tell Your Story” Grant – Open for Submissions April 17 – May 31

Oregon Film, #OregonMade Creative Foundation and the Creative Opportunity Program are offering two $15,000 grants to Oregon-based creators, or creative teams. The Grant is designed to support a non-project specific virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and/or shoot the stories they want to tell, in any format they choose. All filmmakers are welcome to apply, with a special emphasis on applicants from traditionally under-represented communities.

Tell Your Story Grant(s) Will:

  • Support early or mid-career filmmakers (not entry level) looking to move forward in the film, media, and entertainment fields in Oregon.
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#OregonMade “Lazareth” to be Released May 10

Ignore those skyline shots of a post apocalyptic Seattle because this one is #OregonMade.

“Lazareth” follows Lee (Ashley Judd), an aunt whose life mission is to protect her orphaned nieces, Imogen and Maeve, from a self-destructing world, raising them in isolation until an outsider threatens their peaceful existence.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Sarah Pidgeon, Katie Douglas, Edward Balaban, and Asher Angel. Directed by: Alec Tibaldi.

“Lazareth” will be released on May 10, 2024.

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#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

A new feature film shot in Portland, Enterprise and the Wallowas opens in theaters and will be available on streaming platforms on May 3.

“New Life” tells the story of a mysterious woman on the run, and the resourceful fixer assigned to bring her in. Their two unique stories inextricably link, as the stakes of the pursuit rise to apocalyptic proportions.

The thriller stars Sonya Walger, Hayley Erin, and Tony Amendola. Written and directed by John Rosman.

Check out the trailer here:

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Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika

In an exciting development for the Oregon animation community, Portland Community College announced plans to offer an animation degree beginning in 2025, partly funded by a $60,000 donation from Oregon film studio Laika.

Laika announced Tuesday that it will give $30,000 to the PCC Foundation in each of the next two years to help fund three new classes in animation and stop-motion filmmaking, and the new degree in animation and motion graphics.

In addition, Oregon Film supports a paid placement at Laika for a PCC student each year through the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika”

Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria

Last week The Astorian reported on OFM’s new look and expanded size and mission.

The Clatsop County Historical Society has detailed plans to expand the Oregon Film Museum, an estimated $10.1 million project that would involve the construction of a new, two-story, 13,000-square-foot building.

The addition is proposed at Seventh and Duane streets on the site of the former Morris Glass building, a property the historical society acquired several years ago.

Plans for the new building include a 50-seat theater, a projection room, classroom space, an expanded gift shop and several new exhibits. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria”

BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at: www.bampiremovie.com

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Locally Produced “The Exploding Boy” Now Available on Streaming Platforms

After a successful festival run, screening in multiple countries and winning numerous awards including Best Actor and Best Dramatic Feature at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, locally produced film “The Exploding Boy,” an independent film shot predominantly in Portland, Oregon, has received distribution, both domestically and internationally. The film is currently streaming on Prime Video, TLA Video, Fearless TV, and Vimeo, with more services, traditional channels, and a DVD release on the horizon.

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#OregonMade “Little Wing” Comes To Paramount+ March 13

#OregonMade LITTLE WING, a heartwarming coming-of-age story from Awesomeness, will premiere on Wednesday, March 13, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and the following day in the UK and Australia.

LITTLE WING follows Kaitlyn, a teen who is reeling from her parent’s divorce and the pending loss of her home. She and her best friend hope to solve her mother’s financial woes by stealing a valuable bird, but Kaitlyn, instead, forms a bond with the owner, that leads her to a new outlook on life.

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#OregonMade Screenings at the Tomorrow Theatre in March

PAM CUT’s Tomorrow Theatre will be showing several Oregon related Films and Performances in March. Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher’s beloved documentary “The Gospel of Eureka,” Astoria shot “Sometimes I Think About Dying” with Daisy Ridley and Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up” will be featured alongside screenings with support from Carla Rossi and local comedians and music videos.

Tickets and more information can be found on TomorrowTheatre.org but additional information on each screening can be found below.

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Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website

The Indigenous Media Guild has launched a new site supporting its members along side strengthening its social media presence.  Oregon welcomes this new resource and encourages producers and creatives to check out their listings to find your next crew.

The new site is IndigenousMediaGuild.org and you cam find them @IndigenousMediaGuild on IG and FB.

IMG offers membership to both Indigenous/Native cast and crew, AND non native allies. All the information on membership can be found here – https://www.indigenousmediaguild.org/membership

In addition, IMG held a PA workshop over the weekend at Native American Youth and Family Center with the help of Outside the Frame. Continue reading... “Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website”