Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts will be broadcast nationally on PBS June 12th at 10pm ET and as part of a Juneteenth special for WORLD Channel’s series ‘Local, USA’ on June 19th at 8pm ET.
The iconic Buffalo Soldiers fought on two very different sets of front lines: military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home. Though the 14th Amendment promised citizenship in exchange for enlistment, Black men were denied this right due to Jim Crow laws. The award-winning documentary, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts, explores the profound and often contradictory roles played by Black soldiers in the United States military. Continue reading... “Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts will be Broadcast Nationally on PBS in June”
We are excited to confirm that Oregon Film’s non-profit, the OregonMade Creative Foundation has been nominated by Screen International and the Global Production Awards for a Community Impact Award. Screen International unveiled the shortlist for the inaugural Awards which celebrates outstanding and sustainable work in the world of film and TV production, locations, studios, and film offices.
The next Top Secret Club script reading event is coming up Saturday April 29th at 2 PM featuring the work of playwright/actor/director Francisco Garcia and actor/writer/producer Julia Morizawa.
Desert Island Studios are excited to announce that the event will be held at their new studio space- 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Join them to support these fantastic projects/writers followed by networking, and a sneak peek of our new facility. Free to attend.
Top Secret Club is a program supported by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program.
Kelly Reichardt’s new #OregonMade feature “Showing Up” will be release by A24 in theaters in April. Michelle Williams plays a sculptor preparing to open a new show who must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends. It is a vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to announce the cohort for the 2023 Eastern Oregon Filmmaker Residency Program, taking place from April 30-May 26 in La Grande.
The selected attendees will be hosted at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs and will engage with the community, Eastern Oregon University Students and Faculty, local businesses, and more as they focus on writing screenplays that are informed and enriched by their time in the Grande Ronde Valley.
Kelly Reichardt has shot six of her eight movies here in Oregon, the latest being the comedy-drama, “Showing Up” starring long-time collaborator, Michelle Williams, and Oregon writer, Jonathan Raymond (co-written by Reichart). “Showing Up” first premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, competing for the Palme d’Or.
“Half Sisters,” the feature film from Oregon filmmaker Devin Fei-Fan Tau, starts its limited theatrical run this month. The film stars Kristy Dawn Dinsmore (“Vikings”) and Sydney Winbush (“Shrill”). April’s theatrical release will be followed by a wide run on demand in July.
“Half Sisters” centers on two estranged half-sisters – one white, one mixed race – reuniting after the death of their grandmother, at a remote family cabin in the midst of a raging storm. Learning that a $1M inheritance is at stake, the two women become reluctant allies, facing down multiple threats — both internal and external. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Half Sisters” Opens”
The Southern Oregon shot Discovery series “Growing Belushi” launches its third season on April 5
In its first two seasons, “Growing Belushi” offered viewers a look at actor and musician Jim Belushi’s southern Oregon cannabis farm, mixing insights into the business with banter between Belushi and his cousin Chris, and hijinks from Belushi’s “According to Jim” castmate, Larry Joe Campbell.
“Growing Belushi” Season 3 premieres at 9 p.m. April 5 on the Discovery channel.
This year’s Outdoor Adventure Film Grant (OAFG’23) called for personal stories from and about the BIPOC community and Oregon’s outdoors. This year’s theme was specifically “The Nature Gap” – the uneven and inequitable distribution of wild, outdoor space based on race or socioeconomic status.
The OAFG’23 aims to help support and amplify stories and storytellers (both in front of and behind the camera) by utilizing Oregon’s outdoor spaces as a backdrop. Experienced BIPOC filmmakers and their on-camera subjects were invited to apply with a short film pitch that would inform, inspire, capture, and/or reveal a personal journey involving an outdoor pursuit that is set against the backdrop of Oregon’s majestic landscape.
Oregon Film through its Creative Opportunity Programis offering two grants of $15,000 each to Oregon-based filmmakers or filmmaking teams. The grant is designed to support a non-project-specific, virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and shoot the stories they want to tell in any film format they choose. While all applicants are welcome, there is a special emphasis on those from Oregon’s beautiful rural regions and the BIPOC community, including but not limited to Latina/Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders. Continue reading... “COP’s “Tell Your Story” Grant Opens For Submissions Monday, April 3rd”