Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing. This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here.

Jonathan Raymond @ ISA Third Thursdays PDX 9/19!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Summer’s over and we’re baaaack! ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX kicks off its “fall season” with a bang on September 19th with guest speaker JONATHAN RAYMOND — author and Emmy-nominated TV/screenwriter (Mildred Pierce, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow). A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special writer and screenwriter — […]

Hawai’i ‘Lava Drama’ Road Film STOKE Premieres In Portland On July 26, Directors In Attendance

Shot on Hawai’i island, the location of the tumultuous volcanic activity during the summer of 2018, Stoke follows an entitled tourist who hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to the Kilauea volcano, exploring themes of impermanence, grief, and reverence to nature.

New Stop-Motion Independent Film celebrating the iconic Oregon wolf named Journey

The short film Nowheres Wolf: A Call Not Answered is inspired by the life of Oregon’s famous wolf named Journey, aka OR-7. The film is mid-production and starting to take off, hitting some heartfelt points in the film and animation industry including developing non-toxic building materials for artists and makers as well as advocating for […]

Neil Kopp at ISA’s Third Thursdays PDX June 20!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Producer NEIL KOPP will rock the house at ISA’s THIRD THURSDAYS PDX – June 20! This is a rare opportunity to see meet guest speaker NEIL KOPP, Portland-born producer who’s credits include Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves and Certain Women, and Jeremy Salunier’s Green Room and Hold the Dark (Netflix). WHEN: Thursday, […]

The Portland Circuit Presents The World Premiere of “Canopy Stories”

“Canopy Stories” – 12 films, 12 stories, 12 iconic/majestic/enraptured Portland Trees. Produced at NW Documentary and presented as part of The Portland Circuit, a unique partnership between the Northwest Film Center, Oregon Film, Cinema21, Clinton Street Theater and The Hollywood Theatre. Every tree has a story. They tell the stories of families, of neighborhoods, of […]

Live Production Workshops w/ Scholarships for Women in Film

Curious Comedy Theater has four upcoming video production intensive workshops for live video production! These are single workshops with four separate opportunities for it to fit into your schedule. This intensive is taught by Luke Zwanziger and will give you an overview of the production gear in the live video studio at Curious Comedy Theater. In […]

Portland’s Funniest Video: A Monthly Comedy Shorts Showcase

PORTLAND’S FUNNIEST VIDEO What: A monthly showcase of comedy films and sketches Where: Curious Comedy Theater, 5225 NE MLK BLVD, Portland, OR When: Every Third Wednesday, 7:30 PM (May 15, June 19, July 18, August 21, September 18) Cost: $5 Entry, Free Submission Portland’s Funniest Video is a monthly showcase of local and regional comedic […]

To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky   TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH […]

ISA Third Thursday Features TV Writer Hal Cantor

Screenwriters & Filmmakers, ISA Third Thursdays April 18th is ALL ABOUT TV!  It’s a Portland first with screenwriter, playwright and teacher Hal Cantor, who has written For Fox Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Showtime. Hal will give us his take on the craft and business of writing for television in today’s madcap TV marketplace. […]