Portland Film Festival Presents “Pride Stories” – June 4

Indie Film Series, a program of the Portland Film Festival, is proud to announce an update to the 2024/25 monthly screening on Tuesday, June 4th, with “Brothers” local co-directors Emmett J. Lundberg, and Sheya Ghieth, and “Our Dad Danielle’s” director S.E. King in attendance.

“Emmett, Sheya, and S.E. are incredibly talented and inspiring filmmakers, and we are thrilled to showcase their remarkable work here in Portland. Their courage in sharing their unique trans stories is an important contribution to the rich tapestry of our city’s history, especially during Pride month. Continue reading... “Portland Film Festival Presents “Pride Stories” – June 4”

Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees

Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow announces the honorees for the fifth annual Cinema Unbound Awards at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, on June 21, 2024. As one of the few major art museums in the U.S. that celebrates cinematic storytelling and new media in all its many forms—including film, television, new media, animation, audio storytelling, gaming, immersive arts, and boundary-pushing multi-sensory XR & VR—Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT is uniquely positioned to present these awards honoring bold, cinematic creators who use their vision to challenge for whom, by whom, and how stories can be told. Continue reading... “Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees”

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Post Production Grant to five feature films.  The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for worldwide streaming distribution.

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POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – May 23rd

Join us for the FREE Monthly POV Filmmakers’ mixer. There will not be a presentation this month, but plenty of time to network with other indie filmmakers and actors. All are welcome, the event is free but we ask that you purchase food and/or beverages to support the venue if you can.

When: Thursday, May 23rd, 7-9 pm

Where: McMenamins Tavern & Pool 1716 NW 23rd Avenue

POV Filmmakers is a non-profit member organization that fosters networking, collaboration, and resources for a community of filmmakers. Continue reading... “POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – May 23rd”

Open Signal Presents – Lights, Camera, Connection: Real to Reel

Join Open Signal for a day of collaboration and opportunity with Portland’s community of nonfiction media makers! Saturday, June 29, 11a-3p.

Lights, Camera, Connection: Real to Reel will showcase the collaborative spirit of Portland’s community of nonfiction media makers. Our city is full of independent production companies and freelance creators working in advocacy, broadcast, documentary, event, sports, journalism, and many other fields of content creation.

We invite you to mingle in community and explore the wide range of creative opportunities in nonfiction media, connect with local professionals, lay the groundwork for future partnerships, and launch your ideas. Continue reading... “Open Signal Presents – Lights, Camera, Connection: Real to Reel”

“Criminal” Series Adds Directors Fleck & Boden

Captain Marvel writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to direct the first four episodes of Prime Video‘s “Criminal,” a drama based on the multi-Eisner Award-winning graphic novel series created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

Criminal was ordered to series in January and is currently in pre-production in Portland, Oregon. Brubaker, who penned the pilot script, co-showruns with crime fiction author Jordan Harper (Hightown).

The TV show is described as an interlocking universe of crime stories. As Brubaker explained to Deadline in a 2019 interview, “Criminal tells the interweaving saga of several generations of families tied together by the crimes and murders of the past.” Continue reading... ““Criminal” Series Adds Directors Fleck & Boden”

Desert Island Studios Hosts First “Level Up” Workshop

Desert Island Studios in Portland hosted its first Level Up Workshop last weekend. According to the hosts and the attendees, the event was a tremendous success.

With these Level Up Workshops, DIS strives to provide educational content that will be relevant to a variety of experience levels, accompanied by targeted outreach meant to entice participants for whom the material is most appropriate.

In the wake of the pandemic and recent strikes, DIS feels it’s an important time to equip future generations of media makers with the invaluable tools and knowledge they will need to be successful in their careers. Continue reading... “Desert Island Studios Hosts First “Level Up” Workshop”

Particle Studio Opens SE Portland Production Stage Space

Particle Studio, a  soundproof studio space for video and photo production, has opened a new stage space in SE Portland.

Particle Studio is outfitted with an L-shaped cyc wall, industry grade lighting, high-end finishes, fully-functional model kitchens, and on-site equipment rentals. There’s also powered grids, ground floor load in, and a staff that’s eager to assist with any needs your production may have.

This new studio has been built from the ground up (literally) to fulfill all production needs.

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The Portland Events and Film Office Post-Production Grant

THE 2024 POST-PRODUCTION GRANT APPLICATION OPENS MARCH 20, 2024.

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to offer a grant opportunity for Portland-based independent film productions to support and offset the cost of the post-production process.

The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for world wide streaming distribution. Continue reading... “The Portland Events and Film Office Post-Production Grant”

Desert Island Studios Launches the DAMN Good People List

Damn Good People is a DEI-focused concierge staffing service facilitated by Desert Island Studios that matches mid to advanced-level production creatives and technicians to production jobs in Oregon. When a project partners with us, we work with their production team to facilitate the sourcing and hiring of talent from our roster based on their project needs. The DAMN list is vetted and can fulfill a variety of crew needs across all departments. Our roster represents a talented community of mid-level professionals from traditionally underrepresented communities within the film/tv/commercial industry. Continue reading... “Desert Island Studios Launches the DAMN Good People List”