Biggest Recovery Film Festival In The PNW Happening October 1st!

Bridges to Change is hosting its 3rd annual PDX Recovery Film Festival on October 1st at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR! This annual event showcases winning short films submitted from across the United States and United Kingdom to promote awareness of addictions, mental health issues and homelessness in a creative and impactful way. Bridges to Change hosts this event to support its mission to provide housing to those who need it most, support recovery through the lens of lived experience, promote wellbeing through behavioral health services, and advocate for those who systems have ignored. Continue reading... “Biggest Recovery Film Festival In The PNW Happening October 1st!”

Cine | Seen is Back – Sept 7

A night of shorts films showcasing the talents of filmmakers from the PNW. We are highlighting the unique perspective and films of underrepresented artists. Join us in creating a space for creative celebration here in Oregon.

Find out more here.

Hosted by: Katie Nguyen

Sounds byDJ Aquamarine

Presented by: OMPA

Produced by: YGB Portland

This event is being made possible in part through the Creative Opportunity Program from Oregon Film.

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PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival

PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.

In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J. Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”

Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI

Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology (PFCAT) announced its 2023 schedule. The event will be taking place at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) from August 3rd – 6th and will include screenings of 119 films including 110 World or Regional Premieres from 22 countries, as well as panel discussions, parties, and presentations.

The complete schedule of screenings and special events can be found at www.pdxfestofcinema.com. Tickets and full-access passes are now available at on OMSI’s website at this link. Continue reading... “Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI”

“Stories from the Canoe” Premieres

Canoes have always been integral to our region’s Indigenous cultures and they still are today. That’s the focus of a new film collaboration between Confluence and Tule Films. Stories from the Canoe is the new documentary short by filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee). It explores the history and ongoing development of Canoe Journey. NW Documentary also contributed to the project. This week, Tribal Canoe Families gathered to celebrate the release of the new film at a screening in collaboration with PAM CUT and the Portland Art Museum. Continue reading... ““Stories from the Canoe” Premieres”

McMinnville Short Film Festival Opens this Weekend

MSFF runs from February 23 to February 27 in beautiful McMinnville.

The McMinnville Short Film Festival fosters a critical component of Oregon’s Yamhill County arts community by connecting local filmmakers with their counterparts around the world, and by providing a venue for culturally diverse screenings, events, and gatherings.

Find out more, see the schedule and get your tickets here: https://mcminnvillefilmfest.org

Promoting film in Oregon’s Yamhill County
• MSFF offers a small but culturally-rich community experience usually only offered in large cities or higher-ed academic settings. Continue reading... “McMinnville Short Film Festival Opens this Weekend”

Portland’s Kurt Rosenberg Brings “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” To Oregon Short Film Festival

The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” will have its  US in-person premiere on Feb. 26th at the Oregon Short Film Festival at the Clinton Street Theater.

The musical short film was Executive Produced by Portland-based composer and filmmaker Kurt Rosenberg, based on his song of the same name. It was brought to life with stunning animation by Joël Gibbs of ARMADA studio.

This visually beautiful animated film is reminiscent of the old sea shanties found on the British Isles, a music genre that Kurt Rosenberg loves to listen to and compose. Continue reading... “Portland’s Kurt Rosenberg Brings “The Moon Followed Me to Falmouth” To Oregon Short Film Festival”

My name’s Tristian: I had an idea!

I’m a stand-up, but I want to make movies, or just write them. Or act. Or edit. Or decoupage, but I don’t think anyone would pay me for that, really anything but any stand-up. 

Also, I really like to do stand-up. 

So my idea! I’ll make a movie with stand-up comedians (and a musician.) 

Party Quest showed at the Kiggin’s Theater December the 8th, featuring an hour-long live show of music and comedy with the cast, and finished up with the short film as the headliner.  Continue reading... “My name’s Tristian: I had an idea!”

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 anew.

The cast and crew are all local talents from Eugene, Springfield, Roseburg, Florence, and a couple of transplants from California.

Maxie was written and directed by Jarrett Bryant, an ex-television writer, and transplant from Los Angeles. Continue reading... “Eugene Made “Maxie” to Premiere at Broadway Metro on April 29”

Eksod – Altering the Cinematic Experience

As a sound recordist for film & television in Oregon, I’m responsible for keeping synchronicity between the camera department and my location recordings. Motion pictures demand an unceasing audio stream of dialogue, effects, and music to glue at least 24 frames per second of visuals together. It wasn’t always this way of course. Motion pictures began without audio synchronicity, and without field sound recordings. Silent film provided a rapid stream of still frames that reflected an animated reality that was novel enough for this blog to exist. Continue reading... “Eksod – Altering the Cinematic Experience”