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!”

The Way of Things film crowdfunding campaign

Trust is its own sacrifice.

Hello everyone in the film world of Oregon. I am happy to be given a moment on this platform to talk about my new film and the campaign around it. For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Martin Vavra. I am a director, producer and editor living in Portland. I’ve been chiseling away on a directing career in films and commercials for over fifteen years. My new film, The Way of Things is my most personal film yet, and the one that I hope acts as a transitional project. Continue reading... “The Way of Things film crowdfunding campaign”

OregonLive Details Popular Oregon Film Trail And Economic Benefits Of Set-Jetting

Today, Kristi Turnquist (OregonLive) shone a light and some insight on “set-jetting” (film tourism) in Oregon with two pieces; one on the popularity of the Oregon Film Trail, and the other highlighting the important economic benefits of film tourism for the state.

Last year, Expedia announced that its research showed that set-jetting would be an increasing trend to watch in 2023 and confirmed that “streamed movies and TV shows are now the top sources of travel inspiration (40%), outpacing the influence of social media (31%). Continue reading... “OregonLive Details Popular Oregon Film Trail And Economic Benefits Of Set-Jetting”

Paramount + Announce Start Of Production In Portland On “Little Wing”

L to R: Brian Cox (credit: David Ho), Kelly Reilly (credit: Kyle Baugher), Brooklynn Prince (credit: Beverly Brosius), Che Tafari (credit: Guy Viau)

Paramount+ today announced the start of production and cast for the service’s latest original coming-of-age film, “Little Wing”, from Awesomeness and inspired by the New Yorker article of the same name by Susan Orlean. The film starts production this month in Portland. Brian Cox (“Succession”), Kelly Reilly (“Here,” “A Haunting in Venice”), Brooklynn Prince (“Cocaine Bear,” “The Florida Project”) and Che Tafari (“Me Time”) star. Continue reading... “Paramount + Announce Start Of Production In Portland On “Little Wing””

Filmmaker Mixer – Free Event

Join the POV Filmmakers for our monthly in person mixer.

Thursday, April 20th, 7-9 pm

Lolo Pass, 1616 E Burnside in the Gallery.

The April mixer will feature a presentation from Bradley Aaron, Screenwriter, on How To Format A Screenplay (approximately 20 minutes), followed by a fun trivia game, then plenty of time to network with other filmmakers. Open to all, this event is free to attend no matter where you are in your filmmaking journey. We meet every Third Thursday. Continue reading... “Filmmaker Mixer – Free Event”

Will You Join Us This Earth Day At The “Pier Park Pick Up” Event?

Pitch in and join us at the Pier Park Pick Up event this Earth Day!

Did you know Pier Park was a location for multiple episodes of shows like “Grimm” and “Portlandia”?

Join Oregon Film, OMPA, and your fellow Production Workers

9 AM – 12 PM (Rain or Shine)

April 22nd
(Volunteers will meet at the maintenance shack at hole 1 of the disc golf course, N Bruce Ave and N James St. Equipment provided)

Pre-registration is required. Look for the “Pier Park Pick Up” event and join the “Oregon Production Workers Team.” Continue reading... “Will You Join Us This Earth Day At The “Pier Park Pick Up” Event?”

New Sci-Fi Short “The Winemaker” Will Draw Inspiration From The Oregon Female Winemaking Community

A new sci-fi proof-of-concept film, drawing on inspiration from the natural winemaking community in Oregon–and especially its female champions–is in pre-production. THE WINEMAKER is about Joanie, who harbors a cosmic secret, but must finish the year’s vintage before her enemies come for vengeance.

The project is now crowdfunding on Seed & Spark. Having made its initial goal in only 17 days (with help from producers Andy Gould and Jon “Shabba” Linton), the project is now raising funds for post-production. The campaign will end in less than 48 hours, at 1:45 PM PST, on March 4th. Continue reading... “New Sci-Fi Short “The Winemaker” Will Draw Inspiration From The Oregon Female Winemaking Community”

Call for applications: NWDoc college doc program now open

Calling all Oregon student filmmakers! We welcome filmmakers from colleges across Oregon to apply for the 2023 NW Documentary shorts program in collaboration with Portland State University’s InventOR program.

What is the InventOR documentary program?

Through the InventOR documentary program, students will create short films about an InventOR team at their school or surrounding area. InventOR is the state’s only college-level prototyping competition that empowers students to see themselves as innovators and take their ideas for inventions from concept to reality.  Continue reading... “Call for applications: NWDoc college doc program now open”

“Breakup Season” to Begin Production in Eastern Oregon

The #OregonMade dramatic feature, “Breakup Season” is set to shoot in, and around, La Grande and Pendleton, in February 2023.

Twenty-something Ben brings his girlfriend Cassie to his rural Oregon hometown for Christmas. Upon arrival, an argument turns into a breakup, and the holiday goes from Xmas to Ex-mas. After a brutal snowstorm and airport closure, Cassie is now stuck with her newly minted ex and his family through the holiday.

The film is written and directed by H.

Continue reading... ““Breakup Season” to Begin Production in Eastern Oregon”

#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival

After over two excruciatingly long years, the Oregon-made film Earthlings from Portland filmmaker Steven Doughton and producer Jacqueline Gault will get its World Premiere as the only US film in the 2023 International Competition at the 2023 Goteborg International Film Festival on February 2nd in Goteborg, Sweden.

“We completed the film just prior to the pandemic, and were crushed when festivals went online for nearly two years. We wanted the big festival premiere experience, so we held the film back and waited patiently,” notes Gault. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival”