DisOrient Presents a Special Preview Screening of “My Partner”

This year, DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon invites you to join them in Eugene on Saturday, February 17 at the Art House Eugene for a preview screening of MY PARTNER, then March 8-10 for live screenings of over 60 films, and online March 11-17 for over 95 films screened virtually.

DisOrient will also have Opening and Closing Night Receptions at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art with food, entertainment, and conversation with filmmakers. Tickets are on sale now on the DisOrient website

“My Partner” Preview Screening


  • WHEN: Saturday, February 17th at 6pm
  • VENUE: Art House Eugene Theater #1, 492 E.
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Mark Gustafson – #OregonMade and Oregon Loved.

Mark Gustafson, who won an Oscar last year for co-directing the animated feature “Guillermo del Toro‘s Pinocchio” and a cornerstone of Oregon’s deep and diverse animation community, died on Thursday. He was 64.

Mark has a long and storied history in Oregon. He began his animation career in the 1980s with Will Vinton and worked in many different types of animation. His claymation work can be seen in the 1987 TV special “Claymation Christmas Celebration,” “The PJs” series starring Eddie Murphy and the TV special “Meet the Raisins,” starring the iconic California Raisins. Continue reading... “Mark Gustafson – #OregonMade and Oregon Loved.”

‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ – Was “A Gorgeous Time”!

#OregonMade ‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’, starring Daisy Ridley, was released in the US on Jan 26th by Oscilloscope Laboratories (it opened theatrically in France on Jan 10th) and the film will be at theaters locally on February 2nd. Get ready to grab your tickets!

Kristi Turnquist’s recent update on the film reports that both Ridley and director, Rachel Lambert, described their experience shooting in Astoria and on the north coast as, “a gorgeous time”.  A fine endorsement indeed! Continue reading... “‘Sometimes I Think About Dying’ – Was “A Gorgeous Time”!”

Oregon-produced “Bad Fish” to host Sneak Previews in January

Filmed along the Southern Oregon Coast, the fourth feature film from Barbed Wire Media, “Bad Fish,” is set to release in 2024. Ahead of an official release, producers Brad Douglas and Ray Robison are letting local audiences enjoy a sneak preview of their latest horror-thriller film.

(L-R) Producer Ray Robison and Writer/Director Brad Douglas stand outside the Redwood Theater in Brookings, OR

Principal photography took place in and around Brookings, Oregon, and the oceanside community who supported filmmaking efforts will get to enjoy a big-screen viewing at the Redwood Theater on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. Continue reading... “Oregon-produced “Bad Fish” to host Sneak Previews in January”

WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program


Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX) is proud to announce the launch of a new program, Educate/Incubate, designed to advance the careers of local women and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland film community. The program will be one of the largest in scope ever run by WIF-PDX. It will include public educational events, a cohort of hand-picked resident filmmakers, and a community screening. The organization is hiring a part-time coordinator position to assist with the program.

“We were thinking about ways to make an impact in the community and what the needs are,” said Stephanie Hough, board president of WIF PDX, “Through the Educate/Incubate program we’ll be able to activate the amazing sense of community that exists in Portland around filmmaking, and connect incredible emerging talent with the resources they need.” Continue reading... “WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program”

New Trailer for Sci-Fi Winemaking Short

The trailer for a new sci-fi short film, set in Oregon wine country, is out now. The Winemaker, written and directed by Sarey Martin, tells the story of a winemaker with a cosmic secret, who must decide whether to run from her enemies or stay to finish the year’s vintage under threat of violence.

It stars Ayanna Berkshire as the lead, supported by Anna Telfer and Jeb Berrier. The fully local, and majority femme crew, includes Daria Matza as producer and Misty Eddy as cinematographer. Continue reading... “New Trailer for Sci-Fi Winemaking Short”

#OregonMade “Showing Up” Recognized as One of 2023’s Best

Showing Up, A24

NPR’s film critic Justin Chang released his Top 10 films for 2023 and Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade film “Showing Up” made the list along with Andrew Haigh (#OregonMade “Lean on Pete”) for his film “All of Us Strangers.”

You can read the whole list here.

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Outside the Frame Gala Event: In the Grey Wild

An annual celebration of powerful films by youth experiencing homelessness.

Thursday November 16 at the Hollywood Theatre, tickets here.

Follow us into the Grey Wild of the streets, prisons, refugee camps and a collaboration with the Oregon Symphony . All ages, sliding scale, as always. Can’t attend but want to support? Donate here: Outsidetheframe.org/donate

About Outside the Frame:
Outside the Frame trains homeless and marginalized youth to be directors of their own films and lives, providing a creative outlet, job skills, and a sense of dignity and possibility through filmmaking. Continue reading... “Outside the Frame Gala Event: In the Grey Wild”

ISA PDX 3rd Thursdays On Holiday Hiatus

Thanks for joining us for a stellar post-COVID reboot of ISA PDX 3rd Thursdays! We’re taking a break for the holidays, so no meetings this November and December. Over the break, we’ll be considering our options for 2024, including future guest speakers and venues, and will get back to you after the 1st of the year.
— Nancy, Christine & David

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Amrita Documentary Screening + Fundraising Event!

Amrita is another word for honey, which also translates to ‘holy food’

Join us for one of two upcoming fundraising events to support local female filmmaker, Onyx Baird, in completing her feature-length documentary, Amrita! You will get a chance to hear about Onyx’s journey in making the film, as well as get a sneak peek of the film in progress.

Events will be hosted by Urban Nest Realty (Nov 9th 6:30-8:30PM) and Only Today Studio (Nov 11th 6-8PM)

Each evening will feature small bites, tasty beverages, and a delicious honey tasting!

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