POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – June

Join us for the POV Filmmakers June mixer on June 27th, 7-9 pm. We’ll have trivia to kick off the meeting, then a presentation by Storyboard Artist Dan Schaefer, Q&A, and time for networking.
This brief introduction to the field of the storyboard artist will include the basic skills needed, working with a director(s), and using your knowledge of film to tell a story that can be interpreted by the crew. This introduction will be followed by a Q&A.
Veteran storyboard artist Dan Schaefer has worked in the film,TV and commercial industry with companies such as Paramount, Nike, Wayfair, Nissan, Amazon, BBC, Marvel, Geico, NBC and many others since 1986.
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Join Paul Giamatti for a live taping of his podcast CHINWAG (Save 20%!)

Award-winning actor Paul Giamatti and Professor of Philosophy Stephen Asma host a live taping of their hit new podcast CHINWAG. Paul and Stephen will sit down for a freewheeling conversation that may — or may not — dive really, really, really deep into the edge of the known… topics like aliens, science fiction, imagination…

Featuring prominent guests from diverse fields, Chinwag is esoteric in the best way possible, as Paul and Stephen delve into anything and everything: Are we living in a simulation? Continue reading... “Join Paul Giamatti for a live taping of his podcast CHINWAG (Save 20%!)”

Wild Diversity Is Looking For Media Crew!

Are you a passionate storyteller eager to explore the great outdoors? Do you want to be part of a groundbreaking initiative celebrating diversity, conservation, and adventure? If so, Wild Diversity wants to hear from you!

Wild Diversity is looking for adventurous individuals aged 18-24 from BIPOC communities to join our crew. Their outdoor exploration video series is tailor-made for BIPOC youth and families, showcasing the rich tapestry of stories and experiences within the community.

For more information visit wilddiversity.com/adventure-media

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Free Virtual Event – How to Reduce Harm on Film Sets

Safety on set is everyone’s responsibility. Join the Oregon Film & Video Office, Portland Events & Film Office, and IATSE Local 488 for this free, online event to reduce harmful, intimidating, and inappropriate behavior and ensure safe working environments for all cast and crew. Bring your questions and participate in the discussion on March 13th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm PT.

Safety on set is everyone’s responsibility. But if something unsafe occurs, would you know how to report it? And perhaps more importantly, do you know how to prevent harmful behavior before it occurs? Continue reading... “Free Virtual Event – How to Reduce Harm on Film Sets”

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”