Union & Guilds Update the “Return to Work” Agreement

While it’s true that new COVID cases are increasing in all 50 states and a focus on caution and safety must still be at the forefront of all productions’ planning, SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild of America, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Basic Crafts, together with the Alliance of […]

Oregon OSHA Adopts New Standards for Heat & Wildfires

Oregon OSHA has adopted new standards for Heat and Wildfires. Unions and Guilds of the Oregon AFL-CIO have been discussing these standards since last year’s wildfires. With the recent heat wave costing the lives of over 200 people in the PNW these standards could not be more timely. Below is a brief description quoted from […]

Asian Representation in Upcoming Short Film, “Julia”

Emma Duvall, a Portland-based Korean American filmmaker, saw first hand the lack of diversity in the film industry. Stories told from the Asian American perspective often go untold, and roles for Asian women can be few and far between. Seeking to increase representation, Emma wrote her short film, “Julia”. Emma based the film on her […]

Oregon Film Welcomes New Legislation – Focusing on DEI and Increasing & Expanding Programs

During the last legislative session three new bills were passed that directly effect the work of Oregon Film (OFVO). These bills had the support of the Governor as well as bipartisan support in both chambers of the Oregon state legislature. The first of these bills passed in the form of HB3010. This bill passed in […]

Contagious Disease Liability Coverage Is Finally Here!

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the serious threat that contagious diseases can pose to an entire economy. The entertainment and hospitality sectors and supporting industries were some of the hardest hit. Major projects have been put on hold due to the lack of insurance and the fear of multiple avenues for lawsuits. However, help […]

“CONTACTEE” is now streaming on Amazon

A bunch of broke nobodies making a film in rural Oregon isn’t an easy proposition… Sometime in 2016 I spoke to a group of confidants about making a movie on the sly. The plan was to keep expectations low and develop something we could be proud of but not, per se, something that should or […]

The Art of Makeup Night School

The Art of Makeup School evening schedule is offered once a year and begins this April 5th.  All classes are offered in person and following all CDC recommended guidelines and production protocol for makeup artists. You can see what we have been doing here Safety Blog GRADUATES FOR HIRE The Art of Makeup School also […]

🍷 Wines To Pair With Your MSFF Experience

We’re almost LIVE! #MSFF2021! Get Ready with Important Festival Supplies An excellent question! Being in Willamette Valley wine country, we here at MSFF love a good tipple of vino. It can complete a meal, spur lively conversation, and delight the senses…just like film! You’ve browsed our film listings and you’ve bought your passes and tickets (if […]

Cinema Unbound Awardees Announced – Attend the Drive-in Experience

Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye Asher, and Alex Bulkley to be honored at the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards presented by the Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center. The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum are pleased to announce the annual Cinema Unbound Awards 2021. This year’s honorees are Steve McQueen, […]

The McMinnville Short Film Festival 2021

From February 18-28, we’re excited to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the McMinnville Short Film Festival – going entirely virtual for the first time ever! While COVID-19 restrictions necessitated the shift from our typical in-person festivities, pivoting to an all-virtual format means our film festival can be streamed from anywhere in the world. We love […]