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.

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#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”

Creative Opportunity Program Launches for 2022-23

Last legislative session a bill passed that allowed Oregon Film to allocate funds to a program called the “Creative Opportunity Program.” This program dedicates up to $375,000 per year to creative projects, producers and programs around the state. These programs include the continuation of existing programs like the Pathways job training and placement program, the Outdoor Adventure Film Grant, the Tell Your Story Grant and partnership programs like CINE/SEEN and Creatives of Color Networking events (OMPA) and the BIPOC Filmmaker Grant (BendFilm). Continue reading... “Creative Opportunity Program Launches for 2022-23”

Your Chance To Stay In The Newest Ghostbusters’ HQ Just Became A Reality

Do you believe in ghosts?  If so, this is your sign to become a ghost-busting vacationer!

Vacasa has teamed up with Sony to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience – stay in the Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ and immerse yourself and 4 friends in all things spooky for a three-day stay. Even though the original Ghostbuster firehouse was in New York, the newest HQ has been recreated right here in Portland.

According to Vacasa: “These lucky few will have a chance to stay in the Ghostbusters Firehouse in Portland, complete with Vacasa’s 24/7 guest support, dedicated care, and even an Ecto-1 in the bay. Continue reading... “Your Chance To Stay In The Newest Ghostbusters’ HQ Just Became A Reality”

Willamette Writers Fall Programming Begins!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the end of August. We had such a great time at the Willamette Writers Conference (have you seen some of the pictures?) and are now getting ready for a new year of programming.

Keep checking in on that events calendar. Right now, you’ll see a workshop coming up with Eric Witchey, Coffee at Your Kitchen Table, Graphic Novels for our young writers, plus our Write Place Productivity Meeting.

And, of course, there is a brand new feature up in the menu bar – our HILLSBORO CHAPTER!

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Portland-Based Filmmakers Are At It Again

Award-winning Executive Producers and Portland-based production company team up for their second film project in Portland.

Horror TV pilot filming in Portland January 2022

John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes WINS ‘BEST HORROR’ Screenplay at L.A. Sci-Fi Film Festival

Portland, Oregon – 3 November  2021. For Immediate Release

Killer Joe is on the loose in new award-winning Portland-based TV Series

Fresh off their 13th international win at the Hollywood Script Awards for Best TV Screenplay, John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes, an exciting and outrageous half-hour horror, dark comedy, rock-mock, thriller, and fantasy TV series set in the 1970s and present day has been awarded ‘Best Horror Screenplaywinning the H.G. Continue reading... “Portland-Based Filmmakers Are At It Again”

Deep Sky Studio Creates Animated Visual For Big Wild Music Release

The upcoming animated music visual release, coming from internationally-acclaimed artist Big Wild in collaboration with design-driven animation studio Deep Sky, based in Portland, Oregon, is releasing alongside Big Wild’s new single “OMGarden” (due out on July 27.) The accompanying animated visual accentuates the song representing a vision of nostalgia filled with pure adventure, euphoria, and glitter as the characters find a sense of unbridled freedom and unlimited possibilities in a worry-free dimension. Deep Sky is an animation and live-action studio known for partnering with the world’s most influential creators and brands. Continue reading... “Deep Sky Studio Creates Animated Visual For Big Wild Music Release”

All you need to support #MARDA’S GIFT Film is the best pizza in PDX!

#Nostrana Restaurant PDX is giving a portion of pizza sales to MARDA’S GIFT, a documentary short about one woman in one small town (Bend, OR) who has changed lives for her students, their families and communities — by teaching European baking.

Head out to Nostrana before July 14 and support our fundraising to complete the film. All you have to do is eat the best pizza in Portland!

We’re almost at the finish line and will go into post production in the fall with $10,000 raised. Continue reading... “All you need to support #MARDA’S GIFT Film is the best pizza in PDX!”

WIA Portland Starts This June At Pink Rabbit

WIA Portland is holding its first event on June 16th! This chapter is just one piece of the global organization known as WIA. WIA, is a non-profit organization that works to empower and advocate for those of underrepresented gender identities in the art, technology, production and business of animation.

Prospective members, allies and friends are all welcome to join us at the Pink Rabbit bar in downtown Portland.

WIA Portland Contact:

[email protected]

Facebook Page

Event Details:

Thursday, June 1

6, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, at the Pink Rabbit

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