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 […]

Tag! Queer Shorts Festival 2021 Set For February 18-28

The Tag! Queer Shorts Festival (formerly Corvallis Queer Film Festival) presents its 7th season in a virtual format from February 18-28. Tag! features shorts of all genres (15 minutes and under) made exclusively by trans- and queer-identifying filmmakers from around the world with an emphasis on stories from queer communities of color. This year’s festival […]

“Sixes” Director’s Cut Released After 15 Year – Filmed in the Rogue Valley

“Sixes” is an independent feature directed by Ray Nomoto Robison. It was shot over 15 years ago primarily in a warehouse in southern Oregon. It is one of the first totally digital feature films. The 15th anniversary edition of Sixes releases this month. The film premiered at Dance with Films in Hollywood in 2006 to […]

Ballet Fantastique’s “American Christmas Carol” – A Holiday Ballet Film

Eugene’s Ballet Fantastique has created a wonderful holiday “ballet film” called American Christmas Carol, based on the story by Charles Dickens. The film was conceived, choreographed, and staged by Donna Marisa Bontrager and Hannah Bontrager, co-founders of Ballet Fantastique. It was filmed and directed by Jeremy Bronson of Bronson Studios in Portland.    American Christmas […]