Share your experience: COVID-19 Media Production Impact Survey (Follow-Up)

OMPA is collecting follow-up data for our COVID-19 Media Production Impact Survey (initially conducted in March). Our data will be incorporated into a comprehensive Economic Development Report for Oregon legislators. We want to hear from every crew person and vendor! 💰 Which financial assistance programs did you apply for? Which did you receive? 🚫 Did you have […]

Let’s vote together! OMPA Ballot Party—Thursday, 10/22

OMPA Ballot Party Thursday, October 22 | 5pm PT | RSVP for Zoom Info Hang on to your ballots! 📮🇺🇸 We know it might feel like you can’t vote fast enough, but there’s more than one race (and ballot measure) to vote on! Join OMPA 🌟today at 5pm🌟 to hear our political strategist’s take on […]

“Tell Your Story” Grant – A Residency Opportunity For Portlanders – Now Accepting Applications

  Tell Your Story Grant. This single $10,000 grant will be awarded to the City of Portland BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color – including but not limited to Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders) creators or creative teams for a virtual-residency in order to develop, explore and/or shoot story(ies) applicants want to tell in […]

How the Classic #OregonMade Film “Coraline” Came To Be Set In Ashland, OR

“Coraline,” the first feature created by Hillsboro-based animation studio, Laika, was released in 2009 to much critical acclaim and box office success. Recently, Oregon Film reached out to the film’s screenwriter and director, Henry Selick, to find out how the movie, based on a book by Neil Gaiman, came to be set in the small southern Oregon town of […]

Virtual Production, Utilizing Unreal Engine, At Picture This In Portland

Marrying game-engine technology to virtual production techniques cracks open an expansive new world of creative filmmaking and business opportunities. Virtual production, utilizing Unreal Engine, a video game rendering technology, and immersive LED screens, will be the new driver for innovation in cinematic storytelling enabling a creative flexibility previously unimaginable. The first production to truly take […]

S3 of “Shrill” – Underway This Fall

Season 3 of “Shrill” will start shooting this fall in the greater Portland area. This successful Hulu comedy series is based on the book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West, who also co-created the show along with Aidy Bryant and Ali Rushfield.

New Portland-Set Narrative Podcast Series

The limited-run narrative podcast series Short of Breath is a small-scale socioeconomic thriller focusing on problems relevant to contemporary working-class American life. While rooted in real human interactions, the series has the tenor, structure, and tempo of a melodrama and thriller. Set in the days leading up to the election of Donald Trump, Short of […]

BendFilm Opens Next Week!

Connect, explore and escape with us! We look forward to kicking off our most unconventional festival yet on October 8 and thank you for coming along on this journey to foster connection through the power of film.  While the BendFilm Festival will look different from past years, we continue to believe strongly in the power of […]

Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021 – Winner Announced!

The fourth annual Outdoor Adventure Film Grant – “Oregon’s Outdoors Are For Everyone” (OAFG21) is pleased to announce the winning application, entitled, “You Go Girl.” Oregon’s open spaces and outdoor pursuits are for all Americans and visitors, yet there is a well-documented inequity in America that is deeply rooted in our shared cultural history, and as a […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival: Varsity World Film Week

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is expanding Varsity World Film Week, its annual fall festival of new international films, into a two-week “Varsity World Film Weeks – Virtual Edition.” The festival will run online from Oct. 2 through Oct. 15 via the organization’s website:, and is co-sponsored with Coming Attractions Theatres. Thirteen film selections […]