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 […]

New streaming channel for shows about archaeology and cultural heritage!

We have exciting news about a new streaming channel that our Oregon nonprofit has created for shows about archaeology and cultural heritage. We made this for people who may be tired of mindless reality TV shows, or watered-down content disguising itself as science, and who might be interested in binge-worthy shows, NOT from Netflix, that […]

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 […]