“Lifeboat” Makes Oscar Shortlist

The powerful short film “Lifeboat” from #OregonMade filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald has made the Oscar shortlist for Short Form Documentary. “Lifeboat” showcases the crisis of refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night and pushing off into the unknown, despite a high probability of drowning. With […]

Four #OregonMade Film Projects Win 2018 Portland Post Production Grants

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, has announced the recipients of its first Portland Post Production Grant Program.  Selected from a pool of twenty applicants, four local filmmakers will receive $5,000 for their respective projects. The grant program is intended to support the professional development of local Portland filmmakers […]

Call for Entries – McMinnville Short Film Festival!

Our Early Bird Deadline is THIS SATURDAY – December 1! Save $5 on your entry fee by submitting your film before end of day Saturday. Visit http://mcminnvillefilmfest.org/Submit for more information and how to submit via FilmFreeway. We look forward to showcasing YOUR film!

OPIF Tax Credit Auction – December Edition

The Oregon Department of Revenue will be holding another auction for approximately $1M in tax credits for the 2018-19 Oregon Production Investment Fund (“OPIF”). The auction will be held for 3 days only from Wednesday to Friday, December 5-7, 2018. The credits will be sold in $500 increments and the minimum bid will be 95% […]

“Bend of the River” – A Fundraiser for the Human Access Project

Riverfolk! Cinema lovers! Don’t miss this epic film showing the awesome grandeur of Oregon on the silver screen! Bend Of The River, starring Jimmy Stewart, is one film every Oregonian (and transplants) should see at least once. Get on your western duds and join the Human Access Project for this vintage classic shot in Oregon […]

Portland Dark: The Writer’s Speak!

The #OregonMade Creative Foundation and Comcast are proud to be supporters of Lower Boom’s Diversity and Inclusion Writing Initiative. This project is focused on giving diverse and historically disenfranchised writers an opportunity to write for TV. Currently, six writers are gathering on a weekly basis to work on the pilot and series script for an […]

Help OMPA Become 1,000 Voices Strong

Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is holding a fall membership drive leading up to the deadline for the 2019 SourceOregon production directory on November 15. The goal is to reach 1,000 members! Will you be one of them? The media production industry is thriving now and we want it to stay that way. Keep the […]

Portland Native Screenwriter Wins 2018 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship

On September 18, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Allison (Solberg) Buckmelter, a Portland native, and her husband Nicolas Buckmelter, won the prestigious 2018 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship award. Three individuals and one writing team have been named winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. The fellows will each […]

Workshop: A Tale In Two Minutes—How To Pitch Your Film Idea

November 2, 2018. 10AM to 3PM. Northwest Film Center. $20-$60. Visit https://nwfilm.org/classes/a-tale-in-two-minutes-how-to-pitch-your-film-idea/ Pitching is part writing, part strategy, part performance … but above all, it’s storytelling. So your pitch simply boils down to telling a good tale, right? If only it were so easy.  Whether you’re proposing a feature, documentary, commercial or other creative project, you […]

OMPA Media Mixer: Southern Oregon

We’re kicking off the Klamath Independent Film Festival with an OMPA Media Mixer for our friends in Southern Oregon. Meet us a couple blocks from the KIFF opening gala for a drink and a bite – plus a chance to win a fabulous prize package! How fabulous, you ask? We’re giving away: an OMPA membership […]