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Sixth Annual Portland Dance Film Fest 

Portland Dance Film Fest is a multi-day festival running October 7-9, 2022. Join us for 29 spectacular PDFF Picks, curated from 12 different countries. Each screening is a crafted evening of original and diverse dance film.

Portland Dance Film Fest aims to promote the best films from around the world that marry the arts of dance and filmmaking -and- promote dance for film by hosting inspirational, educational, and accessible events in the community that also serve to galvanize local creators.

Portland Dance Film Fest October 7th – 9th, 2022 at the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium

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“Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series

A street kid gets caught vandalizing (in Portland or Astoria or even Seattle, it’s never actually clear except for the SuperSonics baseball cap) and sent to clean up his creative tagging at the fish tanks at (thanks to creative editing) Oaks Park. It is here that Jesse befriends the eponymous angry-at-his-captivity Orca and the rest is cinematic history – right on up thru the Killer Whale in a car wash and on to Willy’s dramatic flying escape over the breakwater at Hammond Marina in Warrenton.

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Learn Something New – EP Offers Academy Courses for FREE During Strike Action

Entertainment Partners, one of the leading film and media payroll companies and owner of the “Movie Magic” budget and scheduling brand, is offering free courses at its academy during the strike. This means you can learn more about production accounting, software (including Movie Magic) and other online courses for no cost to you.

Find out more about learning a new skill or getting better at an old one by visiting the EP Academy here.

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Emerging Voices Take Center Stage at The Portland Film Festival

“Every year is an honor to watch films shared with the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast,” said Joe Stevens, the 30-year-old self-described Afro-Indigenous Director of Programming. “The talent always blows me away: risk-taking and authentic storytelling. We never have enough theater screens to include all the great films we find.”

The festival takes place Oct 12- 16.

Storytelling is a vital part of Portland’s culture
Steven continues, “Last year, we hosted over 200 women-directed films of the 400 films we presented.

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Made-in-Oregon films abound at 11th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival

For the 11th rendition of the Klamath Independent Film Festival, Oregon’s lone film fest that exclusively showcases Made-in-Oregon shorts and feature-length films, over 50 selected films will be presented in-person and online Sept. 22-24.
Organized by Klamath Film, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves as the film liaison office for Klamath County, the festival draws filmmakers and film fans from across the state to Klamath Falls for a three-day celebration of films made across Oregon over the past year. This year’s festival has accepted over 50 films – the most in the festival’s history – necessitating additional online exclusives alongside a full slate of film screenings to be held at the Ross Ragland Theater.

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Eastern Oregon Film Festival – Oct 19-21

Join us for our highly anticipated Fourteenth Annual Event, taking place from October 19 to October 21 in the picturesque town of La Grande, Oregon. As we mark this milestone year, we invite you to immerse yourself in a captivating lineup of thought-provoking films, engage with emerging talents, and be part of a vibrant community of film enthusiasts. From powerful narratives to groundbreaking visuals, our festival showcases the very best in independent cinema. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of storytelling and cinematic artistry at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival!

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20th Annual Bend Film Festival – Oct 12-15

Join us for the Special 20th Anniversary Bend Film Festival in 2023! We’ll screen over 100 films from the Regal Old Mill to Madras and host 125 filmmakers who are joining us from all over the country.

Passes are currently the least expensive they will be, so do not wait. You can even gift a pass to a loved one!

BendFilm is an independent Oregon film festival in the truest sense – rugged, brilliant, daring, adventurous, fun, and engaging. Academy-qualifying and one of the “25 Coolest Festivals in the World,” BendFIlm is located in the wondrous mountain town of Bend, OR and has been showcasing some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for 18 years.

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Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant

Opening Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023: Portland Events and Film Office presents Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant

In partnership with Travel Portland, the Portland Events and Film Office is excited to offer a new grant opportunity created to amplify previously unheard stories of Portlanders.

The Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant aims to create opportunity for filmmakers utilizing local talent, crew and vendors during production.

Our focus is on the professional development of the local industry and bringing exposure to Portland via its presence on screen.

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Soma Games Founder Chris Scaggs At ISA 3rd Thursday 9/21!

Don’t miss ISA Third Thursdays PDX on September 21st — the monthly mixer for Portland screenwriters and the film and TV community — featuring this month’s special guest, Chris Skaggs! He’s founder, COO, CTO, and Co-owner of Soma SetWorks and Soma Games, LLC, and is the chief creative and technical officer at both Portland, OR-based companies. His long history of blending the creative arts with technology has led him to create and produce a huge variety of cultural artifacts including graphic novels, music videos, songwriting, short stories, and, of course, over 200 video games and apps deployed on most every platform available including Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Alexa, and Oculus Rift.

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Inaugural Year Of RISE: A Community Cinema Showcase! Sept 18, 7 pm, Cinema 21

Rise: A Community Cinema Showcase is co-presented by Catalyst Film Collective and Women in Film – Portland. The showcase will feature seven short films made by members from both organizations, tied by themes of rising above life’s challenges to uncover our truest selves.

Catalyst Film Collective is a Portland-based nonprofit elevating new voices in film by creating opportunities for members of marginalized communities to tell their own stories—both in front of and behind the camera—at all levels of production.

Women in Film – Portland is a non-profit serving the Portland community whose mission is to elevate women and non-binary folks through education, outreach, and professional development.

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