Hinge – A Portland Creative Production Studio, Featured In The Statesman Journal

The Statesman Journal has featured Hinge, a Portland-based creative production studio, and Executive Producer Roland Gauthier, in a recent article that emphasizes the studio’s accomplishments with popular animated Cartoon Network show “Toonami”, and follows the unique dynamic of the Oregon Film Industry as it compares to a “Changing Hollywood”.

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2020 Oregon Coast Film Festival: Call for Submissions

“Call for Submissions”
The Oregon Coast Film Festival is an exhibition of Oregon films, filmmakers, cinematographers and photographers. Scheduled for January 24-25, 2020 at the Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay, Oregon.

“Call for Submissions” –  July 15, 2019 to December 15, 2019

We screen short films, photography collections, student films and selected feature film(s).
Submissions and guidelines are through FilmFreeway and guidelines are available here.

Considered submissions into the film festival should have a connection to the People, Culture, Environment, Landscape and Artists of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and the rivers and oceans.

Artists submitting and not selected for screening at the film festival will receive complementary film festival passes, valued at $25.00.

Find more information at: www.OregonCoastFilmFestival.org

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Chomp! PDX: A New Food & Film Festival in Portland

A night of eclectic films, food & beer. The mission of Chomp! is to explore our relationship to food through film. This inaugural event’s theme is horror.

Featuring short films by local artists Mila Zuo, Kelly Cox, and Cooper Johnson and more. Hosted by Dirk Marshall of the popular VHUS Podcast. Filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A and networking after the programming.

Portland’s own Pono Brewing company will be releasing a limited release Red IPA along with Chef Sarah Schneider serving up some killer grub.

Ticket price includes a beer, a plate of food, and entry into the raffle with prizes donated by local makers Apogee Knife Gallery, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, Wildcraft Cider, and Greater Goods.

Tickets are limited. 21+ only please.

Purchase tickets here.

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Portland Post-Production Film Grant Program 2019 – Now Accepting Applications

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with Oregon Made Creative Foundation (OMCF), invites local filmmakers to apply for funding designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length project and position producers to build towards larger, more resourced productions.

The Post-Production Film Grant Program supports the professional development of small, local filmmakers by providing funds for activities including sound design, scoring, editing, color correction, closed captioning, VFX, and music clearances using local post-production houses.

A total of $20,000 will be awarded in four $5,000 grants. Eligible applicants are Portland-based film producers and companies who have been based in Portland for one year or more. Funds must be used with Portland post-production houses; projects must be in post-production with an expected completion date by June 30, 2020. Filmmakers and projects from communities of color and women-led production are especially encouraged to apply.

The Portland Film Office is committed to support of the economic vitality of a Portland-centered production ecosystem and seeks to build the local supply chain and capacity to grow Portland’s film ecosystem.

This grant program is focused on the development of film productions that may not yet be within the state film incentive program but could qualify in the future with a strong local support.The goal is to generate outcomes tied to healthy productions – completed projects, strong narratives, professional presentation, and the ongoing ability to sustain a larger and better “next” project. 

Anticipated Timeline

  • Applications open Monday, August 19, 2019 9:00 AM
  • Applications close Monday, September 30, 2019 5:00 PM
  • Selection panel meets Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Awards announced Monday, October 21, 2019
  • Funds must be disbursed by June 30, 2020

How to Apply

Application and additional information are available here



Please contact Brian Lord at the Portland Film Office @ Prosper Portland

222 NW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

[email protected]



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7th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival Opens September 13

The only complete festival experience dedicated entirely to Oregon films and filmmakers, KIFF continues to be the only place to fully experience Oregon independent film.

Nestled in the high desert, alpine mountain community of Klamath Falls in Southern Oregon this year’s KIFF kicks off with an opening night street party outside the Ross Ragland Theater, joined by filmmakers, sponsors and other VIPs along with live music, a selection of beverages and food trucks. The street party will be followed by an introduction to the festival and opening night feature “Phoenix, Oregon” which was filmed on location in Klamath Falls in 2018.

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive. Stars James Le Gros (“Drugstore Cowboy”, “Living in Oblivion”), Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”, TV’s “House”), Jesse Borrego (“Fame”, “Blood In Blood Out”), Diedrich Bader (“Napoleon Dynamite”, “Office Space”, “Veep”) and Kevin Corrigan (“The Departed”, “Pineapple Express”, “True Romance”).

The fest will continue on Saturday September 14 with the rest of its feature films at Pelican Cinema (including “Leave No Trace” starring Ben Foster and directed by Debra Granik of “Winter’s Bone”) and return to the Ragland on Sunday September 15 for short film programs and KIFF2019 awards. This year’s festival will screen a total of 6 features and 38 shorts, with filmmakers on hand throughout for Q&A with audiences at their films.

The Ross Ragland Theater is a beautifully renovated 700-seat genuine Art Deco theater serving worldwide cultural entertainment to the region, while Pelican Cinema completes the festival theater experience with all the movie-going concessions and amenities.

Friday September 13, 2019 thru Sunday September 15, 2019. Ross Ragland Theater 218 N 7th Street and Pelican Cinema 2643 Biehn Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Full program details, synopses, trailers, schedule, and tickets available here.

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Congrats to “Lifeboat” On Its Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary Emmy Nomination! 

Nominees for the 40th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards have been announced and many congratulations to  “Lifeboat” on its Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary nomination.  Director (and Oregonian) Skye Fitzgerald, (now based in Portland but grew up in Eastern Oregon) has an impressive collection of documentaries under his belt, including, “Lifeboat.” The film documents North African migrants trying to make it across the Mediterranean sea to safety.  “Lifeboat” was nominated for an Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category 2018.  The documentary already has number of impressive wins and honors at other festivals around the world.  Produced by Bryn Mooser, Excutive Produced by Hayley Pappas, Edited by Dan Sadowsky, DP, Kenny Allen and scored by William Campbell.

Skye describes “Lifeboat’s” synopsis on SpinFilm’s information page, “In 2015 our team produced 50 Feet from Syria – focused on the civilian impact of the Syrian conflict. This was the first of a triad of films focused on one of the great humanitarian crises of our time – the plight of refugees in a global and interconnected world. 

In a political environment increasingly hostile to immigrants and refugees, documenting the real-life plight of those fleeing war and oppression is more vital and important than ever. 

LIFEBOAT bears witness to refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya in the middle of the night, despite a high probability of drowning. With few resources but certain that civil society must intervene, volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts.

In a real-life context with dire consequences, LIFEBOAT puts a human face on one of the world’s greatest contemporary, global crises and provides a spark of hope surrounding how civil society can intervene in the refugee crisis in a meaningful way.”

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Netflix’s “Trinkets” Will Be Back For Season 2

We are excited that the Netflix young adult series, “Trinkets,”  will be back in Oregon for season 2 for a 10 episode run that is being dubbed “its final” one.

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“Phoenix, Oregon” Returns from a Nationwide Tour to The Hollywood Theatre for One Last Portland Screening

The #OregonMade feature film that had a very successful run in The Portland Circuit this past May, returns to Portland for an encore screening on Sunday, August 25 at 7pm. You can book your tickets here.

Starring James La Gros, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Borrego and Kevin Corrigan, “Phoenix, Oregon” is a comedy of midlife reinvention and the redeeming power of friendship.

*** Writer/Director Gary Lundgren and producers Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez will be on-hand for a post screening Q&A***

Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

Shot entirely in Klamath Falls, “Phoenix, Oregon” is written and directed by Gary Lundgren (Calvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, Black Road) and produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez.

You can book your tickets here.

Watch the Trailer here.
Film Website.

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#OregonMade “The Postman” Coming on 35mm to The Hollywood Theatre on September 4

Next up in our #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre comes a post-apocalyptic film like no other (unless you count WATER WORLD, then, yes, it’s kind of like that). Kevin Costner’s Central Oregon shot THE POSTMAN, winner of both the prestigious Razzie and Yoga Awards, tells the story of an unnamed wanderer who retrieves a postman’s uniform and a bag of mail, and embarks on a quest to deliver the letters within.

The rest, as they say, is (near future) history.

Please come enjoy some incredible Oregon vistas alongside some pure 90’s cinematic extravagance. And, yes, we’re showing it on 35mm print because that’s the best way to experience it.

Book your tickets now and book them here. The screening is on Wednesday, September 4 at 7p.

The #OregonMade Film Series has been running since late 2017 and, to date, has included screenings of iconic #OregonMade films like “Paint Your Wagon,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Stand by Me” “The Goonies,” “Kansas City Bomber” and “Drugstore Cowboy.”

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PLAYA Screenwriter’s Residency Awarded to Two Projects

This year’s PLAYA Screenwriter’s Residency Award has been granted to two projects and three writers – David Poulshock and his project “Captain Jack” and KatMeow García & Rebeca Alamo González for their project “Dance and Resist.” Each project team will receive an up to two week residency at PLAYA Summer Lake and a $1000 stipend to develop their stories and scripts deep within the inspirational Oregon Outback.

This year’s award was open to Oregon Resident filmmakers, screenwriters and other creative teams  to develop and write a narrative project with a “historic” theme that is set in the Northwest while the story itself was to focus on people, cultures, traditions, events or communities that are not traditionally covered or heard from.

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