Canoes have always been integral to our region’s Indigenous cultures and they still are today. That’s the focus of a new film collaboration between Confluence and Tule Films. Stories from the Canoe is the new documentary short by filmmaker Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc/Cherokee). It explores the history and ongoing development of Canoe Journey. NW Documentary also contributed to the project. This week, Tribal Canoe Families gathered to celebrate the release of the new film at a screening in collaboration with PAM CUT and the Portland Art Museum.
OMPA is currently hiring for multiple contract positions! We have some great opportunities for you to be part of OMPA’s equity-focused programming! Follow the links listed below for all the gig descriptions.
Learn some of the needed skills and ways to write for video games. This retreat is for established or aspiring authors who are interested in exploring the exciting world of writing for video games. Taught by award-winning pros amidst the natural beauty of Oregon’s wine country, you’ll come away with an enriching introduction to this growing sector.
Adam Driver talks to Seth Meyer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” about filming “65” and the “look” Oregon was able to provide as a pristine and prehistoric backdrop. Read more in OregonLive (Kristi Turnquist) about the impact the film had in Coos and Curry counties on the Oregon Coast. 65 filmed at Whaleshead Beach (Brookings), Elk Creek Falls, Meyer’s Creek Beach (Gold Beach), Coos Bay, and Agness among others, as well as in Louisiana and Ireland. You can find and visit some of these locations yourself by downloading the SetJetters app and navigating to the location.
Are you looking to break into the film industry? Join our upcoming PA Pathways training session! This training is intended to place underrepresented people in paid production assistant positions on professional commercial and motion picture sets. Applications are now open and must be submitted by March 17, 2023 to be considered. The application can be found at https://bit.ly/3Jt0yvh.
For the fourth year, the Portland Film Office (@PDXFilmOffice), in partnership with Travel Portland (@TravelPortland), is proud to offer four grants of $7,500 each for Oregon–based independent feature-length filmproductions. The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions.
Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Mother of Color,” which premiered in the Portland area and is circulating the film festival docket with much success; “Dearest Eva,”premiered at OMSI in August of 2022, and past recipients “Sophie Jones” and “Clementine” (starring Sydney Sweeney of “Euphoria” fame) both received distribution from Oscilloscope.
A new sci-fi proof-of-concept film, drawing on inspiration from the natural winemaking community in Oregon–and especially its female champions–is in pre-production. THE WINEMAKER is about Joanie, who harbors a cosmic secret, but must finish the year’s vintage before her enemies come for vengeance.
The project is now crowdfunding on Seed & Spark. Having made its initial goal in only 17 days (with help from producers Andy Gould and Jon “Shabba” Linton), the project is now raising funds for post-production. The campaign will end in less than 48 hours, at 1:45 PM PST, on March 4th.
On March 8th at 6pm at The Hollywood Theatre, a benefit will be hosted by the YWCA’sFamily Preservation Project (FPP) in partnership withDream.org! All proceeds go to the Family Preservation Project. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of local filmmaker Brian Lindstrom ‘s acclaimed documentary MOTHERING INSIDE, Lindstrom will be joined in discussion by the subjects of the film about life on the outside over the last decade, highlighting reflections on binary thinking, rupture, and repair.
Three additional short films will be screened: Brian Lindstrom’s LIKE A SHIELD and the Portland premiere of his new work WE ARE MORE, both highlighting the unintended consequences of parental incarceration on children, why the Bill of Rights for Children of Incarcerated Parents is needed, and what powerful young people are doing to ensure its existence; and the trailer for A WOMAN ON THE OUTSIDE, a film written by Kiara Jones and co-directed by Zara Katz and Lisa Riordan Seville, bringing to light Kristal’s struggle to keep families connected to incarcerated loved ones.
The 18th annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon is a hybrid festival with an exceptional line-up of both live and virtual film screenings as well as in-person filmmaker Q&A’s. All live screenings will be at the Art House in Eugene.
We launch our 2023 season with a Preview Screening on Feb. 24 (live) and Feb. 25-26 (virtual)! In March, join us at the Art House theaters for March 10-12 and on our virtual platform on March 13-19. Don’t miss this 10 day celebration of AANHPI independent films!
MSFF runs from February 23 to February 27 in beautiful McMinnville.
The McMinnville Short Film Festival fosters a critical component of Oregon’s Yamhill County arts community by connecting local filmmakers with their counterparts around the world, and by providing a venue for culturally diverse screenings, events, and gatherings.