OregonAnimation Job Site – Connecting Employers and Employees and FREE


OregonAnimation is a new place exclusively created for the stop-motion community to connect job seekers with opportunities.
Artists, production people… this will be the place to post your information, images and link to your reel.

And, for a limited time, it is completely FREE!

Recruiters, teachers and producers looking for talent… this will be your resource to find the best talent in the stop-motion industry.

Go there now, register and start connecting the animation jobs and jobseekers in Oregon.

OregonAnimation is a partnership between Oregon Film, Alise Munson & Mark Nguyen of Keyframe and the animation community of Oregon. This free-to-use period will be on a trail basis for at least the next 6 months.

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Women in Film Portland Announces Winner For “Vision Grant”

Lindsay Trapnell wins Women in Film Portland Vision Grant for documentary about Rose City Riveters, supporters club for the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team.

Portland, Oregon; November 20, 2019Women In Film Portland has announced Lindsay Trapnell as the winner of its $5,000 Vision Grant award for her documentary film in progress called “Riveted.” The film is about the Rose City Riveters, a supporters club for the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team. It is one of the largest and most avid groups of supporters in all of professional women’s sports.

Trapnell has been shooting footage at nearly every Thorns game for the past two seasons. “The Riveters are the most passionate fanbase in all of women’s professional sports. They are making big strides to transform soccer culture into an inclusive and welcoming place for all, especially the LGBTQ community,” she said. “This mission is what drew me to the project. I’m also drawn to exploring the subculture the Riveters have created. It is a deeply passionate community.” she continues. “They have their own lingo, inside jokes, and traditions. Many consider each other family.”

Trapnell hopes to finish the film before the 2020 Summer Olympics and is raising funding. “The U.S. women’s soccer team has done a lot to drive the conversation about equal pay, so I think that would be a great time to get the film out,” she added. The teaser for “Riveted” can be viewed on Trapnell’s website, along with many of her other film and photography projects.

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Open House & FX Makeup Demo

FACE OFF — “Ancient Aliens” Episode 703 — Pictured: Rachael Wagner — (Photo by: Jordin Althaus/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Please join us for our Holiday
OPEN HOUSE & FX Makeup Demo by Face Off Celebrity Rachael Wagner.

Watch Rachael apply & paint an original design
Q&A session about her career & Face Off experience
Check out the current students’ FX Makeup designs.
Find out more about a career in makeup artistry!

Please RSVP, or find out more info at www.artofmakeup.com/rsvp

or simply email your RSVP to [email protected]

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The Oregon Dance Film Commission – Application Period Now Open!

The Oregon Dance Film Commission came from the desire to offer a platform for Oregon artists interested in working in the field of Dance Film. ODFC is for artists who have never made a professional dance film but are already established in the field of filmmaking or choreography. The goal of ODFC is for two artists who normally would not have come together to make a Dance Film, join forces, learn what is it to work together, and create a new and unique work. It is PDFF’s role to offer support, guidance, a timeline/deadline, promotion, and a world premiere screening within the Festival.
Get more info and submit here.
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Announcing a Winner For The #OregonMade “Food Stories Grant”

With over 38,000 farms in Oregon, both large and small, growing more than 250 products from wheat and beef, to salmon and berries, there are many delicious reasons to make a stop somewhere on the road from the farm to the market. In fact, Oregon is the number one U.S. producer of blackberries, hazelnuts, peppermint, cranberries, rhubarb, grass seed, florist azaleas and Christmas trees.

All these products, and more, have seasons and stories that make the perennial journey from the farmer’s fields to farmer’s markets interesting, moving, and sometimes even epic and entertaining.  In many cultures across the world, stories about our growers and producers are often recounted and handed down generations.

The winning grant from Faith Briggs and Kenny Hamlett is titled, “From Farm to Bottle” and follows the “life of the grains used to produce spirits, which binds family, traditions and culture. It is a story of immigration and finding home by making home – the journey starts with the conflict of being uprooted from a land considered home, being displaced and finally, planting new roots.

Faith Briggs is a documentary film producer and outdoor enthusiast with a focus on diversity and representation. Both behind and in front of the camera, she works with brands, non-profit organizations, institutions and individual creatives to create media representative of the world we live in and the better one we are working together to create. Faith previously worked at the Discovery Channel and Columbia Sportswear. She has extensive social media management experience and has produced documentary projects for clients including REI, Peak Design and Merrell.

Kenny Hamlett is a full-time creative with a background in photography and outdoor pursuits. He is passionate about creating stories that he can relate to, those from marginalized communities featuring people like those he grew up with. His love of the conversations that comes from good food and good wine drove first interested him in sharing food stories. The transition from photography to documentary film follows the urge to share stories that matter from underrepresented communities. Kenny has worked with clients including Travel Oregon, Marmot, Vasque Footwear, The Access Fund, Distillery Row, Westward Whiskey, and Wanderback Whiskey.

The “Food Stories Grant” is being provided by the #OregonMade Creative Foundation in conjunction with Travel Oregon. This grant will offer $20,000 in funding to enable the selected applicant to explore the notion that Oregon’s foodie culture is not just about the end products we enjoy eating, tasting and drinking, but also encompasses the stories that create the products.

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Star Trek Writer Is Guest Speaker At ISA Third Thursday 11/21!

We’re going “Where No Man Has Gone Before” at ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX, November 21st with guest speaker GRANT ROSENBERG — TV Exec and writer/showrunner whose credits include STAR TREK, MACGYVER, CHEERS, LOST GIRL, BITTEN and more!

WHEN: Thursday, November 21st– 7pm

WHERE: NW Film Center Office & South Park *

934 SW Salmon, Portland OR, 97205

* We begin at NW Film then migrate across the street to South Park.

Register for this FREE event at:


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#OregonMade “Shrill” Season 2 To Premiere January 24th

Aidy Bryant in Season 2 of “Shrill.” (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/Hulu)

Hulu announced their the second season of “Shrill” (based on Lindy West’s bestselling 2016 memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman) will premiere January 24th, 2020 for 8 more episodes.  Aidy Bryant stars as Annie, “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body.”

Here’s a description of what to expect in Season of “Shrill,” according to Hulu:

“Annie starts the season on a high. She has faced her demons head on—her mom, her boss and her troll—and she’s feeling pretty good. She also has her boyfriend Ryan by her side. But the high doesn’t last long. Annie realizes that quitting her job was a hasty move.

Things aren’t perfect with Annie’s mom either. She cleared the air, but the old problems are still there and there is way more to deal with.”

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Award-Winning Locally Produced Feature Film, My Summer As A Goth, Returns To Portland November 18-21, 2019

Sometimes you need to go to the darkside to see the light…

After an award-winning,  multi-city festival run, Little Miss Anomaly Productions is proud to announce that Tara Johnson-Medinger’s directorial debut film, My Summer as a Goth will be returning to Portland November 18-21st as the next selection of The Portland Circuit.

Tara Johnson-Medinger is an American film director, producer and champion of gender equality in the entertainment industry. Co-producer of the award-winning, music documentary The Winding Stream and feature film City Baby, her feature film directorial debut My Summer as a Goth is scooping up awards on the festival circuit in 2019. 

An advocate for women in film, Johnson-Medinger honors groundbreaking  female and non-binary filmmakers as Executive Director of the international Power of Women Film Festival (POW Film Fest), while developing the next generation of media makers through the youth education forum she founded, POWGirls.  She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.  

My Summer as a Goth has screened at several film festivals since debuting as the opening night feature at the 45th Annual Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival and has picked up awards for Best Actor for Natalie Shershow (KC FilmFest), Best Director for Tara Johnson-Medinger (Covellite Film Festival), Best Score for Composer Jana Cushman (Downtown LA Film Festival), and received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Rachelle Henry at the 2019 Young Artist Awards.

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Four local film projects win 2019 Portland Post Production Grants

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with the #OregonMade Creative Foundation, has announced the recipients of its second Portland Post Production Grant Program.  Selected from a pool of twenty-seven 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 by providing funds for such activities as sound, picture editing, color matching, color grading, closed caption, tech specs for distributors, and music clearances using local post-production houses. A total of $20,000 is being awarded in this second year.

Brian Lord, manager of the Portland Film Office, said, “The second year of the Post Production Grant program was even more successful and robust than last years.  The quality of the submitted projects rose and the fact that two of the four winners were a part of last year’s applicants shows that this program has strong local support.  The range of projects from communities of color, women, and young filmmakers show the local industry is creatively wrestling with profound human concerns.”

The selected projects are:

Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood” – Devin Fei-Fan Tau (Director/Producer). A feature-length documentary which shines a spotlight on members of the LGBTQ community – including those with a range of mountaineering experience – who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in the outdoor arena.

Sophie Jones” – Lindsay Guerrero (Producer), Jessie Barr (Director).  A feature film inspired by true experiences of grief, girlhood and growing up, in Portland Oregon 2018. Sophie Jones is a 16-year-old girl trying everything she can to feel something again, and to make it through high school after the recent death of her mother.

The Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest” – Dru Holley (Producer/Director), Jerry Bell Jr ( Co-Director/Associate Producer).  This upcoming documentary film explores the sacrifices and contributions made by the six all-black cavalry & infantry regiments created after the Army Organization Act in 1866 in the name of building a better America.

Space” – David Poulshock (Producer/Director/Editor) – When one landlord sees a way to revitalize his community by transforming an aging industrial complex into artist lofts, he opens the door for the chaos, beauty, and wonder that happens when an artist finds a space to create and an audience finds a place to witness it.

Housed at and supported by Prosper Portland, the Portland Film Office is committed to the economic vitality of a Portland-centered production ecosystem and seeks to build the local supply chain and industry capacity.

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Catch Up On The First 3 Episodes Of #OregonMade Facebook Series, “The Birch”

The Birch” is a new #OregonMade original Facebook Watch Original web series starring, Xaria Dotson, Dempsey Bryk, and  Tommy Westmark.  The horror drama chronicles the frightening tale of, “a teenager seeking out the help of a monster who lives in the woods”and is based on the short film, ‘The Birch’ (2016). The original short had well over 35 million online views and went on to win a Webby for “Best Drama: Individual Short or Episode” in 2017 (and was also featured at Tribeca Film Festival 2017).   Crypt  TV has produced 15 episodes of “The Birch” and the first 3 are now streaming.  This #OregonMade series filmed earlier this year in the woods around the Portland Metro area and towns such as Newberg, Corbett, and Oregon City.
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