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Call for Art! – Solidarity Art Auction

September 26, 2023 / Oregon Film

Sixth Annual Portland Dance Film Fest 

September 19, 2023 / Oregon Film

Eastern Oregon Film Festival – Oct 19-21

September 15, 2023 / Oregon Film

20th Annual Bend Film Festival – Oct 12-15

September 15, 2023 / Oregon Film

Bystander Intervention Webinar

September 6, 2023 / Oregon Film

WIF PDX Vision Grant Open For Applications

September 5, 2023 / Oregon Film

Cine | Seen is Back – Sept 7

September 3, 2023 / Oregon Film

Meet the First Confluence Filmmaker Fellows

August 21, 2023 / Oregon Film

The Way of Things film crowdfunding campaign

August 3, 2023 / galaxysailor

BendFilm Seeks an Executive Director

July 31, 2023 / Oregon Film

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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Bystander Intervention Webinar

A 2023 Oregon filmmaker survey found that 1 in 3 respondents have either witnessed or experienced something non-consensual on professional film sets. And if they said something it was not addressed.

When harassment happens at work, people are almost always around–and if they aren’t around, they can be quickly summoned to show up. Our goal is to reduce instances of workplace harassment by giving employees the tools they need to disrupt those perpetrating the harassment.

Join us for this free, 90-minute online presentation, and learn how to be an effective bystander amid workplace harassment using the proven “5Ds” methodology. 

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Application Open for OCF’s Small Arts & Culture Grants

Oregon Community Foundation’s Small Arts & Culture Grants Program is now accepting applications!

Could your organization use some support to advance your mission? Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) seeks applications from arts and culture nonprofit organizations with budgets under $100,000. One-year grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for general operating support will be awarded across the state with $350,000 in total grant funding available annually.

Review the eligibility guidelines in the Request for Proposals to see if this opportunity might be a good fit for your organization.

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Biggest Recovery Film Festival In The PNW Happening October 1st!

Bridges to Change is hosting its 3rd annual PDX Recovery Film Festival on October 1st at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR! This annual event showcases winning short films submitted from across the United States and United Kingdom to promote awareness of addictions, mental health issues and homelessness in a creative and impactful way. Bridges to Change hosts this event to support its mission to provide housing to those who need it most, support recovery through the lens of lived experience, promote wellbeing through behavioral health services, and advocate for those who systems have ignored.

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WIF PDX Vision Grant Open For Applications

In their ongoing commitment to empowering local filmmakers, Women in Film PDX is increasing the grant amount to $10,000 for this year’s recipient (previously at $5,000).

The Vision Grant, now in its 11th year, has been a cornerstone of Women in Film PDX’s mission to foster creativity, innovation, and inclusivity within the film community. The grant is designed to provide financial support to emerging female and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland Metro area, enabling them to bring their unique visions to the screen and contribute their diverse voices to the world of cinema.

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Cine | Seen is Back – Sept 7

A night of shorts films showcasing the talents of filmmakers from the PNW. We are highlighting the unique perspective and films of underrepresented artists. Join us in creating a space for creative celebration here in Oregon.

Find out more here.

Hosted by: Katie Nguyen

Sounds byDJ Aquamarine

Presented by: OMPA

Produced by: YGB Portland

This event is being made possible in part through the Creative Opportunity Program from Oregon Film.

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PAM CUT Presents “32 Sounds” Sept. 8 & 9 – Discounted Tix Available

PAM CUT presents:

32 Sounds – a deeply immersive film and music experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (The Weather Underground) with original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre). Each night features live narration by Green and live music by Samson, delivered via headphones. Use promo code PCT32STAFF –

Readers of this post get a discount of 50% off per ticket. They just need to go to, choose a night and use promo code: PCT32STAFF

32 Sounds, “The Greatest Documentary You’ve Ever Heard” – Rolling Stone

September 8 & 9, 8–9:30 p.m.

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Oregon OPIF Tax Credit Auction will be held Sept 18-22, 2023

Become a part of iconic #OregonMade productions and help create jobs and marketing value for Oregon.

Oregon’s Film, Television and media tax incentives are funded through an annual auction which creates the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF). This annual tax credit auction will take place starting at 9a on Monday, September 18, 2023 and run for 5 days until 5p on Friday, September 22, 2023.

$20M of Oregon state tax credits will be available to purchase in $500 increments by auction at a minimum bid of 90% of face value.

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Meet the First Confluence Filmmaker Fellows

Alana Tiikpuu Walker

Seven talented Indigenous storytellers have been named Confluence Filmmaker Fellows, as the nonprofit Confluence launches its inaugural program to showcase emerging Native visual artists. Thanks to a generous grant from Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program, Confluence is able to support Indigenous filmmakers in achieving their visions through cash prizes and

Marcos Alatorre

new film equipment to take their craft to the next level. Last spring, Confluence put out a call for submissions and received proposals from many creative and thoughtful filmmakers!

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