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Baker’s Place On Oregon’s Film Trail

January 3, 2023 / Oregon Film
Logo for the movie Party Quest

My name’s Tristian: I had an idea!

January 3, 2023 / Tristian Spillman

GUNDERMANN (Gundermann)

January 3, 2023 / Yvonne Behrens

PARIS CALLIGRAMMES (Paris Calligrammes)

January 3, 2023 / Yvonne Behrens

LIFE ON TAPE (Bilder (m)einer Mutter)

January 2, 2023 / Yvonne Behrens

Job Opening at Filmed by Bike Film Festival

December 12, 2022 / Filmed by Bike

Vision Stages: Bring Your Vision to Life

November 25, 2022 / Oregon Film

China Forbes to Release New Solo Material

September 7, 2022 / Oregon Film

Willamette Writers Fall Programming Begins!

August 31, 2022 / Oregon Film

BendFilm Announces Feature Films in Competition

August 25, 2022 / Oregon Film

Portland-Based Filmmakers Are At It Again

July 27, 2022 / Alice Wells

BendFilm and OUT Central Oregon To Launch New Festival

OUT IN FOCUS FilmFest looks to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Films and Filmmakers in Central Oregon

BendFilm, Inc and OUT Central Oregon have signed a joint venture agreement to create and launch the inaugural OUT IN FOCUS FilmFest.  The new annual film festival is scheduled for March 2-4, 2023 in Bend, Oregon and will bring filmmakers and films focused on celebrating LGBTQ+ life experiences, diversity in the outdoors, and include premieres of some of the best new films of the year.

The OUT IN FOCUS FilmFest will present recently released leading edge films to provide a winter opportunity for the community to convene, view, and connect around important topics.

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Job Opening at Filmed by Bike Film Festival

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Festival and Partnerships Assistant to join our team for the 2023 season. This role oversees our community partnerships, limited sponsorships, Box Office Management and other duties as needed.

Hours + Commitment

Part Time: An average of 10-50 hours a month with a flexible work schedule.

The Festival and Partnerships Assistant is responsible for maintaining their own hours. Hours increase significantly in January during Partnerships Season and then again in April and May as the festival weekend approaches.

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Expedia Calls Set-Jetting (Film Tourism)The Travel Trend Of 2023


Did you know over 100 million people a year are inspired to travel by movies and TV?  

Our Oregon Film Trail partner, and Seattle company, SetJetters, has already built the app for this kind of “Film Tourism”!  SetJetters has digitized an $8 billion dollar tourism industry and put it all in one place.

The concept of Film Tourism (Set-Jetting) was explained last week on the Today Show and explores the statement from Expedia that Set-Jetting is the travel trend of 2023!

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Free Festival Submissions to Oregon Film Festivals for Oregon Students

As part of a limited program, through Oregon Film’s newly created Creative Opportunity Program, many Oregon Film Festivals are offering waived submission fees for Oregon students.

Participating festivals include:

  • BendFilm
  • Portland Film Festival
  • McMinnville Short Film Festival
  • Eastern Oregon Film Festival
  • Klamath Independent Film Festival
  • We Like ’em Short (Baker City)

This program will be available only for a limited time as long as funds remain available and can be cancelled at any time. It is only open to current students attending high schools, prep schools, community colleges and universities as well as other higher education facilities in Oregon.

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Vision Stages: Bring Your Vision to Life

Vision Stages is a 36,000 sq ft soundstage for film, TV, and commercial productions, and they have a NEW WEBSITE with new features added to the soundstage.

  • Vision’s 30’x50’ cyc is pre-rigged with additional equipment available for rental
  • ZoneWorks black retractable curtain separates Stage 1 from Stage 3
  • Additional options for construction mill at MHCC across the street available
  • The 12’x14’ ground-level rollup door provides easy interior access for picture cars and equipment trucks to drive onto our stage or cyc for rigging/shooting
  • We have Hollywood flats and jacks available for rental
  • Mezzanine offices come with 30/300 wifi and upgrades to 1GB fiber lines
  • 10GB fiber lines, DIT services, equipment rentals, and more at Remotely Video’s new CloudDale location 4 doors down from our west entrance.
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Scriptwriting Focused “Top Secret Club” Calls for Submissions

Calling all mid-level to advanced screenwriters and playwrights to submit projects in late stage development to Open Call for Top Secret Club 2023!

Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that will host table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads will be followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.

Over the course of 2023 there will be 6 Top Secret Club events.

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#OregonMade “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Screens on December 5

Come celebrate two things that have impacted all of our lives in some way: music and teachers.

Next up in the #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre is “Mr. Holland’s Opus” on Monday, December 5.

Richard Dreyfuss and the always magical Glenne Headly star while William H Macy patrols the halls in search of rule breakers and rock and rollers in this Oregon Made opus of a film. Portland’s Grant High School is featured as JFK High School in the 1960s while Mr.

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New Journal Highlights Indigenous Voices of the Columbia River

Left to right: Confluence Digital Manager Lily Hart, author Emily Washines (Yakama), author Sean Smith (Chinook), poet Ed Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock), author Rachel Cushman (Chinook), author Chance White Eyes (Oneida), and Confluence Executive Director Colin Fogarty.

A new journal by the nonprofit Confluence is designed to elevate Indigenous perspectives in how people understand the Columbia River and its tributaries. Voices of the River features articles, stories, poetry and artwork by Native American writers and artists from Northwest Tribes. Confluence and its supporters celebrated the release of the inaugural issue of the journal during a launch party and panel discussion on November 18, 2022 at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland.

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The Goonies House Is For Sale! (Update – It Just Sold!)

It seems fitting that our partners at SetJetters took to their blog to post this great update on the “Goonies House” – hitting the market in Astoria next week.

Will the Goon Docks go to Developers?

By Erik Nachtrieb (SetJetters CEO & CoFounder)

Once a Goonie, Always a Goonie! This time the Goonies House isn’t in foreclosure. Could it go to developers or be your $400K/year investment property?

The Goonies House, built in 1896, sits high above the quaint city of Astoria, Oregon USA in an area that reflects the “Goon Docks”.

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Creative Opportunity Program Launches for 2022-23

Last legislative session a bill passed that allowed Oregon Film to allocate funds to a program called the “Creative Opportunity Program.” This program dedicates up to $375,000 per year to creative projects, producers and programs around the state. These programs include the continuation of existing programs like the Pathways job training and placement program, the Outdoor Adventure Film Grant, the Tell Your Story Grant and partnership programs like CINE/SEEN and Creatives of Color Networking events (OMPA) and the BIPOC Filmmaker Grant (BendFilm).

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