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OMPA’s Annual Showcase Event: April 27

April 20, 2023 / Oregon Film

Filmmaker Mixer – Free Event

April 17, 2023 / Dawn Sellers

Pride Month: NEUBAU (Neubau)

April 6, 2023 / Yvonne Behrens

“Stories from the Canoe” Premieres

March 22, 2023 / Oregon Film

Day of Empathy 2023 – March 8

February 28, 2023 / Oregon Film

Confluence Announces Filmmaker Fellows Program

February 16, 2023 / Oregon Film
Clothing tag with the logo of the Tag Queer Shorts festival next to a second label with the Hollywood Theatre logo.

Tag! Queer Shorts Festival 2023

February 10, 2023 / Juan Trujillo

Cinema Unbound Awards Return on June 22

February 2, 2023 / Oregon Film

Pride Month: NEUBAU (Neubau)

In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children’s movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.
TUESDAY, June 13, 2023 – 7:00 PM
Germany 2020, 82 min
Directed by Johannes Maria Schmit
Cast: Tucké Royale, Monika Zimmering, Jalda Rebling
Summer in Brandenburg.
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Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade “Showing Up” To Be Released April 7th


Kelly Reichardt has shot six of her eight movies here in Oregon, the latest being the comedy-drama, “Showing Up” starring long-time collaborator, Michelle Williams, and Oregon writer, Jonathan Raymond (co-written by Reichart). “Showing Up” first premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, competing for the Palme d’Or.

The film will be released on April 7 (A24). More about Williams and Reichardts’ past collaborations here in interview with Williams.




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Will You Join Us This Earth Day At The “Pier Park Pick Up” Event?

Pitch in and join us at the Pier Park Pick Up event this Earth Day!

Did you know Pier Park was a location for multiple episodes of shows like “Grimm” and “Portlandia”?

Join Oregon Film, OMPA, and your fellow Production Workers

9 AM – 12 PM (Rain or Shine)

April 22nd
(Volunteers will meet at the maintenance shack at hole 1 of the disc golf course, N Bruce Ave and N James St. Equipment provided)

Pre-registration is required. Look for the “Pier Park Pick Up” event and join the “Oregon Production Workers Team.”

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#OregonMade “Half Sisters” Comes to Theaters This Month

“Half Sisters,” the feature film from Oregon filmmaker Devin Fei-Fan Tau, starts its limited theatrical run this month. The film stars Kristy Dawn Dinsmore (“Vikings”) and Sydney Winbush (“Shrill”). April’s theatrical release will be followed by a wide run on demand in July.

The film’s initial release will include a date at Portland’s Clinton Street Theatre on April 28.

“Half Sisters” centers on two estranged half-sisters – one white, one mixed race – reuniting after the death of their grandmother, at a remote family cabin in the midst of a raging storm.

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#OregonMade “Growing Belushi” Launches Third Season April 5

The Southern Oregon shot Discovery series “Growing Belushi” launches its third season on April 5

In its first two seasons, “Growing Belushi” offered viewers a  look at actor and musician Jim Belushi’s southern Oregon cannabis farm, mixing insights into the business with banter between Belushi and his cousin Chris, and hijinks from Belushi’s “According to Jim” castmate, Larry Joe Campbell.

“Growing Belushi” Season 3 premieres at 9 p.m. April 5 on the Discovery channel.

Read more about it on OregonLive here.

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Outdoor Adventure Film Grant ’23 – Awarded To Two Grantees

This year’s Outdoor Adventure Film Grant (OAFG’23) called for personal stories from and about the BIPOC community and Oregon’s outdoors. This year’s theme was specifically “The Nature Gap” – the uneven and inequitable distribution of wild, outdoor space based on race or socioeconomic status.

The OAFG’23 aims to help support and amplify stories and storytellers (both in front of and behind the camera) by utilizing Oregon’s outdoor spaces as a backdrop. Experienced BIPOC filmmakers and their on-camera subjects were invited to apply with a short film pitch that would inform, inspire, capture, and/or reveal a personal journey involving an outdoor pursuit that is set against the backdrop of Oregon’s majestic landscape.

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COP’s “Tell Your Story” Grant Opens For Submissions Monday, April 3rd

Oregon Film through its Creative Opportunity Program is offering two grants of $15,000 each to Oregon-based filmmakers or filmmaking teams. The grant is designed to support a non-project-specific, virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and shoot the stories they want to tell in any film format they choose. While all applicants are welcome, there is a special emphasis on those from Oregon’s beautiful rural regions and the BIPOC community, including but not limited to Latina/Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders.

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“Stories from the Canoe” Premieres

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.

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Apply For OMPA Contract Positions by 3/31

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.
DEI Trainer (Remote)
Grant Writer (Remote)
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Creative Opportunity Program Supports Soma Games’ “Writing For Video Games Retreat”

Soma Games (as part of Oregon Film’s Creative Opportunity Program) is hosting a writing for video games retreat from March 31st – April 1st.
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.
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