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“Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!

June 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

BendFilm Announces: Basecamp

June 5, 2024 / Oregon Film

POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – June

May 29, 2024 / Dawn Sellers

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

May 15, 2024 / Elyse Taylor Liburd

“Let’s Have Kids” Announces Cast

April 30, 2024 / Oregon Film

Inspiring the New Generation of Filmmakers

April 22, 2024 / Shawn Daley

MetroEast Presents Food Foray!

April 12, 2024 / Oregon Film

Cinema Unbound Awards Coming June 21

April 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

April 4, 2024 / Oregon Film

Storyboard Training for CG Television

March 21, 2024 / Oregon Film

Wild Diversity Is Looking For Media Crew!

March 13, 2024 / Oregon Film
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Tag! Queer Shorts Festival 2024

March 13, 2024 / Juan Trujillo

The Portland Events and Film Office Post-Production Grant


The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to offer a grant opportunity for Portland-based independent film productions to support and offset the cost of the post-production process.

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 “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for world wide streaming distribution.

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BAMPIRE: New Bambi horror movie produced in Eugene, OR!

BAMPIRE, a new Bambi horror movie produced and filmed in Eugene, Oregon was just announced on Indiegogo! The film is an independent horror comedy directed by Taylor Morden (The Last Blockbuster) and written by Zoë Wassman both of whom are based in Eugene, OR. The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign features first-look footage as well as limited edition merchandise and the ability to pre-order copies of the movie. 

A full description of the project is available at:

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Desert Island Studios Launches the DAMN Good People List

Damn Good People is a DEI-focused concierge staffing service facilitated by Desert Island Studios that matches mid to advanced-level production creatives and technicians to production jobs in Oregon. When a project partners with us, we work with their production team to facilitate the sourcing and hiring of talent from our roster based on their project needs. The DAMN list is vetted and can fulfill a variety of crew needs across all departments. Our roster represents a talented community of mid-level professionals from traditionally underrepresented communities within the film/tv/commercial industry.

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Wild Diversity Is Looking For Media Crew!

Are you a passionate storyteller eager to explore the great outdoors? Do you want to be part of a groundbreaking initiative celebrating diversity, conservation, and adventure? If so, Wild Diversity wants to hear from you!

Wild Diversity is looking for adventurous individuals aged 18-24 from BIPOC communities to join our crew. Their outdoor exploration video series is tailor-made for BIPOC youth and families, showcasing the rich tapestry of stories and experiences within the community.

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Tag! Queer Shorts Festival 2024

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Catboy by director Cristian Sitjas

Tag! Queer Shorts Festival presents a vibrant perspective on queer life in its 11th anniversary edition on April 6-7, bringing 51 all-new films to Portland’s Hollywood Theatre. Celebrating the work of both local filmmakers and directors from as far away as Tunisia and Iran, Tag! selections are thought provoking, humanizing, and often a bit disruptive to typical discourses around sex, gender, and relationships.

This year’s program offers four curated thematic blocks, each one with an eclectic mix of animation, music video, narrative fiction, dance, and documentary.

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Outside the Frame + Oregon Media Pathways Production Assistant Training

Have you ever watched a film or TV show and wondered how it was made? Do you dream of being part of a team that helps create stories seen by audiences around the world? Now is your chance to learn about career opportunities in the fast-paced, demanding and exciting world of filmmaking!

The PA Pathways Training is intended for people who want to pursue a career in film and are looking to break into the industry. The class is a part of the Oregon Media Pathways Program and is a prerequisite for paid placements as a Production Assistant on professional projects.

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Catalyst Film Collective’s Script to Screen Grant Open for Submissions

Catalyst Film Collective‘s screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters.

Script to Screen Grant Program

$10,000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Spring 2024 competition:

February 3 :: Competition Opens
March 31 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
April 21 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
April 28 :: Live Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts & In Person Voting
May 2 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
May 4 :: Winner Announced

Find out more here.

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Locally Produced “The Exploding Boy” Now Available on Streaming Platforms

After a successful festival run, screening in multiple countries and winning numerous awards including Best Actor and Best Dramatic Feature at the Oregon Independent Film Festival, locally produced film “The Exploding Boy,” an independent film shot predominantly in Portland, Oregon, has received distribution, both domestically and internationally. The film is currently streaming on Prime Video, TLA Video, Fearless TV, and Vimeo, with more services, traditional channels, and a DVD release on the horizon.

For more information, follow the link below to the official website.

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#OregonMade “Little Wing” Comes To Paramount+ March 13

#OregonMade LITTLE WING, a heartwarming coming-of-age story from Awesomeness, will premiere on Wednesday, March 13, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada, and the following day in the UK and Australia.

LITTLE WING follows Kaitlyn, a teen who is reeling from her parent’s divorce and the pending loss of her home. She and her best friend hope to solve her mother’s financial woes by stealing a valuable bird, but Kaitlyn, instead, forms a bond with the owner, that leads her to a new outlook on life.

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Free Virtual Event – How to Reduce Harm on Film Sets

Safety on set is everyone’s responsibility. Join the Oregon Film & Video Office, Portland Events & Film Office, and IATSE Local 488 for this free, online event to reduce harmful, intimidating, and inappropriate behavior and ensure safe working environments for all cast and crew. Bring your questions and participate in the discussion on March 13th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm PT.

Safety on set is everyone’s responsibility. But if something unsafe occurs, would you know how to report it? And perhaps more importantly, do you know how to prevent harmful behavior before it occurs?

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