Summer Video Contest


Next Adventure, Deschutes Brewery and Grand Central are holding a video contest for the Deschutes Salute to Summer event in August and want to spread the word!

Submit a one minute video of Your Summer with Next Adventure Gear and Deschutes Beer and your video could be chosen to play at the event with the grand prize opportunity of a VIP weekend to Bend, OR and a GoPro! The deadline for entry has been extended to August 10th! See further details below. Continue reading... “Summer Video Contest”

Zarr Studios and Crew Take 1st Place Golf  

Zarr Studios and crew take 1st Place Golf


Governators Lisa and Nathan Cherrington (pictured here with Will Vinton and members of his team The Vintones) defeated all comers at the Classic Croquet to win the 1st Place in the Croquet tournament.
Governators Lisa and Nathan Cherrington (pictured with Will Vinton and members of his team The Vintones) defeated all comers to win the 1st Place in the OMPA Classic croquet tournament, powered by Zarr Studios.

Congratulations Nathan Cherrington and his wife, Lisa, The Governators, who trounced all comers at the 5-hour croquet tournament of the OMPA Classic powered by Zarr Studios. The Governators, representing the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television, upset Barefoot Bullseyes Signa Cheney and Curtis Kidwell of Bullseye Disc, who were in fact as barefoot as they advertised. Continue reading... “Zarr Studios and Crew Take 1st Place Golf  ”

Documentary Weekend: Bet you’re ready

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If you’re a member of the creative class overflowing Portland’s bar scene, bike lanes and barista joints, you might want to take note of an event taking place later this month.

Portland creatives with an eye for film will converge in downtown Portland as part of Documentary Weekend. The event bills itself as an opportunity for people interested in film and documentaries – producers, actors, editors, directors, and film crews but also people with no experience at all – to meet form teams, then create a five-minute documentary in less than 30 hours. Continue reading... “Documentary Weekend: Bet you’re ready”

Cinema Pacific Festival Kicks Off In Eugene April 23rd

The fifth annual Cinema Pacific Festival starts on April 23, and the complete festival program is available online at (A handy guide is downloadable here.)

Richard Herskowitz, Director of Cinema Pacific says, “This year I’m particularly excited about our partnership with UO Libraries on the James Blue Project,  supplementing the exciting new archive of UO alumnus James Blue’s work that is being donated to Special Collections.  Also, Cinema Pacific is working closely with the Schnitzer Museum on an array of live performances, panels, and media installations featuring Portland-based media artist Vanessa Renwick, titled Art for Endangered Species, as well as the annual new media exhibition and party, the Fringe FestivalContinue reading... “Cinema Pacific Festival Kicks Off In Eugene April 23rd”

International Bike Culture at 12th Annual Filmed by Bike

FBB2014-handbill-collage-simpleIn 2003, Portland’s bicycle culture was really taking off. The creativity, grassroots spirit and wild enthusiasm was undeniable so it’s no surprise a film festival – Filmed by Bike – was in the mix of endeavors that rose out of this formative era. Year after year a primarily Portland-based pool of filmmakers submitted films to the festival, which this year runs April 19-22 at the Clinton St. Theater.

12 years later, all eyes are on Portland as areas around the globe – like Japan – look for sustainability inspiration, and bikes are certainly part of that equation. Continue reading... “International Bike Culture at 12th Annual Filmed by Bike”

Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout

Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo
Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo

Last week saw a strong turnout for the Annual Portland Workforce Alliance NW Youth Careers Expo.  Oregon Film asked members of the production community to join us in showcasing an array of production job opportunities that are here in Oregon.  With a staggering 5,000 students attending, it was a productive day showing future job possibilities in a hands-on way.

We thank Tim Oakley (Oakley Design Studios), who had some amazing hand-made props on display, LAIKA House, who brought sketch books for the students as well as a ParaNorman puppet with various “faces” to illustrate how stop-motion works; Koerner Camera had their RED camera running; Bent Image Lab had an array of their amazing puppets to examine; video game developer SuperGenius was on hand showing students the possibilities of working in the exiting gaming world; Loren Haleston talked through his remote controlled cameras for his high quality automotive video media business.  Continue reading... “Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout”

“C.O.G.” Made Its Oregon Premiere in Salem

Jonathan Groff and Dale Dickey, C.O.G.

“C.O.G.”, a film adaptation of a David Sedaris work, made it’s Oregon debut last night at the Salem Cinema, Salem’s only independently owned and operated movie theater specializing in art, foreign and independent film.   There was a big turnout and a full house for the reception, featuring cider from Wandering Aengus Ciderworks and apples from Oregon Heritage Farm – a featured location for the film, wine from Namaste Vineyards and fresh apple cider from E.Z. Continue reading... ““C.O.G.” Made Its Oregon Premiere in Salem”

Curtis Salgado Lends a Hand for Media Arts Education Scholarships

Oregon blues legend Curtis Salgado lights a fire at the OMPA Classic on July 12.

Salgado headlines the OMPA Classic on July 12

Legendary blues man and May 2013 recipient of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award Curtis Salgado takes center stage at the OMPA Classic, a fundraiser for the Media Arts Education scholarships, presented by Pacific Office Automation. The OMPA Classic takes place on July 12, 2013 at The Resort at The Mountain (Lakeside Lawn) in Welches, Oregon and includes a golf tournament, croquet tournament and awards party with an auction and raffle. Continue reading... “Curtis Salgado Lends a Hand for Media Arts Education Scholarships”

New Thriller “Compound Fracture” Screening at the Hollywood Theatre May 26th

One Night Only (May 26th) Limited Screening of New Thriller COMPOUND FRACTURE with Actor/Producer Tyler Mane (Sabretooth, Michael Myers) in Attendance.

Tyler Mane will personally screen his new film, Compound Fracture, May 26th in Portland, OR at the Hollywood Theatre. This will be one of the“one night only” stops on the Limited Meet & Greet Screening tour in the U.S. and Canada.

Mane, known primarily for his acting career (his credits include, Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween & Halloween II, Troy, The Scorpion King, Joe Dirt, X-Men), co-wrote, produced and co-stars in this new supernatural thriller.

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New Class at the Film Center: FOOD STYLING

The NW Film Center School of Film presents a new class: 


A new 4-week class beginning Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-9:30 PM
Taught by food stylist Dolores Custer

The art of preparing food for the camera.

Topics: Selecting and working with different foods (which ones work, which ones don’t); learn to produce steam on demand, a chilled beverage with a splash, cheese melting over a hamburger, grill marks on meats, the perfect dollop, and much more; propping; working as a team with the cinematographer; working on location under minimum conditions; try out techniques and shoot them with basic cameras; last class is devoted to a small group project on a chosen food.

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