#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival

After over two excruciatingly long years, the Oregon-made film Earthlings from Portland filmmaker Steven Doughton and producer Jacqueline Gault will get its World Premiere as the only US film in the 2023 International Competition at the 2023 Goteborg International Film Festival on February 2nd in Goteborg, Sweden.

“We completed the film just prior to the pandemic, and were crushed when festivals went online for nearly two years. We wanted the big festival premiere experience, so we held the film back and waited patiently,” notes Gault. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival”

CINE / SEEN Short Film Submissions

CINE / SEEN is a short film festival showcasing the talents of filmmakers from PNW. We aim to highlight the unique perspective and films of underrepresented artists. Join us in creating a space for artistic celebration for us and by us here in Oregon.

Event Details

  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
    4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
  • Date: 4-1-2022
  • Tickets: Coming soon!

Fill out the submission form and share your short film today with this link! Continue reading... “CINE / SEEN Short Film Submissions”

Eastern Oregon Film Festival – October 21-23

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its twelfth year of programming independent cinema in La Grande, Oregon on October 21-23. The festival will present 52 films over the course of the three days, both in-person and also via a virtual streaming platform.  The official selections were announced on August 15th, and include 12 Feature-length films and 40 shorts in a variety of styles, formats, forms, and content. The festival catalog is available for viewing on the festival website. Virtual passes are currently available for purchase. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival – October 21-23”

Tag! Queer Shorts Presents Queerotica

TAG! Queerotica banner

The Portland-based Tag! Queer Shorts Festival is offering monthly online community support events with all ticket sales and donations split evenly between participating filmmakers, the Tag! festival, and LGBTQIA+ serving community partners.

The next screening kicks off with a live viewing party of erotic shorts on July 31 at 8pm in collaboration with Catalyst: A Sex Positive Place, a venue that offers education, events, and space for fetish/kink communities.

The Queerotica program features festival-favorite adult submissions from past years as well as some fresh material from queer and trans filmmakers from around the globe. Continue reading... “Tag! Queer Shorts Presents Queerotica”

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival Opens March 12 in Eugene

Celebrating 15 Years of Asian American Indie

Join DisOrient as they celebrate authentic Asian Pacific American voices, histories and stories with 15 inspiring film programs, encompassing 45 films in all.

DisOrient is the premiere Asian American independent film festival of Oregon, celebrating films with authentic Asian Pacific American voices, histories and stories. We highlight social justice themes that translate to universal human experiences. We promote representation, diversity and inclusion to broaden the narrative of who is American, and to strengthen and build community. Continue reading... “DisOrient Asian American Film Festival Opens March 12 in Eugene”

Chomp! PDX: A New Food & Film Festival in Portland

A night of eclectic films, food & beer. The mission of Chomp! is to explore our relationship to food through film. This inaugural event’s theme is horror.

Featuring short films by local artists Mila Zuo, Kelly Cox, and Cooper Johnson and more. Hosted by Dirk Marshall of the popular VHUS Podcast. Filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A and networking after the programming.

Portland’s own Pono Brewing company will be releasing a limited release Red IPA along with Chef Sarah Schneider serving up some killer grub. Continue reading... “Chomp! PDX: A New Food & Film Festival in Portland”

7th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival Opens September 13

The only complete festival experience dedicated entirely to Oregon films and filmmakers, KIFF continues to be the only place to fully experience Oregon independent film.

Nestled in the high desert, alpine mountain community of Klamath Falls in Southern Oregon this year’s KIFF kicks off with an opening night street party outside the Ross Ragland Theater, joined by filmmakers, sponsors and other VIPs along with live music, a selection of beverages and food trucks. The street party will be followed by an introduction to the festival and opening night feature “Phoenix, Oregon” which was filmed on location in Klamath Falls in 2018. Continue reading... “7th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival Opens September 13”

Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2019 Juried & Audience Award Winners

Director Asher Jelinsky took home the juried and audience awards for Best Narrative Short for their film Miller & Son. Photo by Kyle Asher, courtesy of the Ashland Independent Film Festival
Director Asher Jelinsky took home the juried and audience awards for Best Narrative Short for their film Miller & Son. Photo by Kyle Asher, courtesy of the Ashland Independent Film Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) wrapped its 18th annual edition, which ran April 11-15, 2019, screening over 150 films to audiences of over 17,000. On April 14 at its Awards Night celebration, the juried and audience award-winning films were announced.

The James Blue Award was presented to directors Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink of The Rescue List. Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2019 Juried & Audience Award Winners”

Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present 2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Awardto Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra

Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present
2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Award
to Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “FilmWatch” Grant
will support “Queer Intersectionality”
series curated by B. Ruby Rich


ASHLAND, OR. – The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF), scheduled for April 11-15, 2019, is presenting two special awards this year—the Pride Award to film critic B. Ruby Rich and the Rogue Award to artists Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, directors of the Sundance NEXT Jury and Audience award winner, The Infiltrators. Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival to Present 2019 Pride Award to B. Ruby Rich and Rogue Awardto Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra”

Ashland Independent Film Festival Unveils Complete 2019 Program Details

Film Still - Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its lineup for the eighteenth annual festival, April 11-15, 2019, screening in venues across Ashland. The year’s selections include over 150 films chosen from more than eight hundred submitted to the festival, or specially selected by AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz. The entire program, including information about show times, live performances, art exhibits, filmmaker TalkBack panels, children’s programs, and more is now online at ashlandfilm.org. Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival Unveils Complete 2019 Program Details”