1 Week To SourceOregon Directory Deadline!

SourceOregon is a statewide directory of industry professionals. It’s a great way to get found for your services, but it’s also OMPA’s best promotional tool to advocate for the industry. Show policymakers how many jobs are at stake!

Create a listing at sourceoregon.com/getlistedDeadline November 15.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected].

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Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner

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The winning filmmaker, Leah Warshawski and her Oregon-raised animator, Dawn Norton, received a $3,000 grand prize as the Best Film. The winner aims to take the proceeds to launch high school curricula about overcoming the obstacles of our past and becoming stronger.

COTTAGE GROVE, ORE., 18 AUGUST 2018 – “Big Sonia” won the overall $3,000 Grand Prize at this weekend’s inaugural Bohemian Film Festival. The film – featuring 90-year-old Holocaust survivor who still goes to work everyday and stays busy so she “doesn’t have to think about it” – explores what it means to be a survivor, how this affects families and generations, and how trauma might define each of us.  Continue reading... “Oregon’s International Bohemian Film Festival Announces ‘Big Sonia’ as Grand Prize Winner”

Shoot A Film. Make A Poster. Tell Your Story Of NASA’s Plans For Mars!

 

NASA is inviting college students and early career professionals to express their visual interpretation of NASA’s deep space exploration initiative from the Earth to the Moon and onto Mars!

Entries will be judged by notable film and graphics industry professionals including Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One; Mickey Fisher, w

riter and producer of National Geographic Mars; Joshua Grossberg, VP Creative of McCann NY, a world-renowned advertising agency; and NASA astronauts! Winning entries will be screened around the world at Opening Events at NASA visitor centers, NASA museum consortium members, and other interested venues in Fall 2018, and also during follow-on events throughout 2019. Continue reading... “Shoot A Film. Make A Poster. Tell Your Story Of NASA’s Plans For Mars!”

LOCAL FILMMAKER JOSH HOFFMAN TO SCREEN UNIQUE HORROR FILM AT THE PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

 

Bloated Cat Productions and Penguin Films bring local filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s latest horror feature film, UNDER THE KNIFE, to the Portland Underground Film Festival on Sunday, May 20th at 9pm.  As the Closing Film for PUFF, UNDER THE KNIFE, will play in the historic Clinton Street Theater and be followed by a Q and A with the director.  Fresh off of its much-talked-about World Premiere in Japan at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in March, the film will have its North American Premiere at this gem of a festival here in Portland. Continue reading... “LOCAL FILMMAKER JOSH HOFFMAN TO SCREEN UNIQUE HORROR FILM AT THE PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL”

Karen Doesn’t Dream (2018) – Teaser

 

Over the course of the last year, Portland State University Television (PSUTV) has been creating a feature film: Karen Doesn’t Dream.

This psychological drama follows Karen, a 27 year-old porn store employee and Seaside resident. Karen’s job has always been dreary and monotonous, serving the tourists and tenants of Seaside. But that was before she found the sleep tapes… To what extent will Karen feed a growing addiction, and what will this addiction bring out of her?

Produced and created by PSU Students, the project involved over 150 volunteers and thousands of hours of work. Continue reading... “Karen Doesn’t Dream (2018) – Teaser”

Upcoming Wildlife Mini-Series aims to change how we see the natural world

Have you ever wanted to stand eye to eye with an elephant, or watch as a tiger slowly walks past you?  Or maybe you dream is to swim

with a manta ray, or see the frozen tundras of the north? Well, good news, one team is working to make this a new type of reality, and they intend to share these experiences with the world.

Based in Salem, Oregon, All Around Productions is taking aim at how we view, and experience our natural world.   Continue reading... “Upcoming Wildlife Mini-Series aims to change how we see the natural world”

Raiders of the Lost Archive “Eclipse Clips”
PAINT YOUR WAGON (1968)

As Oregon Film starts to think about turning that wily age of 50 we are reflecting on some of the history that brought us to this point in our lifespan – and why not start at the beginning?

The story goes – after he made the beaches available to the public – Gov. Tom McCall needed just that little bit more to cement his legacy, so he assigned staffer Warren Merrill to help out a large Hollywood production creating No Name City at the confluence of two rivers in Baker County and, Lo and Behold, the beginnings of Oregon Film were born and so was…

PAINT YOUR WAGON (Joshua Logan, 1969)

Contributor Phil Oppenheim takes us from there. Continue reading... “Raiders of the Lost Archive “Eclipse Clips”
PAINT YOUR WAGON (1968)”

QDoc Film Festival Returns May 18-21 at the Hollywood Theatre! 4 Days, 12 Films, 1 Special Weekend

Going on its 11th year, QDoc is the only film festival in the United States (and one of only two in the world) devoted exclusively to LGBTQ documentaries. From historical films to personal stories; artist biographies to experimental works; topical films to controversial works, QDoc has presented award-winning films, fresh from top-tier festivals, for more than a decade.

The four-day festival kicks of Thursday, May 18 at the historic Hollywood Theatre and continues through May 21 with 11 additional films, broadly exploring LGBTQ history, culture and politics. Continue reading... “QDoc Film Festival Returns May 18-21 at the Hollywood Theatre! 4 Days, 12 Films, 1 Special Weekend”

New rDMS StoryTelling Reel

New year, New reel. We’re excited for all the opportunities and challenges this year has in store us. ‪#‎MAKETHEMNOTICE‬ Continue reading... “New rDMS StoryTelling Reel”

POWFest Announces 2016 Woman of Honor – TWILIGHT Director Catherine Hardwicke

catherinehardwicke-elle-1Catherine-Hardwicke-photo-by-Gilles-Bensimon-courtesy-of-Elle.comPORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (POWFEST) ANNOUNCES 2016 WOMAN OF HONOR – TWILIGHT DIRECTOR CATHERINE HARDWICKE

 

Portland, Oregon – February 4, 2016 – The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) is pleased to announce this year’s guest of honor, award-winning director and gender equality advocate, Catherine Hardwicke, who will be in attendance throughout the festival taking place March 3 – 6, at The Hollywood Theatre.  

Hardwicke’s direction of the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, Twilight, launched the worldwide blockbuster franchise, The Twilight Saga and earned nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office and made her made one of the most commercially successful women film directors. Continue reading... “POWFest Announces 2016 Woman of Honor – TWILIGHT Director Catherine Hardwicke”