Oregon Doc Camp Fellowships – Application Period Now Open

The OregonMade Creative Foundation has partnered with the arts-based nonprofit, NW Documentaryand OregonMade, to establish fellowships for two documentary filmmakers to attend ​Oregon Documentary Camp from May 14th-May 17th, 2020.

Doc Camp is an annual, 4-day professional development retreat that brings working documentary filmmakers to Silver Falls State Park for screenings, workshops, panel discussions, networking events, and a chance to share their own work. Attendees are given a unique opportunity to leave the often-isolating world of documentary filmmaking behind, and gather in the beautiful woods of Oregon to develop their professional networks with peers from around the country. Continue reading... “Oregon Doc Camp Fellowships – Application Period Now Open”

WORKSHOP: Make a Documentary In Virtual Reality!

Create your own Virtual Reality / 360 Documentary!

Starts October 30!

NW Documentary is excited to be launching our DIY VR/360 Documentary program. This is the only program of its kind in Oregon.

Use the code “PDXFF” to get $50 off the workshop!   

Guided by experts in the field, this 5-week program will give you a solid foundation of immersive storytelling, shooting, and editing 360 documentaries. You will finish the course with an understanding of fundamental camera techniques, the stitching workflow, editing, and choreography between scenes in a 360 space. Continue reading... “WORKSHOP: Make a Documentary In Virtual Reality!”

NW Doc “The Cage Fighter” screening @ NW Film Ctr 5/10

For your consideration – a NW documentary from Seattle based filmmaker Jeff Unay that explores the dramatic “real life Rocky” struggle of Seattle MMA fighter Joe Carman.  A rare Portland screening brings this well reviewed and well traveled doco (which saw theatrical release after making the rounds at the Bend Film Fest among others) to the NW Film Center/Whitsell auditorium, May 10th at 7pm.  Unay will be in attendance!

In the supporting cast on this film is the unsung yet unprecedented (for a documentary) visual effects work, pairing a savvy VFX-aware director with local Portland VFX startup SprocketshipContinue reading... “NW Doc “The Cage Fighter” screening @ NW Film Ctr 5/10”

NW Documentary Summer Film Workshops Are Open For Enrollment!

NW Documentary Summer Workshops

NW Documentary’s D.I.Y. workshop series prepares you to write, direct, shoot, and edit your own short documentary! No prior filmmaking experience necessary.
Sign up before May 25 to save 15% : use coupon code EARLY-BIRD at checkout

Summer Workshops are as follows:

D.I.Y. Story Craft
Develop and workshop an in-depth creative treatment: leave ready to kickstart your next documentary project. Story Craft makes a great pairing with either of our D.I.Y. Documentary workshops!
Class runs Wednesdays, 6-8 pm starting June 6 and ending July 11. Continue reading... “NW Documentary Summer Film Workshops Are Open For Enrollment!”

Recording Resilience, Film Mentor

nw doc squarishRecording Resilience, Film Mentor

Description: Entering its 7th year, Recording Resilience is a partnership between NW Documentary and the Dougy Center. This program serves teens who have tragically lost a loved one, by empowering them to create powerful video tributes about the person they lost. In the 5-day program, each student will write, narrate, and edit their own tribute documentary, using photos, music, and even original art.

This intensive program is filled with tears and laughter, bravery, sadness, healing. Each year, NW Documentary assembles a team of professional filmmakers, who have both the skills to help guide teens in the filmmaking process, as well as the empathy and courage to work one-on-one with inspiring teens. Continue reading... “Recording Resilience, Film Mentor”

Production & Post Intern Position At Northwest Documentary

nwdocumentary.artistCo-operative intern position working with non-profit organization and documentary production about gentrification in Portland, Ore.

This position will split time between work for NW Documentary Arts & Media and their in -house projects and working with the resident filmmaker of the Indie Doc Incubator program.

NW Documentary is a non-profit that practices, teaches, and shares the art of non-fiction storytelling. NW Doc offers post-production and photography classes and produces its own independent documentary productions. More at www.NWdocumentary.org

The Indie Doc Incubator program at NW Doc is currently hosting journalist and filmmaker Cornelius Swart, the producer of Priced Out a documentary on gentrification and affordable housing in Portland, Ore.   Continue reading... “Production & Post Intern Position At Northwest Documentary”

NW Documentary’s Les Voyageurs To Screen At Telluride Mountain Film

NW Documentary’s feature film Les Voyageurs Sans Trace, is to screen at Telluride Mountain Film. Telluride Mountain Film is “an annual festival, a worldwide tour, a diverse community and a champion for change.”  Les Voyageurs Sans Trace’s story follows three French kayakers who descended the Colorado River in 1938 to explore the American West and filmed their feat in color film. The 16mm color film predates Hollywood’s first color movie, The Wizard of Oz, and is the first color adventure film. Continue reading... “NW Documentary’s Les Voyageurs To Screen At Telluride Mountain Film”

Portland Oregon Women’s FF, Hollywood Theatre and the NW Documentary Film Series Present: A Night with Director Barbra Kopple and Ellen Ratner – May 4, 2012

Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest), the Hollywood Theatre and NW Documentary are excited to announce “A Night with Barbara Kopple and Ellen Ratner,” taking place Friday, May 4th 2012.

The evening includes a reception; director’s screening of A Force of Nature; and a live Q&A with Academy Award ® Winning Director, Kopple, as well as the subject of the film, philanthropist, Ellen Ratner.

Barbara Kopple is a renowned advocate of social justice and director of documentaries, as well as narrative TV and film.  Continue reading... “Portland Oregon Women’s FF, Hollywood Theatre and the NW Documentary Film Series Present: A Night with Director Barbra Kopple and Ellen Ratner – May 4, 2012”