OMA Fellowship Winners Announced

From L to R: Thomas Philipson (Festival Manager), Elijah Hasan (Award recipient), Nick Peterson (Award recipient), and Mary DeFreese (Nick Peterson’s partner). Matt McCormick not in attendance.

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2010 awards November 5 at the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Matt McCormick, Nick Peterson and Elijah Hasan. Filmmakers receive cash fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.

The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Continue reading... “OMA Fellowship Winners Announced”

Celebrate Local Talent: 37th NW Film & Video Festival

Like your cinema raw, fresh and homegrown? Kicking off this weekend is the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival, which will deliver if you answered yes to that last sentence. The annual celebration will be just that. A celebration. Of new work by the premier media artists working in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana, and Idaho, showcasing 39 new films, 12 of which were singled out for special recognition by Gill Dennis, this year’s festival judge and Master-Filmmaker-in-Residence at the American Film Institute (also known for his screenplays for the dark, 40-plus-years-later sequel “Return to Oz” and the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line,” among others). Continue reading... “Celebrate Local Talent: 37th NW Film & Video Festival”