Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology (PFCAT) announced its 2023 schedule. The event will be taking place at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) from August 3rd – 6th and will include screenings of 119 films including 110 World or Regional Premieres from 22 countries, as well as panel discussions, parties, and presentations.
Outside The Frame, a non-profit based in Portland that trains homeless and marginalized youth to be directors of their own films and lives, is having its world premiere of 360° films at OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium on Thursday June 2nd. Doors will open at 6pm for the 6:15pm viewing, and at 6:45pm for the 7:00pm viewing. The filmmakers will also be in attendance and there will be a reception in the lobby to take place from 6pm-8:30pm. Tickets are on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Continue reading... “Outside The Frame’s World Premiere of 360° Films by Houseless Youth at OMSI June 2nd”
Explore the 15th anniversary and stop-motion fantasia of LAIKA Studios with screenings of all five of its Oscar-nominated films, from Coraline to Missing Link, at OMSI’s Empirical Theater! Delve deeper into the artistry and technical innovation behind the films with key filmmakers on hand for Q&As preceding each film. Walkthrough displays of puppets and sets from each legendary film and explore the meticulous craftsmanship of LAIKA’s creative process. Tickets here. Continue reading... “LAIKA Is 15! Get Tickets For The OMSI Screenings & Interactive Exhibit – Starts Today!”
Join us this coming Friday evening, June 7, for a special $5 encore screening of LAIKA’s Missing Link at OMSI, followed by a unique presentation at The Toffee Club’s back room by LAIKA Lead Compositor Michael Cordova. He’ll share the LAIKA filmmaking process with us from a VFX Compositor’s viewpoint. Presented by Portland SIGGRAPH, in cooperation with OMSI and the Toffee Club.
Film at 7pm, presentation ~9pm. More details and tickets at www.vfxpdx.com.
Fans of animation and short films take note – we have an absolutely LOADED program of shorts coming for our first Design Week Animated Shorts Showcase. This is shaping up to be a big night that we hope to repeat yearly. A screening of Mark Smith’s Two Balloons headlines, with behind the scenes presentation + Q&A. Another highlight will be looking back at our (AEPDX – Animate Everything Portland) Design Week animation invitationals over the past 5 years, as Jamal Qutub has put together a cool “best of” retrospective! Continue reading... “Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10”
Portland Opera and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) have launched “Opera on Screen,” a series of high-definition film screenings featuring recent productions from the San Francisco Opera. The series opened on September 5th with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Mozart’s Don Giovanni and continues with Puccini’s La Rondine, and Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns.