The Film tells the story of, Vin Shambry, “a Black 12-year-old boy in Portland, Oregon. Homeless, Vin sleeps under a tree in the park with his mother and baby sister, by day palling around with his school-yard friend, the daughter of a famous shoe designer. Continue reading... “OregonLive Discovers Some Background To “Outdoor School””
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”
Open Signal’s 2nd annual music video make-a-thon will be hosted on Saturday June 18th, and will honor Juneteenth celebrations by making music videos for Black Portland-based musicians. Spots are limited to 24 Open Signal Members and the registration deadline is May 23rd. Filmmakers will work together to come up with concepts, storyboard, shooting, and editing all within the 6 hour time limit and Open Signal will host a screening that night to view the music videos. Check out Open Signal’s website for more information about the event here. Continue reading... “Music Video Make-A-Thon for Black Porltand-Based Musicians – Open Signal”
Continue reading... “Open Signal’s Black Fellowship Lab – Accepting Applications Through December 20th”
Open Signal‘s Black Film Fellowship is accepting applications until December 20th, 2019. The fellowship allows six Portland-based Black filmmakers to immerse themselves in a creative environment that avoids the biases of extra-cultural critique, while fostering an environment of trust and experimentation. The Black Filmmaker Fellowship is a rare opportunity for social exploration and deep career development at Open Signal.
Open Signal Labs is an incubator for new stories at Open Signal, a media arts center based in Northeast Portland. Labs and its fellowship were created with a clear awareness of emerging opportunities for African-Americans in film and television, and the critical social and political importance of the Black perspective in all areas of storytelling.
In late 2017, the Oregon Made Creative Foundation (in partnership with Oregon Film,) Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland partnered together to bring funding for a new grant: The Outdoor Adventure Film Grant.
This Grant has enabled our filmmakers, Emilia Quinton and Liz Haan to begin creating a short film that specifically showcases the spirit, passion, and excitement of the outdoor-adventure, or action sports film genres in the state of Oregon and today, we’re excited to share some behind the scenes of what the grantees have been up to! Continue reading... “New #OregonMade Outdoor Adventure Film Grant – Production Underway”