The Ashland Independent Film Festival announced its highly anticipated juried and audience award-winning films for work screened at the 15th annual festival, April 7-11, 2016, where films made in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest received a warm welcome and took home top awards. Continue reading... “AIFF Announces 2016 Award Winners – Oregon and Pacific Northwest Films Win Over Juries and Audiences”
OPB is celebrating the power of independent films with the OPB Independent Film Festival all month long on OPB TV.
Each weeknight at 10 p.m. from August 10-24, enjoy a documentary film from the POV and Independent Lens libraries. The festival wraps up with the annual OPB series Oregon Lens from August 24-28, which showcases the diverse work of local filmmakers.
Click here for a list of the films OPB will be showcasing: http://bit.ly/1JMOH6x Continue reading... “The OPB Independent Film Festival is this August”
The Hollywood Theatre’s Movies for Grownups series, sponsored by AARP Oregon, presents the documentary ON PAPER WINGS, screening on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30pm! Advance tickets are available here.
In the spring of 1945, a Japanese balloon bomb claimed the lives of the only people killed in the continental United States as a result of enemy action during World War II. Forty years later, the decision to fold a thousand paper cranes would unite the Japanese and American civilians who were involved in and affected by this incident. Continue reading... ““On Paper Wings” With Director Ilana Sol & Oregon Historical Society”
Tim Williams is the new Executive Director of Oregon Film—more formally known as the Governor’s Office of Film and Television. He speaks with Eric Alan about the growing and shifting media industry in Oregon, at a time when the word “film” is losing its traditional meaning, as the creative form opens to new digital horizons.
http://klcc.org/post/new-role-oregon-film-shifting-time Continue reading... “KLCC Interview with Oregon Film Exec Dir Tim Williams”
“House of Last Things” — far from home, on sale now in Germany, Austria, & Switzerland, online and in shops, bluray and dvd.
Thank you Guenter in Wuerzburg for sharing the image above, and happy holidays to Oregon Film from all of us who worked so hard to bring this Portland film to the world!
Michael Bartlett Continue reading... ““House Of Last Things” Now In Europe!”
TNT’s new drama series, “The Librarians”, (a follow up to the movie trilogy, “The Librarian”) delivered 5.4 million viewers for the two hour premiere in December. TNT and Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment are no strangers to Oregon, having shot all but one season of “Leverage” here. Many locations in the Portland metro area, Clackamas county and even the Captiol building in Salem were used in season one.
Rebecca Romijn (“X-Men”) star, along with Noah Wyle (“ER”, “Falling Skies”), Christian Kane (“Leverage”) and Lindy Booth (“Dawn of the Dead”, “The Philanthropist”). Continue reading... “TNT and Electrics’, “The Librarians” Opened Strong”
Fox Searchlight unveiled the #LifeisWILD contest this week as a headliner in promoting Reese Witherspoon‘s WILD. Oregon Film was approached by Fox Searchlight to help put this contest together as an interactive and creative way to bring attention to the movie, and in so doing, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Oregon simultaneously. Oregon Film collaborated with Travel Oregon to pull together a fantastic Grand Prize package of a week long trip to Oregon for the winner and a friend. Continue reading... “WILD Contest Has Oregon Covered”
The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television Board announced today the appointment of Tim Williams as Executive Director. Williams comes to the job after a lengthy search by the Oregon Film Board and plans to officially start in Oregon Film’s Portland office by October 1st.
Previously based in London and New York, and now living in Los Angeles, Williams has a long history in film and TV production and finance throughout the US and internationally. He recently worked for Fox Searchlight during preparations for their upcoming film “Wild” – which shot on more locations throughout Oregon than any other feature film. Continue reading... “Governor’s Office of Film & TV Has New Executive Director”
The 41st Telluride Film Festival announced it’s lineup today. Fox Searchlight Picture’s “Wild” will be premiering at the festival. “Wild” starring Reese Witherspoon, and produced by her production company, Pacific Standard, shot in more locations throughout Oregon than any other project filmed in the state to date. From southern Oregon; Crater Lake and Ashland; to the Badlands, Smith Rock and Bend in Central Oregon; and also the Portland metro area, Timberline and Bridge of The Gods in the Columbia River Gorge, to name a few. Continue reading... “Fox Searchlight’s “Wild” Premieres In Telluride”
Applications are now open for the 2014 Oregon Story Board accelerator program. Interested companies need to have their applications in by July 15th, 2014.
We’re excited to see what kinds of innovative companies will apply to take part. Do you know a company engaging with their audience with exciting new forms of narrative? Send them our way. We’re seeking companies that are looking to grow their businesses in Oregon to be a part of our new program, running September through December. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board is Open for Applications”