“Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series

A street kid gets caught vandalizing (in Portland or Astoria or even Seattle, it’s never actually clear except for the SuperSonics baseball cap) and sent to clean up his creative tagging at the fish tanks at (thanks to creative editing) Oaks Park. It is here that Jesse befriends the eponymous angry-at-his-captivity Orca and the rest is cinematic history – right on up thru the Killer Whale in a car wash and on to Willy’s dramatic flying escape over the breakwater at Hammond Marina in Warrenton. Continue reading... ““Free Willy” Coming Next to #OregonMade Film Series”

Oregon OPIF Tax Credit Auction will be held Sept 18-22, 2023

Become a part of iconic #OregonMade productions and help create jobs and marketing value for Oregon.

Oregon’s Film, Television and media tax incentives are funded through an annual auction which creates the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF). This annual tax credit auction will take place starting at 9a on Monday, September 18, 2023 and run for 5 days until 5p on Friday, September 22, 2023.

$20M of Oregon state tax credits will be available to purchase in $500 increments by auction at a minimum bid of 90% of face value.

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Gorge Impact Film Festival Call to Filmmakers

The Gorge Impact Film Festival (GIFF) announces its inaugural event, Saturday, November 4, 2023 at The Ruins in Hood River, Oregon. The festival will explore one of the most crucial questions of our time: “How does humanity go forward with joy, hope, and optimism on a changed planet?”

Climate change, species decline, and habitat destruction have transformed our world. But with the planet and humanity here to stay. GIFF seeks to inspire conversations about our future in this evolving environment.

GIFF is seeking film submissions from around the globe that explore the theme through various lenses, including art, design and architecture, nature, indigenous ways of thinking, technology, food, water and energy systems, philosophy, and even humor.

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Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI

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.

The complete schedule of screenings and special events can be found at www.pdxfestofcinema.com. Tickets and full-access passes are now available at on OMSI’s website at this link. Continue reading... “Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation Camp; Technology August Festival to Be Held at OMSI”

“Tell Your Story” Grant Winners Announed

The winners of this year’s “Tell Your Story” grants are Karina Lomelin Ripper and Luann Algoso & Christian Henry. These filmmakers will receive a non-project-specific grant of $15,000 and at least six months of direct support from the Oregon Film Office as well as shared office space at Desert Island Studios. The grant was designed to support a non-project-specific, virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and shoot the stories they want to tell in any film format they choose. Continue reading... ““Tell Your Story” Grant Winners Announed”

Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)

“What does Oregon Film do?”  Do you know?

We’re the state film office. Or, the State Film Commission. Or, Oregon Film as some call it. And, as such, we are tasked with growing the film, television, commercial, interactive, and media industry here in Oregon. We bring attention to, elevate, and support the industry in many different ways.

Project support. We think that Customer Service means a great deal. Therefore, we make sure we are responsive, it doesn’t matter if a project is big or small, from out-of-state, or coming from one of our local producers or companies. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)”

Top Secret Club – Writer’s Network – Launches Feb 27, 2023

Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities.  Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!

We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.

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#OregonMade Film Series: Angelina Jolie in “Foxfire” – March 2

Before Lara Croft, before MR. & MRS. SMITH, even before GIRL, INTERRUPTED, Angelina Jolie came to Portland to appear in one of her earliest films. She makes a dramatic entrance to save Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis from a predatory high school teacher in this poignant adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ story. Suspended after a handwritten note goes viral in the pre-Tik Tok days, Jolie’s Legs Sadovsky brings together a disparate group of young women in an abandoned house in mid 1990’s Portland. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: Angelina Jolie in “Foxfire” – March 2”

#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival

After over two excruciatingly long years, the Oregon-made film Earthlings from Portland filmmaker Steven Doughton and producer Jacqueline Gault will get its World Premiere as the only US film in the 2023 International Competition at the 2023 Goteborg International Film Festival on February 2nd in Goteborg, Sweden.

“We completed the film just prior to the pandemic, and were crushed when festivals went online for nearly two years. We wanted the big festival premiere experience, so we held the film back and waited patiently,” notes Gault. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Earthlings” Premieres At Goteborg International Film Festival”

Vision Stages: Bring Your Vision to Life

Vision Stages is a 36,000 sq ft soundstage for film, TV, and commercial productions, and they have a NEW WEBSITE with new features added to the soundstage.

  • Vision’s 30’x50’ cyc is pre-rigged with additional equipment available for rental
  • ZoneWorks black retractable curtain separates Stage 1 from Stage 3
  • Additional options for construction mill at MHCC across the street available
  • The 12’x14’ ground-level rollup door provides easy interior access for picture cars and equipment trucks to drive onto our stage or cyc for rigging/shooting
  • We have Hollywood flats and jacks available for rental
  • Mezzanine offices come with 30/300 wifi and upgrades to 1GB fiber lines
  • 10GB fiber lines, DIT services, equipment rentals, and more at Remotely Video’s new CloudDale location 4 doors down from our west entrance.
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