To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky

 

TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH PARTY & GALA

Location: OMSI Planetarium – 1945 SE Water Ave

Date: May 19th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a night among the stars at the OMSI planetarium as we launch our fundraising campaign! Continue reading... “To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium”

The Portland Circuit Presents #OregonMade Feature Film Debut: “Phoenix, Oregon”

The OregonMade Creative Foundation has teamed up with four of the best independent cinemas located in all four of the quadrants of Portland, The Northwest Film Center, The Hollywood Theatre, Clinton Street Theater and Cinema 21, to announce the second installment of The Portland Circuit, a program designed to give locally produced, #OregonMade feature length films a short theatrical distribution window in the city. Screenings consist of a four day run, with one night at each theatre, in the four “quadrants” of Portland. Continue reading... “The Portland Circuit Presents #OregonMade Feature Film Debut: “Phoenix, Oregon””

The Oregon Outdoors & Health Grant – Now Accepting Submissions Through May 17th

Oregonians and visitors are inspired by nature. It feeds our souls and enriches our well-being. We instinctively know that a life spent outdoors, is a life well spent indeed. Not coincidently, it also turns out that taking time off to explore and spend time in nature can heal us.

The successful Outdoors Film Grant project will tell a unique story that correlates the effects of spending time outdoors with better health and well-being.

Timeline:
Applications opened April 5, 2019
Deadline for applications: 5PM PST, May 17, 2019
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#OregonMade Film Series: “The Goonies” on 35mm Print

Kick off your summer in the most perfect way possible: doing the Truffle Shuffle.

Yes, that most iconic of #OregonMade films is back as Goonies Never Say Die and this time we’re watching it as it was meant to be seen – on 35mm film. This screening is both to celebrate and support the new Historic Oregon Film Trail and its official kick-off in January in Astoria recognizing “Kindergarten Cop,” “Short Circuit,” and, yes, “The Goonies.” There’s a lot more signs and a lot more films for us all to celebrate and we hope you will join us for this one. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: “The Goonies” on 35mm Print”

Portland Indie LGBTQ Doc “Who’s on Top?” asks for your help!

“Who’s on Top? LGBTQs Summit Mt. Hood” is the emotional story of members of the LGBTQ community who challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality and demonstrate their diverse journeys in overcoming physical and figurative mountains.

On behalf of the entire team, we ask you to please help support the film either through sharing this campaign on your social media pages and/or making a tax deductible pledge to the project:

 

 

Thanks in advance for your support and see you at the top! Continue reading... “Portland Indie LGBTQ Doc “Who’s on Top?” asks for your help!”

#OregonMade Film Series: Kansas City Bomber Raquel Welch Comes to Portland

Next up in our #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre is the Roller Derby classic: “Kansas City Bomber.” You may recall this film being featured in our Oregon Film history series Raiders of the Lost Archive – but, either way, here’s your chance to check it out on screen. The screening is 7p on Monday, April 1.

Raquel Welch plays aspiring roller derby sensation KC, a star-in-the-making who gets transferred to Portland early in the film, eager to become the dominant player of the local scene. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: Kansas City Bomber Raquel Welch Comes to Portland”

OregonMade Creative Foundation & Travel Oregon Team Up To Offer “Winter Season Grant”

Photo: ODOT

Oregon’s Magical Winter Season Grant 

The $15,000 “Winter Season Grant” is being provided by the OregonMade Creative Foundation and in conjunction with Travel Oregon  to create a short film series of moving “postcard stories” that will captivate and encourage people to experience the winter season for themselves. The purpose of this grant is to support local content creators who are producing high-quality, innovative multimedia content about Oregon that inspires travel to or around the state.
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Oregon Film’s 50th – Continued Coverage

Oregon Film Turned 50 this year.

Already appearing in this blog was a celebratory post on the Oregon Film office turning 50 but now we can also add a new piece from Oregon Live (thank you, Kristi Turnquist) that covers some of the last 50 years and how far we have come as a community.

Oregon Film’s mission is to promote, support and advance the film, video, interactive, animation and creative content industries within the state by fostering connections between production, business and public sectors and strengthening this industry’s profile and reputation locally, nationally and internationally.  Continue reading... “Oregon Film’s 50th – Continued Coverage”

TWO #OregonMade Films on NYTimes “Best of 2018” (so far) List

We always knew that #OregonMade films, series, docs, animation and interactive games were among the best in the nation – but now the New York Times has validated our belief. Both Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” and Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” appear on the paper’s recent “Best of” list – that’s 2 out of 8, not bad. Both are based on books by Oregonians as well – Peter Rock and Willy Vlautin – and created by the talented cast and crews based here in the state. Continue reading... “TWO #OregonMade Films on NYTimes “Best of 2018” (so far) List”

Smelly Outdoor Restrooms Drove This Local Vendor To Change The Industry

one of our luxury restroom trailers on-site

Often we get asked how we got into the luxury restroom trailers business. Well, they say that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, and that was certainly true in our case. Back in 2011 when I was planning my outdoor wedding and checking into outdoor restroom options, I found there weren’t really options beyond smelly construction Porta-the founders of Luxury Restroom TrailersPotties. When the wedding was over, we resolved to change that.

We knew that weddings weren’t the only events that deserved better sanitation options; and, in the years since we founded Luxury Restroom Trailers, we’ve brought a new level of cleanliness, comfort, and service to outdoor restrooms for corporate events, movie shoots, store remodels, and farm-to-table dinners. Continue reading... “Smelly Outdoor Restrooms Drove This Local Vendor To Change The Industry”