Southern Oregon’s 2020 Killer Valley Horror Film Festival (KVHFF) celebrates it’s lucky #13 this year, but for the first time ever, it will not be hosted live. In previous years this festival celebrated independent filmmakers with in-person screenings, filmmaker meet-and-greets, and an awards ceremony in Ashland, OR.
OMPA is hosting a virtual Cameras & Cocktails for Southern Oregon production professionals tomorrow night (April 8) from 5-7pm.
Join us and share what you’ve been doing to keep up your creativity, learning, or work. Also, bring your questions about CARES Act benefits for Oregon Film Executive Director Tim Williams, IATSE Local 488 Southern Business Agent cdavid cottrill, and OMPA Executive Director Lisa Cicala. If we can’t answer your question at the meeting, we’ll send the relevant info in a follow-up email to everyone. Continue reading... “Tomorrow: Virtual Southern Oregon Cameras & Cocktails”
“Long Lost Family” follows the touching stories of people who have suffered a lifetime of separation and are yearning to be reunited with their birthparents and biological families or find children they had to place for adoption long ago. It airs on TLC at 9pm.
The Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF) announced the highly anticipated juried and audience award-winning films for work screened at the 16th annual festival, April 6-10, 2017. “I’m particularly pleased that the audience chose different films to award than the juries,” said festival director Richard Herskowitz. “Since many of our films this year deserved special recognition, I’m glad we were able to hand out local artisan Dennis DeBey’s beautiful statuette to so many deserving artists.”
Returning to Ashland, OR for it’s 8th installment, the Killer Valley Horror Film Festival (KVHFF) is a celebration of independent horror and science fiction movies from around the globe. A one-night affair, geared to film-goers 18 years and older, the festival showcases genres that are arguably the most fun for independent filmmakers to create, and provides an atmosphere for horror fans to watch in a more social environment than a typical theater setting. Audiences often dress in costume, and the festival offers Special FX Makeup Booths in case viewers want to feel like a zombie for the night. Continue reading... “Horror Film Festival Haunts Southern Oregon On Nov. 12th”
Many of you may know Gary Kout as the president of Southern Oregon Film and Television (SOFAT) and producer of films like “Walk In,” “Calvin Marshal,” “Conversations With God” as well as many commercials. A few years back, he was contacted by Gore Verbinski’s team on the Academy Award winning film “Rango” to be the production supervisor on the live action performance capture shoot for the film. The process was unique to animated feature films, but helped the film makers create something special. Continue reading... “Ashland Producer Gary Kout Talks About His Work on Oscar Winning Film “Rango””