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Oregon Actor Awards Attracts Glitz and Glamour

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On November 23rd, members of Oregon’s quickly growing media production industry gathered at Portland Center Stage for the Oregon Actor Awards. Presented by the Oregon Media Production Association, the event honored the best local performances for dramatic and commercial work, as well as giving a community service award to an individual or entity for going above and beyond the call of duty to support, promote, […]

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Bent Image Lab tapped to create Magical 4D Rudolph Experience

Bent Image Lab tapped to create Magical 4D Rudolph Experience

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The much-loved animated classic, first televised in 1964, is being recreated in partnership with Bent Image Lab for a Holiday 2016 release as a magical 4-D Experience®. “The story’s focus is on Rudolph’s heroic journey,” commented Chel White, Partner and Director, Bent Image Lab. “To integrate in-theatre special effects, we have embellished scenes to add thrills along the way but overall we are staying very […]

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Introducing Strata, a New Monthly Archaeological Program

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Produced by 501(c)(3) nonprofit Archaeological Legacy Institute, Strata: Portraits of Humanity is a program unlike any other available on TV today. Strata is a fresh monthly showcase for unique, captivating, and diverse stories about cultural heritage from an archaeological perspective. Program segments are seen for the most part only in this show, which is delivered consistently on the 15th of each month. Some segments are […]

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2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Deadline: Feb 1, 2016

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The Northwest Film Center, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Media Production Association wish to remind Oregon-based film and video artists that the 2015 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship reaches its submission deadline on February 1, 2016. Oregon Media Arts Fellowships provide financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video […]

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Launch Student Film Competition Accepting Submissions

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Do you have a great story to share? Are you a student—elementary, middle, high school, or college undergraduate? Do you live in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in Oregon; Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in California? Have you made a film that is 5 minutes or less? Made a film that was completed in 2015 or before January 15, 2016? […]

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AIFF Varsity World Film Week Report

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The 26th Annual Varsity World Film Week, co-presented by AIFF and Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. took place October 2–8, 2015. Attendance was up 40% from last year. Many patrons took advantage of the awesome Passport discount cards, to see at least six films during the week. Enthusiastic, engaged crowds filled the theaters to enjoy live music from the New Autonomous Folksingers, to meet our visiting […]

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Blacktop Films Promotes Uber & Special Olympics

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Blacktop Films is proud to announce that they have created the video to help launch Uber’s partnership with Special Olympics Oregon to inspire athletes to pursue their goals and live the lives they want to everyday. Uber has teamed up with Special Olympics Oregon to donate money for the Special Olympics Oregon Fall 2015 Games. In addition, every time a rider selected “Inspire” on […]

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Spin Film’s “50 Feet from Syria” on Short List for Oscar Nomination

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Congratulations to Spin Films for its recent inclusion on the short list for Academy Award nomination for “50 Feet from Syria.” The film, along with nine other documentary short films, is up for nomination at the 88th Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced Thursday, January 14. The winner will be announced February 28. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you, Spin! To see […]

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AIFF Receives Chamber of Commerce Award

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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Service Business of the Year Award. The festival is especially grateful to Jim Teece for his moving speech and never-ending loyalty and support of AIFF. As Executive Director Cathy Dombi said, this award is because of the festival’s volunteers, and AIFF shares it with all […]

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Portlandia Art Department Wins Emmy

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Congratulations to Portlandia’s Art Department on its Emmy win! Tyler Robinson (Production Designer) Schuyler Telleen (Art Director), and Katherine Isom (Set Decorator) took home an Emmy in the “Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality- Competition Programming” category for their work on the sketch entitled “Dead Pets.” We’re happy to report that Portlandia was also nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Sketch Variety […]

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