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Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

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The Portland Film Office, in partnership with the Oregon Media Production Association, invites local filmmakers to apply for a conference fee or travel stipend to attend a filmmaking conference or film festival where your film has been accepted. Five $500 grants will be awarded on a rolling basis between September 2018 and June 2019. Eligible […]

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Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

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On August 23, OMPA co-hosted a meetup at Wieden+Kennedy between industry mentors and creatives of color.  Here are a few words from the woman who truly helped this event go from idea to execution:  Tiffany Golden, W+K Producer Overall the event was a tremendous success. We checked all the boxes in terms of our objectives. […]

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Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

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Working for yourself doesn’t mean you’re on your own! As our host for the evening Dan Short put it, “Freelancers are alone, together. But we’re in the same boat.” Here’s a roundup of some of the best advice we heard from the panelists:   Dan Short (10+ years freelancing from coast to coast) Dan is […]

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OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

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We weren’t kidding when we said last Monday’s VFX and stop-motion job mixer would be a sequel worth seeing! The Art Institute was packed with roughly 200 talented folks promoting their skills and 16 local studios recruiting new hires. We know it was hot and busy. But we also heard everyone had a pretty awesome […]

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Roundtable builds bridges between production community and city offices

Roundtable builds bridges between production community and city offices

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What does it take to film in Portland? The support of nearly every city and regional bureau! Last week, the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) and the Portland Film Office co-hosted a Roundtable with representatives from over a dozen offices and the production power-users of those city services. We were delighted to welcome to the […]

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Get to Know Your Board: Angela Geier

Get to Know Your Board: Angela Geier

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OMPA Board Member Angela Geier has been a Recruiter in the VFX and Animation industry for 10 years, working all over the world! Now she works at LAIKA and has championed reverse recruiting methods to help share talent among local studios. She looks forward to helping artists and studios make Oregon, and OMPA, their forever […]

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The Top 10 Film Festivals to Submit To

The Top 10 Film Festivals to Submit To

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OMPA member Scott Ballard has been a freelance filmmaker for about 15 years, the last 10 of which he’s called Portland home. Over that time his works have been selected for literally hundreds of film festivals – wow! He recently shared his tips on submitting to film festivals, and while we talked, he filled us […]

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City Council Candidates Respond to OMPA Survey

City Council Candidates Respond to OMPA Survey

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CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER, POSITION NO. 2 Nick Fish – see responses below Julia DeGraw – no response Nicholas Sutton – no response Philip J. Wolfe – no response CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER, POSITION NO. 3 Andrea Valderrama – see responses below Jo Ann Hardesty – no response Felicia Williams – no response  Loretta Smith –  no response Stuart Emmons – […]

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Top 5 Tips for Submitting to Film Festivals

Top 5 Tips for Submitting to Film Festivals

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OMPA member Scott Ballard has been a freelance filmmaker for about 15 years, the last 10 of which he’s called Portland home. Over that time his works have been selected for literally hundreds of film festivals, and we wanted to know his secret! He first became addicted to film festivals when one of his shorts […]

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Office for Rent, OMPA-adjacent!

Office for Rent, OMPA-adjacent!

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Your friendly neighborhood OMPA is now seeking a friendly neighbor! We have a private office for rent in our space on the second floor of Koerner Camera (2828 SE 14th Ave. Ste B, Portland, OR 97202) and would love to share with a media professional.  * 24/7 access * Wi-fi included * Convenient inner SE […]

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