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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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2015 BendFilm Festival Announces Award Winners

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BendFilm announced its award winners in 11 categories at the festival’s recent awards ceremony. The Narrative Feature Petting Zoo, directed by Micah Magee, swept the festival, capturing numerous awards, including the Brooks Resources “Best of Show” and the Panavision “Best Narrative Feature.” The winning films and award amounts are listed below. Jurors included Paul Bernstein, Filmmaker Toolkit Editor at Indiewire, Paula Nix, documentary filmmaker based in […]

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Lundgrens Release Black Road

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Utilizing a vast array of locations, including beaches, mountains, rivers, restaurants, retirement communities, universities, city streets, campgrounds, winding roads, and the Great Cats World Park, Gary and Anne Lundgren have leveraged the beautiful landscape and ease of shooting in Southern Oregon on three feature films. In addition to great locations, their third feature, the sci-fi thriller BLACK ROAD, benefited from partnerships with members of the Southern […]

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EOFF Announces 7th Annual Film Festival

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Eastern Oregon Film Festival is jumping around the calendar. They are developing their operational base and strengthening their partnership with The Liberty Theatre Foundation. Outside of the festival, EOFF will work to create more opportunities and educational programming throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events! EOFF is grateful for the ongoing support of its members and sponsors and encourages you to spread […]

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Announcing The Northwest Filmmakers’ Expo

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The Northwest Film Center is excited to announce an innovative new addition to this year’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. To complement the festival, the very first Northwest Filmmakers’ Expo will bring together buyers and users of filmmaking equipment and services with top regional and international vendors offering a hands-on look at their latest technology and the multitude of filmmaking resources available. Already confirmed vendors include Canon, Zeiss, […]

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NW Film Center Presents 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

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The Northwest Film Center is proud to announce the lineup for its 42nd annual survey of new work by regional media artists, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (formerly the Northwest Film & Video Festival), which takes place November 12-18, 2015. This year’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (NWFest42) presents 45+ short and feature films from filmmakers across the Northwest, selected by guest Festival judge Steve Anker. Anker […]

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