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KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

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We took a road trip down to Klamath Falls in September to make new friends in the Southern part of the state and see our members’ work at the sixth-annual Klamath Independent Film Festival. Nearly half of the films selected for KIFF had OMPA members on crew! Here’s a look at the winners and selected […]

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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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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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Warhol Goes Boom

Warhol Goes Boom

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OMPA Member, Lower Boom has been busy and we want to film you in…I mean FILL you in on what we’ve been up to of late. First of all…we hope to see you at the Portland Art Museum this Sunday, October 30th.  Lower Boom will be filming new Warhol-inspired Screen Tests from 1- 2:30 pm, adjacent […]

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The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Audience Awards

The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Audience Awards

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The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon, has determined the Audience Award-winning films for this year’s festival. The resounding winner for Favorite Narrative Feature, determined from audience balloting at the festival, is The Tree Inside by Vancouver, B.C.-based filmmakers Michelle Kim and Rob Leickner. The Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature went to Make Mine Country by Portland filmmaker […]

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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 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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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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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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