We've compiled a list of upcoming virtual events.
| By Lilly Joynes

Added Tuesday, August 18

  • August 20: ISA Third Thursday, “How to Break Into the Industry”
  • August 20-26: BlackStar Film Festival—an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous people from around the world.
  • August 21: Film Fatales, “Gatekeepers and Gatecrashers: Creators, Showrunners, & Producing Directors
  • September 2: Freelancers Union SPARK, “Diversifying your Income Streams”
  • September 2-12: Venice VR Expanded at Portland Art Museum
  • September 10-13: 18th Annual Filmed by Bike

Added Wednesday, August 5

  • August 6: “Women of Late Night” - hosted by Women in Film, featuring five female writers from Late Night with Seth Meyers

  • August 7—PIGSquad Talent Talks: Connect with your peers in game design for discussions relevant to all media creators, including project management techniques and writing for genres.

  • August 7: “Camera Phone Filmmaking” with Film Fatales “will focus on craft and creativity in a time when camera houses and production teams are not yet within reach.”

Added Wednesday, July 22

  • July 24: Join Couch Film Collective guest instructor Desiree Akhavan as she explores the topic of creating successful queer content in an industry & country that is "terrified of female sexuality."
  • July 30–August 2: Willamette Writers Conference (virtual)
  • August 3: MusicPortland First Monday—programmed presentation from 6-7 pm, followed by a breakout, peer-to-peer conversation.
  • August 27: PDXWIT Presents: “Pronouns & Gender Identity: Rethinking the Model”

Added Wednesday, July 8

10 new events to help you build a better business, 5 to make community connections, and 7 for personal & career development.

? Better Business

  1. July 10: ISA Presents: Lawyer Up! A Discussion on Contracts, Agreements & Options.
  2. July 13: New Relic FutureTalks PDX—”Bias-Aware Leadership: Tips & Tools for Managing Unconscious Bias” with DEI Consultant Lily Zheng
  3. July 15: “Briefs, Proposals, and SOWs, Oh My!” With Writer/Creative Consultant Ashley Kaiser
  4. August 4: “Diversity Drives Creativity: Creating a Sustainable DEI Culture at Your Agency.” Limited space—RSVP required.
  5. August 6: OVLA Office Hours—Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  6. August 7: Ethical Design in Immersive Media—presented by University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication
  7. August 7: Out in Tech PDX | Intersectionality in Design+Tech
  8. August 7: Ethical Representation in Design & Storytelling, a panel presented by SuperDeep Studio
  9. August 19-20: Digiday Future of Work Forum—Diversity & Inclusion
  10. Monthly: “Budgeting Nuts & Bolts” with The Actors Fund

? Community Connections

  1. July 16: OMPA Creatives of Color Collaborative, hosted by Karina Ripper. RSVP for Zoom info.
  2. July 17: In the Writers Room—a Film Fatales panel discussion with episodic TV Writers
  3. August 5: Community Organizing: Legal Basics with Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
  4. August 6: The Other Side of Design—a panel of freelancers share the past failures that led them to their present successes
  5. August 7: Hey Sis World & Friends Presents: The Art of the Collab—powered by JOOP JOOP

? Personal Development

  1. Through July 28: 52 LimitedDismantling Racism series
  2. July 9: The Actors Fund presents “Creativity Doesn't Age: Speaker Series for the 50+ Crowd
  3. July 10: Film Fatales—Storytelling through Editing
  4. July 10: Self-Taped Scene Deadline—SAG-AFTRA Foundation Casting Access Online Presents Brian Hill
  5. July 14-18: AIGA Portfolio Festival: a week-long virtual festival of talks + live portfolio reviews
  6. July 30–August 2: Virtual Willamette Writers Conference—over 80 workshops
  7. August 6: Diversity in Design—A Seat at the Table | Virtual Career Collaborators

? Film Festivals

  1. August 15: Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
  2. August 16: Oregon Documentary Film Festival

Added Tuesday, June 23

  • Filmed By Bike—Bike Movie Nights
  • Portland Motion Designers & Animators Meetup: 2nd Thursday of each month
  • June 25 Webinar: “Getting Practical About Implementing the ‘Safe Way Forward; Guidelines”
  • June 26: NW Film Center—Film & New Media Happy Hour
  • June 26: Black Lives Matter video training presented by MetroEast
  • June 27: Tom Todoroff Studio presents a Saturday workshop with Actor, Director, and Voice & Speech Master Teacher Debora Joy
  • June 29: PIGSquad June Summer Slow Jams Game Showcase
  • NW Documentary Workshops
  • July 6-31: A month-long tour of Portland’s design scene, broadcast from the Design Portland Instagram. Curation assistance provided by Fran Bittakis, Joop Joop Creative.
  • Starts July 6: Art of Makeup School in-person and virtual makeup camps
  • July 8: Black Lives Matter screening presented by MetroEast
  • July 9: Echo Productions Watch Party and Virtual Q&A
  • August 7: Homebrew Northwest—An Indie Animation Fest

Added Monday, June 8

Check out the Actors Fund for events like these:
  • Every Artist Insured: Getting & Keeping Affordable Health Insurance during COVID-19
  • Money Matters: Managing Debt & Credit Amid COVID-19
  • Financial Wellness for the Entertainment Community Amid COVID-19

Added Wednesday, June 3

  • Begins June 4: Movie Madness University summer session with Hollywood Theatre Programmer Anthony Hudson aka Carla Rossi
  • June 7: Virtual Goonies Day/35th-anniversary celebration
  • June 7: The Studio NW—Beginner Meisner with Markus Flanagan
  • Mondays @ 5pm, June 8–July 27: 2020 Ain’t Cancelled Series presented by PDXWOC & B.HER
  • June 8: The Studio NW—Beginning Voice Over with Eric Martin Reid
  • Apply by June 10: PDXWIT Diversity Discussion; event is June 17
  • June 10: PDXWIT 2nd Annual Pride Event
  • June 12: Film Fatales—Safety on Set for Marginalized Creators
  • Through June 14: AIFF 2020 Virtual Festival
  • June 16: PDXWIT June Virtual Happy Hour
  • 10 Minutes with 52 continues with more events scheduled through June 17
  • June 18 @ 5:30pm: AMA PDX Discussion Panel—Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Our Stories
  • June 19: Film Fatales—The Art of the Pitch

Added Wednesday, May 6

  • May 8: "Reopening Oregon: What small businesses & startups need to know"
  • May 8: Directors Discuss Distribution as The World Shuts Down—with Clementine Writer/Director Lara Jean Gallagher
  • May 27: Adweek Presents: Diversity & Inclusion Summit
  • Joop Joop Creative IG Live Events
  • NW Film Center—Film & New Media Happy Hour: recurring event
  • SAG-AFTRA National Events
  • Watch Cannes & Sundance films for free on YouTube

Added Friday, May 1

  • May 3: Face The Music - A Portland City Commission Candidate Forum
  • May 7-10: Translations: Seattle Transgender Online Film Festival
  • May 9: Takeout & a Movie—support local restaurants and filmmakers

Added Tuesday, April 22


10 Minutes with 52

Several times per week at 9am PT our friends at 52 Limited host virtual meetups with different professionals. Topics adress everything from refining your brand to coping with anxiety. See all 52 Limited events.

Ashland Independent Film Festival

April 30 at 5pm: Ashland Independent Film Festival Virtual Preview Night
The fest is back on—this time from the comfort of your own home. AIFF will use the platform to present 75+ films to audiences worldwide. Cult-favorite actor and Southern Oregon resident Bruce Campbell will host an awards presentation on June 14. You can preview the festival program beginning April 30.
Films will be available for a set amount of time, anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Some are restricted to viewing in Oregon only. You must rent each film for $7.99 in addition to the general access fee of $19.99 ($9.99 for students, senior, or low income). Learn more.


AMA PDX Virtual Lunch & Learn

May 5: ”Building Brand Revenue via Voice Search”

Miscellaneous Webinars & Meetups

  • Friday, April 24: CreativeMornings: Lisa Congdon
  • April 30: PIGSquad Talent Talks on Twitch
  • May 6: Freelancers Union SPARK: Negotiation Tactics & Getting Paid
  • May 7: Brand Film Workshop & Awards Virtual Event
  • Anytime: “Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker” from iTVS. Watch recording.

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