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Monday, March 30 | 5:30-7:30pm | Tin Pan Theater, Bend (Directions)

Come enjoy the work of local filmmakers with OMPA and BendFilm! We’re holding an intimate screening where attendees will have an opportunity to introduce themselves. Contributing OMPA members (i.e. Pro and Student Members) are also invited to submit their work to be included in the highlight reel—see instructions below.  

Program

  • 5:30pm Doors Open/Mingle
  • 6:30pm Screenings, presentation, and discussion
  • 7:30pm Event Ends

Space is limited, so RSVP now! Entry is free for contributing OMPA members, or $15 for general admission. Your ticket includes food and one drink voucher; additional beverages will be available for purchase.

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Call for Submission: Please send clips of 5 minutes or less to todd@bendfilm.org. Clips longer than 5 minutes can still be reviewed, but know that nothing is guaranteed to screen. Please submit .mov or .mp4 files 15MB or less. Deadline Sunday, March 22.

Wednesday, April 1 | 7-9pm | AIFF Film Center, Ashland (Directions)

Come mingle with your local filmmaking community at the new headquarters of the Ashland Independent Film Festival! Entry to the event is free for contributing OMPA members, or $10 for general admission—includes food and drinks.
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Thursday, April 9 | 6-9pm | Vision Stages, Troutdale (Directions)

Location Manager Dan Eason has invited our community to Vision Stages in Troutdale to enjoy food and beverages from Riverview Restaurant, displays from local vendors, and live music/DJ from Mount Hood Community College. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to scout the space for your next shoot!

Entry is free for contributing OMPA members, or $15 for general admission. Your ticket includes food and two drink vouchers; additional beverages will be available for purchase.

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Photos | VFX & Animation Job Mixer

Thank you to the many attendees and 15+ studios who came out for our VFX/Animation Job Mixer. We heard good connections were made! Check out the event photos from Vincent R. Ramirez on our Facebook.
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Member News

Oregon-made Lorelei will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City next month. The film was shot in Portland, Clackamas County, Marion County, Multnomah County, and Washington County during November 2018. Lara Cuddy is co-producer on the project. Cast of local actors cast by Simon Max Hill.  


The new Digital Cinema major introduced at Southern Oregon University last semester is already becoming its most popular degree program. The department is headed by member Andrew Gay, who also teaches a variety of courses in the program with our Southern Oregon Chapter Chair, Courtney Williams.


Ashland Independent Film Festival received recognition from the local Southern Oregon NPR, Jefferson Public Radio, for highlighting diverse stories in its 2020 program. The main tracks this year are activism, environmentalism, and “the arts are ongoing,”—with additional spotlights on Asian Americans and Migrations.
Please welcome the newest contributing members of OMPA: Tyler Friesen, Mikaila Burgin, Signe Larsen, Nick Brumfield, Patrick Lagier, Kellan Marvin, Rosanna Yerke, Brian Alldridge, Rob Tyler, Bailey Davis, Sophie Gass, and Margo Gilham. Thanks for your support! 
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We see you, #ompamember!

◄ Watch this squishy MELT literally melt in this 3D render by @brandune @ametsamedia



Use #ompamember to show us your BTS shots, tell us about your next screening, or check out what your fellow members are doing.
Project Spotlight | Marmoset 2020 Reel

"Marmoset's year in review meant a lot of gratitude for timeless, steadfast connections and honoring the start of new ones — no matter the project, it all came back to the community of people who all make it happen. Step into our very special 2020 reel and meet the artists behind the music that makes Marmoset." —from Marmoset, an award-winning music production and licensing studio + Certified B Corp. Directed by Josh Brine.

Are you a Pro Member who wants to be featured? Send your work to lilly@ompa.org as a Vimeo or YouTube link with a short description for consideration. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

PORTLAND INTL. FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 14: “Jumping Into Features” with Aimee Lynn Barneburg + others, details here. “Extended Realities”  Discussion on XR and new media, details here. “Writing for New Media Platforms: Television, Gaming, Web, XR & More with Randall Jahnson, details here.

Sunday, March 15: “Compartmentalizing Creativity” with Aimee Lynn Barneburg, Juliana Lukasik, and Azod Abedikichi (Wieden+Kennedy), details here. “Eyes and Ears” with Jamie McMullen (Marmoset) + others, details here.

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March 12
AIGA BIPOC Creative Meetup
Details Here

March 14
Hispanicpros’ 4th Annual LatinX Tech Fest
Details Here

March 16
SIGGRAPH Screening + Shop Talk
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”
Details Here

March 19
Portland Motion Designers
& Animators Meet-up
Details Here

ISA Portland Third Thursdays
with Randall Jahnson
Details Here

March 22
QDoc VIP Cocktail Fundraiser/Party
with Darcelle XV & Poison Waters
Details Here

March 24
Ashland Independent Film Festival
2020 Festival Preview Night
Details Here

AIFF Preview Night After Party
Details Here

AMA PDX + Magnet 
Networking Collaboration
Details Here

March 27
CreativeMornings: 
Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi
Details Here

March 30
OMPA Central Oregon Media Mixer
& Screening with BendFilm
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March 31

Mercatus Catering Fair—meet with
local catering companies owned by POC
Details Here

April 1
OMPA Cameras & Cocktails (Ashland)
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Freelancers Union SPARK:
Website/Social Media Critiques
Details Here

April 6
MusicPortland First Monday Meetup
Details Here

April 9
OMPA Media Mixer 
Hosted by Vision Stages
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THINGS TO KNOW
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re keeping an eye on the local impact of Coronavirus to our community and your industry. 

    • Official Sources: Here are links to information from the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Oregon Health Authority. Oregon residents who would like more information on COVID-19 can call 211.

    • OMPA Events: We will bring plenty of hand sanitizer to our events, take additional food/serving precautions, and reschedule as necessary. We encourage elbow bumps and foot taps in lieu of handshakes. And, of course, if you’re feeling sniffly or have a cough, please stay home and get better! 

    • Koerner Lens Summit is cancelled for May. We will share a reschedule date when available.

  • Women in Film Help Line: This confidential resource is available to all who have experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in entertainment, regardless of job or gender. Call 855-WIF-LINE (855-943-5463).

  • Support for Curt Klein: Former local Video Assist Curt Klein has been hospitalized with a severe combination of the flu and pneumonia and is currently on life support. There is a Go Fund Me to help his wife and small children through this difficult time if you would like to donate or share it.

  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
SCREENINGS & FILM FESTIVALS
  • 43rd Portland International Film Festival: Through March 15
    • First Cow closing weekend: March 13
    • Discount Codes:
      • Use code festfriends43 and save $5 on a screening ticket
      • Use code 2020study for 50% off a panel or workshop: learn more
  • Feminist March at the Hollywood Theatre - various screenings: through March 30
  • *new* IndieWomxn Film Festival - presented by BendFilm and Scalehouse: March 12-16
  • Forgotten Island screening and live film score: March 13 & 14
  • Local Heroes - produced by Southern Oregon University students: March 14
    • 1pm at Meese Auditorium in the SOU Art Building, free
  • Jack Fall—premiere of locally-produced film with cast and crew Q&A: March 18
  • First Cow—Oregon-made: March 19-26
    • Co-produced by OMPA board member Neil Kopp
    • Q&A with director Kelly Reichardt on March 20
  • Filmed by Bike on tour in Bend: March 19
  • Terror and Hope - Q&A with filmmaker after screening: March 19
  • The Goonies 35th-anniversary tour: details here
    • Coos Bay: March 21
    • Salem: April 5
    • La Grande: April 10
    • Baker City: April 11
    • Bend: April 20
    • Eugene: April 23
  • Suppressed: The Fight to Vote screening + panel discussion with The Riveter: March 26
  • O!PLA - The Festival of Polish Animation, presented by ASIFA Portland: March 28
  • Hollywood Theatre Airport Cinema Showcase - no boarding pass/security check required: April 2
  • Point Break - #OregonMade Film Series at Hollywood Theatre: April 6
GRANTS & OPPORTUNITIES
APPROACHING DEADLINES
  • Digiday Media Awards: regular deadline March 13
  • Discover Film Awards (London, UK): early bird super discount March 14
  • Make a Movie Script Submissions—Acting for Kids & Teens: due March 15
  • *extended* SIGGRAPH 2020 Reel Reviews—VFX, motion design, 3D; win software prizes: deadline March 16
  • Central Eastside Together’s Community Grant Program: deadline March 16
  • *new & local* Lilla Jewel Awards for Womxn Artists: opens March 16
    • Informational webinar March 12 @ 10am: details here
    • Application Deadline April 17
  • Los Angeles Film Awards: regular deadline March 16
  • *new* Ad Age Women to Watch: early bird deadline March 18
  • Berlin Music Video Awards: FilmFreeway Special Deadline March 21
  • *new* The Disruptors - a new fellowship for TV writers of color: deadline March 23
  • Oregon Doc Camp Fellowship: application due March 30
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards: early bird deadline two March 31
  • Shore Scripts 2020 Short Film Fund: regular deadline March 31
  • SHOOT New Directors Showcase 2020: deadline March 31
  • Southern Shorts Awards (Georgia): late entry March 31
  • Utah Music Video Awards: March deadline March 31
  • Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short Screenplay Competition: regular deadline April 1
  • LA Music Video Awards: regular deadline April 4
  • *new & local* 2020 Rosey Awards submissions: deadline April 17
ROLLING DEADLINES
  • Catapult Film Fund - documentary development grants: ongoing
  • Film Independent–Sloan Distribution Grant: ongoing
  • Ford Foundation–JustFilms grant: ongoing
  • Impact Partners–Documentary Fund: ongoing
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, & WEBINARS
  • The Studio NW–Acting Workshop with LA Actor/Writer Markus Flanagan: March 15
  • *new* LED Lighting Workshop—Portland Filmmaking Meetup: March 18
  • 52 Limited–5 Steps to Nail Your Elevator Speech: March 19
FESTIVAL SUBMISSION DEADLINES

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