Monday, January 27 | 6-10pm | Pure Space

Our annual industry celebration is upon us—and this one's going to be bigger and better than ever! Come out for an epic evening hosted by Portland's Funniest Person of 2019, Adam Pasi, including:
  • Website launch
  • New logo reveal
  • Awards of Excellence presentation
  • Showcase of member work
  • New board announced
  • State of the industry
  • Networking reception
Food provided by Mundo Catering. Hosted by West Coast Event Productions at their beautiful Pure Space venue in the Pearl.

Admission includes food and 2 drink tickets. The registration options are:
  1. OMPA Pro Members: $10
  2. Basic Members & Guest Tickets: $25
  3. Or, join today for $15/month and get the Pro Member rate!
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Member News

Missing Link took home the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature. A huge round of applause for the 450 local artists who brought the vision to life!


Congratulations to Charles Latourette for winning Willamette Writers’ FiLMLaB TV script competition. His work will be revised by a team of writers who move it down the production line.  

Please welcome the newest members of OMPA: PDX Video Production, Stephanie Neil, McKayla Sheldrake, Kristen Hartley, Brianna Murphy,  David Tripamer, Benjamin Mercer, Matthew Clevinger, James Barnes, and Sandor Lau. Thanks for your support! 
Join OMPA today!
Industry News

Pictured from left: Commissioner Nick Fish, Robert Blanche, John J. Campbell

On a much sadder note, we extend our deepest condolences to the friends, family, and community members grieving the loss of a great industry advocate—Commissioner Nick Fish—as well as two other beloved local artists, actor Robert Blanche and cinematographer John J. Campbell.

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Thanks for helping us make Oregon a great place for media production professionals!
We see you, #ompamember!

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You can use #ompamember to show us what you're up to behind-the-scenes, tell us about your next screening, or check out what your fellow members are doing.
Project Spotlight | Timmy Failure
The Oregon-made film adaptation of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made is coming to Disney+ on February 7. Watch the trailer for glimpses of the St. John's Bridge and even a signature-Portland naked bike ride. 

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Connect with Our Community

Jan. 8

PDXWIT Presents: Get Hired Up

Details Here


Jan. 9

Portland Motion Designers

& Animators Meetup

Details Here


Jan. 14

Women Who Code & Vevo:

100 Years of the 19th Amendment

Details Here


Jan. 15 

“Every Content Creator Needs a Voice:”

Cinematographer Jacob Christensen

Details Here


Jan. 16

Magnet: A Different Kind of Networking

Details Here


Jan. 19 

Portland SAG-AFTRA: 

SAG Awards Viewing Party

Details Here


Jan. 21

PDXWIT January Happy Hour

Details Here


Jan. 27

OMPA Annual Showcase

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Jan. 28

PDXWIT: BIPOC–Navigating

Isolation in Tech

Details Here


Jan. 29

PIGSquad @ OMSI After Dark:

Cards & Consoles

Details Here


Jan. 30

PAF Extremely Happy Hour

Details Here


Jan. 31

CreativeMornings Portland

Details Here


Portland Global Game Jam 

with PIGSquad at PNCA

Details Here

Things to Know
  • New AICP Bid Form: AICP released an updated and revised AICP Bid Form that fully integrates production and post production tasks and categories.

  • Current Productions: Download last week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
Tax Credit Auction Part II Open Now!

The second OPIF Tax Credit Auction opened today at 9am. Bidding will be open through Friday, January 10 at 5pm. The available tax credits are for the 2019 tax year but can be used for up to 3 years.

Learn more
  • Filmed By Bike on tour in Ashland: Jan. 9
  • Animation Show of Shows–Coos Bay: Jan. 10 & 11
  • Grickle: A Cartoon World by Graham Annable - Oscar-nominated, Oregon-based: Jan. 16
  • Color Out of Space - preview night before official release: 
  • Our Bodies Our Doctors - followed by Q&A with Director Jan Haaken and Producer David Cress: Jan. 23
  • Seven Years of Screendance: Films of Robert Uehlin - followed by discussion with director Robert Uehlin: Jan. 23
  • At the Video Store - Director James Westby in attendance: Jan. 30

Call for Entries

Opportunities & Grants
  • The Portland Circuit—April 2020: open now
  • *closes today* NEH Media Projects: Development Grants: application due Jan. 8
  • *closes today* NEH Media Projects: Production Grants: deadline Jan. 8
  • American Documentary & Animation Film Festival & Fund: extended deadline Jan. 12
  • *opens soon* Shore Scripts Short Film Fund: opens Jan. 15
  • Tribeca X Award late deadline: Jan. 17
  • Hollywood Verge Film Awards: Watch My Film Last Jan. 17
  • The Webby Awards: extended entry deadline Feb. 7
  • *now open* iTVS Documentary Development Fund: deadline Feb. 14 
Rolling deadlines:
  • Film Independent–Sloan Distribution Grant: ongoing
  • Ford Foundation–JustFilms grant: ongoing
  • Impact Partners–Documentary Fund: ongoing
Workshops, Classes, & Webinars
  • Northwest Film Center - Cinematic Lighting with Randolph Sellars: Jan. 9-12
  • “Power to the Photographer!” A Marketing & Business Workshop: Jan. 11
  • Beginner Filmmaker class taught by Martin Vavra of The Visual Group: Jan. 18–Feb. 29
  • Northwest Film Center - Screenwriting Fundamentals with Randall Jahnson
  • Northwest Film Center - 16mm Bolex Camera Operation w/ Scott Ballard: Jan. 25
  • The Studio NW - Advanced Voice Over with Josh Millman: Feb. 3
  • Open Signal - Perception Neuron Motion Capture: Feb. 20
  • Northwest Documentary - DIY 360 Documentary: Feb. 26 - April 1

OMPA is dedicated to strengthening Oregon's media production industry. We can't do this work without the support of our members. Join us today!

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