Fall OMPA Events
Thursday, Oct. 10 | Five Fusion | 4:30-7pm | Free

Join us for the second-annual Central Oregon Film Office/OMPA Media Mixer on the opening night of BendFilm Festival. We're delighted to be serving Crater Lake Spirit cocktails, with delicious hors d’oeuvres from Five Fusion.

Come and mingle with your fellow filmmakers and Oregon production professionals. Food and drinks are on us!

Thursday, Oct. 24 | 5:30-8:30pm | Wieden+Kennedy | Free

Serving a more diverse membership is a top priority for OMPA. Yet in our continued efforts we've realized that even with the best of intentions, many of the people we have come to revere have completely different hurdles and obstacles to navigating this industry.

On the evening of October 24th we will turn up the mic and give voice to those who are seasoned yet unseen. This discussion is like no other: you will leave with the truth, you will have actionable items to work with, and you will grow as a person. Please join us for this special conversation moderated by Wieden+Kennedy Creative Producer Tiffany Golden. 
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Getting real about diversity requires us to embrace discomfort. With that in mind, please read our Code of Conduct and commit to following it. 

Friday, Nov. 1 | 10am-4pm | Pacific Grip & Lighting | $99-$199

If you're an aspiring or working professional looking to up your game in terms of both technical knowledge and craft, then this is the event for you. This full-day workshop by Jem Schofield of theC47 will focus on small crew video production, including effective planning for your productions, small crew production gear (cameras, lenses, support & grip), audio tips & tricks, and lighting techniques that are best suited for small to no crew productions. 

Topics Covered: 

  • Choosing the Right Equipment
  • Scouting your Locations
  • Setting Up your Camera System
  • Properly Exposing Your Images
  • Lighting & Shooting Interviews (interior & exterior set ups)
  • Lighting for On Location Table Top Shoots
  • Working effectively as small crews, with great results 
Admission: $99 for OMPA members, $199 for non-members. Coffee and lunch included. Space is very limited, so register early. 
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Pacific Grip & Lighting is your source for lighting and grip equipment, expendables, and stages. 

FujiFilm offers a wide product lineup ranging from the cine lenses to TV lenses for high-definition broadcasting, including sports broadcasting and studio production.
Member Perk | Columbia passes are coming!
Valid October 18 - November 11

All current OMPA members will receive an exclusive Columbia employee store pass in their inbox later this week. 

Log in to join now or check the status of your membership.
Member News

Dawn Jones Redstone
took home Best LGBTQ Short Film for Magnificent at the Oregon Independent Film Festival. Others members on the project include Jasmine Karcey, Betty Alcaraz, Liz Haan, and Sika Stanton. 


PSU’s School of Film
made MovieMaker Magazine’s 2019 list of the Best Film Schools in the US & Canada.

The next Historic Oregon Film Trail marker will be in Depoe Bay for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The installation coincides with mental health awareness month in October.

Please welcome the newest members of OMPA: Benjamin Pitts, Bode Smith, Andrew Harvey, Regan Jackson, Stephen Kardell, Adam Smith, Hannah Krutsinger, Gary Green, and Natasha Grable. Thanks for your support! 
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OMPA Annual Sponsors
Thanks for helping us make Oregon a great place for media production professionals!
Board Profile | Robin Hewitt

Rocker chick from LA turned Portland Production Accountant Robin Hewitt answers five quick questions about her career. 

Read On 
We see you, #ompamember!

@jperryheun hard at work on sound for a short doc celebrating Hillsboro United Methodist Church’s 175th anniversary.

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 | At the Video Store
This musical/documentary from filmmaker James Westby features a who's who of industry legends like John Waters, Gus Van Sant, and Bill Hader. The film debuts this weekend at BendFilm Festival. 
Event Spotlight | dMob: Gamification
Wednesday, Oct. 16 | 6-9pm | QuarterWorld Arcade | Free

Join AIGA Portland and Shovels+Whiskey to explore how game elements change the way we interact with information, products, and tasks. Shovels+Whiskey, founded by OMPA Board Member Tawny Schlieski, will demo an interactive VR experience called “The Thinking Machine.”
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Connect with Our Community

Oct. 9

Up Close with the Mini LF & 

Signature Primes, presented by 

ARRI & Koerner Camera Systems

Details Here


Oct. 10

OMPA Media Mixer with 

Central Oregon Film Office



Autodesk Media & 

Entertainment Showcase

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Portland Motion Designers

& Animators Meetup 

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Oct. 15 

AIGA Studios Tours :Work & Co

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PDXWIT Happy Hour

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Oct. 16

AIGA Portland & Shovels+Whiskey

Present: dMob Gamification

Details Here


Out in Tech PDX - Equity by Design

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Oct. 17

ISA Third Thursdays with

Sara B. Cooper

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Oct. 18

CreativeMornings: Anis Mojgani

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Oct. 22

Portland Doc Meetup

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Tech Happy Hey Hour

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Oct. 23-26

Bend Design

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Oct. 23

PNCA Design Lecture Series: Tsilli Pines

Details Here


Oct. 24

OMPA Mixer+: Lights, Camera… 

Real Action

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Nov. 1

OMPA Master Class:

Small to No Crew Production

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Things to Know
  • Tax Credit Payments: If you bought tax credits during the auction last week, be sure to mail or hand-deliver your payment by this Friday at 5pm. You must use a certified cashier's check from your bank or a money order, which is available at many convenience and grocery stores. 
    • By Mail: Oregon Dept. of Revenue, Attn: Tax Credit Auction, PO Box 14600, Salem OR 97309-5049
    • Hand deliver: Oregon Dept. of Revenue, 800 NE Oregon Street, 5th floor, Portland OR
  • Extras Casting: Trinkets season 2 and the new Netflix movie Sorta Like a Rock Star are looking for extras in the Portland area.
  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • BendFilm Festival: Oct. 10-13
    • At the Video Store - director by James Westby attending
    • Clementine - Writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher and producer Aimee Lynn Barneburg attending
  • Varsity World Film Week in Ashland: Through Oct. 11
  • Filmed by Bike in Salem: Oct. 11
  • Gateway Film Festival - Pacific University: Oct. 12
  • Eastern Oregon Film Festival: Oct. 24-26
    • Clementine - directed by Lara Jean Gallagher 
  • *new* The I Never Trilogy - director Mig Windows in attendance: Oct. 24
  • *new* OMSI Reel Eats - A Clockwork Orange: Oct. 24
  • Oregon Made Film Festival in Lincoln City: Oct. 25-31
  • *new* Pick It Up! Ska in the ‘90s - Q&A with Bend filmmaker: Oct. 26
  • *new* Dr. Giggles - #OregonMade Film Series: Oct. 30

Call for Entries

Join OMPA today!
Opportunities & Grants
  • *closes today* 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards: late deadline Oct. 8
  • RACC Project Grants: next deadline Oct. 9
  • Cinequest Screenwriting Competition: late deadline Oct. 11
  • American Documentary & Animation Film Festival and Film Fund: regular deadline Oct. 13
  • *closes soon* Food Stories Grant - From Farm and Field to Market: deadline Oct. 14 at 5pm
    • Provided by the #OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon
  • Willamette Writers Script to Screen Competition “”: early bird deadline Oct. 15
  • *new* Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships: deadline Oct. 15
  • *closes soon* Get It Made Short Film Program: final deadline Oct. 18
  • *new* Frameline Completion Fund - post funding for LGBTQ+ projects: deadline Oct. 31
  • *new* Emerging Screenwriters - Shoot Your Sizzle Screenplay Competition: early deadline Nov. 1
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
  • *new* Inclusivity Lab - Creating an Ecosystem of Inclusivity: Oct. 9
  • *new* The Studio NW presents “Behind the Camera”: Oct. 13
    • Katie O’Grady: Directing Actors
    • Gary Nolton: Cinematography that Supports the Story
    • Sarah Gutierrez: Script to Screen
  • *new* HR Summit: Building Inclusive Workplaces for Transgender & Nonbinary People: Oct. 16
  • *new* 35th-annual Employment Law Conference: Nov. 4-5

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

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