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OMPA Events | October
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 talent! 

OMPA Media Mixer+
October 24 | Wieden+Kennedy

Our next Portland-area event will be a networking event plus panel held at Wieden+Kennedy. Hear professionals get real about what diversity and inclusion means in practice. No buzz words, no BS.
Tax Credits Testimonial | Tawny Schlieski, Shovels+Whiskey
"The tax credit auction allows businesses and individuals—really anyone with an Oregon tax liability—to bid on tax credits. Basically, you pre-pay your tax, at around a 10% discount. For entities with significant tax liabilities, that 10% can be material. At an individual level, it saves some cash (which is never bad), and it also funds living wage production jobs in the state, which is no small thing."
The tax credit auction begins at 9am on Monday!
Member News

Big round of applause for Andy Maser and his team for winning Best Cinematography at the Giant Screen Awards for the IMAX documentary Great Bear Rainforest. 


Congratulations to the Wieden+Kennedy creative team behind Nike’s hit “Dream Crazy” spot. They just won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Commercial.

Please welcome the newest members of OMPA: Austin Carrero, Kayla Caldeira, Softbox Films, Harris Lane, Geoffrey Lee, Brian Baldwin, Pilot Rock Productions, Chris Cresci, Catherine Walsh, Jack Hannan, David Pascual-Matias, Kimberly Page, and Molly Fleet. Thanks for your support! 
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OMPA Annual Sponsors
Thanks for helping us make Oregon a great place for media production professionals!
Last week's events [Photos] 
Media Mixer+ (photos by Michael Ingram)
Master Summit (photos by Bruce Seidel)
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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 | Katie O'Grady
Cheers to 50 years of Portland Trail Blazers and Rip City! Check out the new spot from director Katie O'Grady of The Studio NW
Event Spotlight | Couch Film Collective Party
Thursday, September 27 | 6pm-1am | Hey Love

A party for good? We're in! Join the community for a fundraiser for the Couch Film Collective’s short film “Again and Again,” which had a cast and crew that was all female and non-binary identifying artists. The story aims to increase empathy for survivors of domestic violence and the tireless work of their advocates. They'll be raffling amazing prizes and spinning all-vinyl sets from Beyonda, Cee White, and DJ Cuica.
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Connect with Our Community

Sept. 25

Portland Doc Meetup

Details Here


Sept. 26

Media Technology Expo

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XR Foundations for Business 

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AMA-PDX: On Brand Panel

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PAF Extremely Happy Hour 

Details Here


Sept. 27

Portland Creative Conference

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*use code OMPA for 20% off


PIGSquad Summer Slow Jams:

Full Summer Showcase

Details Here

Oct. 1

“Design Thinking in AR” +

Live build using Torch

Details Here


Oct. 2

Freelancers Union SPARK:

Maximize Your Time

Details Here


Oct. 7

MusicPortland: First Monday Meetup

Details Here


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



Oct. 24

OMPA Mixer+: Diversity Panel

Save the Date!

Things to Know
  • Tax Credits Newsletter: Oregon Film has a dedicated newsletter to keep you informed about the tax credits auction that opens on Monday. Sign up now.
  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • Portland Queer Film Festival: Through Sept. 26
  • Portland EcoFilm Festival: Sept. 26-29
    • Sept. 26: Bodies Like Oceans directed by Kat Cory; Our Trails Too directed by Liz Haan
    • Sept. 27: Dammed to Extinction - edited by Heidi Zimmerman, videography by Sean Parker 
  • Fantastic Fungi - director in attendance: Sept. 27
  • Becoming Nobody - director Jamie Catto in attendance: Sept. 28
  • *new* The Cat Rescuers - director Rob Fruchtman in attendance: Oct. 3
  • Portland Dance Film Fest: Oct. 3-5
    • Alice in Nite Hawk - directed by Devin Tau, with Mike Vaughn, Matt Gromley, Jen Gosnell, Charlie Balch & Zach Osterhoudt
  • H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival: Oct. 4-6
  • *new* Produced by Her documentary showcase presented by NW Documentary and Girls Inc. of the PNW: Oct. 5
  • *new* Gaza Fights for Freedom - Q&A with director: Oct. 6
  • BendFilm Festival: Oct. 10-13

Call for Entries

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Opportunities & Grants
  • Get It Made Short Film Program: late deadline Sept. 27
  • *closes soon* The Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant: deadline Sept. 27
  • *closes soon* Bigfoot Northwest Script Challenge: extended deadline Sept. 29
  • *closes soon* Portland Post-Production Grant: deadline Sept. 30
  • *deadline extended* WIF-PDX 2019 Scholarship Application: deadline Oct. 1
  • Catapult Film Fund - documentary development grants: Oct. 1
  • The Fledgling Fund - Outreach and Engagement grant: Oct. 1
  • MovieMaker Production Services: extended deadline Oct. 4
  • 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards: late deadline Oct. 8
  • RACC Project Grants: next deadline Oct. 9
  • Cinequest Screenwriting Competition: late deadline Oct. 11
  • *now open* Food Stories Grant - From Farm and Field to Market: deadline Oct. 14
    • Provided by the #OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon
  • *now open* Willamette Writers Script to Screen Competition “”: early bird deadline Oct. 15
Rolling deadlines:
  • Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant: ongoing
  • Ford Foundation - JustFilms grant: ongoing
  • Impact Partners - Documentary Fund: ongoing
Workshops, Classes, & Webinars
  • Screenwriting: Advanced taught by Randall Jahnson: Sept. 24 - Nov. 26
  • DJI Drone Photo Academy (Portland): Sept. 25
  • [Webinar] Voice Search: Owning the best answer - hosted by Anvil Media: Sept. 25
  • Lunch & Learn: Setting Up Your Books & the Importance of Financial Statements: Sept. 26
  • Business of Acting Workshop: Cultivating the Belief System and Marketing Tools to Get to the Next Level - hosted by Kristina Haddad/Actor’s Lab: Sept. 28
  • Agents of Change: On Women-led Creative Culture: Sept. 28
    • Panelists from HUB Collective, North Inc., Grady Britton, Scout Books, & Brink Communications
  • Art of Makeup School - Halloween Horror Makeup: Sept. 28
  • NW Documentary - DIY VR/360 Documentary: Immersive Storytelling 101: Sept. 29
  • The Studio NW - Dance Movement for Actors: Sept. 29
  • *new* “Choreography of Violence: Writing horror and social satire” with John Skipp: Oct. 1

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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