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Jan 19, 2018
ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2017
through 5th Avenue Cinema

The best archaeology-related films in the world are coming to Portland for two weekends this January and you won’t want to miss it! Grab a friend, bring the family and head down to the Fifth Avenue Cinema for four evenings of fun and entertainment. For the final weekend, Jan 19th and 20th, films included in this mini-festival are the best and brightest from The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival 2017, annually held in Eugene, Oregon. This exciting event is a rare glimpse into international culture, language and heritage and its enriching for people from all walks of life. Films featured in this festival range from places such as India, Malaysia, France and more, so take a break from the rain and the mundane and come on down for some educational and family friendly fun. Tickets are $7 at the door

Aug 27, 2009
Design à Trois - "Typophile Film Fest 5"
Art Institute of Portland

Typophile Film Fest 5, produced by Punchcut: “Punchcut is a user interface design company focused on the mobile lifestyle; designing handheld device, television and convergent experiences.


May 17, 2012
VFX Revolution: How the Internet and Digital Devices are Reshaping Visual Effects and Film
Bagdad Theater and Pub

In less than 40 years, computer graphics and digital devices have transformed film experience with techniques such as digital compositing, motion control, computer-generated characters and photo-realistic images incorporated into live-action footage. Join a panel of film and visual effects experts as they discuss the new visual effects tools and techniques that have not only revolutionized but have globalized the industry.

Speakers include:

Jeff White, Industrial Light and Magic
Brian Van't Hul, LAIKA studios
Ramiro Gomez, Hinge Digital
Fred Ruff, Bent Image Lab
Jim Clark, Hive-FX

Aug 25, 2009
Design à Trois - "Died Young, Stayed Pretty"
through Cinema 21

Design à Trois

Design à Trois is a three night event exploring rock poster design, book cover design and type design. We’ll kick things off with acclaimed rock poster design documentary, “Died Young, Stayed Pretty.,” by filmmaker, Eileen Yaghoobian. Next up will be “You SHOULD Judge a Book by Its Cover” – an insightful and amusing presentation on 50+ of the weirdest book cover designs – by NYC designer/comedian, Patrick Borelli. And, last but certainly not least, we will conclude with the national premiere of Punchcut’s newest installment of the Typophile Film Fest, a collection of typographic film shorts.

Cancel any existing plans – this event is not to be missed!

August 25, 2009 7:00pm Died Young, Stayed Pretty. by filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian “Died Young, Stayed Pretty” ( is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture.

  • Directly after the film, Eileen and the following panel of local rock poster designers will field questions from the audience, led by moderator, Tim DuRoche: Art Chantry, Dan Stiles, Guy Burwell, Mike King and Lloyd Winter

Film venue: Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR Cost: (members/non-members/students) Regular Price: $8.00 Student: $7.00 62+Senior: $5.00 Child: $5.00

Advance tickets available at

After-party venue & bands:

Slabtown 1033 NW 16th avenue Portland, OR

Old Growth: Science of Yabra


Many thanks to our gracious sponsors… * Cinema 21 – * Art Institute of Portland – * Partners on Demand (sustainable printer) – * Professional Sign & Graphics -

Apr 3, 2009
Fifth Faux Film Festival
through Hollywood Theater (Portland)

A festival of faux films, including mockumentaries, commercials for products that don't actually exist, satire, spoofs, and parodies. Different program Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights with shorts starting at 7pm, and full feature film at 9pm. $7 per night (includes both shorts and feature).

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Feb 5, 2022
Arts & Crafts Show'N'Tell

Looking for some inspiration to get creative? How about joining others for a Show'N'Tell to find some creative ideas?

Families and children are also welcome. I'll start by sharing some projects I've created on Instagram, Youtube, TikTok, and my kids are also excited to share their creations. Anyone else is welcome to share their artwork as well.

If you feel up to it, you're welcome to bring your art supplies, sewing kits, pottery equipment, cameras, sketchpads, or even digital to share with the group.

Let's get inspired and create together!

We'll be using the Jitsi app instead of Zoom. You can join on desktop or mobile by clicking this meeting link

If you would like to stay connected for future sessions, you can connect on our social media, Discord, or Mailing List.

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Apr 3, 2011
James VS Reality- Behind the scenes
Living Room Theaters

A second showing of the locally filmed/produced James VS Reality, with commentary and insight provided by its makers regarding the process of live-action and CG elements.

Jul 14, 2018
Robot Film Festival
McMenamins Mission Theater & Pub

The Robot Film Festival (RFF) is an annual celebration of robots on screen and in performance. The event features screenings of invited films and juried selections from open- call submissions, live performances by robot entertainers, and a red-carpet awards ceremony.

The eighth annual Robot Film Festival is themed VINTAGE ARCADE REVIVAL. What would the robots of today look like through the lens of 1980's technoptimists? Enter a technological storytelling time machine, and see the modern world through their eyes.

Event Schedule: 4pm Short Film Screenings 6pm Cocktail Party 8pm Botskers Award Cememony

Over the course of the festivities, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Pearl District; savor delicious locally-made food and beverages, appreciate robotic demonstrations and art exhibits, and discuss the richly varied and thematically curated screening sessions.

History: RFF was founded in New York City in 2011 with the mission of spreading positive storytelling about robotics. Since then, the Festival has expanded its influence with events in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles. The event is produced by an interdisciplinary team of roboticists, filmmakers, and storytellers. Through these traveling screenings and its online video archives, RFF nurtures a community of creatives and engineers who explore, document, and invent the imaginative world of robotics.

May 6, 2010
7th Planet Picture Show
Mt. Tabor Theater

7th Planet Picture Show, where Will Radik and his guests give movies their whatfor, MST3K style. There's a bar in back of the theater, you can yell at the movie all you want, and admission is FREE!

This sixth of May we'll lament a great tragedy, a widespread violation of human rights called Garbage Pail Kids. We already know that some things just don't translate well into the live-action medium. Did you know one of those things is baseball-type cards featuring ugly cartoon characters with clever names?

The ugly puppets sing, oh god, THEY SING! This movie is a tragic affront to every sensibility known to man. I'm just glad I was lucky enough not to come across it as a child. I have enough trouble sleeping as it is.

In addition to myself, I'll be subjecting veteran commenters Robert Wagner ( and Jay Mackin (Unibashradio) to this disgusting mess.

Jul 22, 2019
Exploring Film & Media Production in XR
New Relic

Don't miss our summer networking event! On Monday, July 22nd, come join OMPA and Design Reality in this awesome event next week! We'll be exploring how XR—an umbrella term for AR, VR, and MR—can be used to assist and improve film and media production. Guest speakers include experienced VR & VFX producer Will Maurer and immersive influencer Eugene Capon. This is a great opportunity to learn more about virtual reality and network with local professionals. This event will take place in the "Big Pink" with great food and two drink tickets for every guest. This event is free for OMPA members. For non-members, tickets will go from $20 to $25 after Tuesday, 7/15. Register here:

Sep 13, 2016
Web Accessibility - Lucid Meetings Panel & Documentary

Join us for an evening in two parts:

  1. Discussion/presentation by Elise and John Keith, founders of Lucid Meetings. Lucid Meetings is a Portland tech company that specializes in online meeting services, virtual team support and professional meeting software. They were asked in 2013 by ICANN to improve the accessibility of their platform. After doing 75% of the work themselves, Lucid hired Simply Accessible to guide them through the remainder of the process. They will share how the process went for them.

  2. A work in progress documentary screening (director, Chris Higgins, in attendance for Q&A)

This short film "Imagine If: A Story of Accessibility" follows Cory Klatik, a user experience designer and social media manager, as he navigates the world with his guide dog, Vine, along with a variety of computers, mobile devices, and assistive technology. The film is designed to show makers how people with disabilities access culture and technology, and offers guidance on how to build accessibility into their daily practice. Director Chris Higgins will be available for a Q&A after the film.

Agenda -

• 6:30-7- Meet and mix

• 7-7:30- John and Elise talk with the group

• 7:30-8:15- screening and Q&A for Chris, John & Elise

• 8:15- 8:30- mix and depart

Soft drinks provided by Puppet Labs.

May 9, 2011
Green Light Movie...The Sustainable Oroville Project

Green Light Movie…The Sustainable Oroville Open House A call to action for leaders and press.

Being from the Pacific Northwest; you are considered a sustainability thought leader. You are cordially invited to our open house, a free solution based networking event.

Are you looking to get something out of the time you spend at a networking event? Do you attend green networking events to meet new people, or to participate in a solution?

Join the key Sustainable Oroville and Green Light Movie team for an engaging conversation. City leaders are saying YES to “green” through Sustainable Oroville – a civic initiative that already has attracted a canola crushing plant (which will produce canola oil and meal), as well as plans for the nation’s first sustainable, passive haus hotel. Since the launch of this initiative, Oroville is gaining attention from other clean-technology entrepreneurs and sustainability advocates who want to see it succeed.

So what’s the big deal? Oroville isn’t waiting around for the world to change … instead, it’s taking steps to change the world.

Oroville’s journey into sustainability will create a road map that other agriculture-dependent communities can adopt. Capturing this transformation in a documentary film creates a proof-of-concept that can be distributed worldwide. Through conversations with local leaders, business owners and residents, as well as sustainability movement leaders, we will show a grassroots effort creating change we NEED to see in the world.

This is your opportunity to play a part in a "think globally, act locally" solution that is happening right now while being documented in the Green Light Movie, the Sustainable Oroville Project film.

This is not your usual networking event. Stop by anytime between 3pm and 6pm. Stay as long as you like. Get one on one talking time with the thought leader visionaries. Listen to the vision, get questions answered, and see how YOU can intersect your experience, skills, and passion into this movement that is providing a solution to improve qualities of life in our very own Pacific Northwest communities.

Feel free to contact myself at [email protected] or 360-420-4594

Aug 21, 2016
Collective Eye Films Presents: Big Dream at The Hollywood Theatre
The Hollywood Theatre

Collective Eye Films and the Hollywood Theatre present the film Big Dream, a film that promotes women and girls to pursue their dreams in the Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology fields.

Big Dream follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields. Through video diaries and verité moments, each of these girls defy the stereotype of what it means to be an over achieving woman in the fields of technology. From small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by the next generation of girls. Watch the trailer here:

Join the filmmaker and industry professionals from ChickTech and PDXWIT after the event for a conversation about taking initiative to build girls' confidence in their capabilities and the importance of gender diversity in STEM fields.

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