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Made in Portland: Selections from the Portland Music Video Festival

  • Directed by Various
  • United States, 80 mins.

Music videos are the ultimate marriage of art and commerce; a breeding ground for up-and-coming filmmakers experimenting with their craft; a visual means of expression for musicians, singers, and songwriters; and the forum in which many of the greatest innovations in film and television production have started. The Portland Music Video Festival is dedicated to celebrating the production of the music video and nurturing the great partnership between the music and filmmaking communities in Portland and across the country. Curated and presented by PMVF director Dustin Morrow, this program of highlights from this year’s festival includes videos by Portland filmmakers including Stefan Nadelman, Alicia J. Rose, and Daniel Fickle and videos from well-known Portland bands including Mean Jeans, Sallie Ford, Lost Lander, and the Portland Cello Project, plus plenty of fresh surprises.

Other Films by Various

Indie Visions in Stop-Motion

Portland visual artist and animator Rose Bond, a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has selected this program of innovative short films by independent animators from throughout the world. A mixture of new and vintage, the program includes The Little Baker, Lew Cook (c. 1925, 7 mins.); Murratti Marches, Oskar Fischinger (1934,

Dance @ 30fps

Organized by frequent BodyVox collaborator and Ohio State University Department of Dance professor Mitchell Rose, Dance@30FPS (frames per second) is a vibrant selection of recent works born of the marriage between dancer and filmmaker. The program includes Stronger, Wilkie Branson, England; Alt i Alt, Torbjørn Skårild, Norway; Outside In, Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik, Sweden; Off

Dancing Over Borders

BodyVox co-artistic director Jamey Hampton has curated a collection of recent films that combine fresh emerging voices with seasoned artists speaking with authority. Ranging from absurdly humorous to raw and human, all represent reality altered through the unexpected: a sense of transformation and evolution, a destruction of the inevitable. The program includes Persecuta, The Lombard Twins, Argentina; Ghost

Northwest Music Video Showcase

Kick back and enjoy a swath of music videos by Northwest Filmmakers in a showcase featuring videos by/for: Liz Vaughan – Secret Drum Band – DaDaDa Stephen Slappe – Ilyas Ahmed – Passing Lines Leah R. Brown – No Kind Of Rider – Distinct Martin Melnick – The Domestics – Beauty Contest Scott Ballard –

Animated Worlds: Stop-Motion Shorts

LAIKA’s Mark Shapiro travels the world of animation film festivals, sharing the studio’s work and viewing work by artists from around the world. Today’s program features a selection of award-winning stop-motion shorts, revealing the diversity of styles and techniques at play in the medium. Selections include Closed Mondays, by Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner; Fresh