Independent Filmmaker & Organizer
Right now in Oregon, people of color, women, non-binary, and queer filmmakers are making a conscious effort to hire, recommend, and promote one another for TV and film productions. They are also forming coalitions to facilitate collaboration and creative community. These voices, underrepresented in the film history of Oregon, are enhancing the quality of filmmaking in the region and are contributing fascinating stories that rarely have been told. Sponsored by Oregon Film.
Visiting Filmmakers include: Tim Smith, Dan Evans, Amanda Smith, Shelley Jordon, Chel White, Lea Kreck, Roger Stack, Miles Sprietsma, Paula Bernstein, Casey McFeron, Ran Sheng, Nevada Lacy, and Kirk Kelley
Films in this Program
Directed by Tim Smith
Don and Edwina take audiences on a tour of the cosmopolitan city of Portland, Oregon and the many riches it …
Directed by Dan Evans
The visual experience of gentrification fit into a 3-minute time-lapse.
Directed by Amanda Smith
A snapshot of the daily lives of three women entrenched in the continuing conflict that engulfs Palestine.
Directed by Shelley Jordon
A hand-painted stop-motion animation that chronicles the artist’s grandfather's journey escaping Czarist Russia, traveling through Cuba to New York City, …
Directed by Chel White
A dark parody of the 1975 made-for-TV horror film Trilogy of Terror starring Karen Black. However, rather than being terrorized …
Directed by Lea Kreck
A found footage film for the #MeToo era, confronting the falsehood of unawareness and a cultural willingness to celebrate talent …
Directed by Roger Stack
A personal cinema inspired by George Kuchar’s The Mongreloid. Roger’s sister Scarlett talks to her cat Lolita, reminiscing about their …
Directed by Demian Dinéyazhi
An ekphrastic long-form prose poem first conceived in August 2016 in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, police killings …
Directed by Nevada Lacy
An exploration of ASMR as a culture, a therapy, and a community, told through interviews with Whispers Red ASMR, Whisper …
Directed by Kirk Kelley
A nature ‘documentary’ that follows the mating rituals of a Dasypus novemcinctus (Nine-banded female armadillo) as she discovers the dark …
Directed by Ran Sheng
A young man suffering from a lost love tries to find a way to free himself from his emotional hell, …
Directed by Casey McFeron
A suburban woman encounters a strange van outside her home, which in turn leads to even stranger occurrences.
Appears in: 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival