Oregon State University

Film Events

Film Studies

2013-14 Film Events

McMinnville Short Film Festival Call for Entries!

Ready to debut a short film you've been working on? Then look no further than the 4th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival, an event celebrating local and out-of-state filmmaking talent. Submission categories include: 

  • Documentary / Informational
  • Animated / Stop-Motion
  • Music Videos
  • Fiction: Comedy / Action / Musical
  • Fiction: Drama / Suspense / Horror

This year's festival will be held October 11th, 2014, but the submission deadline is September 15th. Entry fees are $35 per entry, or $30 if received by August 15th.

For more information about rules, regulations, and festival history, please visit the official festival webpage.

Hollywood-Style Animation Contest

Campus MovieFest is excited to announce a new worldwide animation contest for students to share their talents for a chance win over $20,000. This includes a $5,000 cash grant, four trips to Hollywood for ultimate week-long animation experiences with FOX Animation Domination High-Def (Fox Broadcasting Company’s Saturday late-night animation block), and massive exposure through Adobe®, FOXADHD.com, and Campus MovieFest channels.

Submissions do not need to be affiliated with Campus MovieFest; rather students can submit any work from their portfolio created using Adobe tools. Rules can be found at www.animakethis.com, but main highlights are the following:

-Must be a currently enrolled college student or graduate in Spring 2014.

-Students must have created the film while in college.

-Students can submit multiple films.

-Students are invited to submit pieces from their existing portfolio in the categories of animation, special effects, character illustration, and music composition for animation.

-Submit their work for free at www.animakethis.com  before the June 2, 2014 deadline.

A judging panel will review submissions and select one grand prize winner who will win a $5,000 cash grant to continue their work in animation, plus a one-week animation experience which includes round trip airfare to Los Angeles, accommodations, a $1,000 stipend and one week learning from the FOX Animation Domination High-Def team, plus a one-year membership for Adobe Creative Cloud™. Three runners up will also be selected to receive the trip to LA, one-week animation experience and a one-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud. Winners will be announced on June 22, 2014, at the CMF Hollywood annual film summit at Universal Studios Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, winning filmmakers will be highlighted on the ShortsHD cable network and in-flight on Virgin America in CMF’s Featured Content.

Documentary Filmmaker Visit

Oregon State Student Media will host documentary filmmaker Michele Stephenson on April 15th in the KBVR TV large studio (in Memorial Union) from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  She co-produced the film American Promise with her husband.  It profiles two middle class Black families parenting and educating their sons. http://www.americanpromise.org/#/intro.  Stephenson is coming to campus as a guest of the College of Education who is offering Oregon State faculty and students the chance to meet with her one-on-one.  Refreshments will be served but seating is limited, so please mark your calendars!

Free Screening of the documentary GOLD

OSU Athletics and Parapictures Film Production are co-sponsoring a series of screenings for the film GOLD, a 2013 documentary that chronicles the build-up to the 2012 London Paralympic Games through the eyes of three athletes from different countries. A trailer for the film can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkC4EmwCFyg&feature=youtu.be

The screenings will take place at the Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th Street, in Downtown Corvallis, and are free and open to the public. Everyone needs to obtain a pass from the snack bar for fire safety purposes. The screening times are as follows:

Sunday, April 6: 6 PM. This screening will be accessible to the visually impaired.

Monday, April 7: 7 PM

Thursday, April 10: 9 PM

There will also be a raffle of two movie posters signed by the three athletes featured in the film. Anyone attending can enter the raffle.

Free Screening of DER GOLEM with Musical Accompaniment 
Classes in Winter quarter have now started – and so have the (free) film events brought to you by the World Languages and Cultures Program in the School of Language, Culture, and Society. This time, you are in for something unique. You are invited to a free screening of the German silent film DER GOLEM (THE GOLEM) by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener from 1920. The screening will take place on  Monday, January 13, at 6 pm (doors at 5:30 pm). 

What’s so unique about it? We are screening it at the Whiteside Theatre, in a historic setting (the theatre was built in 1922). The music to the film will also contribute to the authentic setting. Portland–based pianist and composer Beth Karp will accompany the screening, playing her own score, to create a moviegoing experience just like a century ago. Beth has played in Boston and at Portland’s Alberta Rose. We are honored to have her play her own score. For more on Beth, see her website at http://betharielkarp.com/home.      What about the film? THE GOLEM is considered among the most influential classic films of all times, telling the story of a Jewish rabbi who creates a giant creature from clay to protect Prague’s Jews from persecution in the 16th century. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011237/).      

A big thank you goes out to Classic Pianos in Portland who are loaning out one of their grand pianos for this event – and another thank you goes to the Music Program in the School of Arts and Communication for freeing up this piano for this evening. Without them, this event would not be possible. The screening is open to anyone, launching a series of films screened throughout the term at the Darkside Cinema as part of GER 261 Masterpieces of German Cinema.

 This event is free, but if you would like to make a donation, go here: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/foreign_lang/make-gift, and select GERMAN FUND from the drop-down list. Don’t want to give to German? Pick any other fund you like.

Free tickets are available for a limited run of Muscle Shoals, a new documentary film about a tiny North Alabama recording studio and the surprising cast of characters behind hit music that has moved generations. The film was an official selection of Sundance and SXSW and a winner at Hot Docs and Boulder. See this new film at no charge! Get complimentary tickets, while supplies last, for shows this Friday through Sunday (11/15-11/17) at the Darkside Cinema in Corvallis. Please visit the Darkside Cinema here to reserve your tickets.

A series of films from celebrated Oregon documentary filmmaker James Blue. The retrospective begins at the Schnitzer Cinema in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR, on Nov. 13, at 7:00pm. Please click the linked title above for more information about Blue and the retrospective.

An excerpt from the Schnitzer Musuem press release on Blue:

Born in 1930 in Oklahoma, James Blue moved to Portland in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon from 1948 to 53. He achieved local fame with his activities in radio, theater, and film production (including an 8mm “Hamlet” parody), and received a B.A. in Speech and Theater. After two years in military service, he returned to UO for an MA in Theater, producing another film, a western spoof called “The Silver Spur,” before receiving a scholarship to complete his studies at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris from 1956-58. He traveled to Algeria to make "Les Oliviers de la Justice” (The Olive Trees of Justice), his sole fiction feature film, using untrained actors and a highly realistic presentational mode. Back in the U.S., he made five documentary films for the United States Information Agency, the most well-known being “The March” (1964).

Born in 1930 in Oklahoma, James Blue moved to Portland in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon from 1948 to 53. He achieved local fame with his activities in radio, theater, and film production (including an 8mm “Hamlet” parody), and received a B.A. in Speech and Theater. After two years in military service, he returned to UO for an MA in Theater, producing another film, a western spoof called “The Silver Spur,” before receiving a scholarship to complete his studies at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris from 1956-58. - See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/cinema-pacific-and-jordan-schnitzer-museum-art-announce-six-month-tribute-university-oregon-alumnus#sthash.AOi1CHgZ.dpuf
Born in 1930 in Oklahoma, James Blue moved to Portland in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon from 1948 to 53. He achieved local fame with his activities in radio, theater, and film production (including an 8mm “Hamlet” parody), and received a B.A. in Speech and Theater. After two years in military service, he returned to UO for an MA in Theater, producing another film, a western spoof called “The Silver Spur,” before receiving a scholarship to complete his studies at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris from 1956-58. He traveled to Algeria to make "Les Oliviers de la Justice” (The Olive Trees of Justice), his sole fiction feature film, using untrained actors and a highly realistic presentational mode. Back in the U.S., he made five documentary films for the United States Information Agency, the most well-known being “The March” (1964). - See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/cinema-pacific-and-jordan-schnitzer-museum-art-announce-six-month-tribute-university-oregon-alumnus#sthash.AOi1CHgZ.dpuf
Born in 1930 in Oklahoma, James Blue moved to Portland in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon from 1948 to 53. He achieved local fame with his activities in radio, theater, and film production (including an 8mm “Hamlet” parody), and received a B.A. in Speech and Theater. After two years in military service, he returned to UO for an MA in Theater, producing another film, a western spoof called “The Silver Spur,” before receiving a scholarship to complete his studies at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris from 1956-58. He traveled to Algeria to make "Les Oliviers de la Justice” (The Olive Trees of Justice), his sole fiction feature film, using untrained actors and a highly realistic presentational mode. Back in the U.S., he made five documentary films for the United States Information Agency, the most well-known being “The March” (1964). - See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/cinema-pacific-and-jordan-schnitzer-museum-art-announce-six-month-tribute-university-oregon-alumnus#sthash.AOi1CHgZ.dpuf
Born in 1930 in Oklahoma, James Blue moved to Portland in 1942 and attended the University of Oregon from 1948 to 53. He achieved local fame with his activities in radio, theater, and film production (including an 8mm “Hamlet” parody), and received a B.A. in Speech and Theater. After two years in military service, he returned to UO for an MA in Theater, producing another film, a western spoof called “The Silver Spur,” before receiving a scholarship to complete his studies at the prestigious Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris from 1956-58. He traveled to Algeria to make "Les Oliviers de la Justice” (The Olive Trees of Justice), his sole fiction feature film, using untrained actors and a highly realistic presentational mode. Back in the U.S., he made five documentary films for the United States Information Agency, the most well-known being “The March” (1964). - See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/cinema-pacific-and-jordan-schnitzer-museum-art-announce-six-month-tribute-university-oregon-alumnus#sthash.AOi1CHgZ.dpuf
Sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the School of Language, Culture, and Society
November 11th - 15th,  All shows begin at 6:00pm, Darkside Cinema
Presented by OSU Peace Studies and the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Monday Evenings 6:00 - 8:00pm, Milam Hall 319
Free and open to the public

October 13-20, 2013
Darkside Cinema, Corvallis OR
Organized by the School of Language, Culture, and Society

October 14
5:00pm - Blancanieves - 2012 (Spain, Drama, 101 minutes, directed by Pablo Berger)
7:00pm - Rentaneko (Rent-A-Cat) - 2012 (Japan, Comedy, 110 minutes, directed by Naoko Ogigami)
October 15
5:00pm - Beijing Flickers - 2012 (China, Drama, 96 minutes, directed by Zhang Yuan)
7:00pm - Parada (The Parade) - 2012 (Serbia, Comedy/Drama, 115 minutes, directed by Srdjan Dragojevic)
October 16
5:00pm - Le Repenti (The Repentant) - 2012 (Algeria/France, Drama, directed by Merzak Allouache)
7:00pm - Children of the Wall - 2012 (USA, Documentary, 59 minutes, directed by Eric Swartz)
October 17
5:00pm - Aquí y Allá (Here and There) - 2012 (Mexico, Drama, 110 minutes, directed by Antonio Méndez)
7:00pm - Oh Boy! - 2012 (Germany, Drama/Comedy, 83 minutes, directed by Jan-Ole Gerster)
October 18
4:30pm - Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights - 2012 (India, Drama, 65 minutes, directed by Suman Ghosh)
6:00pm - Cairo 678 - 2012 (Egypt, Drama, 100 minutes, directed by Mohamed Diab)
8:00pm - Life Kills Me - 2007 (Chile, Drama, 90 minutes, directed by Sebastián Silva)
October 19
12:00pm - Student - 2012 (Kazakhstan, Drama, 90 minutes, directed by Darezhan Omirbayev)
2:00pm - Sudoeste (Southwest) - 2012 (Brazil, Drama, 128 minutes, directed by Eduardo Nunes)
4:15pm - Darbare 111 Dokhtar (About 111 Girls) - 2012 (Iraq, Drama, 79 minutes, directed by Nahid Ghobadi and Bijan Zamanpira
6:15pm - Ludwig II - 2012 (Germany/Austria, Drama 130 minutes, directed by Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr)
October 20
2:00pm - Wickie auf grosser Fahrt (Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods) - 2011 (Germany, Comedy/Drama, 90 minutes, directed by Christian Ditter)
4:00pm - El Fantastico Mundo de Juan Orol (The Fantastic World of Juan Oro) - 2012 (Mexico, Comedy/Drama, 90 minutes, directed by Sebastián del Amo)
6:00pm - Paziraie Sadeh (Modest Reception) - 2012 (Iran, Drama, 100 minutes, directed by Mani Haghighi)

Contact Info

Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
Copyright ©  2014 Oregon State University
Disclaimer