This alphabetical list includes resources for filmmakers such as local doc filmmaking groups, online video production resources, film festival submission platforms, and organizations who support filmmakers.
Couch Collective offers workshops, collaboration opportunities and production experiences with the aim of changing how women are represented and involved in the entertainment industry.
This online resource offers video classes for all sorts of media and creative pursuits.
One of those great meetup groups where filmmakers can come together, Doc Loop shares ideas on each others’ work. It’s normally held on the second Thursday of the month here at NW Documentary.
The Sundance Institute, supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in producing cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes.
Filmfreeway is an easy way to find and submit to film festivals and creative contests worldwide.
This non-profit offers events, programs, resources and networking opportunities to artists and technicians working in independent film.
If stop-motion animation is your thing, LAIKA is the place to go.
The NEA is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes creative opportunities and arts participation in the U.S. The provide grants and other resources to creatives.
The NEH is an independent grant-making agency that supports research, education, preservation and public programs.
No Film School is an international community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives offering filmmakers the opportunity to learn from each other.
If you’re on the hunt for production experience or gigs assisting local crews, take a look at these opportunities in the Portland area that have recently come across our desk.
The Oregon Media Production Association advocates and gives national exposure to the work of its member network, spanning the film, TV and digital storytelling industries.
The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television website has information on shooting and working in Oregon. This is a great resource if you are searching for work in the area.
PNCA is an art college in Portland offering MFA, MA, and BFA programs in art and design, plus youth and adult art courses in the media arts.
Portland Community Media, or PCM is a non-profit offering training programs and equipment to individuals and organizations with the aim of promoting local, non-commercial community media.
This group brings together members of the arts and culture community, organizing meetups and discussions.
This group organizes gatherings to watch movies with other movie lovers.
This is a meetup group for people interested in film and video production to discuss what resources (equipment, talent, facilities, etc.) are available locally and exchange opinions on them. Meets once a month.
The Regional Arts and Culture Council offers Project Grants offering project-based funding of up to $7,000 for not-for-profit organizations and individual artists in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County. They also offer workforce development programs, networking events and community gatherings.
Ths Confluence is Oregon Film’s blog with local events and job opportunities for people in the film, TV and media community.
For anyone interested in filmmaking and networking in the Portland film community, check out The Portland Independent Film Networking Meetup.
Xray is a local indie radio station that organizes community events to bring together content creators such as filmmakers and music-makers.
Similar to FilmFreeway, Without A Box, is a submission resource connecting filmmakers to festival organizers.
Women in Film Portland is the local branch of nationwide movement to elevate women in film through education, outreach and professional development programs.