Portland, OR. “Inspiration Oregon” is a (very) short film contest sponsored by Oregon Film to encourage local filmmakers to be creative during the COVID 19 odyssey. Check out an example on the Oregon Film Vimeo site. It’s just about one minute long.

If you’d like to smile, click here to check out our favorite; this submission for #InspirationOregon is called “Freddie’s Silver Linings. It was made by filmmaker, Isabel Klein. It’s about a little dog named, Freddie. (He’s our dog and is currently living his best life!) Isabel won and honorable mention for her efforts and a $250 prize.

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Here is a link to the Vimeo Showcase that contains all of 125 submissions on the Oregon Film Vimeo site. The “#InspirationOregon (very) short film contest was created by Oregon Film and will have 10 winners. Winners will be determined by the highest “views and likes” on the Oregon Film Vimeo website. Viewing and voting will continue through Wednesday, April 8th at 5 pm. There’s a large variety of themes for the films, including nature, daily life during the virus and social distancing.

The contest was created to support local filmmakers. There are 10 cash prizes of $500 each based on the number of views on the Oregon Film contest website. Oregon Film told participants, “Thank you, again, for sharing your talent, insight, and inspirations with all of us. The creative community is a great medicine for these times.”

Oregon Film reposted this image from NYC COVID-19 Musician Resources and Support on its Facebook.

There’s a possibility the contest may happen again so keep Oregon Film on your radar.

About Oregon Film

The Governor’s Office of Film & Television has been helping productions find, secure, and utilize our magnificent locations since 1968. Our mission is to promote the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon.

The Oregon Made Creative Foundation:
The Oregon Made Creative Foundation supports storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to attain sustainable careers in the arts, especially the digital arts. Additionally, the Foundation strives to draw together, under its #OregonMade banner – support, momentum and assistance for Oregon communities, whether they be urban, suburban, or rural and to help build and strengthen the connections among them.