WW FiLMLaB – Competition Now Open

Get your script made into a movie! FiLMLaB’s primary purpose is to provide the winning screenwriter with real world experience in the business of writing for film, including the unique opportunity to rewrite and collaborate with industry professionals as their short script is transformed into a short film.

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FiLMLaB At The Midpoint

Typewriter, coffee and props

We are halfway through the FiLMLaB short script contest. There’s still plenty of time to submit your seven page script for a chance at the Grand Prize: the filming and production of your story by a professional film crew. In three act structure, the second act is always the longest, and arguably the most tedious to get through regardless of what you’re writing.  Even a short story has a beginning, middle and end. And while there is plenty of time to finesse your story into its best version, below are links to some past FiLMLaB…

Diary of a Slamdance Festival Juror

Slamdance Winner: "Across the Sea"

by Josh Leake Portland Film Festival’s Josh Leake shares his experience as a 2015 Slamdance Juror. Originally posted via Indiewire, it is shared here with the permission of the author. To learn more about Josh, see his bio at the bottom of the page. Founded by a group of friends in 1995, Slamdance is one…

Governor’s Film Award Recap

Cheryl Strayed

(This article is shared by the author, our good friend Josh Leake at Portland Film Festival. For more about Josh, see his bio at the end of his article) The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, more commonly known as Oregon Film, hosted its annual film awards on Tuesday, January 6th. Hosted in a…

The Grand Experiment: Experience from the FiLMLaB

Martin Vavra

  There are very few jobs in the world where, when you walk into a room, anyone can say they do without some sort of validation. If you walk into a party, and someone asks if you are a doctor or a police officer or a car mechanic, these titles will instigate follow up questions…