Pam Minty Awarded Oregon Media Arts Fellowship

Minty’s work explores geography, home and community through still photography and motion pictures. Her films have been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Center for Documentary Studies, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Film Studies Center at University of Chicago, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, International House Philadelphia, Los Angeles Filmforum, Place Gallery, Portland International Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, UnionDocs, Vancouver International Film Centre, as well as other venues throughout North America.
Minty’s OMAF funded project, HIGH LAKES, will work in both the documentary and narrative realm, telling the story of young women living and working in campgrounds during the summer in the Cascades of Oregon. Utilizing an observational approach, Minty will train her camera on these women as they work in laundry facilities, restaurants and cafes, cabin/motel housekeeping.  Using the narrative form, stories will be created surrounding the recreational activities away from work. The project is inspired by the filmmaker’s own experience working at Diamond Lake twenty years ago.  
The Media Arts Fellowship supports Oregon filmmakers who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the media arts. Jurors reviewed the 70 submissions from applicants throughout the state, weighing artistic merit, the potential of the proposed activity to advance the artist’s work, and the feasibility of the projects proposed. The two 2016 winners will share the $10,000 Fellowship which is currently funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Media Production Association. The Northwest Film Center administers the Fellowship