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PSU Film Professors Receive Grants

PSU Film Professors Matt McCormick and Dustin Morrow received grants this month from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to assist with the funding of new films they are producing. Congratulations to professors McCormick and Morrow.

Creative Marketing Video Internship

Creative Marketing Video Internship

The Herb Shoppe is seeking a knowledgeable intern to help us film, edit, and publish high quality video shorts promoting The Herb Shoppe’s community education classes. In this position an intern can expect to gain valuable experience working with a fast-growing small business with an end result of published work in the public sphere. We are seeking a candidate that is self-motivated, flexible, creative and detail-oriented. This is a rolling application until we find the right person!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Scheduling video shoots with Herb Shoppe staff
  • Assistance with script writing and shoot locations as needed
  • Filming; Completing video projects post-production
  • Planning and check-ins with Internship coordinator
  • Monitoring quality and providing feedback
  • Assisting the Social Media Coordinator with marketing trends and video integration/launches


  • Access to equipment for filming
  • Highly proficient with movie editing software 
  • High level of creativity
  • Responsive and timely communication with staff
  • Knowledge of online marketing and social media trends 
  • Access to transportation
  • Interest in or knowledge of herbal medicine a huge plus but not required


At least 30-35 total hours, or 1 Credit.

We expect this position will require about 4 hours a week to start. We are flexible about specific days and times as long as each video is completed by the scheduled release date. There will be scheduled meetings with staff on-site as well as allotted hours to work on video post-production from home.

This is an unpaid internship, but compensation includes an Herb Shoppe gift certificate and access to all Herb Shoppe classes for the duration of the position.

The Herb Shoppe staff is a group of diverse and creative people who work to make herbal healing accessible to all. We are seeking an individual who is open and kind and whose values assimilate with our own – values of mental, physical, environmental, and spiritual health.

To apply, please contact our Internship and Events Coordinator, Claire Porter:

Internship with Parade Deck Films

Portland’s film distribution company Parade Deck Films is looking for an intern for the winter and spring quarters to help with the distribution of two feature films in March and April.  You will get hands on training and instruction on the ins and outs of film marketing and learn how to position a film for a successful release.  Duties will include emailing vendors, setting up titles in databases, maintaining social media, theatrical booking and assisting with retaining press coverage.   You will get paid a stipend of $75 per quarter, a company email and a letter of recomendation for future endeavors.  

All applicants please email Michael at with a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be the best fit for the job.   
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Society for Cinema and Media Studies Call for Papers

Call for Papers, Undergraduate Conference, Society for Cinema and Media Studies
The February 3rd deadline for submissions to the 2017 SCMS Undergraduate Conference, to be held April 20-22 at the University of Minnesota, will be here before you know it. We urge you to encourage your best students to submit proposals. This is a wonderful opportunity for our undergraduate students to experience the intellectual and social exchange that we enjoy at our own professional conferences.

You and your students can find the submission form and more information about the conference on the SCMS Undergraduate Hub.

The deadline for proposals is midnight EST on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Completed proposal forms with abstracts should be sent via email to ( with “SCMS-U 2017” in the subject line of the email.

For more information, please contact Dr. Graeme Stout (, at the University of Minnesota or go here.

‘Saving Banksy’ in Theatres January 20th

Saving Banksy in theatres January 20th, 2017

Saving Banksy is the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a painting by infamous British street artist Banksy from destruction and the auction block. It asks the question, ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’

The film’s distributor Parade Deck Films will donate 10% of all Portland screenings ticket sales to PSU’s Film Program. Parade Deck Film’s President is Michael Ingram, current PSU Film Major, so get out there and support a fellow student and independent film!

The film plays at Cinema 21 January 20-26, 2017, and if you can’t get out to those the Hollywood Theatre will be showing it January 29, 2017.

Saving Banksy was directed by Colin M. Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and features interviews with top street and graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman.

Maria Schrader at Cinema 21

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 7:00PM @ CINEMA21
Director: Maria Schrader
Screenplay: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Austria, Germany, France, 2016, 106 min. ,German, English, Spanish with English subtitles.
Starring: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt, Charly Hübner
Discussion with writer-director Maria Schrader following the screening.
Schrader’s film episodically tells the story of the Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942.
Best known in the US for his novellas The Royal Game, and Letter from an Unknown Woman, that was later adapted into a film directed by Max Ophüls, starring Joan Fontaine.
Stefan Zweig (next to Thomas Mann) was the most-translated German-speaking writer of his time, but having been driven into emigration at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on.
Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, Petrópolis are four stations in Stefan Zweig’s exile, which despite offering him safe refuge and overwhelming tropical nature, won’t help him find peace and won’t be able to replace his home.
Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe is the story of a refugee, a tale of losing one’s home, and of the search for a new one. Schrader’s film is a visually stunning historic picture about a great artist and, at the same time, a film about a time in which Europe was coming apart.
Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe is Austria’s Official Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film – 89th Academy Awards®
Maria Schrader is a two-time winner of both the German Film award, and the Bavarian Film award.
She has worked with directors such as Margarethe von Trotta (ROSENSTRASSE), Doris Dörrie (NOBODY LOVES ME) Hans W. Geissendörfer, Peter Greenaway, Rajko Grilic and Agnieszka Holland (IN DARKNESS).
In 1999 she received the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for Best Actress in Max Färberböck’s AIMÉE & JAGUAR. She recently thrilled television audiences in the award-winning and internationally renowned television series “Deutschland 83” (2015).
Schrader co-directed THE GIRAFFE with Dani Levy (1998). Her directorial debut LOVE LIFE was shot in Israel in 2007 and was based on Zeruya Shalev’s novel by the same title.
STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE is her second feature as a director, for which she received the nomination for Best Director at the 2016 German Film Awards.
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