Film School Portland, Oregon

Film Schools Portland

Portland State University

Portland State University offers a film major within the Portland State College of the Arts, combining Film Theory and Film Production.

Program Courses:

  • Narrative, Documentary or Experimental Film Production
  • Screenwriting
  • Film History
  • Film Analysis
  • 3D Production

Past students have interned on TV shows Portlandia and The Librarians. Famous Alumni include Mark Dacascos of John Wick 3, Drive and Hawaii Five-0.

Fees: Average $20,000 per year.

George Fox University is a Christian University that was originally founded as a school for Quakers in 1891.

Offering a program in Cinematic Arts, the course helps to develop critical and creative skills in the classroom and studio.

The course covers Commercial Filmmaking, 3D animation, Special Effects, Documentaries, with the option of courses in:

  • Film and Video Production
  • Animation
  • Audio Production
  • Film Studies

Students show their films at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah annually.

Fees: Average $50,000 per year.

Mr David’s School of Film


  • Lego animation
  • Stop Motion
  • Movie Making
  • Photography

Acting classes are also available.

Vision8 Studio provides group classes in film production and acting. V8S is based in a full-service film studio that can be rented out.

Classes and workshops are available for:

  • Acting/Filmmaking
  • Personal Coaching
  • Self-taped Auditions
  • Demo Reels
  • Headshots
  • Websites

      Talent Agencies Portland, Oregon

      OPTION Model and Media

      OPTION Model and Media provides models, actors and influencers.
      Ryan Artists represents actors, models, children and voiceover talent.

      Q6 Model and Artist Management

      Q6 Model and Artist Management was founded in 1989 and represents models (fashion, lifestyle and sports) and actors (TV and film).

      Simon Max Hill Casting

      Simon Max Hill Casting is a casting agency for actors in TV, film and commercials.Acting Classes and Workshops Portland, Oregon

      LAVOIE Acting Studio

      LAVOIE Acting Studio was founded by Karen LaVoie in 1990. Karen is a life coach, acting coach and keynote speaker.

      The LAVOIE Acting Studio offers classes for non-actors, beginners, intermediate, advanced and just for fun, in cold readings, scene study and auditions.

      Private acting sessions, customised coaching and one day workshops are all available.

      Fees: $80 per hour for private coaching, $125 for one day workshops.
      Brooke Totman Acting Classes is rooted in the Stanilavski method. Brooke Totman’s acting credentials include The King of Queens, Judging Amy and Portlandia.

      Acting classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced are available, as well as group or individual coaching in physical comedy, audition prep, public speaking and comedy writing.

      Fees from: $80 to $375.

      Jana Lee Hamblin’s Act now Studio

      Jana Lee Hamblin’s Act now Studio operates in NW Marshall Street.

      Classes available:

      • Acting for Film/TV
      • Screenwriting Fundamentals
      • Private Coaching for Film and Stage

      Fees: $250

      Film Tax Incentives Oregon

      The Media Incentive Program in Oregon can rebate up to 20% of Oregon-based goods and services. Additional cash payments up to 16.2% of payable wages paid to production personnel working in the state can also be made available.

      Oregon offers cash rebates instead of tax credits. The Local Oregon Production Investment Fund (L-OPIF) rebates for spends of minimum $75,000 up to the first $1,000,000 of production costs. Films must be produced by and Oregon Resident Producer or an Oregon Headquartered production company to qualify. For more information see

      Film Festivals Oregon

      Oregon Independent Film Festival runs in September and is in its 9th year. Made for new filmmakers to showcase their work as well as established production companies.

      Many Hollywood Premieres have been shown including recent work by Keanu Reeves, Emily Blunt, Tom Hardy and Tilda Swinton.

      Oregon Independent Film Festival

      Oregon Independent Film Festival shows over 90 films from 12 countries with screenings across the state, including Portland.

      Oregon Short Film Festival

      Oregon Short Film Festival is a Bi-annual event on the Film Festival Circuit for filmmakers and screenwriters.

      Showing films, hosting networking parties, director meet and greets, the Oregon Short Film Festival showcases films across multiple genres from Drama to Comedy, Documentary to Science Fiction and more.

      Portland Film Festival

      Portland Film Festival runs over 7 days in October. Screening over 100 films from around the world, the Portland Film Festival also showcases work from and about Veterans.

      Opening night and after parties as well as Director coffee chats ensure a welcome reception toward all filmmakers.

      Film Commission Oregon

      The Oregon Film agency has a mission to promote and support the growing film and video industry within the state by fostering connections locally, nationally and internationally.

      With a wide range of contacts for production crews, locations and support offices, the Oregon Film commission lists all resources in one place.

      Producers in need of budgetary advice can find information for productions within the state as well as permits and legislation support. Their website is