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The 6th annual Klamath Independent Film Festival picks up right where we left off, continuing our run as the leading all-genre, Oregon-centric film festival. NEW $100 STUDENT PRIZE CATEGORY FOR KIFF2018! For more info click here.
Get ready for Portland weird! We are once again bringing in an eclectic selection of short films from Portland's "Northwest Filmmakers' Festival" (not to be confused with our own "Klamath Independent Film Festival"). The Northwest Filmmakers' Festival is one of Oregon's longest running festivals, having just finished it's 44th year. The festival exhibits films from all over Northwest America...Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana...with this being a traveling selection of shorts from the fest.
The show will begin 6pm at Pelican Cinemas in Klamath Falls and will run just under an hour and a half, with extra time for audience questions. Ben Popp of the Northwest Film Center from Portland is scheduled to be on hand.
Please be aware there is some language and challenging material in this program!
Admission is $8 at the door, or $5 with student ID or members of Klamath Film. If you like our regular programming, consider becoming a member. Your ticket discounts will pay for themselves!
This is a special opportunity to see the short films nominated for the upcoming 2018 Oscars. These films don't tend to show in theaters or be easily available for rent, but Klamath Film and OIT/OTB are bringing them to you Saturday March 3 in the main auditorium of the Student Union. The short film format tends to allow films to be more adventurous in subject matter and craft...and audiences get to experience a little something for everyone with 10 films, both animated and live action, mashed into one evening.
The animated shorts will begin at 5pm, live action shorts to begin around 6:30pm after a short break. $8 at the door for the whole program, or $5 with student ID.
Join us for our monthly meet and greet, Tuesday June 12, 2018, 6-8pm in the banquet room of Waffle Hut at 106 Main Street in Klamath Falls, where you can find out more about Klamath Film and talk to other filmmakers about current local film projects!
Check us out starting at 6pm. Announcements will be made at 6:30pm.
KLAMATH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
September 15-17, 2017
5th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival
THEATER TRAILER SCREENWRITING CONTEST!!
Contest Deadline March 31, 2017
Coming Attractions audiences are about to see your work!
This year's Klamath Independent Film Festival will be hosted in part at the Ross Ragland Theater, and at Coming Attractions' Pelican Cinema in Klamath Falls. In the weeks leading up to the festival this Fall, we will be running a series of promotional trailers through regional Coming Attractions Theatres; currently Pelican Cinema in Klamath Falls, Varsity Theatre and Ashland Street Cinema in Ashland, with additional theaters under consideration, but not yet determined.
We want the audience's attention to be drawn into the trailers as though they are previews for actual movies...a fictional scene or short film, or "mock" movie trailer, all with production values comparable to an A-list film...and are reaching out to all you filmmakers and/or screenwriters for ideas, in the form of a shooting script. Our promotional trailers will be selected from your submissions, and you may even get the call to direct/produce your idea itself! The trailers we choose will run before ALL movies in each selected cinema. That's right, your trailer will be seen before Hollywood features running in the weeks ahead of KIFF2017!
September 30 - October 2, 2016
4th Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival
May 14, 2016
An Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop
Continuing the Klamath Film Makers Group workshop series, representatives of KFMG will discuss the very basics of getting into filmmaking with whatever you have available...cell phone, digital camera, etc...in addition to showing a brief range of shorts from previous Klamath Independent Film Festivals, Saturday May 14, 2015, 3pm-5pm in the Ross Ragland's new conference room adjacent to the theater on the corner of 7th and Pine (formerly the women's lounge).
This workshop will give the interested beginning filmmaker a starting point to create their own short films, and encourage all participants to submit to this year's Klamath Independent Film Festival by the July 1, 2016 deadline. Submitters will receive free tickets to the festival showing in the Fall, and films selected for the festival will be eligible for prizes up to $250.
January 24, 2016
'Black Road' Opening this Friday at Pelican Cinemas
'Black Road', a sci-fi noir from Jackson County filmmakers Gary and Anne Lundgren opens this Friday, January 29th at Pelican Cinemas. This is a film worth seeing on many levels, and the filmmakers will be on hand at the 7pm showing for a Q&A after.
October 31, 2015
AIFF Seeking Student Films
The Ashland Independent Film Festival is seeking film submissions from local/regional students for their annual 'Launch' program to play at AIFF16. The program is open to kindergarten thru college students in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine or Klamath counties in OR; Del Norte or Siskiyou counties in CA. There is no fee to submit.
September 20, 2015
Sound in Film Workshop
Continuing our workshop series, 25 year Hollywood sound technician George Tyson will share his insight and experience.
This workshop is exclusive to Klamath Film Makers Group Members only. Contact us for additional info.
(click here for more info)
3rd Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival August 29, 2015
May 23, 2015
So you wanna make a short film?
Continuing our workshop series, local filmmakers will discuss their experiences bringing a short film to completion Saturday May 23, 2015, 3-5pm at the Riverside Learning Annex (formerly Riverside Elementary School), 707 Cypress Street, up the hill past the Favell Museum. Free admittance.
Discussion will include the writing process, finding props/locations, casting, scheduling/shooting, editing & post production. Mistakes to avoid, things gone wrong, and ways to get creative with shortcomings will also be discussed, in addition to some online video shorts with advice from experienced filmmakers working with a limited budget.
This is an open discussion, so feel free to join us with all your questions and experiences!
March 28, 2015
An Introduction to Editing in Final Cut Pro X
Continuing our workshop series, Jesse Widener will present "An Introduction to Editing in Final Cut Pro X" Saturday March 28, 2015, 3-5pm at the Riverside Learning Annex (formerly Riverside Elementary School), 707 Cypress Street, up the hill past the Favell Museum. Free admittance.
Discussion will include the basics of using Final Cut Pro X, from importing media and choosing appropriate import settings, how to navigate FCP X's interface for editing, adding effects, and exporting to various media. This will be a broad introduction to the software. More advanced editing tricks and techniques will be addressed in a later workshop.
Jesse Widener has used Final Cut Pro X for various projects including editing and producing performance DVDs for the Ross Ragland Theater, as well as on films such as "Glacier" and "Roll" exhibited at the 2013 Klamath Independent Film Festival, and KIFF 2014's Jury Runner-Up winner "Bare the Sun".
March 16, 2015
Portland Film Festival comes to the Ragland
The Klamath Film Makers Group co-sponsors this year's Northwest Filmmakers Festival traveling show which arrives at the Ross Ragland Theater Monday March 16, 2015 at 7pm.
The traveling show is a roughly 2 hour long presentation of some of the short films featured at the festival's main multi-day even which took place last November. The festival is in its 41st year and this is the 4th year we've had the opportunity to see the traveling program at the Ragland.
This may be the best slate of shorts in the 4 years we've seen it...some truly exceptional work and highly recommended. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Don't miss out!
March 13, 2015
KFMG Radio Interview on KFLS 1450
Art Belsky and Jesse Widener joined Paul Hanson on KFLS 1450's Klamath Talks radio program from 8:35am-9:00am, Friday March 13, 2015.
Art and Jesse primarily discussed the Northwest Filmmakers Festival traveling show coming to the Ragland Monday March 16, 2015 at 7pm, which the Klamath Film Makers Group is co-sponsoring. KFMG, our own Klamath Independent Film Festival, and our upcoming meetings and workshops were also mentioned.
The interview will be added to our media archives and made available for listening.
January 19, 2015
Filmmaking with Digital SLR Cameras workshop
The January KFMG monthly meeting will be the continuation of our workshop series, "Filmmaking with Digital SLR Cameras" presented by Jesse Widener, Monday January 19, 2015, 6-8pm at the former Riverside Elementary School, 707 Cypress Street, up the hill past the Favell Museum. Free admittance.
Discussion will include the mechanics of how DSLR cameras work and how the filmmaker can achieve a particular look or capture scenes under various conditions.
Jesse Widener is an experienced photographer, whose photographs can be seen on display at Gallerie Karon in Ashland, Oregon. His notable film work includes "Glacier" and "Roll" exhibited at the 2013 Klamath Independent Film Festival, and KIFF 2014's "Bare the Sun", which won the Jury Runner-Up prize.
November 22, 2014
The first in our series of filmmaking workshops will be a Screenwriter's Workshop with guest writer Scott Harper and an additional guest with a master's in screenwriting, Saturday November 22nd, 2014, 3PM-5PM at the former Riverside Elementary School, 707 Cypress Street, up the hill past the Favell Museum. Free admittance.
We will review and discuss short screenplay examples of no more than 2 pages each, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th, 2014 from any interested screenwriters.
Scott Harper is a published writer, optioned screenwriter and runs a web comic series.
April 10, 2014
Hollywood Actor Don Pedro Colley Q&A
Coming Saturday May 3, 2014
Veteran Hollywood actor and Klamath resident Don Pedro Colley will meet with us Saturday May 3, at 1:00pm in the East banquet room of Elmer's restaurant (the room to the left of the front counter when you walk in) at 3030 S 6th Street, to share in a Q&A about the craft and profession of acting, working with directors/screenwriters, etc. He will also offer some thoughts on the Klamath Independent Film Festival and the films we showed last year.
Anyone with an interest in filmmaking is welcome to attend this event, brought to you by the Klamath Film Makers Group. If you plan to attend, please let us know at email@example.com so we can be sure adequate space is available.
September 26, 2013
Les Miserables DVDs Delivered
The first 40 DVDs for the Ragland's recent production of Les Miserables have begun to be delivered to the Ragland. Due to the length of the program and dual-layer discs they have to be recorded to, duplicating the discs takes longer than anticipated. We could have delivered a smaller batch earlier in the week, but were asked to wait to deliver a larger batch.
The Ragland is currently in lockdown due to the Lonestar concert, but we are told cast and crew can begin picking up discs Monday. We will also be delivering another batch of 40-50 DVDs after 4pm Monday, with the remainder to follow later in the week.
September 8, 2013
Les Miserables DVD Update
The DVD edit for the Ragland's production of Les Miserables continues. KFMG is aiming to complete the first edit by the end of this week, with the final edit to follow shortly after. Footage looks really good...just so much to sort through!
September 4, 2013
There will be a post-Festival celebration, 6:00pm at Stagecoach Pizza, 5235 S 6th Street. A great way to meet members from the Group and talk filmmaking in a casual setting.
August 28, 2013
'Little Mermaid' DVDs Delivered
DVDs of the Ragland's Kids Camp 'Little Mermaid' production were produced by KFMG and delivered to the Ragland today for cast and crew who purchased them.
August 27, 2013
Independent Film Festival a Success
Klamath's 1st Annual Independent Film Festival was a great success. An audience of nearly 200 enjoyed a dozen films for over an hour and participated in a Q&A with the filmmakers after.
If you were there, we thank you for the support. Help us make next year's festival even bigger and better by spreading the word!
June 18, 2013
KFMG on KTEC 89.5 FM June 28, 6pm
The Klamath Film Makers Group will be on OIT's KTEC 89.5 FM, Friday June 28 at 6pm to talk about the upcoming local independent film festival at the Ragland, as well as talk about the group itself and some of its projects.
Tune in for more info on great things happening in the Basin. Any and all members are welcome to come join in on the air.
June 20, 2013
KFMG at Third Thursday
The Klamath Film Makers Group will be in front of the County Government building across from the Courthouse during Third Thursday. We hope to have video running and will be at the event through September. Drop by and say hello.
May 16, 2013
KFMG at Third Thursday
The Klamath Film Makers Group will be in front of the Oregon Medical Building on 9th and Main. Drop by and say hello.
January 9, 2013
KFMG on 89.5 FM February 1st, 10pm
The Klamath Film Makers Group will be on OIT's KTEC 89.5 FM, Friday January 25 [rescheduled to February 1st] from 10pm to midnight to talk about the upcoming local independent film festival at the Ragland, as well as talk about the group itself and some of its projects.
Tune in for more info on great things happening in the Basin. Any and all members are welcome to come join in on the air.
December 15, 2012
Ross Ragland 'Miracle on 34th Street' DVD
The Klamath Film Makers Group filmed the Ross Ragland Theater performance of 'Miracle on 34th Street' to provide a DVD of the production to cast and crew.
*Editing is complete and finished DVDs were delivered to the Ragland January 13, for pickup.
October 24, 2012
Herald & News Halloween Film Contest
The Klamath Film Makers Group has submitted their entry into this year's Herald & News Halloween short film contest.
We encourage everyone to view and vote, and while we appreciate anyone's support we ask you vote for the film you truly think is the best as we want to participate with integrity:
September 18, 2012
Klamath Film Festival
KFMG and the Ross Ragland Theater will be providing Klamath's first Annual Independent Film Festival in Fall 2013, open to Oregon and Caifornia residents of Klamath, Lake, Siskiyou and Modoc counties.
August 23, 2012
Ross Ragland 'Footloose' DVD
KFMG was asked to film the Ross Ragland Theater production of Footloose. KFMG members were present at 6 performances to film. The show has since finished its run with filming and editing completed. The final DVDs are on their way to the Chamber of Commerce for cast and crew to pick up.
July 27, 2012
KFMG has attained legal non-profit status as a corporation for public benefit, is registered with the Oregon Department of Justice for fundraising and seeking to raise funds for Federal tax-exempt status, after which grants will be sought for the purchase of film equipment and to fund various productions.
A list of local persons interested in being involved in film work either from here in the Basin or with outside production companies looking to film in the area, has been submitted to the Chamber of Commerce and will be maintained and periodically updated by the Klamath Film Makers Group. Anyone interested in film, please contact us to be added to the list.
The Klamath Film discussion forums have been removed in preparation for a significant site update.
For the time being, our most recent available Board minutes and guiding documents can be accessed by clicking the links below:
May 10, 2018 Board minutes
6/1 - Klamath Independent Film Festival submission deadline
6/6 - monthly Southern Oregon Film & Media meeting
6/9 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
6/12 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
6/15 - FlixxFest late submisstion deadline
7/10 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
7/14 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
7/26 - Chamber of Commerce Greeters meeting hosted by Klamath Film 8-9am
7/30 - Travel Oregon Small Competitive Grant opens
Oregon Community Foundation Small Arts & Culture grant opens [?]
8/11 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
8/14 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
8/29 - Travel Oregon Small Competitive Grant closes
9/1 - Oregon Community Foundation Small Arts & Culture grant due [?]
9/8 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
9/11 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
9/14 - Oregon Arts Commission small operating grant due [?]
9/14 to 9/16 - Klamath Independent Film Festival!
late September 2018 - Klamath Cultural Coalition grant opens [?]
9/20 to 9/23 - FlixxFest in Yreka
10/9 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
mid October 2018 - BendFilm Fest
10/13 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
11/1 - Klamath Cultural Coalition grant due [?]
11/10 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
11/13 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library
12/8 - Teen Movie Matinee at the Klamath County Library
12/11 - Foreign Film Series at the Klamath County Library