OFVO has a mission to promote, support and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the film, video, interactive, animation and creative content industries within the state by utilizing all of our tools to engage, employ, promote and foster connections between artists, producers, productions, businesses and public sectors to diversify Oregon's voice, profile and reputation locally, nationally and internationally.
OFVO has partnered with the non-profit Oregon Made Creative Foundation (OMCF) to support storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to attain sustainable careers in the arts, especially the digital arts. Additionally, the OMCF strives to draw together, under its #OregonMade banner - support, momentum and assistance for Oregon communities, whether they be urban, suburban, or rural and to help build and strengthen the connections among them.
You can find a list of current & past granting and workforce development programs awarded through the OMCF via the embedded links. Together these programs have helped to bring over $200,000 to projects and filmmakers working here in the state; 75% of that funding has gone to artists and creators from historically under-represented and marginalized communities.
Oregon Film's office is in the Portland Metro area which rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla, and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River creating communities and summer encampments to harvest and use the plentiful natural resources of the area. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land.
OFVO Affirmative Action Statement
OFVO seeks to promote a healthy, growing and diverse industry of content creators in Oregon through direct support of creators, community engagement and connection, and “on-set” placement, apprenticeship and “shadow” programs. In addition OFVO, in partnership with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, seeks to provide grants, fellowships, residences and subsidized placement to a diverse group of content specific filmmakers and content creators funded through partnership and private contributions.
OFVO Equal Opportunity & Harassment Policy
The Oregon Film & Video Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency recruits, hires, retains, and promotes employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by Federal, State, or local laws. The agency endeavors to hire the best suited person for each position based solely on job-related factors.
The Oregon Film and Video Office fully supports the principles of Affirmative Action and complies with Executive Order 17-11 as issued by the Governor of Oregon.
As a public employer, the Oregon Film & Video Office complies with Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Oregon Film & Video Office's objective is to provide all employees with workplace conditions that meet or exceed Federal, State, and local standards. All employees will be treated equally without unlawful discrimination in regard to
compensation, benefits, opportunities for advancement, and all other terms and conditions of employment.
Each employee is responsible for carrying out his or her obligation under this Equal Opportunity Employment policy.
The Oregon Film & Video Office intends that all employees should be treated with courtesy and respect. Harassment because of an employee's sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, or disability is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated from employees, management officials, customers, or vendors. Any such harassment should be reported immediately.