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"To create motion pictures produced by or involving film makers of all levels in and around Klamath Falls, Oregon
by establishing, growing and supporting a base of local talent through the gathering of like-minded individuals,
building and utilizing skill sets relating to the film industry, and promoting said film creation."


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The next regular KFMG monthly meeting will be July 20, 2015, 6pm in the front banquet room at Elmer's restaurant, 3030 South 6th Street. click here for more info.


Latest News:



3rd Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival coming August 29, 2015!



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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!

(click here for more info)


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".

(click here for more info)


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.

(click here for more info)


November 22, 2014

Screenwriter's Workshop

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 info@klamathfilm.org by November 15th, 2014 from any interested screenwriters.

Scott Harper is a published writer, optioned screenwriter and runs a web comic series.

(click here for more info)


Klamath's 2nd Annual Independent Film Festival August 25, 2014!

Klamath's 2nd Annual Independent Film Festival at the Ross Ragland Theater



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 info@klamathfilm.org 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!

(click here for more info)


September 4, 2013

Post-Festival Celebration

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.

(click here for more info)


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:

Herald & News contest films


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.

(click here for more info)


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.

(click here for more info)


July 27, 2012

KFMG Updates

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.

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