CINEMA PACIFIC is an annual film festival based at the University of Oregon in Eugene that is devoted to discovering and fostering the creativity of international films and new media from Pacific-bordering countries, including the U.S. Through onsite and online presentations, the festival connects stimulating artists and ideas with a diverse public, furthering our understanding of world cultures and contemporary issues.
Bijou Art Cinemas, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and other locations in Eugene and Portland.
The 2014-15 season of the Schnitzer Cinema, curated by Cinema Pacific director Richard Herskowitz, is devoted to American experimental media, with a special emphasis on the history of American avant-garde film.
Discover the wonderful diversity of human cultures past and present as the world’s best archaeological films compete in this hemisphere’s only juried competition. This five-day event will also feature expert speakers, guided tours, a conference on cultural heritage film, and a video bar for individual viewing of all Festival films, concluding with an awards ceremony. Nearly 100 films were received for our 12th season, representing 22 countries.
The Eugene Scottish Festival Committee is a nonprofit organization that provides the only Scottish cultural event in Lane County, the 13th annual such event. This year we are renting the grounds of Peace Presbyterian Church, 3060 River Road. Festivals are on the 3nd Saturday of May and provide continuous live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On stage the music is mainly folk with lots of fiddles, Guitars, harps and bagpipes. It is a family event and no alcohol is served.
The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations from experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building and remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, and related topics.
Notable speakers include Joel Salatin, cheesemaker Claudia Lucero, Mountain Rose Herb’s Erin McIntosh, and horticulturist Jessi Bloom.