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The Oregon Film Museum seeks to inspire Oregon’s next generation of storytellers. We are excited to announce the “Oregon Film Museum Selig Award,” which will be presented annually to a young Oregonian involved in the local film industry.
Partnering with Outside the Frame, we identified the first recipient: Fevan “Rose” Solomon.
Solomon will receive the award and a small stipend at 7:00 p.m. on November 10th at the Liberty Theater.  Solomon’s documentary film Stories I’ve Told the Stars will be screened, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. Stories I’ve Told the Stars is a short documentary featuring three men who left their homes in Ethiopia in the 1980s to escape civil war. They share their experiences as refugees, their journey to the United States, and their resettlement in the Pacific Northwest.
The presentation is FREE to the public.
Outside the Frame is a dynamic non-profit organization in Portland: We train homeless and marginalized youth to be directors of their own films and lives. In addition, OTF offers a creative outlet, job skills, an audience, and a sense of dignity and possibility through filmmaking. Because if youth experiencing homelessness can make films, they can do anything.
The Oregon Film Museum Selig Award is named after William Selig, whose Selig Polyscope Company was a pioneering motion picture company widely credited with creating Hollywood, the cliffhanger, multi-reel films, travelogues, and other innovations. In 1909, the company filmed The Fisherman’s Bride in Astoria, the first commercial film with a plot filmed in Oregon.
For more information about Outside the Frame: www.outsidetheframe.org
For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: info@astoriamuseums.org.
Clatsop County Historical Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of Clatsop County, Oregon, and the surrounding area. The Society operates the Flavel House Museum, the Heritage Museum, the Oregon Film Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighters Museum.

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