Oregon Cartoon Institute uses new media, archival film, research, networking, and cross disciplinary discussion to explore Oregon film, animation, and print cartooning history. It has no brick and mortar presence, and always works in partnership with organizations which do.

Working with artists and historians, we create interdisciplinary programs and resources which deepen understanding and improve access to information for scholars, for educators, and for the general public.

With support from Kinsman Foundation and Miller Foundation, and in partnership with a broad array of cultural and educational institutions, OCI presented the Mel Blanc Project in 2011, Harry Smith PDX in 2013,  Mid Century Oregon Genius in 2014-2015, and UNDERGROUND USA in 2016.

In 2015, Oregon Cartoon Institute founded the annual Oregon Film History Conference, a one day crash course designed to showcase the complexity and diversity of Oregon film history for educators, historians, librarians, archivists, artists, writers, filmmakers, and museum professionals.

Q: Who speaks at, attends, and supports the Oregon Film History Conference?

A: 2015,  2016, 2017, 2018.