The official mantra of the 2015 Portland Film Festival, “Fun Happens” draws upon the public’s love for Portland and the many activities, parties and film screenings planned for the city-wide festival, scheduled for September 1-7.
Dayan Morgan-Sylvaen, Director of Events, adds, “we have over 154 hours of activities and more than 54 speakers, panelists, visiting actors and directors presenting on a variety of filmmaking topics for both the curious and seasoned professional. And don’t forget, we have several free screenings and activities for adults and families.”
PDXFF15 will be held at the most coveted independent cinema venues in Portland, Oregon including:
- Academy Theater
- Cinema 21
- Clinton St Theater (Portland’s oldest continuously run theater)
- Fifth Avenue Cinemas
- Laurelhurst Theater
- Living Room Theaters
- Hollywood Theater
- McMenamins Mission Theater
- Pro Photo Event Center
- Revolution Hall
- White Space
“The festival promises more classes, screenings and parties than ever before,” stated, Director of Venues, Mike Wyant, “we have these amazing historic theaters and bars in Portland—we’re going to use them to our advantage. Stay tuned for a few surprises, we’ve got some amazing things planned.”
Former member of The Decemberists and Music Liason, Ezra Holbrook, is returning to program music during events and to spotlight Portland’s thriving music scene. Director of Programming, Jason de Parrie-Turner chimed in, “Portland loves music documentaries—we have several coming, so watch out for combo screenings and music accompaniments.”
Whatever your taste in film, PDXFF15 will offer a wide variety of cinema and events. Tickets and passes will sell quickly. Make sure you purchase your tickets early.
Ticket and Pass Schedule Approximate
- Early Bird Pass Sales for Members. July 1, 2015
- Early Bird Pass Sales for General Public. July 15, 2015
- Festival Schedule Announcements Begin. July 23, 2015
- Member Advance Ticket Sales. July 20, 2015
- General Public Ticket Sales. August 4, 2015
- Headquarters and Ticket & Pass Sales Office. August 17, 2015
Due to sell out crowds last year, the festival has created a rush line system, holding back tickets for each screening, giving those willing wait the day of the festival access to tickets. No guarantees are offered, so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance for events you wish to attend.
With the recent screening of locally produced and shot, “Green Room,” at the Cannes Film Festival, it has brought a spotlight on Portland and the thriving community of film in Oregon. The Portland Film Festival supports the industry through its hallmark event, monthly screening series and film programs. Join us September 1-7, at the 2015 Portland Film Festival. Fun Happens in Portland!