One of the best reasons to attend the Portland Film Festival is the filmmakers lounge. Last year, the lounge was located at an upscale restaurant in the heart of downtown Portland. The lounge provides all attending filmmakers, jury, press, speakers, special guests and industry members catered lunch every day, gourmet snacks, drinks (both hard and soft), wifi and a central location to network, meet and relax during the festival.
Portland Filmmakers Lounge: Sketches from the Festival
The Portland Film Festival is one of Portland’s best independent film festivals encouraging submission from any filmmaker on all subject matter in any format. And with such varying subject matters in film, what a great way to encourage discussions and connections outside of the movie theater.
One of the “coolest film festivals in the world”
and a “top 50 film festival worth submission fee.”
Whereas many film festivals primarily curate, we concentrate on submissions to program—giving all filmmakers equal opportunity. Named, one of the “coolest film festivals in the world” and a “top 50 film festival worth submission fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, it’s no surprise the filmmakers lounge, sponsored by Pro Photo Supply last year, brought so many filmmakers to Portland.
Director of Hospitality, Jennifer Arndt added, “as we were putting our filmmaker lounge together, a lot of local companies stepped up and started donating things. It was such a help. We even came up with an idea to put butcher paper and crayons out and just let filmmakers be creative. It was fun to see what everyone did.”
“Let filmmakers be creative.”
Jennifer Arndt, Director of Hospitality, Portland Film Festival
Brian Froud, BAFTA award winning illustrator and costumer designer for “Labrynth” and “The Dark Crystal” even doodled as his wife, Wendy Froud, was interviewed about her life-time achievement award for fabricating Yoda and other film works.
We’ve photographed several sketches from the Portland Filmmakers Lounge. Click on the arrows to see the sketches.