Portland Filmmakers Lounge: Sketches from the Festival

Prev1 of 21

portland filmmakers lounge during the portland film festival

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.”

MovieMaker Magazine

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.

Portland Film Festival box office and red carpet
Drinks provided by Rogue Ales, HiBall, Portland Sangria and Nine Rocks Vodka. Chips provided by Foods Should Taste Good. Cheesy Puffs by Fuller Foods. Granola by Tracy’s Small Batch Granola. 

 

Portland Film Festival filmmakers lounge and filmmaker stage
Lounge sponsored by Pro Photo Supply. Furniture provided by Cort Furniture. Lights by Gearhead Production Rentals.

 

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.

Prev1 of 21

Comments

comments



Portlanders: Host a filmmaker

Host a filmmaker during the film festivalThe Portland Film Festival is currently seeking homestays for visiting filmmakers for the 2016 Portland Film Festival. Housing is needed from August 29th to September 5th, although individual needs will vary. 

Comments

comments

Creators Spotlight: Meet Alicia J. Rose

Alicia RoseAlicia J. Rose relocated to Portland over 20 years ago. She was a founding booker at the Doug Fir venue and built a robust professional portfolio, ranging from marketing/promotions, to portrait photography, to directing music videos for the likes of Cake and Mastodon. Alongside these experiences, she steadily pieced together plans for her first web series: The Benefits of Gusbandry.

Comments

comments

ON SALE NOW: Early-bird Passes for 2016 Portland Film Festival

Early-bird passes are now on sale for the 2016 Portland Film Festival. The early-bird prices will end soon. The eight-day festival and filmmaker conference will be held this August 29th to September 5th.

Comments

comments

LAST DAY TO VOTE: Best film festival in Portland

Portland publication Willamette Week has selected the Portland Film Festival as a nominee for Best Film Festival in Portland. Voting ends May 30th.

Comments

comments

DEADLINE: Submissions to Portland Film Festival Close Tonight!

redcarpet_kick

With the amount of filmmakers requesting deadline extensions, we’ve decided to extend our final deadline to May 31st at midnight for inclusion in the 2016 Portland Film Festival.

Comments

comments

Portlanders: Host a filmmaker or two!

Host a filmmaker during the film festivalThe Portland Film Festival is currently seeking homestays for visiting filmmakers for the 2016 Portland Film Festival. Housing is needed from August 27th to September 6th, although individual needs will vary. 

Comments

comments

Portland Film Festival Volunteer Faire & Social

Our annual Volunteer Faire will be held on May 19th at Pro Photo Supply Event Center. Learn more about the film festival and meet the people and volunteers that make our festival one of the best in world according to MovieMaker Magazine.

Comments

comments

Star Wars Screening & Celebration on May 4th

Portland Film Festival is hosting a celebration of Star Wars Day (May the 4th) with a program of new “Star Wars” fan films, costume contest and raffle for “Star Wars” related merchandise from the 90s, followed by a screening of “The Force Awakens.” 

Comments

comments

SUBMIT NOW: May 20th Submission Deadline

Shorts, features, documentaries, narratives, midnight madness, screenplays, transmedia, virtual reality and music videos are just a few categories with a May 20th deadline remaining for inclusion in the 2016 Portland Film Festival. 

Comments

comments