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.

The Portland Film Festival is Oregon’s largest attended filmmaker festival stretching over 8 days with movies, workshops, classes, networking, parties and more. It was selected as one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world by MovieMaker Magazine.

This year’s event is scheduled August 29th through September 5th. Last year, over 400 selected filmmakers, cast and crew from around the globe flew into Portland to celebrate over 226 selected films. Over 1300 film industry and executives attended with more than 18k general audience members to help cement the festival as the largest industry event in Oregon. The 501(c)3 non profit held over 99 workshops and classes making it also the largest film education event in the Northwest.

Tickets for the 2016 event kicked off on May 27th, including all-access, student, industry and workshop passes. Individual classes and films will be announced over the next 60 days.

Support independent filmmakers and the festival that supports filmmakers in Portland by voting for the Portland Film Festival as the best festival in Portland. Other festivals nominated include: Portland International, HUMP, Filmed by Bike and POW Fest.

VOTE TODAY for the Portland Film Festival under the Arts & Culture section of the ballot and vote Portland Film Festival (3rd selection)—not international. Voting ends on Tuesday, May 31st.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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DEADLINE: Submissions to Portland Film Festival Close Tonight!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.” 

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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. 

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