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.

It isn’t surprising if the title sounds familiar. It was important for Alicia and her co-writer, Courtenay Hameister, to engage the Portland community for their passion project. The Benefits of Gusbandry was crowd-funded and starred Portland-cast actors, so it was a natural platform for her to premier her pilot episode at a local festival that reached the everyman and placed equal importance on all filmmakers through submission-based selection.

 

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For Alicia, the Portland Film Festival was pivotal for this major project. The festival was a powerful baseline to launch and gain notoriety that spurred things nationally. She believes the rest of the country is looking more to Portland as a place for creatives to work and think together while supporting and delighting in quality of life. She’s proud to see the city evolve as an independent hub.

 

Alicia had just come back from the Nashville Film Festival when we reconnected with her this spring, still riding a large wave of featuring and promoting her webisodic. Her cast and crew recently wrapped filming for the full first season. The Benefits of Gusbandry is a nominee for “Best Local Web Series” & “Best Filmmaker” in Willamette Weekly’s 2016 Best of Portland Readers Poll. Additionally, The NY Times praised the season finale, calling it a “delirious masterpiece”, and the series attained a slot on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List” in May!

Portland Film Festival highlights creators from around the world. Alicia will be in attendance at this year’s festival in a new workshop focusing on web series production and development.

By purchasing passes and tickets to festival events, sponsorships and donations to the Portland Film Festival, you contribute to creators like Alicia. The festival helps innovative creators in the film industry and our community showcase their work in our beautiful city! We’re excited to have new and returning filmmakers bring their vibrant voice once again this year! 

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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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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.

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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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