Early-bird passes are now on sale for the 2017 Portland Film Festival. The early-bird prices will end soon. The seven-day festival and filmmaker conference will be held this October 30th to November 5th.
In 2016, the festival screened more independent films than any other film festival in the state. With over 1200 visiting filmmakers, cast and crew representing their films to the over 18k attending audience, it’s no wonder that MovieMaker Magazine named the festival one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.”
This year, the festival will screen over 100 films and host over 20 workshops including tracts specifically for screenwriting, acting and more. The Portland Mayor has previously declared Portland as “the city of film” during the week-long festival, and with support from the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film, Oregon Film, OMPA, IATSE, SAG AFTRA, Women in Film, and other local organizations, this year’s festival will surely not be one to miss.
Executive Director and Founder Josh Leake added “our slate of films is coming together now. Submissions are still open so we are receiving new considerations every day. Our Director of Programming and Artistic Director, Brad Wilke is watching all the submissions with his team of programmers. I can’t wait to share this year’s line-up. And don’t miss any of the parties, networking, and special screenings.”
The complete festival line-up will be released the first week of October.