Mission

130827-184638-0260Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public and filmmakers.

Goals and objectives

  • Establish, fund and curate a fun and well-organized annual film festival
  • Provide FREE and or low cost screenings and education opportunities
  • Provide a platform for filmmakers from Portland, Oregon, the US and the world
  • Become a positive force in Portland that helps fill cultural voids
  • Nurture Portland’s commitment to the arts by building a national and global stage that showcases the city’s unparalleled and vibrant artistic community
  • Host a series of affordable film-related events throughout the year that brings together and inspire families, students and community and business leaders
  • Develop year round educational outreach, to inspire learning and expand the knowledge of cinema and the appreciation of the film making process
  • Advocate for and support local Portland and Oregon businesses and create needed development and sponsorship opportunities for the community
  • Utilize technology, social networking and various forums of media, to ensure a multi-platform experience
  • Mobilize and empower organizations and institutions to ensure all who are interested have an opportunity to participate in PDXFF activities


WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Taylor

Portland Film Festival—WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Taylor

Meet Taylor. A talent agent during the day but an old theater and panini lover at night. She’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Dirks

Meet Dirks–a volunteer of the Portland Film Festival.

Meet Dirks. He’s a college student that forgets the names of movies he doesn’t like. He’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

Post a Selfie and Win!

2017 Portland Film Festival Poster Promotion
Post a selfie with a 2017 Portland Film Festival Poster to social media with #PDXFF17 to be entered to win one of 5 prizes!

WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Ben

Ben, volunteer of the Portland Film Festival

Meet Ben. He’s an experienced Hollywood editor that’s worked on TV series and motion pictures. He’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

Oregon’s Largest Film Industry Networking Event

Portland Film Festival Film Industry Speed Networking Event

Looking for work? Seeking crew? Want to expand your business? Or simply interested in meeting like-minded people in the film industry?

WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Jen

Meet Jennifer

Meet Jen. She’s one of the many volunteers that help produce the Portland Film Festival. This year with the support of Comcast, we are highlighting volunteer stories leading up to the 2017 edition from October 30th to November 5th.

ON SALE NOW: Early-bird Passes for 2017 Portland Film Festival

Portland Film Festival

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.

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 2017 Portland Film Festival. Housing is needed from October 30th to November 5th, although individual needs will vary. 

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.