De Parrie-Turner Takes Over Programming Reigns

With the departure of former Director of Programming, Don Andrews, to shoot and develop his TV series pilot, “The Winnebago Man” in New Mexico, long-time festival volunteer and “Encore IndieFilm Showcase” Director and Founder, Jason de Parrie-Turner is stepping up to fill the vacancy.


McCall Steps Up After Coordinator’s Death

In mid January, Director of Volunteers for the Portland Film Festival, Ric Jones passed away due to heart conditions. Festival Executive Director, Josh Leake, spearheaded an initiative (PDF Link to Letter) to remember Jones by creating a volunteer award.