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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Audience and Jury Awards Announced for the 2017 Portland Film Festival

The 5th Annual Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast announced today the feature film and short film recipients of this year’s awards in the Audience, Grand Jury and Director’s Choice. Juries of leading industry experts and esteemed filmmakers determined Jury Awards for Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, and Short Film categories.

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WHY I VOLUNTEER—Meet Joe

Why I Volunteer—meet Joe.

Meet Joe. He’s a Gyro or Rueben sandwich who loves the Academy Theater. 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.

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2017 Portland Film Festival Announces Line-Up

2017 Portland Film Festival

The 2017 Portland Film Festival, Presented by Comcast, will screen 152 narrative and documentary films October 30th through November 5th, 2017, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater.

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WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Robin

Volunteer at the 2017 Portland Film Festival

Meet Robin. She enjoys Monte Cristo’s, in intimate theaters (like Laurelhurst), while watching strong female leads in Hidden Figures and Wonder Woman! 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.

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GET A FREE TICKET TO SEE STAR WARS!

Programs for #pdxff17 are here. We need your help to send them to a galaxy far far away. (Ok… let’s just start with Portland.) 

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WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Darin

Meet Darin. He’s a chickie-chickie parm-parm that loves the Baghdad and Hollywood Theater. 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.

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EARLY-BIRD Pass Prices End 10/23

Passes are the only way to go! Whether you buy to take advantage of the Honored Guest Pass price, jump for All Access or opt for the VIP experience, you can enjoy over 154 movies, workshops, panels, parties and more at the 2017 Portland Film Festival.

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WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Dayan

Why I VOLUNTEER: Meet Dayan

Meet Dayan. She’s a caprese on a baguette that loves the Portland community and seeing filmmakers getting their “babies” on screen. 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.

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Industry Pass: Rush into everything #PDXFF17

Every year, more and more industry comes to Portland Film Festival to make connections, see movies, attend workshops, panels and classes. This year, we are continuing to sell a pass exclusive to members of the film, television, internet and video industries—the industry pass and it’s now on sale!

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