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.

If you’d like to volunteer, email or meet us in person at one of our upcoming events. Find out more at our Facebook page.

What’s your first name and where are you from?
Ben and I’m a military brat from all over the world, but mostly Florida

How did you hear about the festival?
Through another friend who was a past volunteer that I met between movies at the Hollywood Theater. Although funny enough, I had a film that was screened a few years ago at the festival. So technically I’m a returning filmmaker that really loves the festival and now volunteers every year.

Why do you volunteer?
To be involved in the independent film scene in Portland and help people with my film making experience

If you volunteered with the festival in the past, what was your favorite experience?
Getting to know filmmakers during their tech checks. I really got to know them.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s festival?
Attending a workshop and movie

Are you a filmmaker? If so, what are you working on now?
I am, some commercials for Caesars Palace Resorts in Las Vegas

What’s your favorite movie and why?
The Right Stuff – Ultimate cinematic experience that exemplifies man vs. nature to the most realistic extreme and I’m from the part of Florida that NASA is close to

What’s your least favorite movie and why?
There are so many, especially now when anyone can make a movie

What’s your guilty pleasure or your comfort movie?
The Core

Where do you read or find out about movies?
I mostly watch movie trailers on youtube.

Where do you like to watch movies?
At home

What’s your favorite theater in Portland?
Laurelhurst

If you could cast your dream movie, what genre, cast and who would direct?
Historical Science Fiction starring Eric Bana, Lizzy Caplan and Jaime Hector

If you could bring three things to a deserted island what would you bring?
Kindle with tons of books, tablet with a ton of movies and a bike power alternator to charge it all

What kind of sandwich would you be?
Roast beef

Stay tuned for more volunteer profiles. Comcast presents the 2017 Portland Film Festival from October 30th to November 5th. Buy passes online at portlandfilm.org.

And if you’d like to join the volunteer team, please email us with your interests. Or meet us in person at one of our upcoming events. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

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Oscars Watch Party with Film Industry & Friends – All Welcome

The Portland Film Festival is excited to host Portland’s longest running Oscar Watch Party of the 90th Academy Awards on March 4th at 4pm.

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Watch films made by kids on Saturday, March 3rd

Walk the red carpet. Grab a balloon animal! Watch films made by kids. Come to the Kids Film Festival. Held exclusively at Laurelhurst Theater on Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets are $3 each. The doors will open at 12:30pm—come early to get a Festival swag bag, available only to the first 50 attendees. And don’t miss meeting the kid filmmakers in attendance or their Q&A after the screenings.

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LIMITED TIME!! EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE on February 28th—Submit Your Film To The 2018 Portland Film Festival!

2018 Portland Film Festival

The Portland Film Festival established itself as Portland’s leading film non-profit, with hundreds of screenings, events, education programs and community partnerships providing a unique opportunity for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working in all different genres and forms. In addition, our festivals hosts dozens of film and television professionals, offering filmmakers a chance to forge new relationships across the industry.

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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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