WHY I VOLUNTEER: Meet Molly

Meet Molly. The peanut butter to our jelly. 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.

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?
I’m Molly and I’m from Florida originally.
How did you hear about the festival?
I moved to Portland and googled “Portland Film”!
Why do you volunteer?
I love volunteering for PDXFF because of the people I get to work with, both behind the scenes at the festival and the filmmakers. It feels like being part of a community, and like a special opportunity to lift up exciting work and inspiring artists to share with the Portland community at large.
If you volunteered with the festival in the past, what was your favorite experience?
I love getting to work with such amazing people. But aside from that, it has been really educational to see the inner workings of a film festival, and that has included ample opportunities to learn about every department, not just my own.
What are you looking forward to at this year’s festival?
The day the filmmakers arrive for the festival – I love that anticipatory magic in the air.
Are you a filmmaker? If so, what are you working on now?
I have worked on some films in different capacities, but I wouldn’t call myself a filmmaker. Sending love to all of those detail-oriented, patient and dedicated enough to make films! You make the world better to live in.
What’s your favorite movie and why?
So hard to choose. Trainspotting, Harold and Maude, Withnail & I to name a few. I love them because they are dark, funny, and deeply human.
What’s your least favorite movie and why?
My least favorite movie is probably Hostel. You know why.
What’s your guilty pleasure or your comfort movie?
Movies ARE comfort. How do I narrow this down…A League of Their Own, Newsies, The Hangover, Forgetting Sarah Marshall…Just to name a few…
Where do you read or find out about movies?
Sometimes I feel really out of the loop…do you have any suggestions?
Where do you like to watch movies?
At home in absolute comfort.
What’s your favorite theater in Portland?
Portland has so many wonderful little movie theaters, Laurelhurst, Cinema 21…I still haven’t been to all of them yet!
If you could cast your dream movie, what genre, cast and who would direct?
A dark comedy with some combination of Leonardo DiCaprio, Donald Glover, Brie Larson, Viola Davis and Tom Hardy.
If you could bring three things to a deserted island what would you bring?
Harry Potter books (THAT’S ONE THING), peanut butter m&ms and Different Class by Pulp. There’s shelter and other food on this deserted island…right?
What kind of sandwich would you be?
PB&J. Always and forever.
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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