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.
Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Transmedia, VR, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from Oregon, the Portland Festival offers emerging and established artists to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press.
Past Attendees & Alumni
Aisha Tyler, Joe Dante, Sam Hamm, Mark Boone Junior, Eli Roth, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliott, Chris Williams, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Mamoa, Doug Benson, Josh McDermott, Jim O’Heir, Vanna White, Leslie Dixon, Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, Toby Froud, Penny Lane, Chelsea Cain, Daniel Wilson, Chelsey Reist, Isaac Feder, James Franco, Lorenza Izzo, Matt Walsh, Susan Sarandon, Michael Tully, Ryan Murdock, Kelly Reichardt, Kris Kaczor, Bryan Storkel, Leah Warshawski, Daryl Hannah, Vivian Norris, Karney Hatch, Jon Matthews, Dana Nachman, Mitchell Jackson, John Jeffcoat, Shawn Telford, Leah Meyerhoff, Mark Raso, David Zellner, Bradley King and more.
Portland Film Festival Location
Hosted in one centralized historic theatre in Portland, its public transportation and accessibility are matched by very few cities. Portland offers a relaxed community and quirky environment with sophisticated audiences deeply engaged in the art of film.
Statistics on Last Year’s Festival
Last year, over 93% of our programmed films were selected from paid submissions. Submit your film today and join us for the annual Portland Film Festival, coming in October, 2018!
- Early bird – February 28, 2018 (Midnight)
- Regular – April 25, 2018 (Midnight)
- Late – May 30, 2018 (Midnight)
- Extended – June 27, 2018 (Midnight)
- Final – July 11, 2018 (Midnight)
- August 30, 2018 (Midnight)
Questions? Check out our Submission FAQs.