Mission

130827-184638-0260Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public and filmmakers.

Goals and objectives

  • Establish, fund and curate a fun and well-organized annual film festival
  • Provide FREE and or low cost screenings and education opportunities
  • Provide a platform for filmmakers from Portland, Oregon, the US and the world
  • Become a positive force in Portland that helps fill cultural voids
  • Nurture Portland’s commitment to the arts by building a national and global stage that showcases the city’s unparalleled and vibrant artistic community
  • Host a series of affordable film-related events throughout the year that brings together and inspire families, students and community and business leaders
  • Develop year round educational outreach, to inspire learning and expand the knowledge of cinema and the appreciation of the film making process
  • Advocate for and support local Portland and Oregon businesses and create needed development and sponsorship opportunities for the community
  • Utilize technology, social networking and various forums of media, to ensure a multi-platform experience
  • Mobilize and empower organizations and institutions to ensure all who are interested have an opportunity to participate in PDXFF activities


Filmmaker Welcome Reception & Champagne Toast (Open to the Public)

Champagne Toast & Filmmaker Reception at Portland Film Festival, Portland, Oregon

To celebrate the independent spirit and importance of creative arts in Portland, Oregon, the public is invited to walk the red carpet, meet visiting and local filmmakers and toast with a glass of champagne and hors d’oeuvres the opening of the 2018 Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast NBC Universal.

ON SALE NOW: Early-Bird Passes for 2018 Portland Film Festival

2018 Portland Film Festival Pass Sales

Early-bird passes are now on sale for the 2018 Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast NBC Universal. The early-bird prices will end soon. Last year passes sold out in the first two weeks. Don’t miss out on the seven-day film festival held October 22-28.

Oregon’s Largest Film Industry Networking Event

Portland Film Festival Film Industry Speed Networking Event

Looking for work? Seeking crew for a film or commercial? Want to expand your business? Or simply interested in meeting like-minded people in the film industry? Come to the Portland Film Festival’s opening Film Industry Speed Networking Event presented by Comcast Business.

Support Creative Arts in Portland and Host a Filmmaker

Host a filmmaker during the film festival

The Portland Film Festival is currently seeking homestays for visiting filmmakers for the 2018 Portland Film Festival. Housing is needed from October 21-29, although individual needs may vary.