#FutureFilmmakers

#FutureFilmmakers of The Portland Film Festival partnership with Boys & Girls Club of Portland

Our program partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland and gives educational experiences to underprivileged children.

The children are exposed to the process of making a movie with working professionals from the film industry. On occasion, we’ve had participation from world famous participants giving the children more excitement and encouragement for choosing film as a potential career or interest.

What makes our program unique is that it brings children from all over the city regardless of economic means and gives them the professional equipment, expertise and time to learn about team building, creativity, artistic expression, speaking in front of audiences, technology and community building.

Racking focus during a #futurefilmmakers event sponsored by Portland Film Festival

Each workshop creates several short films that then are screening for families of the participants. This is one of our most favorite and most attended programs.

To insure the participation from all walks of life, we offer it FREE to all participants. If you’d like to donate your time, money or in-kind donations to support this program, please contact us for more information.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE—Submit Your Film by April 10th

Photo of Portland Film Festival audience

Submit your film to the Portland Film Festival held in October before Midnight PST, Friday, April 10th to get the Early Bird submission fee. Prices go up, so don’t miss the cheapest price to submit now!

Portland Film Festival Makes Moviemaker Top 50

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019

The Portland Film Festival is excited to announce its inclusion in the Moviemaker Magazine list of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” 

Volunteer Coffee with the Portland Film Festival

The Portland Film Festival is hosting its annual Volunteer Coffee Event on Sunday, January 5th. The event will take place at the Hi-Lo Hotel in Downtown Portland between 9:30-11:00am.