#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.

Golden Globes Watch Party – All Welcome

The Portland Film Festival is excited to host Portland’s longest running annual watch party of the Golden Globes on January 6th at 4pm.

2018 Portland Film Festival Recap Video Released

2018 Portland Film Festival Recap Video Released presented by Comcast NBC Universal

The Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast NBC Universal has released a Video Recap of the 2018 Festival. It was held October 22nd to 28th, 2018. With over 18k attendees, volunteers and filmmakers in attendance, the Festival is one of the most attended film festivals in Oregon.

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Directors Coffee Chat at Powell's Books during the 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.

New Festival Dates & Early-Bird Passes on Sale Now

New Festival Dates for 2019 Portland Film Festival


Week-Long Event Showcases Independent Film

Portland Film Festival Makes Moviemaker Top 50

50 film festivals worth the entry fee: Portland Film Festival

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