Programs

Portland Film Festival Group photo

In a world increasingly dominated by huge tent-pole films, independent voices are more vital to our culture, and more in need of support, than ever. Portland Film Festival brings a broad diversity of voices together on one stage—including artists from around the world, but also locals, women, LGBTQ, the Indigenous, LatinX and more.

Portland Film Festival year round programs include:

  • #FutureFilmmakers: Our program partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland and gives educational experiences to underprivileged children.
  • Portland Film Club: Our program is set up like a book club. It is Portland’s largest group of film goers. Over 4k members.
  • Portland Independent Film Networking Meetup: Networking events that focus on industry members as well discussion groups to support the community through open communication and transparency. Over 4500 members.
  • Portland Film & Video Networking Group: A public Facebook group that opens up dialogue between Portland area filmmakers and industry supporters. It’s open only to Portland and area residents. Over 5K members.
  • Portland Film Industry Speed Networking Event: Oregon’s largest annual film industry networking event. Held at the beginning of The Portland Film Festival. It brings a large amount of filmmakers from around the world together with local filmmakers. Buy tickets now before they sell out!
  • Kids Film Festival: One of the few Festivals in Oregon that focuses on films made by and starring children.
  • PDOC: Portland Documentary Film Festival
  • PDXShorts: Portland Shorts Film Festival


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE—Submit Your Film by March 27th

Photo of Portland Film Festival audience

Submit your film to the Portland Film Festival before Midnight PST, Wednesday, March 27th to get the Early Bird submission fee. Prices go up, so don’t miss the cheapest price to submit now!

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.

New Festival Dates & Early-Bird Passes on Sale Now

New Festival Dates for 2019 Portland Film Festival

NEW FESTIVAL DATES, EARLY-BIRD PASSES ON SALE 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.”