Free Educational Pass for all U.S. High School, College Students, Teachers, and Administrators

A volunteer stands in front of a tv at the Portland Film Festival offices during a remodel in 2022. This year's Festival offers an Education Pass for all U.S. High School, College, Students, Teachers and Administrators.

High school and college students, teachers, and administrators in the U.S. are eligible for free access to the Portland Film Festival, both in person in Portland, Oregon or at participating schools.

Theater screening during a past Portland Film Festival. The Educational Pass is a great option for Schools or Students to watch independent films for free.

Education Matters. We support Students, Teachers and Administrators

In our efforts to support independent filmmakers, the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, has created a new pathway for cinema education. Our Educational Pass offers all current high school and college level students in the United States access to screenings at the Festival and in their schools.

Attend the Portland Film Festival in person or use school projectors with our newly created Educational Pass, October 12-16.

The complete Festival line-up will be released the first week of October. Educational Pass Recipients will receive early access to the film list, giving educators and administrators more time to place in-school screenings. For schools within 200 miles of Portland, there are potential availabilities for the attending cast and crew. Get your requests and registrations in early to include speakers at your event.

Register for your pass today at

All attendees younger than 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Not all movies are appropriate for children younger than 18. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions or concerns.