Black Stories presented by Oregon Film Leads Indie Film Series at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, February 6th

Photo of Portland Filmmaker Misha Wesley, recipient of Prosper Portland's Amplify Film Grant supported by Travel Portland and The Portland Event & Film Office in Portland, Oregon.

Spotlight on Diversity: Portland Film Festival’s Indie Film Series

Dive into the Portland Film Festival’s Indie Film Series 24/25, a celebration of diverse voices and stories that challenge, inspire, and transform. Our series kicks off with a powerful showcase of films by Black voices, setting the stage for a year of meaningful cinema.

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, where doors open at 6pm for an evening of discovery and dialogue. February starts strong with narratives that illuminate the experiences and talents of Black filmmakers. In March, we shine a light on films directed by women, celebrating their unique perspectives and storytelling prowess. April brings films about the environment, offering compelling narratives that urge reflection and action.

Be part of this cinematic journey. Engage with groundbreaking works, including films from local talents and even Prosper Portland’s Amplify Grant recipient Misha Webley. Each screening is an opportunity to connect with creators, thinkers, and fellow film enthusiasts in a vibrant community setting.

Mark your calendars and join us for the Indie Film Series 24/25 at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, February 6th. Immerse yourself in the raw, unfiltered essence of indie cinema. Here, every film is not just a screening but a conversation, a step towards understanding and change. Be there, where stories come alive.

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Discover the Oregon Swallowtail at the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast in Portland, Oregon

Celebrate with Us: The Oregon Swallowtail Takes Flight at the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast October 16-20, 2024

This year, from October 16-20, 2024, the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, is proud to celebrate the beauty and transformation symbolized by the Oregon Swallowtail. With its vibrant yellow and black wings, this local butterfly reflects the spirit of our city and the art of cinema—constantly evolving and captivating.