The biggest night in the film industry. Come watch The Oscars with Film Industry & Friends – All Welcome

The Portland Film Festival is excited to host Portland’s longest running Oscar Watch Party of the 96th Academy Awards on March 10th at 3:30pm.

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.

The Portland Film Festival, Portland’s largest independent film festival, is hosting the event to promote and encourage more support for indie filmmakers. In 2019, the festival hosted over 150 visiting filmmakers representing the 130 films screened as well as over 1800 industry members during the festival.

The Portland watch party will be held at Yur’s Bar & Grill located at 717 NW 16th Ave on Sunday, March 10th. Snap a selfie, network with the Portland film community and watch the awards as they unfold. Attendance is free and the fun is guaranteed.

Date: Sunday March 10th
Red Carpet: 3:30 pm
Ceremony: 4:00 pm until ??

Place: Yur’s Bar & Grill
Address: 717 Northwest 16th Avenue
Ages 21 and over please
Food and drink available for purchase from Yurs.

RSVP not required but appreciated:

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Less than 2 days left for film entry—submit your film by July 2, 2024, Midnight PST.

The Portland Film Festival established itself as one of Portland’s first indie film non-profits, founded in 2013 with Portland’s first movie meetup, the Portland Film Club. Its hundreds of screenings, events, education programs, and community partnerships provide a remarkable experience for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working across genres and forms.

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