Film Focus Group & Snacks (Building has Air Conditioning!)

Join the Portland Film Festival in deciding what films screen at this year’s Festival. So far we’ve received over 2800 submissions and we would love to have your input. From July 11th to the 22nd, come grab lunch, dinner or
snacks and watch all types and genres of films. (We’re providing the movies to watch and food!)

There are only 12 attendee openings per meetup. Each focus group will last up to 90 minutes and give attendees a chance to watch films not yet distributed. In many cases, the films have not screened publicly.

Attendees will be given a ballot so that they can vote on each film. Come to one or go to all the focus groups and help put Portland’s stamp on what MovieMaker Magazine calls, one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world.

NOTE: You will be watching films submitted to screen at the Portland Film Festival. You will not be recorded like most focus groups. We will provide food and beverages. All you have to do is watch films and vote with a yes, maybe or no. If you attend 12 or more screening sessions you will get a free industry pass to the festival. Thanks again for volunteering.



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.

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.