New Members Welcome, Final Volunteer Orientation (Portland Film Festival)!

The Portland Film Festival begins the NEXT day! We are excited and would love to help you get oriented! Meet us for snacks and beverages at our NEW festival headquarters! We will be discussing the many events we are hosting and volunteer opportunities.

Come learn about VOLUNTEER BENEFITS:

– free passes to screenings 

– free entrance to parties and networking events 

– free t-shirt 

– great networking for professional or aspiring filmmakers 

– new friendships 

– resume and portfolio building

Orientation is not mandatory. We just think it helps better acquaint volunteers with each other (friendships/team building) and our Festival’s departments that still need volunteers. Many hands make light work: we’ve broken projects down into clearly defined, manageable tasks so no one gets overloaded. Bring a pal! Whether you want to work before or during the festival, we can use your help.


Hospitality for Filmmaker’s Lounge

Event Management Floats (!)

Merchandise sales at Headquarters

Tickets/Passes sales & collection (!)

Info. desk volunteers

Transportation/Drivers (!)

Hosts for films

Thanks for taking the time to read this—See you Monday! 

Can’t make the event? Email jobs you are interested in to:

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.