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:

NOW OPEN: Submissions for the 2023 Portland Film Festival

Portland Film Festival

Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Portland Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2023. We are looking for good films with compelling stories. Do you have any suggestions? Please submit your narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, transmedia, web series, student films, TikToks, Reels, music videos, and more.

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