Programs

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In a world increasingly dominated by huge tent-pole films, independent voices are more vital to our culture, and more in need of support, than ever. Portland Film Festival brings a broad diversity of voices together on one stage—including artists from around the world, but also locals, women, LGBTQ, the Indigenous, LatinX and more.

Portland Film Festival year round programs include:

  • #FutureFilmmakers: Our program partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland and gives educational experiences to underprivileged children.
  • Portland Film Club: Our program is set up like a book club. It is Portland’s largest group of film goers. Over 4k members.
  • Portland Independent Film Networking Meetup: Networking events that focus on industry members as well discussion groups to support the community through open communication and transparency. Over 4500 members.
  • Portland Film & Video Networking Group: A public Facebook group that opens up dialogue between Portland area filmmakers and industry supporters. It’s open only to Portland and area residents. Over 5K members.
  • Portland Film Industry Speed Networking Event: Oregon’s largest annual film industry networking event. Held at the beginning of The Portland Film Festival. It brings a large amount of filmmakers from around the world together with local filmmakers. Buy tickets now before they sell out!
  • Kids Film Festival: One of the few Festivals in Oregon that focuses on films made by and starring children.
  • PDOC: Portland Documentary Film Festival
  • PDXShorts: Portland Shorts Film Festival


Portland Film Festival Makes Moviemaker Top 50

Portland Film Festival is one of the Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2020

The Portland Film Festival is excited to announce its inclusion in the Moviemaker Magazine list of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” 

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE—Submit Your Film by September 19th

Photo of Portland Film Festival audience

Submit your film to the Portland Film Festival held in October before Midnight PST, Saturday, September 19th to get the Early Bird submission fee. Prices go up, so don’t miss the cheapest price to submit now!

Volunteer Coffee with the Portland Film Festival

The Portland Film Festival is hosting its annual Volunteer Coffee Event on Sunday, January 5th. The event will take place at the Hi-Lo Hotel in Downtown Portland between 9:30-11:00am.