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Volunteer at the Portland Film Festival

Download the current Volunteer Needs List for the Portland Film Festival, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities
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 before. Portland Film Festival brings diverse voices together like no other festival in the state. We host world-famous guests and our #FutureFilmmakers program with the Boys & Girls Club of Portland gives educational experiences to underprivileged children.

Why Volunteer?
The Festival has always been dependent on the energy and support of our volunteers. Volunteers are the lifeblood to our operation, because frequently they are film lovers and filmmakers too. We need volunteers before, during and after the Festival as well as year round to support our community outreach programs.

Top 4 Volunteer Needs:
  • Volunteer coordinators (3 people)
  • Social media mavens (5 people)
  • Sales and solicitation development (2 people)
  • Film submission and traffic (6 people)

Download the current Volunteer Needs List for the Portland Film Festival, click here.

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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Photos of a vibrant audience watching movies at Portland Film Festival.

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