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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.


Indie Film Series: Voices of Pride

Pride rainbow flag with added text:  Portland Film Festival Indie Film Series

This month’s Indie Film Series will celebrate Pride Month with 9 independent films from June 24-27, 2021. Indie Film Series: Voices of Pride.

Indie Film Series: Voices of Ability

Graphic with text. Portland Film Festival presents the Indie Film Series. May 20-23. May's focus is on Voices of Ability. Films made with, by and about people with disabilities.

This month’s Indie Film Series will spotlight Voices of Ability — A Future of Inclusion. Join us in watching this special series of independent films, May 20-23, 2021.

Indie Film Series: Music & Dance

This month’s Indie Film Series will spotlight Music and Dance. Join the Portland Film Festival in watching this special series of independent films. April 15-18, 2021.

Indie Film Series: Women’s Voices

This month will spotlight Women’s Voices in honor of Women’s History Month. Join the Portland Film Festival in watching this special series of independent films featuring women directors. March 18-21, 2021

Indie Film Series: Black Voices

Indie Film Series: Black Voices presented by Portland Film Festival to be held on February, 18-21. 2021

Our first month will spotlight Black Voices in honor of Black History Month. The Indie Film Series will screen from February 18-21, 2021.

Save the date for Portland Film Festival. October 10-16, 2021. Please share. ❤️

written image description: Portland Film Festival volunteer wearing last year's Portland Film Festival official bear shirt in front of television that displays #Portland, October 10-16, more info at portlandfilm.org. Please share this image. Thanks. Link in text below.

Special Film Festival Day Screening of UNAPOLOGETIC

Film Festival Day Screening of documentary Unapologetic by director Ashley O'Shay supporting Portland Film Festival.

On January 16th, film festival audiences from across North America will join together for a virtual screening of Ashley O’Shay’s documentary, UNAPOLOGETIC.