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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.


Mixtapes & Soundtracks Social for New & Returning Volunteers of the Portland Film Festival

Illustration of cassette tapes with various genres written on them including Heavy Metal, Retro, Jazz, and Hip Hop.

Everyone is welcome to join the Portland Film Festival’s Mixtapes & Soundtracks Social for New & Returning Volunteers on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022, at 6:30 pm PST. DJ Jen Siren will be playing music from your favorite films! The event is free. RSVP for the address and more information.

Bring a pal! Bring a mixtape or a soundtrack!

Sign up for Tickets and 2022 Portland Film Festival Announcements

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Get the inside scoop on all film premieres and fun at the 2022 Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast. This year’s Festival, held October 12th – 22nd, will take place both in-person and virtually. And for Comcast customers, you will get exclusive access through cutting-edge technology by simply saying “Portland Film Festival” in your Xfinity or Flex voice remote.

Join us in selecting films for the Portland Film Festival at our Film Focus Groups June 2022

Join the Portland Film Festival in deciding what films screen at this year’s Festival. So far, we’ve received over 3000 submissions, and we would love to have your input.

WHEN: Groups meet on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays with three sessions per day and Sundays with two sessions per day.

Meet us for a Pizza Social for New & Returning Volunteers of the Portland Film Festival

Meet our staff, other volunteers, filmmakers and filmlovers.

WHEN: Wednesday June 12th, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

WHERE: 1126 NW Marshall St, Portland Oregon

2022 Volunteer Recruitment Event

Street Team volunteers Portland Film Festival

WHEN: Wednesday April 20th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: 1126 NW Marshall St, Portland

Please stop in on Wednesday evening to learn how you can contribute! Meet our staff and filmmakers and filmlovers. You can RSVP here.

Contact volunteeer@portlandfilm.org for more information if you can’t make this in-person event.

2022 Volunteer Recruitment Event

Portland Film Festival volunteer in front of screen

WHEN: Wednesday March 16th, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE: 1126 NW Marshall St, Portland

Please stop in on Wednesday evening to learn how you can contribute! Meet our staff and filmmakers and filmlovers.

Contact volunteeer@portlandfilm.org for more information if you can’t make this in-person event.

2021 Portland Film Festival Announces Award Winning Films

Portland Film Festival

All winners of the 2021 Portland Film Festival have been announced in full. The Portland Film Festival presented a live awards show on Saturday, November 3rd. The Audience Awards were announced shortly after the conclusion of the Festival. Both announcements celebrate the importance of independent voices and cinema in our culture.