Who We Are

The Portland Film Festival is a volunteer driven organization. Our story is made possible by a host of people including those taking tickets at doors for screenings, watching and evaluating submitted films, communicating with our filmmakers, facilitating parties and workshops, posting on social media, driving VIP guests to events, and acquiring sponsorships. The Portland Film Festival directors help bring it all together and there is plenty of space for you to join us!

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Joe Stevens

Director of Programming

A portrait of Josh Leake

Josh Leake

Executive Director & Co-Founder

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Ben Edwards

Director of Media

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Michael Kurtz

Technical Director

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Robin Klein

Director of Merchandise and Indigenous Voices Programmer

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Andrea Danehower

Sales and Development

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Stacey Stevens

In whose memory and with honor, we award The Stacey Stevens Indigenous Spirit Award.

And our many volunteers with whom we could not do all we do. Everyone belongs. Join us!

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Our staff artist Leah Faure

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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Get the inside scoop on all film premieres and fun at the 2023 Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast. This year’s Festival, held October 12th – 16th, 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.