The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival is excited to announce the POWGirls workshops for spring and summer of 2019. The POWGirls Media Education Program launched in March of 2014 and has hosted thirteen successful workshops, producing 19 films and serving over 100 girls and non-binary youth in the Portland metro area.
Our mission is to help girls and non-binary youth, 15-19, realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future media-makers. We want to encourage participants to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in media industries. We want to foster the POWER of WOMEN in MEDIA.
The instruction portion of POWGirls consists of media production training; pre-production (collaborative story creation, storyboarding) camera operation, audio recording, and post-production using industry-standard equipment.
Spring Break Workshop: INTRO TO FILMMAKING / SILENT FILM WORKSHOP, March 25-29, 2019
Summer Workshop I: INTRO TO FILMMAKING WORKSHOP, July 15-19, 2019
Summer Workshop II: ADVANCED FILMMAKING WORKSHOP, July 29- August 2, 2019
Spring Break Workshop: INTRO TO FILMMAKING – SILENT FILM WORKSHOP
March 25-29, 2019 – SIGN UP HERE
In this week long intensive workshop, participants will collaborate to create an original short video focused on the style of silent film that will be submitted to the International Youth Silent Film Festival. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Summer Break Workshop I: INTRO TO FILMMAKING
July 15-19, 2019 – SIGN UP HERE
In this week long intensive workshop, participants will collaborate to create an original short film. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Summer Workshop II: ADVANCED DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP
July 29-August 2, 2019 SIGN UP HERE
Over the course of seven days, we will help participants to work with a team to develop, film and edit a 1-3 minute promo piece for a non-profit client. See this example that the POWGirls made for The Portland Kitchen and the POWGirls Program. This is a great addition to complement a portfolio of narrative work.
POW Film Fest’s goal to be inclusive of all women’s voices, POWGirls supports all girls in their media education regardless of race, class, age, religion, ability, sexuality or gender expression.
POWGirls is made possible with support from The Faerie Godmother Family Fund, RACC, Curious Comedy and MetroEast Community Media.
To learn more about POWGirls and to register for all workshops, go to www.powgirls.com.
Scholarships for tuition are also available! No participant is turned away due to lack of funds.