“Every year is an honor to watch films shared with the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast,” said Joe Stevens, the 30-year-old self-described Afro-Indigenous Director of Programming. “The talent always blows me away: risk-taking and authentic storytelling. We never have enough theater screens to include all the great films we find.”
The festival takes place Oct 12- 16.
Storytelling is a vital part of Portland’s culture
Steven continues, “Last year, we hosted over 200 women-directed films of the 400 films we presented. It was cool meeting so many talented directors in one place. Filmmakers worldwide converge in Portland annually to celebrate storytelling and indie movies.”
Community Building with Rising Voices
The festival amplifies voices and blends stories from various genres and communities. On any given day, you can watch horror films, documentaries, Indigenous stories, meet up-and-coming actors like Jason Momoa, watch films organized by the Festival with local veterans with disabilities, listen to a panel with community advocates like Darcelle, attend a director’s chat at Powell’s Books, or watch monster movies made with local kids and members of Boys & Girls Club of Portland, and more.
You can find out more here.