Portland Film Festival: New Festival Dates & Early-Bird Passes on Sale Now

Portland Film Festival 2019


Week-Long Event Showcases Independent Film

Portland – December 21, 2018 – The Portland Film Festival announced today its new festival dates to be held October 14th to October 20th, 2019.

“What a great way to celebrate our seventh year of the Portland Film Festival – by celebrating the independent filmmakers, who represent the best of truly independent thinking,” said Josh Leake, Founder and Executive Director of the Portland Film Festival. Continue reading... “Portland Film Festival: New Festival Dates & Early-Bird Passes on Sale Now”

NOW OPEN: Submissions for the 2015 Portland Film Festival

Portland Film Festival

Filmmakers, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Portland Film Festival is looking for some good films with compelling stories for submission. Do you have any suggestions? Please submit your narrative features, documentaries, shorts of all kinds, transmedia, web series, student films and more. Continue reading... “NOW OPEN: Submissions for the 2015 Portland Film Festival”

Marriage and Faith in “Emily”

marriageLocal Portlander and Living Room Theater employee, Ryan Graves, is tackling his first feature film—“Emily.” He’s almost half-way through his crowd funding campaign for post production on Indiegogo. With a goal of 10k, at the time of writing, he is almost at a quarter way there.

Graves added, “we shot the entire film for $20k this past fall. That included paying and feeding everyone. We spent every waking hour on the film.”

The feature follows and expands on his previous short film, “Mr. Right,” which won Graves the Best Short Film Director Award at the 2014 Oregon Independent Film Festival.  Continue reading... “Marriage and Faith in “Emily””

Clackamas Community College Partners with Portland Film Festival

andyPortland Film Festival (September 1st – 7th, 2015) is partnering with Clackamas Community College’s (CCC) Digital Media Communications (DMC) program for the 2015 festival season.

Led by director Andy Mingo, the DMC program has the led the state in film production experience in Oregon for its students. It is the only higher education program with state-of-the-art tools including Oculus Rift Virtual Reality devices and digital cinema cameras, like those used in locally produced, “Wild,” with Reese Witherspoon. Continue reading... “Clackamas Community College Partners with Portland Film Festival”

Director & Educator Andy Mingo

Andy Mingo is a Portland-based director/producer. He gained recognition as several of his films were included at national and international film festivals and screenings. His most recent film, ‘Romance’ was adapted from a story by ‘Fight Club’ author, Chuck Palahniuk. ‘Romance’ made its world premiere at the 2012 Raindance Film Festival and went on to screen at Cinequest, the Seattle True Independent Film Festival, and the 2013 Portland Film Festival. In 2012 Andy was invited to the Paris-Sorbonne University where he lectured on the process of adapting Chuck Palahniuk’s fiction to the screen. Continue reading... “Director & Educator Andy Mingo”

Screenwriter Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson
Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He has delivered scripts for both large and small screens; in both studio and independent realms; in genres ranging from horror to historical.

He has worked closely with such film-making talent as Steven Spielberg, Jonathan Demme, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Spheeris, and Spike Lee. Among his produced credits are The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, Dudes, and episodes of the HBO cable series, Tales from the Crypt.

He also wrote the epic Western video game, Gun, which was voted Best Story at the 2005 IGN Video Game Awards. Continue reading... “Screenwriter Randall Jahnson”

Portland Film Festival Makes 25 Best List

MovieMaker Magazine Cover
MovieMaker Magazine Fall 2014 Cover

MovieMaker Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue hit newsstands around the U.S. and Canada this week. It presents MovieMaker’s annual list of the 25 best cinematic celebrations in the world, as selected by people like critic Elvis Mitchell, Emily Best of film site Seed & Spark, Thom Powers from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sundance Doc Club, Dennis Dembia of Rogers & Cowan,  Josephine Decker from Filmmaker magazine, and Karla Rodrigeuz with Alamo Draft House.

Portland Film Festival has made the list in its second year out along with Austin Film Festival, SXSW, Seattle International Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival and others. Continue reading... “Portland Film Festival Makes 25 Best List”