Here is what MM had to say about each:
AIFF: “Submitting to screen at this five-day Southern Oregon fest comes with the promise that your film will be viewed and evaluated by more than one screener. Ashland Independent Film Festival’s crowd of over 7,000 fills out the art-deco Varsity Theatre, historic Ashland Armory, and other venues to take in over 90 doc, feature, and short selections. Continue reading... “Ashland, Bend + Portland Film Fests Again Make MovieMaker’s “Best 50 Film Fests Worth The Entry Fee””
A great afternoon is shaping up for local visual effects and animation artists + fans. Join us for a roundtable style discussion of the current state of visual effects filmmaking! Welcome three VFX Supervisors well known throughout the industry: 3 time Oscar winner Jim Rygiel (Lord of the Rings, Godzilla), Sue Rowe (The Maze Runner, Ender’s Game), and Portland’s own Ed Irastorza (Grimm) will be on hand to field questions from moderators as well as audience Q&A. Continue reading... “VFX Roundtable At Portland Film Fest!”
On the streets of Portland, Ore., on Monday, Sept. 7, while the rest of the country will be celebrating Labor Day, the Portland Film Festival will be ringing in Zombie Day Apocalypse. And what better way to celebrate than with a record-setting event.
Thanks to Josh Leake, Portland Film Festival and OMPA for coordinating and co-hosting the event – and Screen Media Films for releasing it. And congrats to Writer/Director Michael Johnson and the entire cast & crew. Looking forward to seeing it.
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”