‘Tis the season of generosity! We at POWFest are so appreciative of each and every one of our sponsors, donors and volunteers. You are all what makes this festival happen. Please consider POWFest/POWGirls in your year-end giving this year. Make your tax-deductible donation here

Your support also allows us to host fantastic filmmakers from around the world, providing space for women directors to come together and celebrate the POWer of Women!  Just last year, we hosted filmmaker Jacobie Gray, who flew in from Australia with her film AQUARIUM.

We need your help this next year to continue this work! If you are interested in supporting the 2017 POWFest? Check out our 2017 Sponsorship Kit for all the details!

Past sponsors include: The Faerie Godmother Family Fund, LUNA, New Belgium Brewing, Zipcar, The Hotel DeLuxe, SAGIndie, ADi,Koener Camera, Westin PortlandREX, Picture This and Runa Tea.

2017 POWGirls Workshops Dates Announced!

PGWinter16POWGirls will be hosting five workshops in 2017! Do you know a girl 15-19 that is interested in film production and advancing their knowledge of production and editing? POWGirls is an excellent opportunity for girls to get started on their filmmaking journey.

POWGirls offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy. Our instructors are working media producers who inspire girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in the film industry. All films produced during POWGirls workshops are screened at the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest).

Check out workshop dates at our new website:

POWFest Monthly Presents: AYANDA

In partnership with the Cascade Festival of African Films, POWFest Monthly brings you a special free screening of AYANDA as our gift to you this holiday season.


After tragedy strikes, a young woman begins a journey of self-discovery as she struggles to save her father’s car repair shop along with her memory of him.  AYANDA is a coming-of-age story from South African writer/director Sara Blecher that takes us into a vibrant Johannesburg community alive with love and humor, risk and reward, tragedy and triumph.

Monday December 19th – Doors open at 6:30, free screening at 7:00 pm.

Join our facebook event by clicking here!


-Working With Actors Workshop for Directors- Mondays, January 23rd – February 27th, 2017. More info here.

-#OregonMade Products now available AND for a good cause! Check it out here!

Upcoming Events

-Women in Film Portland – Holiday Party – Saturday December 17th, 6pm – New Date! – Portland Community Media

-The 10th Annual POWFest – March 2-5, 2017 – Hollywood Theatre – Mark your calendars! More details to come soon, please follow us at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram