Over the past seven seasons POWFest has developed relationships with a variety of national and local sponsors –some that have been with us since our very first festival! We want to thank all of our current and returning sponsors for their support!

Interested in supporting the 2015 POWFest? Check out our 2015 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.


The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) is now accepting entries for its eighth annual festival scheduled to take place March 12 – 15, 2015. POWFest places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and empowering the community of women in film. POWFest encourages women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking. We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Past Guests of Honor include: Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Barbara Kopple, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner and Joanna Priestley.


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-ANIMATE IT! is a monthly one-day workshop for Portland’s budding animators presented by The Hollywood Theatre. Saturday July 25, 2014 ~ Ages 7-11 / 10am-1pm /$65 for equipment, materials and snacks. Sign up here.

New FOX initiative for Women Filmmakers Info here.

2014 WIF-PDX Women’s Vision Grant ~ Applications due August 31, 2014, http://wifpdx.org/grants/

-NW Filmmakers Festival Call-For-Entries! http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/nwfest/

Upcoming Events

WIF-PDX, August Meet-up ~ Thursday August 6, 2014 ~ Vie de Boheme/1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR, http://wifpdx.org/

Monte Zucker Education is bringing The Cutting Edge Tour to Portland!
Classes are taught by editor and cinematographer for Saturday Night Live, Adam Epstein. He is renowned for his work with SNL which can be found here. The Cutting Edge Tour is a 30 city tour across the US with a goal of educating emerging and professional filmmakers about the precise cinematic language of motion, and how to move not only the camera itself, but also content in front of the camera. More information about the tour can be found here: http://cuttingedge.mzed.com/.

By using this code “CETPOWF”,  attendees will be gifted a $10 discount when they register. This is an amazing opportunity for any filmmaker wanting to up their game in the editing market. Click on Adam Epstein’s link and view his body of work. It speaks for itself!

2nd Annual Portland Film Festival ~ August 26th-September 1st , http://portlandfilmfestival.com/

Please visit our Facebook Page to see photos and our Vimeo page for preview interviews with POWFest directors as well as a bunch of Q&A’s from past festivals.

Want to help POWFest grow?
-Ready to donate? Click Here!
-Ready to Volunteer? Contact info@powfest.com
-Ready to Sponsor the festival? Contact tara@powfest.com
-Tell a friend about POWFest! Forward this newsletter and encourage them to join in!

The goal of POWFest is to eliminate the gender disparity that exists for women directors and to create opportunities for women throughout the film industry. The festival has featured accomplished directors, as well as dynamic young & up-and-coming directors, some from Portland´s burgeoning film industry. POWFest is dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every discipline and skill-set/level. Beyond filmmaker participation, we are also dedicated to bringing to Portland programming that is thought-provoking and will engage the audience well beyond the theater.

POWFest—The Power of Women in Film.