Early Bird Entry Ends June 17th!

Only a few more weeks to submit your film for just $25!

Check out how much fun filmmakers had last year by watching this interview from Dawn Jones Redstone, director of the short film SISTA IN THE BROTHERHOOD!


Celebrate Pride Month with POWFest!

POWFest will host two special screenings of BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER on Monday, June 27th. Come to Clinton Street Theater 7pm and/or 9pm to watch this campy classic.

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn’t that crazy about him. So she’s stunned when her parents decide she’s gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

Doors open at 6:30pm for the first show and 8:45pm for the second. Tickets available at the door for a sliding scale of $5-$10 at the door or online in advance for $8 using the link below.

Join our facebook event and click here to purchase tickets in advance.

POWGirls Glazing Saddles debuts at the International Youth Silent Film Festival!

On May 23rd, GLAZING SADDLES, which was created during this year’s Spring Break Workshop, premiered as part of the International Youth Silent Film Festival. We’re so proud of all the POWGirls and the great films they make at every workshop!

Check out all of the POWGirls movies on the POWGirls Vimeo Channel.


POWGirls Summer Workshops – Spots are still open!

If you know a girl, aged 15-19, who wants to take part in a POWGirls workshop, she still has time to sign up for the Summer Sessions!  Click here for more details and to sign up!

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Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

Lost Boys of Portlandia Premiere Gala ~ This is a new documentary featuring the real lost children of Portland. The evening will include original film shorts by homeless youth and a Q&A with the filmmakers. ~ Tuesday, June 7th at 7 pm ~ Revolution Hall ~ Free & All Ages

Margarita with a Straw ~ Written and directed by Shonali Bose is an honest, sensitive portrait of disability and the sexual awakening of an adventurous young woman ~ Part of the Queer Commons Series at the Hollywood Theatre ~ Thursday, June 9 at 7:30 pm ~ Hollywood Theatre

The Benefits of Gusbandry Season One Mini-Binge PRIDE Party ~ Free Event! Mini-Binge the high-larious whole of Season 1 with filmmaker Alicia J. Rose and the stars of the Portland made LGBTQ/Feminist comedy series that just topped Entertainment Weekly’s Must List!  ~ Saturday, June 11th at 8 pm ~ Clinton Street Theater

COüCH DOES JERRY!!!, Indie Film and Networking Event #4 ~ A night of chick flicks (films directed by women)! ~ Thursday, June 16th at 7pm ~ Bossanova Ballroom

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine ~ Directed by Michele Josue ~ Sunday, June 19th at 7 pm ~ Hollywood Theatre

POWFest Monthly ~ BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER directed by Jamie Babbit ~ Monday, June 27th at 7pm & 9pm ~ Clinton Street Theater

Directed By Women Global Events ~ Don’t live in Portland, but still want to celebrate women directed films? Check out the global community calendar at directedbywomen.com

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The Mission of POWFest

POWFest provides space where women can thrive as media makers. We accomplish this by putting strong, women-directed films on screen, growing the next generation of women filmmakers, and making it easier for women to make films.