Hollywood Marquis 7th annual power of women festival2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES – EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS FRIDAY JUNE 20TH!

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. The regular deadline for entries is Friday, August 15, 2014. 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.



OBVIOUS CHILD Director, Gillian Robespierre, at the 2010 POWFest

Special FREE screening of OBVIOUS CHILD

POWFest is excited to support a special FREE screening of Gillian Robespierre’s new film–OBVIOUS CHILD which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Gillian’s short film (of the same name) screened at the 2010 POWFest and we are excited to see the feature. Sign up to get your ticket today and we will see you at the show!

Thursday, June 12th
Regal Bridgeport 18 (Tigard)
GOFOBO LINK: www.gofobo.com/rsvp

Tuesday, June 17th
Regal Bridgeport 18 (Tigard)
GOFOBO LINK: www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Join POWFest Representatives at Twigs Bistro & Bar for a no-host gathering after this screening to discuss the film and and to learn more about POWFest!


2014 WIF-PDX Women’s Vision Grant ~ Applications due August 31, 2014

-NW Filmmakers Festival Call-For-Entries!

-Interested in becoming a screener for the upcoming 2015 POWFest? Please contact christine@powfest.com for details!

Upcoming Events

-22nd Annual Jewish Film Festival ~ June 15-29th

-8th Annual Risk/Rewards Festival ~ June 20-23rd

July WIF-PDX Meet-up ~ July 2, 2014

-Screening of HONOR DIARIES ~ July 9, 2014 ~at the Hollywood Theatre
Purchase your tickets by June 29th! http://www.tugg.com/events/9551

2014 OMPA Classic ~ July 11, 2014

2nd Annual Portland Film Festival ~ August 26th-September 1st ,

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.