Upcoming Events

WIFlogo_ColorWIF-PDX Holiday Party ~ Thursday November 20th, 6-930pm at The Sentinel Hotel

WIF-PDX’s biggest event of the year is the festive holiday party where members and non-members can meet and reconnect with fellow Portland film & media professionals. Put on your red dress, blue suede shoes or whatever says “glam” to you – and don’t forget business cards. This isn’t just a holiday soiree, it’s a fun networking event!
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REEL Feminism presents ~ LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101~ Monday November 24th, 7pm
From Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum, chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris and the role that she has played in Native and mainstream America history since the 1960s. In this new verite style documentary, Brannum, the great niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities and train emerging Native leaders around the world. MORE INFO HERE

Great movies & awesome discussions! Come to Reel Feminism at Clinton Street Theater on the 4th Monday of the month! Tickets are sliding scale $5-$10 with anything over $5 going to support POWFest!


POWGirlsLogo_HiResSpaces still available for POWGirls 2015!
POWGirls is open to girls age 15-18 and will take place on Thursday/Friday evenings and all day Saturday/Sunday during the last weekend in January. Participants will produce a short film from scratch and will have the opportunity to attend POWFest as filmmakers in March! Application, fees, scholarship and registration information are now available – sign up here! If you are interested in becoming a POWGirl or have questions regarding this program, please contact


Support Women’s Voices and Youth Empowerment! Check out our 2015 Sponsorship Kit for all the details!

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!

Celebrating our 2015 Sponsors: The Faerie Godmother Family FundNew Belgium BrewingZipcarThe Hotel DeLuxeREX, Whole Foods, Canine Productions, MetroEast Community MediaLUNA.

Connect with POWFest
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?
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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.