Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival ~ December 2013 ~ Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the POWFest Team!
We are three months away from POWFest 2014 and things are ramping up dramatically behind the scenes! We’re excited to announce the programming line-up, our Guest of Honor, and launching some events new to POWFest in January!

Along with several Portland premieres of feature films and documentaries, we will have several short film blocks with themes like Quirky, Relationships, Animation & Experimental, and a Youth program to include films from our POWGirls program. We will present eye-opening international features and an amazing list of shorts, both narrative and documentary.

In keeping with our mission to support the next generation of women filmmakers, POWFest will debut POWGirls in 2014, a unique partnership program with Portland Community Media, specifically designed for high school-aged girls. Over the course of 48 hours–taking place during the 2014 POWFest–a group of selected girls will develop, produce, edit and present a film during the Youth Short program.

We will also be launching a Feedback service successfully beta-tested after last year’s festival. It will provide notes on films by narrative and documentary professionals with screener feedback. More information will be released in January.

The 7th Annual festival is set for March 6-9, 2014. We will see you there!

POWFest About Town

WIF Holiday Party ~ It was great to see so many people out at the WIF-PDX Holiday Party! Interested in becoming a member? Check out www.wifpdx.org for details.
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Volunteer Gathering ~ We had a great POWFest Volunteer Gathering on December 3rd! Thanks to everyone that was able to make it. Email info@powfest.com and sign up to volunteer for the 2014 festival!

Oregon Film Holiday Party ~ The Oregon Film Office has a new space and throws a great holiday party as well!

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The Punk Singer Screening at the Hollywood Theatre ~ It was great to host director Sini Anderson and musician Corin Tucker for a Q&A after the show!
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POWFest Sponsor Spotlight

zip car     ZipCar sponsors powfest!

Zipcar is back to support POWFest for a second year! We are so excited to deck out their cars with our cool magnets and transport all of our filmmaker guests around town!
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Zipcar is the largest community car-sharing network in the world, and with over 200 cars around Portland, Zipcar is your transportation solution! Zipcars are available 24 hours per day and are completely self-service. All you need is a membership and your gas and insurance is already covered! Whether you need to jump the shark or just across town, as a Zipcar member you’ve got wheels when you want them.

*This promo code is good until June 30, 2014, driving credit must be used within 60 days of driving.

Zipcar is a unique car rental program that is designed with you in mind. Thousands of cars available across the globe AND gas & insurance is included! Become a member now at www.zipcar.com and reserve a car for the day or by the hour ~ wheels when you want them!
Want to help POWFest grow?
-Ready to Volunteer? Contact info@powfest.com
-Ready to Sponsor the festival? Contact eliza@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.