Final Deadlines Coming Up!

Did you know that only 5% of directors are women?! That makes you extra special in our book and someone worthy of being celebrated!

Our final deadlines are coming up this month! The late deadline ends on September 2nd, and the last chance to submit a film is on September 16th!

Don’t miss out on being a part of this great festival!

You don’t have to take our word for it though, check out this interview with Juliana Lukasik, director of the short animated PSA 5% WTF?! and visit her website for more information about her work:


POWGirls Music Video Workshop ~ October 21-23rd!

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Have you ever wanted to make a music video?Check out this fun workshop for POWGirls coming up October 21-23rd at Portland Community Media. Learn audio and video production along with studio lighting, green screen and digital editing!

Friday October 21: 5-8pm
Saturday October 22: 10am-5pm
Sunday October 23: 10am-5pm

Workshop is limited to 12 participants ~ Sign up here!


POWFest Monthly Presents a Narrative Showcase on September 26th!


This is our final shorts showcase of the season! Don’t miss out!  Films include:

Black and Blue ~ Directed by Ciara “Cc” Allen
The Months American ~ Directed by Sofia Due Rosenzweig
The Youth ~ Directed by Dehanza Rogers
Bury Me in the Backyard ~ Directed by Ida Thomasdotter
Treasure ~ Directed by Victoria Yakubov
Last Night in Edinburgh ~ Directed by Bita Shafipour
Amishi ~ Directed by Malinda Kaur
Weekday Love ~ Directed by Gina Marie Kelly

Monday September 26th
Screening at 7pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
The Clinton Street Theater
For more information about the films visit:

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Tickets available at the door for a sliding scale of $5-$10 at the door. Proceeds go to support POWFest’s work supporting women filmmakers of all ages. For more details about POWFest please visit

No one turned away due to lack of funds.

All paying attendees will be entered into a drawing for fun prize packs courtesy of our sponsor New Belgium Brewing!

POWFest Monthly is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing and Hotel deLuxe.

Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

2016 Best of the NW Animation Festival – Thursday September 7th @ 7pm

OMPA Governor Event ~ Wednesday, September 14th @ 7-9 pm

WIF PDX Meetup ~ Thursday, September 15th @ 6:30 pm at NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium. This month includes a screening of films directed by members of Women in Film Portland!

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me ~ Directed by Chiemi Karasawa ~ Thursday, September 22nd @ 7 pm ~ Hollywood Theatre

POWFest Monthly ~ NARRATIVE SHOWCASE ~ Monday, September 26th @ 7pm ~ 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

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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.