Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

6th Annual  —  March 07, 2013 to March 10, 2013

POWfest

 

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

POWFest empowers 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.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Mission
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.

POWFest empowers 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.

The Goals
The goal of POWFest is to shift the world of women in film, one film at a time. Although the festival´s contributors include Oscar winners and Hollywood heavy hitters, special attention is also paid to dynamic young filmmakers and outstanding local talent in Portland´s burgeoning film industry. To that end, we are dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every 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 has the opportunity to connect films to local and national organizations that are dedicated to that particular film’s subject matter, enhancing the audience’s experience of the film and contributing to community building and social activism.

POWFest has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers as well as such accomplished Directors as Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling and Barbara Kopple. The 4-day festival, scheduled for March 7-10, 2013 will feature 45-50 films offering attendees a variety of narrative and documentary programming from a women’s perspective. The experience is enhanced by filmmaker participation in post-screening Q&As & panels.

POWFest is produced by Sour Apple Productions in partnership with The Hollywood Theatre.

ORGANIZERS
Chris Medinger ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Jen Wechsler ; Lauren Pollock ; Lauren Pollock ; Lauren Pollock (Operations Manager) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director) ; Tara Johnson-Medinger (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submission Guidelines:

*Films and videos of any length or genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, young filmmakers are accepted by POWFest.

*Submissions must be directed or co-directed by a woman.

*POWFest accepts pieces completed at any time. No works in progress.

*A separate entry form and fee is required with each submission.

*Preview formats: DVD coded for region 1 or 0.

*Non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

*In order for entry materials to be returned submission must include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.

*It is unnecessary to send your DVD in a jewel case. Any additional packaging will only be discarded/recycled.

Submission Materials:

*DVD, Region 1 or 0.

*If sending a check, make payable to PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL.

*There is a $40 US fee for any check returned due to insufficient funds.

*Please do NOT send you submission in a fiber-filled envelope.

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