Win Tickets: Portland HDFEST – Portland Film Festival @ Living Room Theaters

The HDFest Film festival is next week and we are giving out a pair of tickets for each night. To win, comment on this post below why you would like to attend. IMPORTANT: Comment which show you would like to attend as well (descriptions below). Winners will be drawn and emailed on Monday, December 3rd @ noon.

  • Monday December 6th, The Beginner  (7:15pm-9pm)
  • Tuesday December 7th, Documentary Expedition Inspiration  (7:15pm-9pm)
  • Wednesday December 8th, HD Comedy Shorts (9:30pm-11pm)
  • Thursday December 9th, High-Definitions Shorts: Films from Around the World (9:30pm-11pm)

From our sponsors at HDFEST:
Win Tickets: Portland HDFEST - Portland Film Festival @ Living Room TheatersHDFEST Portland
December 6th-9th, 2010
Living Room Theaters
341 SW 10th Avenue
Screenings: 4:50pm, 7:15pm, 9:30pm

HDFEST was founded in 2000 and will be holding its inaugural Portland event this year. Past events have take place in New York, Los Angeles, London, Helsinki, Chicago, Paris, Sydney, and Seoul. Festival Director Issac Alexander discussed the choice of the Living Room Theaters for this year’s festival event, “Living Room Theaters was the first all-digital and only-digital theater in the country. As a result, we feel it is the perfect fit for this year’s high-def screenings.”

One of HDFEST’s key goals is to encourage independent high-definition filmmaking and enthusiasm for digital cinema. All films in the festival were shot exclusively on High-Definition cameras and are screened in HD resolution. Numerous filmmakers will be in attendance at the Portland film festival to discuss their work.

HDFEST Festival presentations over the 4-day festival will include HD short films, feature narrative films, documentaries, animations, music videos, and experimental films. Many films will be making their North American Premiere or West Coast Premieres. Almost all of the films in the HDFEST Portland line-up will be making their HD Festival Premiere, meaning they have never before been presented in high-definition resolution.

Feature Film Screenings

Amongst the feature films screening this year include the opening night presentation of The Beginner Directed by Ben Coccio. Coccio’s 2003 film Zero Day was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and he was named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s “upcoming directors to watch.” The closing night presentation will be the feature film The Presence, written and directed by Tom Provost, and starring Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino, Shane West (A Walk to Remember), and Justin Kirk (Weeds). The Presence, which was shot entirely in Mt. Hood, Oregon was produced by Tom Rice and executive produced by Dan Myrick, creator and director of The Blair Witch Project. Also screening is Not Dead Yet, written and produced by Portland area filmmaker Susan Hess Logeais and directed by Sam Hull.

Short Film Screenings

High-Definition short films screening sequences include “Animation and Music Videos,” “Exploring the Imagination,” “Films from Around the World,” “High-Definition Comedies,” and “Documentary Shorts.” Amongst the short films screening at HDFEST Portland are Quality Time directed by James Redford and starring Jason Patric, the Australian short film Miracle Fish, which was nominated for an Academy Award, and The Macabre World of Lavender Williams a story about a young girl who sets off on a journey to find her father protected by a lovable zombie dog voiced by Christopher Lloyd. Films in the shorts showcases directed by local Portland area filmmakers including Salt and Silicone directed by Warren Pereira, and Benji & Mitzi directed by David Cohen.

Documentary Feature Film Screenings

Feature documentary films screening at HDFEST Portland include Cangleska Wakan (The Sacred Hoop). This documentary addresses the Sioux concept of the Sacred Hoop, which advocates that everything in the universe is interrelated. This subject is explored through the voices of various contributors on Indian Reservations in South Dakota. Other documentaries include Violin Masters: The Gentlemen of Cremona narrated by Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-man 2) and Expedition Inspiration, the story of a non profit organization that takes breast cancer survivors into the mountains after their treatment.

A complete list of HDFEST Portland film festival screenings and events December 6th-9th can be found at The Living Room Theaters is located at 341 SW 10th Avenue in Portland Oregon.

Tickets are $9 per screening and are available through the festival website and at the box office at Living Room Theaters. Please contact [email protected] for more information about the festival.

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53 Responses to Win Tickets: Portland HDFEST – Portland Film Festival @ Living Room Theaters

  1. Wendy Henson November 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    I used to participate in the Doubletake Documentary Film Festival and Flicker when I lived in Durham, NC. Have been missing film festivals and this one looks like a winner!

  2. megan November 30, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    My d-bag boss eliminated holiday bonuses this year, so I don’t have the money to do fun things like this :( Tickets for Wednesday or Thursday would be super duper!

  3. Lisa November 30, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow, what a great event! I want to go…please pick me!!!

  4. Jocey November 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    I would be thrilled to view the screening of Expedition Inspiration on Tuesday night.
    On Monday, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m seeking inspiration on how to best encourage and motivate her to expand her boundaries during her treatment, recovery and for the rest of her life, and to engage my father and sister to do the same. Undoubtedly, this video will provide much insight into the struggle and triumph over breast cancer.
    Thanks for the opportunity, Pipeline.

  5. Brian November 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    I’d love to win the tickets to the comedy shorts screening. Perfect timing to have some laughs and relaxation after I’m done with all my finals for this quarter.

  6. jon November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Wow. Cool event. Didn’t really know of it, love the Living Room though. Have been on a documentary kick lately, would love to check this out.

  7. Traicy November 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    i havent had a date night with my husband in a while and this would be the perfect thing to remedy it!!
    I would like a monday or wednesday ticket.
    thanks :)

  8. Mich November 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    Sounds tantalizing!

  9. Noa November 30, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Please help me win
    I am a poor Multimedia Student and this will be a great learning experience!

  10. Katheryne November 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    We would love to be able to attend on Wednesday or Thursday. Help a couple out!

  11. John Unsicker November 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    I’d love to see The Beginner. This story sounds exactly like the perspective I need after I’ve been in a similar place as this character. I’m just now getting on top of life after having lived with no direction for the past 5 years. (It is with out a doubt the hardest thing to do, to start making decisions after years of living where ever the wind blows you)
    I’ve also loved watching 35mm films and seeing the difference technology has played in film making. I’m extremely excited to see what amazing footage has been captured by the unique minds in the indie film industry.

  12. CB December 1, 2010 at 12:22 am #

    Ahh I need comedy to lighten these dreary days. Would love to see some shorts to and best when they are together. lol Dec 8th please

  13. shannon December 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    I would love tickets to Films From Around the World on Thursday, December 9th. Frog in the Well looks beautiful.

  14. Sarah December 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    I’ve been looking forward to the HDFest for months now! I’m totally stoked to attend, and winning free tix would make my entire month x 100! Would make a perfect night out on the town! Thank you!

    • Sarah December 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

      I would like to attend this night: Tuesday December 7th, Documentary Expedition Inspiration (7:15pm-9pm) Thank you!

  15. Hayley December 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I would loveeeee to go! I volunteered at a Film Festival in Eugene & loved every minute of it. It would be a fantastic Christmas Present!

  16. Soco December 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Would like to attend the Thursday, High Def Shorts. Can’t wait to see the talent from around the world. thanks

  17. Emily Willard December 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I’d love to win the tickets to the comedy shorts screening. Perfect timing to have some laughs and relaxation after a long hard work week. Dec 8th please!

  18. Stephanie Stone December 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    Any of the nights would be great, but I think the 8th would work best for me. Thanks for this opportunity!

  19. chris December 2, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    I love movies but have never been to a film festival. I hope I win tickets

    • chris December 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

      and any of the nights/shows would work for me

  20. melissamagic December 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    I love going out to the movies, especially the COMFY ones! I really want to see the Comedy shorts, because I think that’s going to be the best part of the HD fest! I really could use a pick me up and this is just the thing for me! I haven’t been to a movie at a theater in about a year- it’s expensive, what can I say!?

  21. Katie December 2, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Movies are fun! Hey, you know what, I even used to be a volunteer for film festival marketing! Send me to any of the shows, my new roommate and I will love it!

  22. Eri Suzuki December 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    I love LRT sooo much…almost as much as I love PDX Pipeline! Yayaya!!

    • Eri Suzuki December 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

      Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Sorry…

  23. Hilary A December 2, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    I would love to win tickets for the Wednesday night screening of “Not Dead Yet”. The director Sam Hull has an incredibly impressive and diverse curriculum vitae of talent. Also, I sound like a loose composite of the three integral female characters of the story…post 40, approaching empty-nest, daughter of a hyper-critical mother, and returning focus on my own creative energies. Indeed, I am far from dead yet, but fascinated by the story-line and production values of this film.

  24. Angela December 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    I would love to get back into action since having 3 wee ones…my time has been occupied. Stimulation on a different turf.

  25. Tonia December 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    Need to experience the Living Room! Have not done so, sounds like GREAT fun! PLEEEEEEZE.

  26. Kelly December 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

    I LOVE Film Festivals and I LOVE Free things…
    and now for the SOB story. OK so my SOB boss hasn’t paid me for over a month and if his big project in PA fails, which it very well might, then the company fails and nobody gets paid for all the hard work over the last month and this month too, so I’m looking for fun free things and the comedy shorts would be a perfect break from work and night school and the UnReality shows on TV. Thanks for the FREE tickets in the past and hope to join you all Wednesday night at the movies:)

  27. heather December 2, 2010 at 11:49 pm #

    Thursday Dec 9th
    oh these look good and I really want to see the wiffle ball film

  28. tom December 3, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    i like hd. l like fests. i like comedy. and i like shorts.

    i’d love to go to the show on:
    Wednesday December 8th, HD Comedy Shorts


  29. Jenny December 3, 2010 at 6:39 am #

    The sacred hoop documentary sounds awesome as does the one about Cremona, The 7th would work fine for me!

  30. Susan Damato December 3, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    please enter me for The Beginner on Monday at 7:15. it looks hilarious from the trailer!

  31. ayarcy December 3, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    i’d love to see tuesday, wednesday or thursdays shows. i just got off house arrest and am ready to make a splash!

  32. Marisa December 3, 2010 at 9:05 am #

    I’d love to see The Beginner on Monday! I’m at the intro level for everything, so this fits me.

  33. valorieb December 3, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    nothing says holiday season like some good story telling shared with community and friends! living room theatre rocks

  34. Ronnie Vance Thornley III December 3, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    I have never been to a film festival. I would love to see a documentary, I enjoy learning about different perspectives.

  35. Lora Danielson December 3, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    I am coming down to Portland from Tacoma for my BIRTHDAY week, and I would LOVE to attend either the 6th or 7th’s evening’s shows!! Happy, happy birthday to ME!!! :)

  36. Matt December 3, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    pick me

  37. David Alexander December 3, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    I would love to win tickets to the HD festival. Just lost my job and need some distraction over the holidays and I love films and film making.

  38. Kimberly December 3, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    The shorts from around the world on Thursday sound awesome! Would love to go, and the later showtime fits my schedule best

  39. Danielle December 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    HD Shorts “Films From Around The World” would be ABSOLUTELY amazing to attend – Never been to a film festival, and really looking forward to the opportunity. The different shorts all look wonderful, though I am most enthrawled with “The Birthday Circle” and “Losing the Plot”.

  40. Jim W December 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    I wanna go because the living room is THE SHIZZ.

    but spendy.

  41. Jim W December 3, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    oh, and i’d like to go for the comedy shorts because life needs laughing right now!

  42. Melody December 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Tuesday night sounds amazing. I would love it. I do not have an incredible story or reason, I am just a mivue buff and would love to go!

  43. dutchgirl640 December 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Hey PDX! I’d love to experience another film festival and in HD! What a treat!! I’d love to see the 7:15 pm showing on Monday the 6th. Pick me?!?!

  44. Mina December 4, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Pick me coz I luv dox – Tues night !

  45. Lavelle Cavender December 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Taking my 11yo and 15yo budding filmmakers down to an early show and so excited they get to see and hear the producer(s)!! Wonderful fun for us all! Thanks for hosting this event!

  46. James Dalton December 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm #

    I love this idea of HD screening coming to Portland. Thursday would be the one I like to see. It’s always interesting to see other countries perspectives.

  47. sean December 6, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    I’d love to go to Tuesdays show because I love documentaries. Simple as that.

  48. allyson December 8, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    This would change my life….seriously

  49. Elizabeth December 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I would like to win because all I do is work and I never go out anywhere. I am not very adventurous, except to places that I have already been.

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