Win Tickets ($120): 2014 Portland Film Festival Opening Night Premieres & Red Carpet Party | “Sex Ed,” Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliot, Director Eli Roth & More!

We are giving away THREE pairs of tickets to Opening Night tickets to SEX ED (and after party) on August 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 22.

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From our sponsors:
Portland Film Festival2014 Portland Film Festival Opening Night
August 26, 2014
More info + tickets:

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

World Premieres and famous faces are coming to Portland for an end-of-summer movie blowout. The action starts with actors, directors, crews and our own creative crowd converging at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom & the Mission Theater for parties, screenings, dancing and networking on Opening Night, Tuesday, August 26.

Haley Joel Osment (the Sixth Sense), Abby Elliot (SNL), Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Chris Williams (Dodgeball), and Isaac Feder (Dir.) will be among the members of cast, crew, and film fans on the red carpet at the Crystal Ballroom to celebrate the world premiere of their new movie, Sex Ed. The film follows Eddie’s trials as he realizes that the students in his after school detention program need to know the truth about sex. He might not be the best teacher, though. He’s a virgin. Director Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) is also coming out for Opening Night, to see what the Portland film industry has to offer.

DJ Little Brother will provide the soundtrack and Hippoh Dance Project will perform before the screenings to start the party right as our guests enjoy a pre-film soiree. Opening shorts at the Crystal include Whisker (a man and his dog at a beard-growing contest) and Fletch (A Disc Golf legend’s epic journey). The world premiere of Sex Ed will be directly followed by a Q&A Session with cast and crew.

The festival is offering a second opening night feature film, Glena, at the Mission Theater a few blocks away, with pre-screening music by Adventure Galley. This documentary details the drama of a single mom from The Dalles, Oregon who gives her all for a shot at fame in mixed martial arts.

Opening Shorts at the Mission include Marooned (1950’s Earth—resources depleted, economic despair) and Punches & Pedicures (The small town of Defiance, Ohio is not as it seems).

When the films wrap up, party the night away with casts and crews in the extravagant atmosphere of the Crystal Ballroom. Dance, imbibe, and nibble your way among the beautiful people to give the first night of the Portland Film Festival a glamorous finish. Dress yourself up—whatever that means to you! This is Portland, after all. Music by Us Lights, Oh Darling, and DJ Little Brother.

The bash at the Crystal Ballroom is only the beginning a full week of everything film. You can view over 130 films—many of them Portland Premieres—plus workshops, parties, director talks, and three nights of free movies and music in Wallace Park and on the Waterfront.

Get your passes for this can’t-miss event online now at

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90 Responses to Win Tickets ($120): 2014 Portland Film Festival Opening Night Premieres & Red Carpet Party | “Sex Ed,” Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliot, Director Eli Roth & More!

  1. Aaron August 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    CCC, baby – creative crowd converging, that’s why! Plus it’s great to walk to the Crystal. Portland Film Festival is doing a great thing in town–missed opening night last year!!

  2. Michelle August 14, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    This would be such a fun event to go to! :-)

  3. Chris August 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Wow, awesome opportunity!

  4. Mark August 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    I luv movies!

  5. Shayler August 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Movie Festivals Rock!

  6. Adam August 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    It would be amazing to take part in such an amazing Portland film event. Sounds so exciting!

  7. Hanna August 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    I’m a huge Haley Joel Osment fan! The whole event sounds amazing and I would love to be a part of it!

  8. Molly August 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I love movies, but I am unable to afford seeing them in a theatre very often.

  9. allie August 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    I haven’t been to a film fest. Sounds great!

  10. Tanya August 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I would love to attend the Film Festival Opening Night and get some much needed cinematherapy! :)

  11. Danielle August 14, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Desperate to see this movie, would love to go!

  12. Alicia August 14, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Portland + Film Festival + Crystal Ballroom = Fun OverLoad! I want to be that Girl!!!!

  13. Dom August 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    The Director’s previous work is nice and raunchy! Should be a good flick!

  14. Lucy August 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    That film sounds fantastic, and I’d love to the after party.

  15. Danielle August 14, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Film festivals are always a blast

  16. Carolyn August 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Would love to see this.

  17. Arturo August 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Are you kidding!!!?? This would so sweet to attend!!!! Been to a few film festivals before and they are the best! would love to go!!!

  18. Arturo August 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Are you kidding!!!?? This would be so sweet to attend!!!! Been to a few film festivals before and they are the best! would love to go!!!

  19. Lauri August 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I would love to take my star struck daughter to this. She’s a straight A student; she has earned the red carpet opportunity.

  20. Jenny August 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    I’ve never been to this, but it looks like so much fun!!! Thanks :)

  21. Marco August 14, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    This piece of reel life pounds the real life available off screen.

  22. Teresa August 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

    This would be so cool to attend!

  23. Jeanne August 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Would LOVE to attend this event!

  24. Dorothy August 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    I love movies and this sounds awesome! I would love to be there!

  25. RC August 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    totally cool flicks

  26. steadystar August 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm #


  27. Brailes August 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    Film festivals rock and I’ve never been to Portland’s

  28. john Thomas August 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    i think this would be uber fun!

  29. Dave G. August 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Got a nephew who works in film, that I’d love to bring! Give him a day off!

  30. Chris August 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    We’ve always wanted to go to the film festival, and an after party…I have the perfect thing to wear!

  31. Brittany August 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Holy cow, someone found Haley Joel Osment!

  32. Tiffany D August 15, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    I’m new to Portland! The Film Festival actually starts the week after we move. It would be such an awesome first event to attend! :)

  33. Scott Weber August 15, 2014 at 2:40 am #

    I’m obstinate about abstinence. Hands down (or hands on), Sex Ed should be fun!

  34. Larry August 15, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    This would be the perfect way to attend my first film fest. I have a feeling I’d be hooked!

  35. Denise Martin August 15, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    I work social media for Dr. Phil and The Doctors for free. I would love a little free Hollywood love coming my way!

  36. Penny Ardissone August 15, 2014 at 7:57 am #

    Wow sounds like an amazing event! Would love to go! Thx PDX Pipeline!

  37. Ophelia August 15, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Because this sounds

  38. Leonard August 15, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    have never done pdx filmfest!

  39. Bianca August 15, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    My boyfriend is hot and the red carpet will be improved by his presence. Also he has never done something glamorous :)

  40. Emily B August 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to be a part of this event!

  41. Matt August 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I need to ask Haley Osment how he’s only three years younger than me and way more cool even though he doesn’t live in Portland. Also, I”m pretty sure Isaac Feder is the next big thing in movies but I need to do an autograph analysis to be sure…

  42. Bek August 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Why attending the 2014 Portland Film Festival Opening Night Premieres & Red Carpet Party would mean so much to me and my profession.

    I’m a Hair and Makeup artist in the Seattle / Portland area newer to the film scene finding it hard to network outside my “Day Job” at the amazing Opera. So… I’ve turned to some alternative methods for networking.This year I started volunteering my time working on short films, picking up low budget commercials, and attending the IMATS (International Make-up Artist Trade Show). I volunteered my time at the Seattle Film Fest working on the 48 Hour Film Project “Karma Gettin'” by Team Might Tripod (witch has won an award TBA next Thursday). And I’ve signed up to be a volunteer at the Portland Film Fest August 26th – September 2nd giving me the opportunity to attend THIS Awesome Red Carpet Premier. I since working on set and volunteering take away from most any sort of chit chat time I feel this event would be a fantastic setting to network, and enjoy my first Red Carpet experience.

    With all the best!

  43. S Barker August 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    This will be awesome event. I have only ever been to one other film festival in another city. Would love a chance to preview and discuss films…plus, the drinking, music, etc.

  44. Christopher Ames August 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    As a former screenwriter, you’ve brought a little of my old home Hollywood to my new home Portland. Huzzah!

  45. Paul August 16, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    I’m studied film and this would be great to learn from!

  46. Eric Ballew August 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    I want to go to this!

  47. Lynn August 17, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    What a cool event! They’re just combining everything, aren’t they? Definitely want to go!

  48. Ike August 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    It would be a damn good time.

  49. Adrian August 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    The Sex Ed movie sound like it would be a very funny movie to watch, and I absolutely love watching movies, I try to watch a movie every week, but I have yet to go to a film festival (other than the one that I was in in high school). And I would absolutely love to go!

  50. Catie August 18, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Pick me!!!!

  51. El Shecky August 18, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    Movies, festivities,beautiful people, what fun!

  52. Tom August 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    This looks great!

  53. Matt August 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    It’s my birthday, I would love to go to this, so much fun!!

  54. Cory August 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    I heard the movie is great and would love to mingle with the stars!

  55. Stephanie August 18, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    Love the Portland film fest, an amazing line up this year

  56. Lori August 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Huge movie buff and have never one anything on PDX Pipeline. This would be the ultimate!

    • Lori August 19, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

      Won anything…

  57. Austyne August 20, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    I’ve never been to a film festival in Portland! I wanna goooo!!!

  58. Georgia August 20, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    Eli Roth!! That’s why!

  59. MARK FIELDS August 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    That would be SO AWESOME!!! <3 <3 ,3

  60. Nancy August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    This would be so much fun! Great movies, great people, great parties~!!

  61. Paul August 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Being a life-long Haley Joel Osment fan, this would literally be a dream come true. I have followed this man for over ten years and we have never met in person. I never plan to. I will watch him from the shadows and through minute study and scientific deductive skills I shall discover from what wellsprings “HJO” draws his power from and steal it for myself. This is merely another piece of the puzzle…

  62. Furious_Monk August 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    I need to go to this, because I have to beat up Jason Momoa. I’ve always wanted to. This might be my only opportunity. Please let me go beat him up. Thanks.

  63. birdonit August 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    I could probably use a little brushing up on my sex ed.

  64. Erin August 21, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE film festival! this one looks really funny! please pick me!!

  65. Victoria Gantz August 21, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    What ever will I wear to opening night?!

  66. Frank Byers August 21, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    Because we love film.

  67. Erica August 21, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    I would love movies and I love Eli Roth! I would love to go to this premier and pretend to be one of the stars!

  68. Ren Walker August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    OMG. Eli Roth? Count me in!!!

  69. Jeanne August 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    I’ve never been to a film festival, would love to experience this in Portland! Please pick me….xoxo

  70. panda August 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    pay it forward man

  71. Scott August 21, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  72. Joe August 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    I am a huge movie nut and would love to attend – cheers!

  73. Hunter M August 22, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    I do not live in Portland, so events like this always seem so out-of-reach. Mr. Osment and Mr. Roth are huge inspirations to me, I am very happy that they are able to attend. Also I try to support every Oregon/PNW-based film fest; what could be better than going to one in the City of Roses?

  74. Kacy Cullen August 22, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    Eli Roth’s ideas about Sexual Education. Grown up Haley Joel Osmet. Hollywood glamour Portland-style. Movie Shorts. Yes please!!!

  75. Lauri August 22, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    My daughter loves everything famous (as many 15 year olds do) so I would love to take her to this event. This mom loves her teen!

  76. Brendan White August 22, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    This contest is prejudice against people with terrible math skills!!

  77. Mark August 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    I like movies!

  78. David August 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    Haley yeah I wanna go!

  79. Ebonee August 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I love films! Pick me!!!

  80. Jennifer August 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    To an attend a Film Festival Premier is on my bucket list!

  81. Jennifer August 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    I would love to be apart of this and write about the experience.

  82. Red_Scarf August 23, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    My cousin is an adult man, who still lives at home and believes in Santa. He has a beard and his family always tells him to shave. He can’t read. Two years ago, he asked me what had happened when a woman touched his penis and something came out of it. At 26, he’d never had Sex Ed. So, I gave him the run-down. This needs to either come around as me winning these tickets or waking up as Haley Joel Osment.

  83. Audrey August 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Sounds like a good time

  84. Andrew Goss August 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    This is a winning comment.

  85. Ryan August 24, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    i wanna see the flashing lights

  86. Bella August 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    This is the perfect excuse to go overboard with the bling.

  87. sara August 25, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    This sounds amazing! I’d love to go!

  88. Jessie August 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    This would be the best date night ever!

  89. Brandon August 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

    Here with my friend from Japan and her first time visiting America, this would be an awesome treat!

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