We are giving away a pair of festival passes to POW Festival @ Hollywood Theatre on March 3-6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 29.
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POW Film Festival
March 3-6, 2016
$9-$20 Individual Tickets / $60 Festival Pass
More info: powfest.com
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) is pleased to announce programming highlights of our upcoming festival, which is scheduled to take place March 3-6, 2016 at The Hollywood Theatre. Tickets are $9-$20 individual / $60 festival pass for premium access to most festival activities.
In its 9th consecutive year, POWFest continues to be the only film festival in Portland exclusively placing a spotlight on women directors with a goal to eliminate the gender disparity that exists for women working in the film industry. Dedicated to creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every discipline and skill level, each year our festival seeks to showcase the work of women directors from around the globe while strengthening the community of women making films; encouraging the next generation of female filmmakers.
And we are mentoring that next generation! POWFest and MetroEast Community Media partnered to host POWGirls filmmaking workshops for girls aged 15-19, which encourages creativity, demonstrates the power of storytelling, and give girls the chance to explore opportunities as future filmmakers while becoming savvy in technology and media production. In each workshop, a group of girls conceive, write, film and edit their films – SIX films will make their festival premiere at the 2016 POWFest: BUDDING ROMANCE, WILT, STICKS & STONES, EAR BUDS and two promo pieces created by the Advanced POWGirls for The Portland Kitchen.
Participants hail from Portland Metro area high schools as well as Lake Oswego, Battle Ground, WA and Silverton, Or. In addition to incorporating the voices of this next generation of young filmmakers into the festival, POWFest programmers once again have curated a compelling line up of thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining films for 2016. From local and international features and shorts, to narrative and documentary, and even the innovative and endearing, this year’s line up includes short film blocks with themes like Quirky, Dark Tales, Documentary Showcase, Aging Gracefully, and our Young Directors program, which appeal to broad audiences with their humor, integrity, fun and societal themes. A total of nearly 50 selections will screen over a period of 4 days.
POWFest is also pleased to announce this year’s guest of honor, award-winning director and women’s equality advocate, Catherine Hardwicke, who will be in attendance throughout the festival.
Hardwicke’s direction of the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling novel, Twilight, launched the worldwide blockbuster franchise — The Twilight Saga — and earned nearly $400 million at the worldwide box office, making her one of the most commercially successful women film directors. In addition to her impressive filmography, her willingness to be vocal in the ACLU and Equal Opportunity Commission’s investigation of gender bias and pay disparity in the entertainment industry made her the standout woman to honor at this year’s festival.