Win Tickets ($120): POW Festival @ Hollywood Theatre | Film Festival Spotlights Female Directors

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 2016POW Film Festival
March 3-6, 2016
$9-$20 Individual Tickets / $60 Festival Pass
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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.

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40 Responses to Win Tickets ($120): POW Festival @ Hollywood Theatre | Film Festival Spotlights Female Directors

  1. Jack February 17, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  2. Diana February 18, 2016 at 5:27 am #

    Ahh this would be THE best birthday present. I just got into film and directing and I’d love to learn more about other women directors.

  3. Melanie February 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    I’d love to go!

    • Lisa February 19, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      I’m a cinematography junkie .. I admit I love to just look at it it would be upsetting if this event didn’t happen but great its all opportunity

  4. Melanie February 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    Please pick me!

  5. Brad February 18, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    I love women and I love movies! and pizza… and beer!

  6. molli vandehey February 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    oh my gosh, i have been hearing about this and REALLY want to go…..

  7. Brett N February 18, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Love film festivals!

  8. Tristan February 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    I’m a filmmaker and actually working on my first full feature documentary. I am a huge fan of women being applauded for their incredible work and would love to attend this with my fiance. Not to mention Catherine Hardwicke will be there and I thought her film THIRTEEN was exceptional…not to mention TWILIGHT! :)

  9. karl jacobson February 18, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    Yes, please and thank you!

  10. Adrienne February 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    Would love to see this. Thank you.

  11. Wayne February 18, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    I’d love to attend and do all I can to encourage and support women directors.

  12. Tina February 18, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    What a great way to show my teen daughter the power of women.

  13. panda February 19, 2016 at 1:37 am #

    [first lines]
    Tracy: Hit me. I’m serious, I can’t feel anything, hit me! Again, do it harder! I can’t feel anything, this is so awesome!

    because thirteen

  14. Angie Kopshy February 19, 2016 at 7:15 am #

    I’m so impressed and proud of all the women working to educate the community and empower more females to dream big while empowering the entire community to presume competence!

  15. Mikey B February 19, 2016 at 7:57 am #

    I love movies.

  16. Rose Mignano February 19, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    My birthday weekend! I’d love to do this with my girlfriends!

  17. Sam February 19, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Oh, this would be super exciting. It’d be great to see some of the works of the newer young directors, but hearing from Hardwicke would also be fantastic. I know a certain someone that would just die at the chance to go to the whole thing with me. It would be a perfect surprise!

  18. Ditty Nicolaides February 19, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    I’m a woman! Yes!

  19. david February 19, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    pow(er) indeed!

  20. sara February 19, 2016 at 2:03 pm #

    so in

  21. Jenn February 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    This would be amazing!

  22. Frank Byers February 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Sounds like a good place to meet women.

  23. Audrey February 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    So nice that this exists!

  24. Kel February 22, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    Yaaaas I would love to experience this

    Unfortunately the cost of things often deters my ability to partake so this would be great!

  25. Jenn~ February 23, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Sounds FaNtaSTic! I would love to attend!~

  26. Will February 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    glad something like this exists!

  27. lauren scher February 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  28. Lynn Elsdon February 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    I would love to see and be part of this festival. Please pick me? Lights,….camera,…action!

  29. Kimber February 25, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    This would be a fabulous way to spend my birthday! :)

  30. panda February 26, 2016 at 1:32 am #

    cant believe i havent attended pow yet, shame on me

  31. Jenn February 26, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    WOMEN! yes.

  32. Chris February 26, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Pick me! This is going to be a fantastic event!

  33. Christie Quinn February 26, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    Pick me! What a fun event!

  34. James February 27, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity to go to this important event. For too long woman have been under appreciated for their contribution to the industry.

  35. molli vandehey February 29, 2016 at 7:18 am #

    this looks really great. women have a reaally special perspective to add, and i’d love to see this.

  36. jaime panaia February 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    Am I too late? I’d like to win because I have 2 lovely ladies coming to town this weekend and this sounds like a GREAT activity. Another bonus is that I’ll also get to show them the fabulous Hollywood Theater!

  37. John Brown February 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  38. lynn daly March 3, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    Are you kidding! I would love to do this!!! Sounds awesome!

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