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2008 Portland Women’s Film Festival: Call For Entries

By Mike Everleth ⋅ January 23, 2008

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again right now: Outside of NYC and L.A., I think Portland, OR has the most film festivals of any other U.S. city. Case in point: the Portland Women’s Film Festival, which will run May 15-18 at the historic Hollywood Theatre. And while this isn’t really an “underground” fest like I normally cover, I do like to support women’s efforts in filmmaking. So:

Regular Deadline:
Feb. 1

Fee: $25

Late Deadline:
Feb. 21

Fee: $30

There are restrictions to entering, though. Guess what? All submissions have to be either directed or at least co-directed by a woman. Although, outside of that, films can be of any genre and either be a short or a feature. Also, filmmakers under 19 years old can submit films for free.

The festival this year will also feature a retrospective of Allison Anders’ work and the director will be in attendance. And here’s the fest’s mission statement:

The mission of the Portland Women’s Film Festival is to showcase the very best contemporary international independent films made by women, promote and create opportunities for women working in all areas of the film industry, and educate members in the community through filmmaker panels and hands-on workshops.

For more info and submission guidelines, please visit the official POW site.