Ready for 2017?! Submissions for next year’s season open on May 1st!

Its that time again!!  Submissions for POWFest open on May 1st in both Withoutabox and FilmFreeway!

POWFest is open to all genres and lengths of films. The only rules: it must have been directed or co-directed by a woman and have been completed in the past 2 years.

Stay tuned for more details on deadlines and submission fees! In the meantime, check out the video below to see what Michelle Dyer, Director of VAGINA BUG, and DP Kristin MacCary had to say about their experience at the festival!

#MyPOWerIsMyStory: A shout out to the POWGirls’ silent movie skills!

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Over spring break the POWGirls made TWO MORE MOVIES!  The challenge this time: make a silent movie in a week! Even though this was the first time any of the girls had tried out this historical style, they knocked it out of the park! The two newest POWGirls films will be submitted to the International Youth Silent Film Festival, which takes place in May and will make their POWFest premiere later that month at POWFest Monthly!

You can check out all of the other POWGirls movies on Vimeo!

POWGirls Summer Workshops – Spots are still open!

If you know a girl, aged 15-19, who wants to take part in a POWGirls workshop, she still has time to sign up for the Summer Sessions!  Click here for more details and to sign up!

Missing POWFest Already?! Don’t worry!  You have a second chance to enjoy POWFest’s QUIRKY SHORTS! Relive the magic or see it for the first time on April 25th!Anna in Fridge

Join us for a unique, fun, innovative, surprising and delicious films. Lingering exes, science experiments gone awry and a few big sneezes–this whimsical collection of short films are sure to delight audiences.

Tickets are available for a sliding scale of $5-$10 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Attendees who purchase a ticket will be entered into a drawing for a POWFest Membership!

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Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

POWFest Monthly ~ Encore presentation of POWFest’s Quirky Shorts!

Oregon Doc Camp ~ May 12th – 15th at Silver Falls Conference Center, in Sublimity,OR For more information and to apply visit the website:

Rock N Roll Mamas ~ Directed by Jackie Weissman ~ April 30th at 4 pm ~ Clinton Street Theater

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The Mission of POWFest

In recognition of the power of women’s voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.

POWFest’s overarching goal is to increase the number of women in leadership roles in media by providing resources, education and visibility.