June 2015 NEWSLETTER – BIG Deadlines & Summer Fun!

POWMonthly June Screening ~ Monday June 22nd ~ BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER

In celebration of PRIDE Month, POWFest presents two special screenings of BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her strait-laced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Watch Trailer

Two screenings will take place on Monday June 22nd, at 7pm and 9pm at The Clinton Street Theater. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5-$10. Any amount over $5 will go directly to support the Equalize (equalizeit.com) and the work of POWFest. Tickets are available online here and at the Clinton Street boxoffice the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:30pm and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Attendees will also be entered into a drawing for a POWFest Membership!

Earlybird Submission Deadline is Friday June 19th!

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POWFest is accepting submissions for the 2016 festival! The ninth annual festival will take place March 3 – 6, 2016 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland. The regular deadline for entries is Friday, August 14th and the earlybird deadline is THIS FRIDAY June 19th!

In addition to the annual festival, filmmakers have the opportunity to be selected for our POWMonthly screening series, which extends our ability to bring women’s voices to the Portland film scene throughout the year.

Films must be directed or co-directed by women and can be of any length, style, or genre. Detailed information about submitting films can be found on our submissions page.

Only a few spots left for POWGirls Summer Sessions!

POWGirls15_4POWGirls summer workshop registration is open! We will offer an Intro to Filmmaking and an Advanced Workshop to girls 15-19 who are interested in becoming media-makers. Spread the word and sign up HERE! 

POWGirls, is an unique filmmaking workshop for girls. Our mission is to help girls realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future media-makers. We want to encourage girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in media industries. We want to foster the POWER of WOMEN in MEDIA.

Check out the awesome features on POWGirls in The Portland Mercury and Willamette Week.
If you have questions or would like to Sponsor a POWGirl, please contact Education Manager Barb Myers at [email protected] or 503.314.9902.

Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

POWMonthly ~ Monday June 22nd, 7pm ~ BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER ~ The Clinton Street Theater
WIF-PDX June Meet-up ~ Tuesday June 23rd, 6pm ~ Vie de Boheme

Want to help POWFest grow?
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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.