OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER –POWGIRLS 2015 + VOLUNTEER EVENT + TONS OF FALL FILM EVENTS!

POWGirls 2015 registration is now open!

POWGirlsLogo_HiResPOWGirls is open to girls age 15-18 and will take place on Thursday/Friday evenings and all day Saturday/Sunday during the last weekend in January at MetroEast Community Media. Participants will produce a short film from scratch and will have the opportunity to attend POWFest as filmmakers in March! Application, fees, scholarship and registration information are now available – sign up here! If you are interested in becoming a POWGirl or have questions regarding this program, please contact [email protected]

In 2014, POWFest was able to launch POWGirls, a mentorship program for young women filmmakers. Over the course of three days–taking place during the 2014 POWFest–a group of selected girls developed, produced, edited and screened a film during the Youth Shorts program at the 2014 POWFest on Sunday March 9th. Watch the film here! and the Q&A here!

POWGirls is supported by:

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POWFest Volunteer Event at REEL Feminism Screening of A KNOCK OUT – Monday October 27th

Want to know more about POWFest and volunteer for the upcoming 2015 festival? Join POWFest staff for a screening of A KNOCK OUT at The Clinton Street Theater on Monday October 27th at 7pm. We will gather after the film at Dots to discuss the film and chat about the various ways you can help support the festival in the coming months. A sliding scale donation is appreciated with everything over $5 going directly to support the work of In Other Words Feminist Community Center and Bookstore!

In Other Words needs your help to keep their doors open! Check out how you can help by donating to their Indiegogo Campaign today!

 

2015 POWFEST IS SEEKING SPONSORS! – WE ARE HALF WAY TO OUR SPONSORSHIP GOAL BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

Over the past seven seasons POWFest has developed relationships with a variety of national and local sponsors –some that have been with us since our very first festival! We want to thank all of our current and returning sponsors for their support!

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Welcome to new sponsor- Canine Productions– we appreciate your support!

Welcome Back to our 2015 Sponsors: The Faerie Godmother Family FundNew Belgium BrewingZipcarThe Hotel DeLuxeREX.

Want to join the list of sponsors above? Check out our 2015 Sponsorship Kit for all the details!

 

OPPORTUNITIES & INTERESTING LINKS

-We’re looking forward to seeing the winners of Storytelling Parade, a filmmaking contest hosted by Story & Heart. Winning films will screen on November 17th in Portland.

Looking to license great footage for your next project? Check out Story & Heart where real stories live: license authentic narratives—discover sincere people, places, expressions, and experiences organized into beginnings, middles, and ends. By catering to the specific moments and emotions you need, we help you dig deeper: into the passion and heart of your story.

-ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL– Submission Deadline November 13th

WIF, Indiegogo, and the Black List Launch New Award for Young Female Filmmakers

Berlin Feminist Film Week – Submission Deadline December 31st

UPCOMING EVENTS

All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival – October 15-19, 2014

Reel Feminism presents A KNOCK OUT ~ Monday October 27th, 700pm at The Clinton Street Theater–POWFest Volunteer Event!
POWFest is happy to support Reel Feminism at The Clinton Street Theater! A film series highlighting movies directed by women and genderqueer individuals that have a feminist perspective or address feminist topics. Engaging, inspiring, sometimes difficult to watch, these films are followed by a facilitated audience discussion. Clear your calendar for the 4th Monday of every month at 7pm.

Siren Nation – November 1-12, 2014

NW Filmmakers Festival – November 7-15, 2014

Connect with POWFest
Please visit our Facebook Page to see photos and our Vimeo page for preview interviews with POWFest directors as well as a bunch of Q&A’s from past festivals.

Want to help POWFest grow?
-Ready to donate? Click Here!
-Ready to Volunteer? Contact [email protected]
-Ready to Sponsor the festival? Contact [email protected]
-Tell a friend about POWFest! Forward this newsletter and encourage them to join in!

The goal of POWFest is to eliminate the gender disparity that exists for women directors and to create opportunities for women throughout the film industry. The festival has featured accomplished directors, as well as dynamic young & up-and-coming directors, some from Portland´s burgeoning film industry. POWFest is dedicated to promoting and creating professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every discipline and skill-set/level. Beyond filmmaker participation, we are also dedicated to bringing to Portland programming that is thought-provoking and will engage the audience well beyond the theater.

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