Fall is upon us and we are loving it!  Won’t you join us for some frightfully fun times this month?

Introducing POWParties!

PPTYWant to help out POWFest and entertain your friends in the convenience of your own home? Sign up to be a POWParty Host! You don’t even need to be in Portland to participate! Learn more by visiting the: powfest.com/powparty/



POWMonthly October

Ever wonder if there are any women-directed horror flicks?? This is your lucky day! POWMonthly brings you a special screening of PET SEMATARY, directed by the incomparable Mary Lambert!

The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed’s neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too.

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $5-$10 at the door.

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

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SAVE THE DATE for the POWGirls Premiere Party on November 1st!

POWGirlsLogo_HiResSee all the amazing movies that POWGirls produced and support future women media makers!

Sunday November 1, 2015
Doors open at 12:30 pm; show starts at 1:00 pm

The Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

Free for POWGirls and their families
Tickets available at the door for $5-$20 suggested donation
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, just lack of space!
Concessions will be available for purchase.

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ICYMI: Media Herstory in the Making!

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We are so excited about the 2015 Emmys! Congratulations to all the women who were nominated, and especially the winners!

In case you missed it, check out this powerful acceptance speech from Viola Davis, the first woman of color to win the award for Best Actress in a Drama!


Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

WIF-PDX October Meet-up ~ Wednesday October 7th, 630pm ~ Portland Community Media

POWMonthly ~ Monday October 26th, 7pm ~ The Clinton Street Theater

POWGirls Premiere Party ~ Sunday November 1st, 1pm. See all the amazing films the POWGirls created in 2015 and learn more about this fantastic program!


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.