There are many AMAZING ways to support our organization! You can volunteer, become a member, sponsor a POWGirl or make a donation! Sign up TODAY!

POWFEST_MARQUEEFor as little as $60 per year you can become a POWFest Member, which gets you access to year’s worth of films — including all festival screenings — and special events just for members! For more information, check out our membership page!

Want to be a sponsor instead?  That’s AWESOME! Check out the options here!

Whichever you choose, don’t forget to sign up to be part of the POWGirls POWer Circle and help talented young women live their filmmaking dreams!

Have time on your hands? Awesome! We need volunteers and supporters too!  You can even help us out by simply telling your friends about POWFest and encouraging them to sign up for the newsletter!

POWMonthly! Back-to-school with local film!

BGSBLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA (2015) is a 55 minute feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores, through professional and personal interviews, the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.

Melissa Lowery BGS photoLocal filmmaker Melissa Lowery will be in attendance!

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 will also be entered into a drawing for a POWFest Membership! Join our facebook event!


POWGirls Summer Workshops Were Amazing!

POWGirlsLogo_HiResIn August we hosted two incredible week-long workshops for girls ages 15-19 with MetroEast Community Media. In the Intro to Filmmaking workshop, a group of ten girls concepted, wrote, filmed and edited two narrative films. In the Advanced Filmmaking workshop, five girls produced two promotional videos for client The Portland Kitchen, a non-profit that teaches culinary techniques, social skills and healthy disciplines to low-income and at-risk youth. Watch their work here: 

The mission of POWGirls is to help girls realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future filmmakers. We want to encourage girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders.

POWGirls is made possible with support from The Faerie Godmother Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Mama Simba Films and MetroEast Community Media. We need your support too. Sponsor a POWGirl for one of our 2016 workshops!

Upcoming Portland Events & Screenings

POWGirls Behind the Scenes at the Portland Film Festival ~ Come see the POWGirls behind-the-scenes documentary by Seth Ring of MetroEast Community Media at The Portland Film Festival! ~ Friday, September 4 at 12 pm! Check out details on this and all the PFF screenings by visiting the Portland Film Festival online.

POWMonthly ~ Monday September 28th, 7pm ~ The Clinton Street Theater

#DirectedByWomen Screenings at 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.